2015 April



The Anti-Hero: TV’s Latest Trend

27th April 2015

Tess Milligan explores our obsession with the bad boys of TV Tess Milligan Writer It seems that more protagonists than ever are becoming characterised by villainy. The cold and calculated, ‘by any means necessary’ Walter White is the protagonist of Breaking Bad. Ruthless politician Frank Underwood in House of Cards has us backing him. Psychopathic ...


“Avoiding the Rush”

27th April 2015

Remembering Terry Pratchett Laura Scott Writer I am sitting at the dinner table having a family meal, and my Mum is telling a story about three-year-old me, standing in a book shop and picking up a copy of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. My parents have always delighted in my love of reading, and it started ...


Five books you could have been forbidden to read

27th April 2015

Annina Claesson Writer J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Voltaire’s Candide, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,  and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. While these are all great works of literature that you may or may not have read, they are also books that were once banned, censored or challenged, despite now ...


Why Glasgow students ought to be wary of Uber

27th April 2015

Rhys Harper Writer The saturation of American imports over the past half-century or so has given we lowly islanders a mixed bag to make do with. For the better part: cheeseburgers, ‘90s RnB, the Chevrolet Corvette and the first two seasons of House of Cards. To the lower end: childhood obesity, “proms”, the third season ...


Yik Yuk: Glasgow’s inner racist

27th April 2015

Food, sex, alcohol, uni work and… racism? Kirsty Conway Writer Yik Yak is a relatively new social media platform, launched in November 2013, and the first I heard of it was the accusations of bullying and harassment surrounding it. According to the app’s developers, Brooke Buffington and Tyler Droll, Yik Yak was designed to be ...


Rest in Power

27th April 2015

Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart Writer It is 28 December 2014 and a young woman called Leelah writes a suicide note on the tumblr blog where she had found friends and shared her art. In it she asks that her death mean something. That her death be included in the horrifying statistics of transgender suicides so that people ...


Muscatelli is owed an apology from The Tab

27th April 2015

Nathan Stilwell Writer The Tab, the bane of journalism and the antichrist to facts, yet again misses the big picture. In a recent article they stated that Anton Muscatelli, the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor “has been scamming the expenses system, using it to pay for his first class flights.” Among their complaints was that ...


Glasgow Uni’s troublesome BAE

27th April 2015

In bed with the arms industry Nathan Stilwell Writer Often the University of Glasgow as an institution can feel like a monolithic, conscienceless, omnipotent entity, yet on 8 October 2014, the University became the first academic institution in Europe to divest from fossil fuels. Suddenly, this entity showed it has ethics. Well, at first glance. ...


Education, not corporatisation

27th April 2015

The University must get its priorities right and reevaluate its corporate strategy Alberto Martínez de Arenaza Writer The University of Glasgow has, in recent years, become more and more of an international corporation in the eyes of the ordinary students who make up this institution. The efforts made by the University to enhance its global ...


Turning the corner

27th April 2015

Tom Kelly meets UG Racing, a Formula Student team changing their fortunes one gear at a time Tom Kelly Editor in Chief When I arrived for the University of Glasgow Formula Student Car reveal on the 26th of March, I certainly didn’t expect neatly uniformed and almost cringingly polite team members to usher me from ...