In the Line of Duty: Building a Memorial to the Unsung Canine Heroes of WW1

Published by Positively Scottish. They are the forgotten heroes of the Great War, thousands of dedicated individuals who more than played their part on the front line. But now a crowdfunding campaign is under way to provide a permanent memorial to the Airedale Terriers near the Scottish base where their training began, at East Haven in […]

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Uncanny Valley and the Creepy Clown Craze

Published by Huffington Post and Strathclyde Telegraph. Clown sightings, the world’s current epidemic of excitable rumour and panic – which seems to be gaining more and more momentum just in time for Halloween – began when a young boy, the son of Donna Arnold, and a small group of children, spotted two clowns in the […]

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Studying Abroad: Radboud Summer School in the Netherlands

Summer school aan de Radboud Universiteit. Ik studeerde Nedrlandse taal en cultuur. Earlier this year, I heard about Radboud University’s Summer School in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, after reading an email from Strathclyde about the programme. As I study English Literature, Journalism, and Creative Writing, I decided to apply to the Dutch Culture and Language class as […]

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Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Published by The Huffington Post. I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves. One […]

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Guest Blog: “A Kenyan Perspective on the Paris Terror Attack” by Nessa Shera

Introducing ‘moon child‘ guest blogger: Nessa Shera! My name is Nessa Shera, I am a law student and blogger from Kenya. As an immense lover of coffee, I plan on becoming a barista someday. I enjoy writing article pieces that generally mirror my own interests. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, listening to music, […]

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Interview: Rory James of Sunset Sons

The new edition of The University Paper, Glasgow is now online! You can view the digital version: here. One of my favourites pieces from this edition is my interview with Rory James of Sunset Sons who are supporting Imagine Dragons on their tour next month. You can read the interview in The University Paper here, […]

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Guest Blog: “An English Girl’s View on Scottish Independence” by Sophie Dishman

Introducing ‘moon child’ guest blogger: Sophie Dishman! I am a 21 year old student studying Journalism at the University of Sunderland. I have a keen interest in politics and international relations as well as mental health, carers issues and disability. I am also a blogger and Youtuber, writing and talking about my experiences of being […]

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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 (TV Review)

Sunday night marked the long-awaited and highly-anticipated return of Shane Meadows’ award-winning drama series This Is England; in the form of its last instalment, This Is England ’90. Following on from the film set in 1983 and subsequent drama series set in ‘86 and ‘88, viewers have watched little Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) grow up on […]

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Guest Blog: “Comparative Racism” by Ellen Hawley

Introducing moon child guest blogger: Ellen Hawley! My name is Ellen Hawley and I am an American living in Britain. I have published three novels: The Divorce Diet (Kensington Press; 2015), Open Line (Coffee House Press; 2008), and Trip Sheets (Milkweed Editions; 1998). I blog at Notes from the U.K. and have worked as an […]

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School Skirt Ban: Educate Children Instead of Sexualising Them

If you watched ITV’s This Morning today or if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have heard about this story. Read my latest Cultnoise Magazine article on the headmistress in Stoke-on-Trent who is enforcing a ban of skirts because they are too “distracting” for male pupils and, more worryingly, male teachers! School Skirt Ban: Educate […]

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