Covid



What the Rangers celebration in George Square really means

25th April 2021

With Rangers fans breaching Covid-19 guidelines to celebrate the end of a taxing nine years, questions must be asked regarding violence associated with Scottish football as fans wreak havoc on the streets of Glasgow. On 7 March, hundreds of Rangers fans encroached upon Glasgow’s historic George Square, where they showed their city pride by destroying ...


Keep your nose out of other people’s vaccines

21st April 2021

Ross McCool examines the harmful beliefs that underpin the relentless questioning of young people getting vaccinated early.  “Why are they getting it before me?”  On yet another scroll to avoid lectures and assigned readings, I’ve encountered strings of comments wherein individuals question why others are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine if they don’t appear to ...


Social media vigilantes vilifying students once again

21st April 2021

After glorious weather on Easter weekend, many took to Kelvingrove Park to… complain about the other people enjoying the weather in the park? Under some glorious blue skies on the Easter bank holiday weekend, Kelvingrove Park was filled with people catching up with friends while sunning themselves – and the social media lockdown vigilantes did ...


House every weekend?

18th April 2021

Has the past year pushed you to re-evaluate the clubbing experience? As the vaccines roll out and we edge nearer life after lockdown, the conversation in my student circle inevitably comes back to how much we can’t wait to be back clubbing again, be it June 21 or otherwise. Whether my friends are loyal to ...


Stop comparing life-taking events to the Holocaust

10th April 2021

Is it fair to compare things like the pandemic to the Holocaust? Maybe not.  Antisemitism occurs in subtle ways. One of the most common examples? Comparing everything to the Holocaust.  Over the past year, I have seen many posts on social media about humanitarian crises such as the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and ...


Longing for sport’s return

30th March 2021

With so much of sport halted for so long, there are few more exciting prospects than thinking of what we will be able to do once normality returns. The coronavirus pandemic has hit sport hard. I have to admit that throughout my life, like many others, I have always taken sport for granted. People say ...


It only took a pandemic to feel like me

30th March 2021

This past year has allowed for much needed improvements in the realm of accessibility. Our columnist Haneul Lee reflects on the opportunities that the pandemic has created for her.  As a student who has had multiple permanent disabilities all my life, and one who is attending one of the oldest universities in Scotland, you can ...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...


Social media: communications champion or devil in disguise?

16th March 2021

Leanne Yule writes about how social media has its benefits as well as drawbacks, especially when it comes to communicating during Covid. Social media and I have always had an on again / off again relationship. Every year or so, I go through a phase where I read new scientific research confirming how bad social ...


Couples that lockdown together, stay together

14th March 2021

Is locking down whilst you’re all loved-up everything it’s cracked up to be?  I, like many other students, spent the first lockdown last March back at my parents’ house. Ironically, during that time I lived closer to my long-term boyfriend than I had in the four years I’d been at UofG, but there was one ...