2012 March



The Darkness II

23rd March 2012

Joe Trotter Platform: Xbox, Playstation, PC | PEGI: 18+ | Release: Now | Developer: Digital Extremes | Publisher: 2x Games It’s fair to say that Jackie Estacado is not a happy man. Consumed by an all-powerful, dominating force known as the Darkness which he has managed to control for now (surprise plot ...


GU squash glory

15th March 2012

David Lyons Glasgow University Squash Club’s Mhairi Charlton won the Scottish University Individual Squash Championships, hosted by Heriot-Watt University, with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Robert Gordon University’s Lindsay Ackers. Charlton’s 11/7, 11/8, 11/5 victory means she retains the title she won as a fresher last year, and went the entire tournament without ...


Buzzcut: Glasgow’s new performance based festival

15th March 2012

Louisa Hilda This March sees the inaugural outing of a brand new Glasgow based performance festival. Buzzcut Festival was born out of a cross-institution graduate collaboration between Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alumni Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade with help from graduates and students from Glasgow University and The Glasgow School of Art. The festival was ...


Jeez, yet another thing to cheer about!

13th March 2012

Vicky Bichener Ready … Okay?! I bet when you hear the word ‘cheerleading’ the first thing you think of is vacant-looking girls holding shiny pom-poms and smiling as if their lives depended on it. Or perhaps those bitchy ones that strut along corridors in American teen movies. The girls of Glasgow University Cheerleaders ...


A harsh place for asylum seekers

12th March 2012

Debbie White Destitution is a major issue affecting the asylum seekers of Glasgow; according to a report by the Joint Committee of Human Rights, the Government practises a ‘deliberate policy of destitution’, by forcing people into a state of complete poverty in order to persuade them to ‘voluntarily’ return to their country of origins. These ...


The Sun is out, the Ewoks have lost.

12th March 2012

Euan McTear Last month we discussed the dismissal of ‘Lad’s Mag’s from the QMU shop. Now shelves have been joined by a new villain. By the time this newspaper passes through your hands, you’ll have witnessed the birth of a new newspaper. I use the word “new” here, but I shouldn’t. It’d be like if ...


Aye Write!

8th March 2012

Kate Hole Now in its seventh year, Glasgow’s biggest book festival ‘Aye Write!’ is once again upon us. With an impressive array of authors taking part and a number of interesting events, why not have a glimpse at what’s on offer before being entirely put off by the cheesy wordplay? Run by Glasgow’s libraries, the ...


Art School students disenfranchised in GUSA elections

8th March 2012

Oliver Milne Students from the Glasgow School of Art have been turned away from voting in Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) elections. This comes despite Art School students being allowed to vote in previous years, and presidential candidate Chris Millar planning in his manifesto to canvass those students. The decision comes as the result of ...


Impressive Tigers fail to halt rampaging Raiders

7th March 2012

Chas Stockwell Glasgow Tigers 0-14 Newcastle Raiders With perfection and a conference championship on the line, the Newcastle Raiders visited the Glasgow Tigers for the first time in years. Before the season even began, this game was earmarked as a decider, as the clash of the Border Conference. Last year, Glasgow wrangled victory away from ...


The GFF: an unlikely success

6th March 2012

Jean-Xavier Boucherat On paper, Glasgow’s seven-year-old film festival really shouldn’t work. Consider the format: eleven days of mainly pre-existing titles at eight pounds a pop, screened across some decidedly unglamorous locations. That isn’t a reference to the structurally questionable Glue Factory, or the ‘workhouse-chic’ that SWG3’s got going on just now. Those two are ...