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An interview with Mhairi Black MP

28th March 2020

  Amelie Davidson Writer Amélie Davidson interviews University of Glasgow alumni Mhairi Black MP. Content Warning: This interview contains some upsetting language that has been directed towards Black. No matter what your political leanings are, it’s undeniable that Mhairi Black is an inspiration. MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, Black rose to prominence when, at ...


The bilemma

28th March 2020

Hugo McGregor Writer Hugo McGregor spills the (bisexuali)tea on the treatment of bi-curiosity between genders. As I was midway through binging Netflix’s bonkers new dating show, Love Is Blind, I was hit with a sobering reminder. The show (which can only be described as Blind Date on crack) aims to remove the physical barrier of ...


Curing cabin fever: how to make self-isolation fun

26th March 2020

  Anna Wood Writer From treasure hunts to deep cleans, Anna Wood has plenty of isolation-friendly activity ideas to keep you entertained. As you should all be very much aware by now, coronavirus has recently been declared a pandemic. Countries such as Italy have gone into lockdown, with schools, colleges and workplaces closed and all ...


Who needs cash when you have toilet paper?

26th March 2020

Joe Evans Writer Thousands of rolls of toilet paper, gas masks made out of buckets, and Lord Farquaad-esque speeches: Britain in a crisis. “Don’t panic!” Somehow, this is essentially the official advice on dealing with coronavirus individually. Shockingly, nearly everyone has promptly ignored it and started to panic. From panic buying enough toilet rolls to ...


Wherefore art thou environmentally conscious partner?

25th March 2020

Orla Brady Writer Orla Brady discusses finding the Romeo to your climate crisis-fighting Juliet. The state of emergency that the world is facing with regards to the climate crisis is impossible to avoid. It only takes a quick scan of social media or a glance at daily news stories to see that our climate is ...


Snoozing, scones, and ghosting the gym

25th March 2020

Jemima Huston Writer Jemima Huston describes what it’s like living with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Have you got the winter blues? Have you skipped a lecture simply because it’s raining and you’ve broken yet another £5 umbrella? Or maybe, you’ve just bought spontaneous tickets to Thailand because the humid, warm weather there is calling your name? ...


A cure for your achy breaky heart

24th March 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer Rachel Campbell discusses the phenomena around the new “pill to cure heartbreak.” Dr Alan Brunet, a Canadian clinical psychologist who has spent over 15 years studying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has developed a new form of therapy known as “reconsolidation therapy”. The approach helps to remove emotional pain from traumatic memories and ...


Reader, I had a situationship with him

23rd March 2020

Jodie Leith Music Columnist Jodie Leith explores why loving without labels is the way forward. With terminology like “orbiting”, “stashing”, “pocketing” and “prowling” being thrown around society today, dating sounds less like an act of romance and more like a description of Ted Bundy’s behaviour pre-kill. What is this new, slightly terrifying, terminology? Are we ...


Does the University confessions page need to fess up?

23rd March 2020

Dorota Dziki Writer Dorota Dziki supports the infamous University confessions page, disagreeing with accusations of it being misogynistic. GlasKnow’s Facebook page is arguably one of the best confession pages amongst Scottish universities; run anonymously, with anonymous submissions, it serves mostly as a much-needed, light-hearted source of entertainment where stressed-out students can submit t...


Grieving for a planet

22nd March 2020

Lucy Donaldson Reporter Can you grieve for a planet? Understanding climate grief and how it affects us. Our daily lives are now saturated with distressing headlines about the climate: fires in Australia, floods in Jakarta, rising sea-levels everywhere. Only a few years ago, threats of climate disruption seemed slow, distant and intangible. Now, the physical ...