Freshers’ Week 2008 – Alan Bates – QMU

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…

Freshers’ Week 2008 – Craig Campbell – GUU

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…

Freshers’ Week 2008 – STaG – Welcome Tent

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…

Freshers’ Week 2008 – Freshers’ Ball – QMU

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…

Cause for conCERN

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…

Living on a knife edge

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…