2014 November



21st ­Century Mythologies:­ Podcast Review

26th November 2014

David Don Writer Roland Barthes’ 1957 book Mythologies develops Ferdinand de Saussure’s system of semiology ­ that words – or ‘signs’ – are comprised of a ‘signifier’ (physical form) and ‘signified’ (the concept it represents), and posits that there is in fact a further level of meaning, which Barthes refers to as ‘myth’. Barthes takes ...


Symbolism on and around campus

26th November 2014

Daniel Santamaria Writer As students of the University of Glasgow, we are part of a long history that goes back to the Middle Ages. Although this past seems utterly divorced from us, while we rush to  lectures or wander the library in the hope of finding a computer, we can get to know it better. ...


Chvrches at the Barrowlands: Review

26th November 2014

Roisin McCarthy Writer This is the first time I have ventured into the Barrowlands Ballroom. It’s worthwhile saying to the few who have yet to – as I’m presuming it’s eventually unimaginable not to have at least once, marched under the neon lights of the ‘Barrowland’ slogan and seen a gig in a venue where ...


Katy B and Becky Hill: Review

26th November 2014

Kathleen Brien, also known as the dance-pop sensation Katy B, came to Glasgow on her highly anticipated Little Red tour. Her latest album, widely regarded as a skilful dance record with a heart wrenching story, clearly shows Katy’s emergence as not only a pioneer of contemporary dance, but a talented and maturing musician with a ...


Becky Hill: Interview

26th November 2014

Laura Scott Writer What has been your personal highlight since reaching the semi-final of The Voice in 2012? I think the highlight so far has been writing Losing with MNEK. That song means so much to me as it bought a new chapter to the journey. It was our first ever writing session. I was ...


is Rennie MacKintosh’s legacy deserved?

26th November 2014

YES Belen Casañas Writer Who hasn’t gone up the hill to the library, and seen a door hanging two meters above the street? Weird, some might think? Useless? That door is in fact the door Charles Rennie Mackintosh used over 100 years ago. Today, it is the symbol of the beginning of a revolution. It ...


A red card for sexual violence?

26th November 2014

Selena Jackson GUSA Correspondant Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ll be well aware of the catastrophic fall from grace of self-proclaimed ladies’ man, Dapper Laughs (real name Daniel O’Reilly), a comedian who found fame in 2013 on the back of the Vine clips that he starred in ...


Conflict-Free Campus

26th November 2014

Eilidh Rose McEwan Writer I had no idea when I bought my Nikon DSLR camera 8 months ago, with idealistic ambitions of shooting meaningful photojournalism and black-and-white landscapes, that my purchase instead implicated me in the continuation of a decades-long conflict. I had no idea that some of the minerals used to operate this camera ...


“Thugs”, Boycotts and Freedom of Speech

26th November 2014

Sarah Payne Writer Yiftah Curiel, Head Spokesman and Press Officer for the Israeli Embassy in London, was scheduled to speak to both the Glasgow European Society and the Dialectic Society last week. However, the talks were disrupted by pro-Palestine protesters, provoking an angry, indignant and chaotic response from organisers, pro-Israel supporters and even Mr Curiel ...


Lessons from the Internet

26th November 2014

Kate Snowdon Production Manager “If you like ones like that, there’s more over there.” Whilst the two guys discussing posters in the union may have been referring solely to posters, I had my suspicions. Watching them appraise the page three model on the door-size poster, I uncomfortably turned another page of ‘Paradise Lost’ and reflected ...