2015 February



Guys, It’s a Dress

27th February 2015

Andrew McAllister Culture Editor I was sitting in the Round Reading Room pretending I knew what I was doing for a big deadline yet again when I noticed that the same image was on everybody’s screens. Apparently there’s some confusion about a dress. Folks, EXAMS START IN 8 WEEKS. You don’t have time to be ...


Tedx University of Glasgow Launch party

26th February 2015

Nathan Stillwell Writer TEDxUniversityofGlasgow are set to start the ball rolling with their launch party on Wednesday 25th February, 19:00 to 23:30 at the Grosvenor café. As the Main conference, set for the 7th of March, is restricted to only 100 attendees, the launch party will give a much larger audience a real taste into ...


Counter-Terrorism Act becomes law

17th February 2015

Keir Watt Writer On February 12th, Royal Assent was given to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015,  put forward by the Home Secretary Theresa May, making it an Act of Parliament and thus law. The Counter-Terrorism Act, among other things, is designed to prevent University students becoming extremists, as it requires universities to monitor and ...


Correct score competition sponsored by Alfies Bar

16th February 2015

Alfies Bar (@AlfiesBar) has kindly agreed to sponsor the Glasgow Guardian Sport’s monthly competition. It is easy and free to enter and there are several great prizes to be won. Alfies Bar has brought back the concept of a traditional student bar, with amazing prizes, comfortable surroundings and – best of all – no bams! There ...


Glasgow Guardian interviews Nicola Sturgeon

12th February 2015

Gina Mete & Alastair Thomas News Editor & Deputy News Editor After Nicola Sturgeon’s recent talk and question and answer session at the University for Successful Women At Glasgow (SWAG), the Glasgow Guardian and Qmunicate caught up with her briefly to discuss politics, campus issues and representation of women.   Guardian: Following the Students’ Representative ...


GUSA report

6th February 2015

Selena Jackson GUSA correspondent GUSA has played host to a number of extremely successful events and campaigns in the last few months, not least their partnership with the Scottish Association for Mental Health. GUSA’s focus towards promoting both physical and mental health is at the centre of their plans for this semester, kicking off with ...


Lance Armstrong’s lies

6th February 2015

Selena Jackson GUSA Correspondent The yellow jersey. Dignified, noble, imposing – the embodiment of the golden boy whose back it so proudly adorns. The golden boy climbing to the top of the podium at the end of the Champs Élysées, proudly clutching a bunch of flowers knowing that he has the collective pride of a ...


Rangers’ greed threatens club prospects

6th February 2015

Jack Haugh Sports Editor Trying to find new words to describe the debacle at Ibrox is like trying to find a new way to make Big Brother relevant in our society.  And it could be argued that the latter has more class and reason than the Rangers saga ever will.  For several long and tiresome ...


History descends on Hampden Park once more

6th February 2015

John Gorrod Deputy Sports Editor Hampden Park has played host to the crème de la crème of footballing fixtures in its 112-year history. And, last Sunday, another was added to that roll of honour. The Glasgow Giants of Celtic and Rangers went toe-to-toe once more. After the three-year wait , the match that Scottish football ...


It’s time for Scottish football to start thinking about life without Rangers

6th February 2015

Chris McLaughlin Writer Legend has it than in the aftermath of the great Wall Street crash of 1929 a journalist conducting an interview with a veteran financier asked if it was still possible to make a small fortune in the markets. The money man replied instantly, “Oh, most certainly!” Thoroughly surprised the journalist posed his ...