2015 April



Glasgowmania Insane Championship Wrestling

27th April 2015

“I-C-Dub! I-C-Dub! I-C-Dub!” Scott Wilson Writer The phenomenon of Insane Championship Wrestling has humble beginnings, and yet, at their Barramania show on 29 March a press conference was held to announce that their annual Fear and Loathing event would be held in the massive SECC. Now in its eighth installment, Fear and Loathing will be ...


Valiant Glasgow finally fall

27th April 2015

John Gorrod Deputy Sports Editor And so it has come to an end. One of the great success stories in Scottish women’s football.  Glasgow City were brave, never shirking from a challenge, never giving up in the face of adversity. The Champions League run is over but the club is on the brink of even ...


Our Top Taxis Cup moments

27th April 2015

Jack Haugh Sports Editor As with every year, the Glasgow Taxis Cup provided a storming show of grit, determination, skill and endeavour, with its fair share of emotion thrown in.  The competition gets better with every passing year, and Glasgow’s grip on the trophy is looser than ever, but in in warrior-like spirit, we fought ...


Battling Glasgow retain their trophy

27th April 2015

Selena Jackson GUSA Correspondent The relief amongst Glasgow’s athletes was evident as GUSA President Tom Gebbie lifted the Taxis Cup at the Emirates Arena on 18 March. Having boasted a confident attitude ahead of the competition with a handful of intentionally provocative, although good-spirited, posts on Instagram in the weeks prior to Glasgow’s face-off against ...


Louise Murray powers to new heights

27th April 2015

Jack Haugh Sports Editor In what has been an incredible year for sport at Glasgow, with tumultuous results and breathtaking finales, students from our university have frequently flirted with the podium.  One of the newest winners is powerlifting alumni Louise Murray.  Murray, who has competed across the globe, recently powered her way to third at ...


Review: North of the Wall

27th April 2015

Liam Welsh Saturday the 28th of March saw Glasgow University’s very own Morgul host their twice successful North of the Wall festival for a third time. Having commandeered the Classic Grand the day was to be packed with a total of eleven bands covering two stages over the course of almost eight hours; so one ...


Uber to begin operating in Glasgow

27th April 2015

Lauren Holt Writer The controversial mobile-based taxi company Uber has made plans to begin operating in Glasgow, despite facing problems in other major cities around the world. The smartphone app-based taxi company have applied for an office in Glasgow and there are plans to expand the business to Edinburgh. Uber, an entirely mobile-based taxi firm, ...


Waverley line disruptions

27th April 2015

Craig Fowler Writer Commuters travelling on Scotland’s busiest railway line between Glasgow and Edinburgh face severe disruption, as it has been announced that the direct line between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be shut for six weeks over the summer. The direct route between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be closed between 13 June and 27 July ...


University expects SRC to represent students at partnership institutions overseas

27th April 2015

Nathan Stilwell and Fraser McGowan Writer and Deputy News Editor The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) was not told by the University that it is now contractually obliged to represent students at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), following a partnership agreement signed two years ago between the University of Glasgow ...


Plans to ban English language dictionaries stall

27th April 2015

Debate over dictionaries sheds light on English language provision issues Tom Kelly Editor in Chief The decision to act on the recommendation to prohibit the use of dictionaries in examinations has been placed on hold over concerns regarding the levels of English among Glasgow University’s international students. The Short-life Working Group on Dictionaries in Examinations ...