2012 April



Edinburgh Knights edge out Uni in nail biter at Kelvin Hall

25th April 2012

Rebecca Day Glasgow University 74-70 Edinburgh Knights Glasgow University narrowly missed out on a shock victory over Edinburgh Knights in a nail biting first leg of the Scottish national league semi-final last night at the Kelvin Hall but the team will travel to the capital on Saturday confident that they can cause a major upset. ...


Bingo!

18th April 2012

Harry Tattersall Smith As addictions go, my problem on a scale of nought to rock’n’roll is hovering dangerously close to Barry Manilow. Of late I’ve developed a rather damning social affliction: A taboo so frowned upon that I’d probably have an easier time revealing I had a penchant for snorting Class A drugs ...


Booty Call: a feminist review

17th April 2012

Mhairi Mcalpine This post originally appeared here on Second Council House of Virgo on 14/04/2012 I ended up at The Garage’s “Booty Call” last night, following an outpouring of fem-rage across twitter and facebook at the advertising campaign shown on the left. A woman out in Glasgow one night had spotted the flyer and become ...


Super way to banish exam time blues

15th April 2012

Bobby Holmes What could be better for a sporty person than an intense but enjoyable fitness class at The Stevenson Building? Probably studying with exams just around the corner, but we’ll put that to the side for now! Super Circuits runs from 1820-1930 in the Activities Hall in the Stevenson Building on Mondays ...


This seating is for paying customers only…

13th April 2012

Dennis Barry Amid all the controversy surrounding the expensive implementation of MyCampus, proposed course cuts, cross-border tuition fees and general anxiety over university funding and the cost of higher education in Scotland, the University of Glasgow has begun this year to quietly institute a rather puzzling little policy change. Though seemingly innocuous and unimportant this ...


Father Sculptor

12th April 2012

Ross MacNab Worrying trends have emerged en masse in the much vaunted Glaswegian music scene. The Pavement revival has led to many local bands seemingly believing that they are indeed from Santa Monica and affect such delusion in their vocals. Similarly, a tendency amongst others has been the strange need to conform to a classic ...


Highburgh Road blaze

5th April 2012

Thursday afternoon saw more than 30 firefighters tackling a blaze as it consumed two flats above Tennent’s Bar on Byres Road. The fire, which begun shortly after 4pm, closed both Byres Road and Highburgh Road for several hours. There were no serious injuries, although one woman was taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation. The ...


Glasgow to launch controversial East Asia centre

1st April 2012

Senior managers at the University of Glasgow have come under fire after announcing a new venture which seeks to expand the institution’s growing influence in Asia. At an unpublicised meeting of the university’s ruling body of Court late on Friday afternoon, Professor Anton Muscatelli announced the university would seek to push on with their policy ...


The British Panopticon: Spotting the past

1st April 2012

Sean Greenhorn When walking down the busy, noisy Trongate one voice will often boom above and over all others. The voice will be emanating from a man dressed in a large coat and a top hat, beckoning you to enter a building that is seemingly home to simply just an arcade and a sweet shop. ...