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My Love Life: Just another day

1st April 2021

My version of normal. My love life could be described in one word: chaotic. Anecdotes from my love life have led time and time again to my friends, co-workers, and family exclaiming: “This could only happen to you.” Whilst I am, of course, the main character of the entire universe, I do not believe that ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Sajid Chowdhury

30th March 2021

A continuation of the Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, Music Editor Jodie Leith delivers some quick-fire questions to our music-making students. Highlighting the rich musical talent gracing our (online) lectures, we take a look at musicians’ background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic).  This time, The ...


An album that soundtracks my life: If You’re Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian

16th March 2021

Alex Enaholo reflects on Glasgow icons Belle and Sebastian’s sophomore album If You’re Feeling Sinister as an album packed with tales of Glasgow, youth, and connections to home. Walking along Cecil Street, at about ten in the evening, in the December of my first year, from Great Western Road towards campus, I felt truly at ...


Unlearning… eating meat

13th March 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In this instalment, Elisabetta Comin rethinks her philosophies surrounding meat consumption, citing Boon Joon-ho’s Okja as a eureka moment kickstarting her plant-based journey.  Preachy, uncompromising, extreme. For most of my life before university, I’d heard friends and family members casually re...


Memories of a Gig: Weyes Blood

11th March 2021

Next up is Anastasija Svarevska, whose Memory of a Gig is a little more exotic than the rainy, freezing queue outside of the Hydro, but the rather notorious, celeb-studded Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, in which Weyes Blood played a monumental set. It’s March 2020: my repatriation flights from Australia back home to the good ...


Flat Nightmares: There’s a rat in my flat!

4th March 2021

The kind of rat-holes students live in. Before my second year at uni, I had only encountered one rat in my life. Its bug-eyes peered out behind a takeaway joint during my interrailing trip in Berlin, burrowing into a sea of soiled styrofoam cones and curried bratwurst, before scuttling down by the Alexanderplatz underpass. Momentary ...


Unlearning… ‘I’m not like other girls’

27th February 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In this instalment, Rachel Campbell explores the idea that young girls have to choose between smart and pretty when cultivating an identity for themselves. I have, for as long as I can remember, felt that my intelligence defined me. In primary school, ...


Home Comforts: Flavours of Greece

14th February 2021

Callum explores his personal connection to Greek food in the next instalment of our longest-running series. At this time of year when meeting new people, whether it be in seminars, sports teams or societies, we are often faced with those awkward ice breakers. The dreaded “tell us something interesting about you”, which seems to have ...


A book that changed my life: Everything I Know About Love

13th February 2021

Dorota reviews Dolly Alderton’s much-celebrated memoir about friendship. I thought pinpointing a single book in my entire existence that changed my life would be fairly difficult, but to be honest, there’s one book that’s lived in my head rent-free ever since I read it: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton.  Thanks to its ...


Movements that shaped us: Rave

10th February 2021

In a continuation of our Movements that shaped us series, Megan Farrimond takes a look at the 1990s rave movement and the culture surrounding what the government calls “the succession of repetitive beats”. When acid house hit the UK, it changed the way dance music was consumed. Taking the amateur DJ to the streets, warehouses, ...