2013 September



Scotland and Spain – sun and rain

21st September 2013

Rowan Charleson Spain and Scotland, two countries that seem vastly different in so many ways. One famous for its summer sun, sandy beaches and siestas, the other famous for its rain, rain and well, more rain. Yet having been born in Scotland and lived in Spain for ten years, it is apparent there are more ...


Black and Gold: Introducing GUSA

21st September 2013

Beatrice Cook The Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) is a pretty big deal when it comes to the University of Glasgow. Boasting 48 clubs, two sports complexes, and competitive and recreational leagues inviting people of every skill level to join, it encourages more people to take up a sport or improve upon their general fitness. The recent drive ...


A month with my suitcase

20th September 2013

Amy Fowler Let me set the scene – you’re on a bicycle and on your left the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean glitter in the afternoon sun as you make yet another photo stop. Your most recent snapshot moment is just behind you, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that has become inseparable from the ...


Game review: Gone Home

20th September 2013

Patrick Goldie  ‘Gone Home’, a new indie title out now on Steam for Windows, Mac & Linux, represents a significant step forward for videogames as a medium.  In this article I’m going to briefly explain why I think this is so; but I would highly recommend that you try and experience the game for yourself ...


New Nike partnership for GUSA

20th September 2013

Stuart Morrison Glasgow University Sports & Recreation services have entered into a partnership with Nike and Kitlocker to reduce waiting times and improve the quality of kit used by clubs and individuals affiliated with GUSA. Previously there have been several issues with many students not receiving kit they ordered at the start of the first ...


University debt policy causes financial headaches

20th September 2013

Louise Wilson A small number of students have found themselves facing financial problems before the semester has even started due to the University’s debt policy. The policy outlines that any student with outstanding debt cannot register via MyCampus. This has left some students in a circle of debt; unless a student is registered at the University, ...


Boats, trains and no automobiles

19th September 2013

Jocelyn Spottiswoode Having just arrived in Glasgow you’re probably wondering why you’d ever want to leave.  However, just in case the fancy takes you to leave the big city life and venture out into the great Scottish wilderness, I’ve written a three-part series of the best places to visit. And all are easy to get ...


Review: We Steal Secrets

19th September 2013

Lewis Ross As I write this on 21st August at around 3.30pm, somewhere around Fort Meade in Maryland USA, Bradley Manning has been led away to begin a thirty-five year jail sentence. He has been in jail, before being found guilty, for three years already. Elsewhere, in an undisclosed location in Russia, Edward Snowden lives ...


Club profile: Fencing

19th September 2013

Robert Menzies The clash of steel, the whoop of victory and the unceremonious swearing of the defeated – a common sight at any tournament. Yet to a non-fencer this all seems inexplicable and far removed from the flashy and thrilling sword fights and dashing duels of old films. For decades people from all backgrounds have ...


Why devo-max is independence

19th September 2013

Adam Williamson The question of devo-max versus independence is, for me, one of the greatest anomalies to date of the Scottish independence debate. Whilst the vast majority of polls indicate consistently strong support for a straight choice no vote, a highly significant number of Scots indicate time and time again that they would be in ...