2015 June



Dirk Nowitzki – The story of a European basketball legend

29th June 2015

By Argyris Argyroudis Basketball Correspondent  Growing up in Wurzburg -not a very well-known sports town in Germany- presumably nobody expected Dirk Nowitzki to become a future NBA Hall of Famer. He joined the NBA community in 1998 after being selected with the 9th pick by Milwaukee and then traded to Dallas, where he would set ...


The Arches: A History (and Why #SaveTheArches Needs a New Angle)

25th June 2015

Kirsty Conway The Arches being forced into administration due to the loss of its late licence is a serious blow to Glasgow’s arts scene. Founded in 1991, and rooted in Glasgow’s being awarded City of Culture in 1990, The Arches originally used its cabaret club, Café Loco, to help fund other arts activity. This cabaret ...


Glasgow University remembers Charles Kennedy

20th June 2015

Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editor Family, friends and colleagues of Charles Kennedy gathered in the Bute Hall on Thursday 18 June to remember the former Rector of Glasgow University, who died suddenly at the age of 55 after suffering a major haemorrhage at his home in Fort William on 1 June. The service was led ...


The future of the L.A. Lakers

13th June 2015

By Argyris Argyroudis Basketball Correspondent  After a remarkably poor season, the Los Angeles Lakers need to improve their performance and live up to fans’ expectations. The Lakers are the 2nd most successful team in NBA history in terms of titles won (16); one less than the Boston Celtics (17). However, they had their worst franchise ...


Review: Flying Lotus, 28th of April, O2 ABC

8th June 2015

Harry Vizor A transcendent experience that seemed to take the audience on a – what I’d imagine to be – DMT fuelled trip through the realms of time and space, with the use of 3D graphics, trippy sounds and a gas mask that coloured the eyes a deep yellow. FlyLo walked on the O2’s stage ...


John Nash: An Eccentric Genius

7th June 2015

By Josue Ortega John Nash, one of the greatest scientists of the last century, passed away on May 23rd of 2015. He became famous after the movie “A Beautiful Mind” depicted his life. However, his scientific contributions go beyond fiction and have laid the foundation for some of the most innovative research in mathematics, economics, ...


The appointment of a failed education secretary makes a mockery of Glasgow University

5th June 2015

Rhys Harper Writer Politicians and academia, like salt and most delicacies, rarely make for an enjoyable combination. More so, the splicing of failed politicians and academia seems almost preemptively doomed to produce awkward lecture theatre mediocrity. Enter Mike Russell MSP, former education secretary, newly appointed Glasgow University lecturer and the worst thing to have happened ...


Former education secretary appointed professor of Scottish culture and governance at Glasgow University

4th June 2015

Rhys Harper Writer The controversial former cabinet secretary for education and lifelong learning, Mike Russell MSP, has been appointed professor in Scottish culture and governance at the University of Glasgow, following his dismissal from the Scottish government in November last year. The position is linked to both the College of Social Sciences and the College ...


Former rector Charles Kennedy dead at 55

2nd June 2015

By Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editor Charles Kennedy, the former rector of Glasgow University and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, has died suddenly at his home in Fort William aged 55. His family released a statement this morning telling of how devastated they were to lose a “fine man and loving father”. A post-mortem ...