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Hey! Hey! You! You! I don’t like your… partner?

29th March 2021

Flora Gosling explores whether or not straight couples using gender-inclusive language such as “partner” helps or hinders the LGBTQ+ community. “Hey everyone, this is Brandon. He’s my… er…” Boyfriend? Better half? Some guy I met outside Hive last week? Knowing what to call the person you’re in a relationship with used to be much simpler. ...


British people of colour shouldn’t have to keep calm and carry on

29th March 2021

In response to Meghan Markle’s recent Oprah interview, Tara Gandhi discusses why telling people of colour to be happy with a “less racist” Britain isn’t good enough. I remember their wedding day. I didn’t watch it, because that was the day I was moving out of Queen Margaret Residences and I was distracted trying to ...


NUS, is it a yes…? Probably not

28th March 2021

EIC Jordan Hunter describes why, despite recent student election candidates lobbying for membership, Glasgow is not likely to join the NUS (and probably shouldn’t). Over the last election cycle, the idea of Glasgow joining the National Union of Students (NUS) cropped up once again, accompanied by a discussion about costs, collective bargaining, and it’s connection ...


To absent mothers

13th March 2021

What’s Mother’s Day like for those who no longer have their mum around? Emily Menger-Davies shares her experience. “What are your plans for Mother’s Day?” The dreaded question inevitably arrives every year from an unassuming, innocent and well-intentioned acquaintance. As supermarket shelves fill to the brim with cards, flowers and chocolates, friends and family make ...


Vent to views

13th March 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I recently met a boy through Hinge, and I get on with him so much. We have been on three dates, and I feel smitten, he’s perfect. But due to Corona, I moved out of my flat in January. Now I don’t know if I’ll see him again ...


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...


I’m literally a communist

7th March 2021

Basilia Weir tells us why she won’t be joining a political party anytime soon. You think you’re dead smart before you get to uni. Right into politics. You’re studying it, after all. You know who Angela Merkel is, you’ve got a vague interest in Scandinavian politics, and Justin Trudeau is your celebrity crush – swot ...


The pressures of pandemic productivity

2nd March 2021

Feeling less motivated to take up hobbies this lockdown than you were back in March? Don’t worry, Rachel Campbell assures you that you aren’t alone. During the first lockdown, all of my classes, exams and hand-ins had been completed or cancelled. Working in non-essential retail, I didn’t have work to fill my days anymore. I ...


Does the UK have a transphobia problem?

2nd March 2021

Carmen Blaque discusses some of the institutional barriers faced by trans people in the UK.  Transphobia exists in many forms. It can be deliberate, demonstrated through bullying, abuse, and violence, or it can be indirect, ingrained in institutions such as the NHS, universities, schools, and the police. Stonewall, a UK LGBTQ+ charity, report that 42% ...


Finding self-acceptance as a double minority

23rd February 2021

In honour of LGBTQ+ history month, Alexander Benjamin discusses the particular prejudices he has experienced as a Black man in the gay community. While I’m now an out and proud member of the LBGTQ+ community, this hasn’t always been the case. Torn apart by family’s expectations regarding sexuality, masculinity, and religion on one side, and ...