Glasgow subway price hike

The price of travel on the Glasgow Subway is set to increase for the second time in under a year. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which operates the Subway system, has been hit by the escalating…

Merry Xmas Everybody

As Christmas shopping rears its ugly head, Tara Hepburn tells us why the modern Christmas is still beautiful Whilst working last Christmas I was subjected to a tirade by a woman who saw the increasing popularity of the spelling…

The Latin spirit in everyone

After years of political alienation, Venezuelan freedom fighters show Crystal Chesters how to fight for the right to party They could have been filming the new Bacardi advert the other night in Blackfriars. There was Latin spirit bursting from…

Repression and resistance: Egypt on the brink of revolution

Influential Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam el Hamalawy speaks to Pete Ramand about the growing wave of strikes against the US-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarack Egypt is witnessing an uprising of a proportion not seen for many years. Strikes…

Bright future for GU athletes

In preparation for the upcoming outdoors season, Glasgow University Athletics Club recently played host to numerous universities from all over Scotland, in a Freshers’ match at the Kelvin Hall arena. As one of the semester’s earliest…

Life is but a dream for GUBC

November 1st saw the Glasgow University Boat Club competing in full racing colours for the first time this season, in the Glasgow Rowing Club Fours Head. Held on the River Clyde, conditions were ideal with flat…

Freshers taught a lesson in lacrosse

An inexperienced and depleted men’s lacrosse squad were given a complete masterclass by a technically superior Stirling. On a ferociously bitter autumnal afternoon at Garscube, Glasgow were blown away by Stirling’s vision and creativity in…

Hares and Hounds go the extra mile

The Hares and Hounds, Glasgow’s long distance running club, recently held their annual five mile road race, attracting a significant  interest from many local running clubs. Sponsored by Deloitte, the event saw competitors embark from Glasgow’s…

Success for badminton duo

Suzi Higton The Stevenson building, in conjunction with SRS (Sports and Recreation Service), recently staged its annual badminton doubles tournament. The event, which attracted a large turnout, saw last year’s runner-up duo Steven Drennan and Graeme Smith outplay reigning…

The art of the eight limbs

Harry Tattersall Smith learns to toughen up with boxing’s latest phenomenon, Muay Thai I’ve probably never been more macho. I’m off fighting. Generally speaking I’m probably not the most intimidating person. But that’s all about to change, I’ve  spent…