2012 September



5 songs for the quarter life crisis

24th September 2012

Craig Angus Did you wake up today and think ‘holy fuck, where did the last few years go?’  Well I did, and yesterday, and the day before. Not to worry though; the quarter-life crisis is as common as it’s sister crisis – the famous (or should that be infamous?) mid-life crisis. Young folks all over ...


Dublin in 48 hours

14th September 2012

Oliver Milne Travel Dublin, a tourist board official may inform you, is closer than you think. Flights from Scotland take less than an hour. Ryanair fly from Prestwick to Dublin Airport multiple times a day and if booked sufficiently in advance at ludicrously cheap prices. If you prefer to drive or cycle, ferrys cross regularly ...


SRC Vice President Razvan Balaban booed after incident at GUU

13th September 2012

Oliver Milne Razvan Balaban, the SRC’s Vice President for Learning & Development, was booed by GUU Freshers’ Helpers at Monday morning’s Freshers’ Address. Balaban – whose role as V-P L&D is to ensure a successful Freshers’ Week – was booed during his speech at the event which is attended by all the student body presidents, ...


Team Scotland

12th September 2012

David Robertson 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze – it was quite an Olympics for Team GB. With medal winners from every corner of the United Kingdom, London 2012 will be remembered as the Olympics when athletes overcame statistics, history and personal hoodoos to lift Team GB to third in the medal table behind two ...


Don’t hesitate, meditate

10th September 2012

Eryn Katsikea “For a long time nothing, and suddenly one has the right eyes” – R. M. Rilke Meditation is a peculiar thing. It is a breathing exercise, a little like a concentration exercise but really none of those things. It is a practice of mindfulness, that is to say a state of mental hypersensitivity, ...


Music waits for no one

10th September 2012

Kate Hole Calling all freshers lazing around hungover, rising only from your slumberous pits to moan of how you are, indeed, ‘sooooo hungover’. Yes, you’ve left home and found your freedom, but while you you’re making the most of that, make sure you don’t miss out on getting involved in clubs, societies and opportunities at the ...


Club profile: Boat Club

9th September 2012

Emma Baxter Founded in 1867, Glasgow University Boat Club is one of the oldest, and most prestigious, sports clubs at the university. Fast-forward to the recent Olympics held in London and rowing has proved itself, once again, to be at the pinnacle of British sport. In the past ten years GUBC has produced athletes that have ...


Worms Collection

8th September 2012

Joseph Trotter Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3 PEGI: 18+ Release: 31st August Developer: Team 17 Publisher: Mastertronic Worms have a pretty crappy existence. Chased by moles, harried by birds, torn by children, they are nature’s whipping boys despite allegedly being able to live on once split in two. Although they have fared better in the world ...


Wee festivals

5th September 2012

Jassy Earl The term ‘boutique’ has been chucked around the press so vehemently in the past few years its difficult to really know what it means. Every year audiences are heading for a rapidly proliferating multitude of small, intimate festivals set in the valleys, woodland clearings and lake edges of the countryside to soak up ...


Student debt hits £3.8 million

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne Student’s debt to the University has hit £3.8 million as the Uni introduces debt repayment plans and sends thousands of emails demanding cash from students who owed nothing. According to the minutes of a meeting of the University’s Finance Committee on the 30th of May, at that time 2,370 students were in debt ...