2013 November



Wake up to wakeboarding

20th November 2013

Beatrice Cook Whilst the idea of flying across a freezing cold loch with only a thin wetsuit to protect you from the Scottish elements may not tempt everyone, I’m here to let people know why they should be getting involved in one of the most exhilarating and more accessible sports around. Originating from California, which ...


Review: Electric Lady

20th November 2013

Mahdi Lamb A slick follow-up and prequel to Janelle Monáe’s first studio album ‘The ArchAndroid’, the ‘Electric Lady’ pulls out all the bells and whistles to deliver an outstanding album. For those not keeping up with the sci-fi laden concept albums from Big Boi’s record label ‘Wondaland, Monáe tells stories of a futuristic society where androids ...


Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective

20th November 2013

Fraser McGowan When it comes to oil paintings, I am something of a novice. I have no idea what the ‘depth’ of a painting means, and I couldn’t tell you a single difference between Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. I suspect that this is precisely the reason why I enjoyed Jack Vettriano’s exhibition ‘A Retrospective’ as much ...


Boats, trains and no automobiles: Part II

19th November 2013

Jocelyn Spottiswoode By now you’ve been in Glasgow for a few weeks, and if you’re needing a break from hectic city life here are three amazing places to get to using public transport. This is the second installment of my three part series highlighting the coolest places around. Pollok Country Park Getting there: Although you ...


Overcrowding on campus

19th November 2013

 Jason Dashti & Euan McTear A 6% increase in the number of students on campus from last September has seen the student population at Glasgow University rise from 16,045 to 17,018, causing problems such as overcrowding in lectures and the library. Despite predictions that increased tuition fees may lead to a decrease in student intake, the ...


These are a few of my favourite things

19th November 2013

Hannah Campbell I admit it: I love musicals. And I would scream it from the rooftops. I just think they are marvellous and uplifting. But I really understand some people’s aversion to musicals. It may seem silly to see people singing and dancing in the rain for seemingly no reason at all. But what’s so ...


The happenin’ at Haddowfest

18th November 2013

Susannah Fitzgerald Any mention of a festival in Edinburgh is bound to invoke images of August pavements packed with loud American tourists, along with more PR people and leaflets than University Avenue during SRC election week. However, the city’s most recent offering proved to be a little different. Haddowfest took place between 11 and 12 ...


All kinds of directions

18th November 2013

Fraser Doig After serving my six-year sentence at that state penitentiary they call high school, I was at a loose end. I’d scraped the minimum grades required to get into university, but in my heart I knew I wasn’t ready for that level of commitment. This fact was later supported by the turbulent year that ...


Boycotting will teach Fifa a lesson

18th November 2013

Tom Kelly Yaya Toure met with Jeffrey Webb, the head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force just after Toure’s team Manchester City lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. According to a spokeswoman for Webb, speaking to the BBC, the two had “a good conversation.” I don’t know exactly what could possibly constitute “a good conversation” between ...


Review: Goo Goo Dolls

18th November 2013

Kate Snowdon If Goo Goo Dolls don’t ring a bell, ‘Iris’ will. Written days before lead singer John Rzeznik was considering leaving the band in 1998, the song became an instant hit. It stayed at the top of the charts in the US for 18 record-breaking weeks, was nominated for 3 Grammy awards and was ...