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Where would we be without cash?

2nd May 2022

There are many negative implications to becoming a cashless society, no matter how convenient Apple Pay may be. Due to Covid-19 and the increase of contactless technology, we live in a time where pretty much all payments are cashless. Many businesses don’t even accept cash, and some are afraid to touch it due to the ...


Looking after pets means looking after you

21st April 2022

Although they require routine care and financial support, pets can add an invaluable benefit to university life. Life can be unpredictable and hectic as a student; between irregular timetables, long breaks, exams, drinking, and part time jobs, no two weeks look the same. I, for one, hate that. Without any structure I will sleep crazy ...


Is it really okay to own pets?

20th April 2022

Kidnapping, codependency and forced isolation: is this really the way we should be treating animals? When I’m at my most unbearable – after suggesting that the government solves national debt by simply printing more money without telling anyone – I like to ask people if they think that pets suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome ...


Six million and counting…

20th April 2022

Craig Williamson reflects on the Covid-19 death toll surpassing six million.  On 9 March 2022, the global death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic hit six million. That number might be hard to conceptualise – it’s more than the entire population of Scotland, and roughly 10 times that of Glasgow. No matter how we try to ...


Who should replace Boris Johnson upon his resignation?

18th March 2022

A curated list of people who would be a better leader than Boris Johnson. We live in a really dire time in British history, there’s no denying that. However, we’re now experiencing a niche little pocket of unusual societal excitement with the anticipation of Boris Johnson’s resignation, triggered by the simple fact that he’s an ...


Be mindful of your media diet

18th March 2022

Does our media consumption have a negative impact on our health? And, more importantly, should we care? Ahhh, multimedia. You may allow yourself one careful scroll through Reddit and now you’re having to get out of bed at 3am to check that all the doors are locked after watching a list of psychological horror walkthroughs. ...


Let’s move this conversation out of the bedroom

18th March 2022

Consent isn’t just a sexual matter, and it’s time we talk about how crucial it is in everyday scenarios. Consent is not just confined to the bedroom, but it’s often only spoken about regarding sexual relationships, especially after the #MeToo movement. Whilst consent is an important part of sexual interaction, it’s also in every other ...


We all get to the top together, or not at all

18th March 2022

Why are we so fascinated with those who accomplish near-death challenges? Some say that exploration for the sake of exploration is an exploit from a past time, that today in our modern world it’s just a waste of resources and the reserve of the rich. This ignorance found in warm cosy student flats is the ...


Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ Theatre Royal Glasgow

7th March 2022

Rothery reviews the latest adaptation of the classic tale. Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe depicts the classic story of four siblings on their journey to Narnia. The show, directed by Michael Fentiman, is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and I must say, it is ...


Are you really what you eat?

2nd March 2022

Meg Russell explores the way that morality, politics and judgement is mixed together and served up with food choices. CW: Eating disorders Relationships with food are really complex. I obsessed over it for years: only ate certain things, didn’t eat, over ate, and hated myself and my body throughout. As I disentangled myself from the ...