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An ode to Halloween

29th October 2020

 2020’s been a horror show in itself, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to miss the Halloween that could have been. I’ve always been a fan of Halloween. Growing up, I had an abundance of creative costumes courtesy of my mum: from Willy Wonka to Little Bo Creep, from Taylor Swift to a pumpkin. ...


Suicide Prevention Day: where is the funding?

19th October 2020

In response to Suicide Prevention Day, Annika Kapp considers how current support services in the UK are failing. Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, OCD, and depression.  10 September marked the annual Suicide Prevention Day; the time of the year when social media tells you to check up on your loved ones and awareness campaigns ...


Disabled people are not your ‘inspo’

17th October 2020

Views Editor Hailie Pentleton discusses problematic responses to Chadwick Boseman’s death. Chadwick Boseman was a hero to many, for reasons beyond his role in Black Panther. His untimely death left the world shocked, especially after the revelation that the 43-year-old had been secretly battling colon cancer for a number of years. Many still cannot comprehend ...


Vent to views

15th October 2020

 Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m going into my first year now and I’m still a virgin. I always assumed I’d just lose it to a randomer in Freshers’ Week and get it over with, but obviously with the current situation that’s looking a bit impossible. I’m really stressing about the idea of ...


Extinction Rebellion: class dismissed?

14th October 2020

This is the second installment of Kristy Leeds’ climate crisis series, where she seeks to challenge the norms and practices of climate emergency activism. This time, she examines the lack of consideration for the working-class in Extinction Rebellion’s activism.  Since the formation of the global environmental pressure group, Extinction Rebellion has been the public face ...


UofG ignores students and increases arms industry investments

11th October 2020

Jan Jasinski responds to the University’s decision to invest more into arms trading after calls for divestment. I did not expect my first class at university to be a lesson in lip-service. But that is just what the University of Glasgow has been demonstrating over the past couple of months with its non-response to the ...


Editorial: still on the side of the students

8th October 2020

In their second editorial, Editors-in-Chief Holly and Jordan would like to remind students that The Glasgow Guardian always has been, and will be, on the side of the students. In our applications for Editor-in-Chief, we were asked why we believed student journalism is important. For both of us, it came down to something simple: to ...


Ten percent makes all the difference

5th October 2020

Katrina Williams explores whether seminar participation grades hinder students more than help them. We’ve all had the same experience. Crammed into a tiny seminar room around a miniscule table with barely any room to push back your chair – a claustrophobic feeling beaten only by the unflinching expectation weighing down on your shoulders that, at ...


Save our Citizens Advice Bureaux

29th September 2020

Rachel Campbell discusses the negative impact that the proposed closure of Citizens Advice services could have on Glaswegians. The Glasgow Times recently reported that five of the eight Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow, face closure; Glasgow Central, Bridgeton, Easterhouse, Parkhead, and Castlemilk. The remaining three are said to be facing cuts. These closures and cuts, ...