Read the latest issue of Source online

Don’t miss out: the newest issue of Source – Scotland’s leading student title, is here! Read the spring issue online now.

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The real cost of fast fashion

Fast fashion is a term coined to explain the growing trend of cheap, high street clothes. But, with such a cheap price tag, what is the hidden cost?

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We are a nation of show-offs

We are the guinea pig generation. There has never been a group of young people growing up surrounded with so much technology invented with the purpose of enhancing our social life. It all started with MSN, Myspace and Bebo – social networking sites designed to help people enhance friendships, upload and share media and exchange information. People growing up in the early millennium years will remember evenings spent in front of the computer screen, exchanging gif replacements for words on MSN chat and getting rudely interrupted by your mum trying to use the house phone. You would tactically select what…

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The good and bad of social media

Today is Social Media Day! Yeah, really. That’s a thing. Mashable launched #SMDay back in 2010 (the same year Instagram launched, fact fans), and now in its sixth year, there are events taking place all over the shop to celebrate the wonder of all thing social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Vine, Flickr, Tumblr, YouTube… Basically, any platform which allows you to share ‘content’ with your network is considered social media. It’s totally transformed the way we communicate and even socialise – and, like anything, it has its good and bad sides. Let’s take a look at the thumbs…

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