2015 February



10 minutes with: Blonde

6th February 2015

Beatrice Cook Writer 2015 will undoubtedly be a massive year for the Blonde boys. Off the back of last year’s meteoric rise into public consciousness, with their single ‘I Loved You’ featuring Melissa Steel killing it in the UK Charts, and instantly taking the number seven spot on its release, the duo are setting their ...


A wham-bam guide to slam poetry

6th February 2015

With the last chances to qualify for the Scottish Championships approaching, we go through the basics Ross McFarlane Writer After a year of quality poetry in Scotland, we’re now down to the final two opportunities for performers to qualify for the Scottish Slam Championship. So, while there’s still time to get your quills, ink, coffee ...


10 minutes with: Philanthrobeats

6th February 2015

Tess Milligan Writer Guardian: How did Philanthrobeats get started? Philanthrobeats: An unfortunate naming game in the pub, we had previously done a one-off fundraiser for Amnesty International at the time, and then myself and a couple of other people decided that it might work as a regular thing, but with different charities, so we had ...


CIA funded art

6th February 2015

Keir Watt Writer Recently officials at the CIA confirmed that the agency had secretly spent millions of dollars during the Cold War funding artists including the leading members of abstract expressionism such as Jackson Pollack and Willem De Kooning in what has been dubbed the ‘Cultural Cold War”. This war wasn’t as tangible as the ...


Editorial February 6th 2015

6th February 2015

Tom Kelly & Ali Begg Editors A while back an article in Vice came to my attention that basically called on our generation to give up. It was pretty familiar rhetoric, we’ve been shafted by previous generations, dealt a bad hand. It’ll be too hard to change, we’ll never do it, we’re done for. This ...


University set to combat “Patriarchitecture” by renaming buildings

6th February 2015

Gina Mete News Editor The University of Glasgow has agreed to name more of its buildings after women and academics from other marginalised groups, following lobbying by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC). The “Patriarchitecture” campaign saw the SRC urge the University’s senior management, the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee (EDSC)  and the Estates Committee to ...


Concern over proposed counter-terrorism bill

6th February 2015

Hannah McNeil Deputy Editor Glasgow University has expressed serious concern over new measures the UK government is introducing to prevent people from developing “extremist” beliefs at university. The University, among other groups, fear that this bill will curtail the right to freedom of speech. The government has introduced a counter-terrorism and security bill which has ...


Have you registered to vote?

6th February 2015

Catherine Vallis Writer You are probably not registered to vote. Last year the government changed the registration process to ‘a voting system fit for the 21st century’ so that rather than one person registering everyone in their household to vote, each person has to register themselves individually. This is perfectly fine if you are a ...


Glasgow bin lorry crash – was it right to name the driver?

6th February 2015

FOR Chris McLaughlin Writer Some people don’t like the fact that newspapers have named the driver whose collapse at the wheel of a bin lorry lead to the deaths of six pedestrians in Glasgow in December. However what they like or don’t like counts for nothing, so tough. I was actually very tempted to end ...


Class tests at risk due to lack of room space

6th February 2015

Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editor A “critical situation” has arisen in relation to the accommodation of class tests, according to a working group established by the Learning and Teaching Committee of the University Senate. The Class Test Accommodation Working Group reported that the Bute and Hunter Halls could “no longer be considered prime space for ...