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In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]

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The art of virtue signalling

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs last Sunday were a glittering celebration of British art and culture, a place where actors, singers, and other celebrities posed on the red carpet. The irony of an evening of luxury while the suffering in Ukraine is saturating our newsfeed was not […]

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Activism vs. the Pandemic

There are many reasons for which this time of year awakens the idea of new beginnings. From resolutions you may or may not keep, to the gym membership you forced yourself to buy, it’s a time for saving and adjusting to life as normal again after the merry, consumer madness of December.  This is precisely […]

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A Conversation with Strut Safe: ‘Policing Should Not Exist As It Currently Does’

Orla MacMahon talks to the co-founder of Strut Safe about women’s safety and the police.

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A Green Quandary: Slater, Harvie and Government

The news that Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie, Green Party co-leaders and Biodiversity and Active Travel Ministers respectively, are planning to join protests during the COP 26 appear simultaneously in and out of character, apt for one of the most politically radical parties, but out of character for government ministers. It perhaps reflects the strange […]

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COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties (COP) is a decision-making body associated with the United Nations’ efforts to slow climate change, with this year’s summit (COP26) taking place between 31 October […]

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A love letter to bookshops

With the loosening of lockdown restrictions allowing all shops, stores, and close contact services to reopen from the 26th of April, it will be hard to not be overwhelmed by the amount of retail therapy that will soon be available. Above all, I am most looking forward to getting inside a bookshop again.  Online shopping […]

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Lifestyle

Pandemic passions: making time out count

A brand new 2020 diary, scrumptiously leather-bound with gorgeous thick paper waiting for my scrawling hand. Fast forward to March 2021 and this diary is practically empty. My concept of time has been completely rehashed, all tasks rotating around the small circle of kitchen-desk-bathroom. My social calendar is blank and my scheduled hours at University […]