opinion



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 ...