opinion



Change your opinion, and then change it again

23rd September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Rosie Shackles on why university is the perfect place to be proven wrong From halls to seminars, to the debates chamber, to sitting round crammed pub tables, university has no shortage of settings to share your opinion, or grumble in disgust at the opinions of others. The West End has its fair share ...


Dude, where’s my flat?

12th September 2021

Georgie Whiteley discusses the current difficulties that students face finding a flat close to university and friends With a new term comes new challenges or, as many have found, challenges which have resurfaced. The student rental market within Glasgow has never been one to favour tenants. Horror stories permeate discussions: seeing your own breath as ...


How the 2018 World Cup saved my mental health

10th June 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper looks back on the emotional and meaningful experience he undertook whilst watching the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. It’s finally June and Euros fever is kicking in. England’s campaign begins on 13 June against Croatia, with the Three Lions looking to exact revenge on the team that ended English semi-final dreams at ...


Friends from the other side

14th January 2021

Navigating friendships across the political spectrum. Is it possible to maintain friendships with people on the other end of the political spectrum? It’s an important question in today’s politically charged world. Politics often revolve around human rights issues, such as LGBTQ+ rights, abortion and feminism; other prejudices such as racism, ableism, anti-semitism and Islamophobia are ...


Call me tory; Miss Scum if you’re nasty

17th November 2020

In response to the recent “Tory scum” debacle, our culture columnist Ciara considers whether it is appropriate to insult people on the other side of the political spectrum.  It’s not every day that I condone bullying, but things have changed recently. Is calling Conservatives “scum” a bad move? Well, my initial instinct is to advocate ...


Should we be paying for Zoom uni?

15th November 2020

Jack Corban and Rothery Sullivan discuss the idea that the University should be charging less for online teaching. We’re paying £9k a year for this?  Jack Corban Universities have cost money ever since 1998, subsequently going up in price in 2004 before seeing their most controversial rise in 2010. This of course does not apply ...


Exploring Scotland inside and out

19th October 2020

A Scot and an American offer their perspectives on Scotland, as told through pop culture. The Scottish view: “The perception of Scotland in the media has a long way to go.” Sophie Kernachan Music Columnist If Scotland’s portrayal in media was anything to go by, you can imagine my disappointment when, instead of the fiery, ...


Not So Cool Britannia

2nd October 2020

Is Rule Britannia inappropriate for today’s day and age? Should we say goodbye to the controversial patriotic song? Rule Britannia has for generations been the song associated with Britain. Growing up in America, I instantly associated the tune with Squidward and his Big Ben watch; the Queen; and posh White people with ridiculous accents drinking ...