2012 November



Prague in 48 hours

27th November 2012

Dasha Miller The first thing that comes to mind when you step foot in Prague is ‘Wow this city is beautiful!’ But once you get over the beauty of the architecture you realise that you should probably find your place of accommodation. This proves difficult because Prague is made up of circular streets. Applying logic ...


5 songs for Plagiarism and Cryptonesia

22nd November 2012

Craig Angus Listening to Kanye West’s masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it occurred to me that West has built his empire not only on talent, and hard work, but the ability to recycle the material of others, transforming it into something new and refreshing.  From Curtis Mayfield to Bon Iver, Kanye has played with ...


Good coffee

21st November 2012

Dasha Miller Coffee is the elixir of life, or at least, life at university. No other beverage can get you though that 9am lecture better than a ‘good ol’ cup o joe’. Coffee is popular, there is no doubt about that, but as with most ‘mainstream’ things it’s easy to find that the majority of ...


Controversy at GUSA Quiz

20th November 2012

Claire Diamond A promotional video by Glasgow University Sports Association has gone viral after being broadcast at the sports association’s annual quiz. In just 24 hours, the video – entitled ‘GUSA and a Beat’ – received just shy of 2000 views in 17 countries around the world – being viewed almost one and a half times ...


Laugh or Die

20th November 2012

Eryn Katsikea This is the Laugh Club. Would you like to join? No? Can I interest you in The Death Club? The Laugh Club is a cloth banner hanging from a tree in a neglected park somewhere deep in central Athens, Greece, and a dozen, or occasionally more, people in a circle on the ground ...


In praise of dropping out

19th November 2012

Martin Patrick Lennon I dropped out of Glasgow University in October 2009, a few weeks into my second year and it was the best decision I have made to date. I came back a year later to do the same course and I would have had a totally different experience had I not left. Leaving ...


PAWS: COKEFLOAT!

18th November 2012

Craig Angus I’m at the album launch for PAWS debut album Cokefloat!, and we’ve just been treated to some comic relief courtesy of drummer Josh Swinney.  “Everyone having a good time?  ‘Cause if you’re not, I’ll come and get you, and make you have a good time”, growls a voice from behind the bass drum. Thankfully, ...


Science Fiction for all

17th November 2012

Ross Hetherington In this series of short, personal pieces on science fiction, Ross Hetherington hopes to bring to wider awareness the suitability, for anybody who loves literature, of a selection of premier sci-fi authors. This issue: Samuel R. Delany. We, in Some Strange Power’s Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line – I first read this title in ...


The Eurogamer Expo experience

16th November 2012

Joe Trotter It’s 9am and the London Underground is stale and busy. Although I don’t regret drinking with the Brazilian pilots the night before, I do regret the hostel’s subsequent breakfast, a mixture of hard toast, stewed bread and disappointment. Tired faces stare sullenly ahead contemplating the new day as I turn to Corey, my ...


Sculpting it

15th November 2012

Craig Angus Good things come to those that wait. Back in September of 2011 – I bumped into a certain Thomas Hall around Glasgow University.  It was a typically dour Glasgow day, water gleaming on slippery pavements, the sky a thunderous shade of grey, but Thomas was in an optimistic mood. He told me he ...