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From Christmas to Keto: problematic post-Christmas diets

9th February 2021

Ciara McAliden is tired of relentless diet culture. Trigger warning: body image Hi, I’m overweight. Today I’m here to tell you (and myself) why that’s okay, and why we need to stop with these relentless updates on weight loss progression and post-Christmas fad diets. At 21 years old, I have, sadly, spent around half of ...


It matters, to a degree

8th February 2021

I mean, how many of you are actually going to use that history/ literature/theatre degree? A doctor studies medicine, a lawyer studies law, and an engineer studies engineering. The circle of life. How beautiful. So that must also mean actors study acting. Oh, except for Tom Cruise. And Meg Ryan. And Johnny Depp. But you ...


Drinking the deadlines away

6th February 2021

As we make our way through dry January, one student shares their experience of just how damaging the alcohol-dependent student stereotype can be. In the pre-Covid era, and perhaps even more problematically in this Covid era, the stereotypical life of a university student revolves around alcohol. This stereotype covers various different things from party-induced binge ...


Why should we unlearn?

5th February 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In the first installment, Views Editor Emily Hay explores what unlearning is and why it’s so important. The rise of the Instagram infographics in 2020 brought with it a term which many had never come across before: unlearning. A quick google search ...


Manifestation: the key to unlocking your goals or just another TikTok trend?

4th February 2021

Is it possible to action your goals by just writing them down and thinking about them?  I turn off the lights in my room and turn on deep meditation music. Then, I light a scented candle and carefully, so as not to burn both myself and my room to the ground, put it at the ...


Vent to views

2nd February 2021

Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m having a bit of a crisis about what to do after graduation. Since I was about 12, my heart was set on a career in journalism, but over the past week or so, I’ve completely changed my mind. Now I am trying to apply for other grad ...


New Year, New Glasgow University

1st February 2021

UofG has a lot of growing to do this year. As we step into the first days and weeks of a new year, it’s customary to pause and take stock of our lives, to look inward, and decide which habits we wish to shed and which we want to continue, and in doing so we ...


When is it time to get help for your head?

29th January 2021

As 2021 shows no immediate signs of lightening the emotional load of the past year, Hannah Patterson explores how you can tell when you’re having just another bad day and when it’s something more serious. We’ve all had days where we wake up and feel like the world is just too much – days where ...


What does the Hate Crime bill mean for freedom of speech?

26th January 2021

Roshika Perera considers the potential implications of the proposed Hate Crime bill on our freedom of speech. Recently, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf gave another statement to the Scottish parliament outlining changes that would be made to the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. The bill was met with outrage by swathes of the media ...


Boys will be boys (or violent misogynists)

26th January 2021

Lucy Dunn reflects on the state of gender relations in British schools in the wake of the Georgia Harrison v Stephen Bear revenge porn allegations. In a conflict which arose in the middle of December last year, reality TV star Georgia Harrison accused her ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear of taking a privately filmed video of himself ...