2008 November



Diary of a dairy queen

11th November 2008

Our resident carnivore, Michelle Williams, goes herbivore for a week to investigate veganism As a self-confessed dairy addict and staunch carnivore, I have always harboured a niggling fear that my meat-eating lifestyle might not stand up to my own scrutiny, and have always chosen not to look too closely, lest I scupper my taste buds ...


Hockey club outclassed

11th November 2008

Suzi Higton Glasgow 0 – 4 Strathclyde Despite a deserved optimism from GUHC Men’s 2nds, following their recent resounding 8-1 victory away against Livingston, the squad failed to equal a highly charged Strathclyde side who dominated against their league rivals in their BUSC League fixture. The hosts kept play level into the first half with ...


Wildcats left licking wounds

11th November 2008

Marc Jennings The Glasgow Wildcats’ first ever game at the Kelvin Hall Arena against Northumbria in the Netball Superleague, turned into disappointment for the escatically vocal crowd after the resulting  22 – 46 scoreline. Despite an impressive start for the home side, who count University of Glasgow as one of their key investors, visitors Northumbria ...


Rugby club tackles national final

11th November 2008

Suzi Higton Glasgow University Rugby Football Club got their season campaign off to a strong start, claiming the runners-up spot after reaching the finals of the St. Hellier Pear Cider National 10’s competition, held recently in Newcastle. Despite a shaky start in the group stages against sides from  Newcastle Falcons Academy and Northumbria University, the ...


Shooting hoops for victory

11th November 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow University Women’s Basketball team outfought and out-thought an aerially superior Queen Margaret University side (QMU) in a crushing display, as they ruthlessly dismantled their Edinburgh rivals 72-25 in a performance that sent out a message of clear intent to their league opposition. Noe ‘the pocket rocket’ Llamas, one of Glasgow’s most ...


GUSA host 50/50 fundraiser

11th November 2008

Nicole Wilson Students recently participated in GUSA’s  now annual 50/50 fundraiser over the course of three days for charity, resulting in a weekend exhibition of perseverance, pain and personal achievement. The GUSA event saw over 20 students completing 50 miles in just 50 hours across Glasgow’s west end. Participants had to run, walk (or crawl) ...


Taking care of affairs

11th November 2008

Lucy Humphries is astounded by a new rendition of a Pinter classic The Citizen Theatre’s new production of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker greets the audience with a single room, a solitary man and a resounding lack of dialogue. Pinter belongs to that unique class of writer who exploits the expectations of the audience through deafening ...


There is a house in New Orleans

11th November 2008

The Tron offers a startling vision of N’Yahlins in Suddenly Last Summer and Like The Rain, writes Tom Bonnick The near-magical list of ingredients that have come together to form the Tron Theatre’s new production of Suddenly Last Summer — writing by the 20th Century’s greatest dramatist, Tennessee Williams; direction by Glasgow’s finest, Andy Arnolds; ...


Struck off

11th November 2008

Tom Bonnick Here in the always-glamorous world of film reviewing, the effects of the American writer’s strike are still being felt.  Productions were put on hold, cancelled, or consigned to Hollywood-purgatory, and the upshot of all these shenanigans is that there are now fewer films to criticise. In some cases, however, I can only be ...


Hunger (Dir: Steve McQueen)

11th November 2008

Frank Lazarski This year’s Cannes Film Festival saw an unprecedented display of new British cinema. Along with Terrence Davies’ ‘Of Time and The City’ and Duane Hopkins’ ‘Better Things’, ‘Hunger’ — Steve McQueen’s portrayal of the end days of Irish Republican activist Bobby Sands — represented a healthy British industry, rich in ideas...