2012 May



Glasgow student wins Amnesty media award

31st May 2012

Glasgow Guardian journalist Amy Mackinnon has won the prestigious Amnesty International 2012 Media Award for Student Journalism for her article in the December 2011 issue of Glasgow Guardian The curious case of John Oguchuckwu. Mackinnon’s article tells the story of Glasgow University student John Oguchuckwu, a Nigerian asylum seeker who was deported from the UK ...


A Field of Dreams: baseball an American odyssey

31st May 2012

Joseph Andrew Mclean As Neil Diamond so eloquently put it “Everywhere around the world, they’re coming to America, Every time that flag’s unfurled, they’re coming to America. Got a dream to take them there, they’re coming to America.” Just like his song lyrics, I followed my American dream and I now find myself studying at ...


Behind the scenes of a fashion photoshoot

31st May 2012

Dasha Miller went behind the scenes at Dreghorn Studios to see the work of models, photographers, make-up artists and hair stylists …  ...


Circulate to educate: an interview with Emory Douglas

30th May 2012

Jean-Xavier Boucherat The Black Panther was a newsletter produced by the radical leftists themselves, which at its height had a circulation of 250,000. It was edited by Elridge Cleaver, a name some will recognise as the author of Soul on Ice, a complex and often horrifying account of Cleaver’s transformation from a drug dealing ‘insurgency ...


Robert Trivers: the great scientist of the 20th century you’ve probably never heard of

16th May 2012

Michał Czaplinski Even in the academic environment, which is unusually accepting of mavericks and eccentrics, Robert Trivers stands out. Unsurprisingly, he would tick off most boxes on your “successful scientist” list: he taught himself calculus at 13, graduated from Harvard and was accepted for a PhD in Biology despite no formal training in the subject. ...


United Glasgow: fighting friction with football

16th May 2012

Martin Lennon Set among the boarded up shops and post-industrial rubble of the former shipbuilding centre of the world, I found United Glasgow FC’s training ground with a wee bit of difficulty. Enough street lights are out in this part of Govan that even a lifelong Glaswegian can find it hard to keep his bearings. ...


Learning for learning’s sake: are arts and humanities degrees a waste of time?

13th May 2012

Shona McCombes In the context of rising tuition fees and uncertain economic futures, the data is unsurprising: according to newly-released UCAS statistics, university applications are down by 8.7%, and it’s not the sciences or vocational subjects that prospective students have decided are not worth the debt. To spend three or four years studying the ...


Rayman 3 HD

12th May 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network | PEGI: 7+ | Release: Now | Developer: Ubisoft | Publisher: Ubisoft Everyone wants to look prettier; it’s a natural part of human character. This becomes more of a priority as one gets older – bits start to sag which once held their own, and ...


The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day

12th May 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, PC | PEGI: 18+ | Release: Now | Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games The Walking Dead franchise has been one of the multi-media runaway success stories of this millennium. First conceived as a gruesome black-and-white monthly comic book series in 2004 by Robert ...


Facebook, the 21st century ballot box

5th May 2012

Euan McTear Quick question. What is blue, supports community and will win the US Presidential election this year? No, not Papa Smurf, I’m talking about Facebook. This is its year. It has amassed 800 million members and will act as the electoral tool as Barack Obama looks to build on his pioneering and successful use ...