2008 September



Freshers’ Week 2008 – Alan Bates – QMU

29th September 2008

George Binning If you have never seen a hypnotist at work before it is easy to assume that hypnotism is some sort of irresistible form of mind control.  Having seen hypnotists on the telly box I had always put hypnotism into the same bracket as voodoo, bluetooth and other types of black magic. However the ...


Freshers’ Week 2008 – Craig Campbell – GUU

29th September 2008

Becky Sharp I’m slightly worried about writing this article – a negative review of comedy never goes down too well, particularly that which was so well received by my peers. As controversial as it may be – I’ll start as I mean to go on – there’s little that I find more depressing than bad, ...


Freshers’ Week 2008 – STaG – Welcome Tent

29th September 2008

Lucy Humphries Glasgow’s leading Student Theatre Company, STaG, welcomed freshers to Glasgow with a lesson on the comical farce that is student life. Beginning with ‘the top ten student posters’, many in the audience were forced to hang their heads in silent admission that, ‘Yes I have those posters, and the ones I don’t have ...


Freshers’ Week 2008 – Freshers’ Ball – QMU

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith Students queued for over an hour to go the QM Freshers’ Ball on Thursday, with the reward of free pizza once they were inside. Girls in full-length ballgowns and boys in kilts and suits, mingled with those who interpreted the ball theme more loosely and turned up in jeans. The music consisted mostly ...


Cause for conCERN

29th September 2008

George Binning Possibly the most important event in the history of science almost happened this month, but due to technical difficulties in the Large Hadron Collider we will have to wait until next year. Nevertheless, the world seems to have caught LHC fever. For all its notoriety though, the LHC is still woefully misunderstood; the ...


Living on a knife edge

29th September 2008

James Porteous It is somewhat depressing to have to report on crime in the first issue of Guardian this university year – especially considering the lead story in the first issue last year related to a sexual attack on a young woman in the West End. Sadly, in 2006, the paper also reported on the ...