2015 November



Review: RHODES

9th November 2015

Amber Hinde and Izzy Birks Writers The best thing to happen since James Bay, David Rhodes (RHODES) proved a pleasure to chat to before the sold out Glasgow installment of his ‘Wishes’ tour at the iconic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.  From songwriting to The Great British Bake Off, he proved both humble and entertaining. ...


So you’re offended, so what?

9th November 2015

Rhys Harper Online Editor Of the many tedious things to become increasingly accepted as we hurtle down the passage of time towards the sun exploding and destroying this planet we call home, the growing social power of being offended is amongst the most regrettable. A growth magnified, in part, by the emergence of Twitter and ...


Turnout low in SRC autumn elections

7th November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor The Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) declared the results of its autumn elections on Thursday 15 October, with a turnout of just 8.5 per cent. The average number of votes cast in the contested elections was 411 votes, which is down compared to the 2014 autumn elections, when the average number ...


Why does feminism need a face?

6th November 2015

Susan Park Writer An award winning actor, a star in a million-dollar film franchise, an Ivy League graduate, a UN ambassador. Undeniably an impressive resume for anyone, let alone a 25-year-old. Emma Watson is going from strength to strength. One of the nation’s sweethearts, it seems she can do no wrong. Recently she’s been hailed ...


Glasgow Uni law professor selected as Tory candidate for Glasgow Anniesland

6th November 2015

Fraser McGowan Editor Professor Adam Tomkins, the John Millar Chair of Public Law at the University of Glasgow, has been selected as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for the constituency of Glasgow Anniesland. It is understood that he will also be at the top of the Conservative list for the Glasgow region, which will significantly ...


Interview: Glasgow’s world Muay Thai champion Keith Mclachlan

5th November 2015

On Friday evening, the Guardian caught up with Glasgow’s world Muay Thai champion Keith Mclachlan.  The Super Featherweight is currently ranked number one in the UK, a feat even more impressive considering he only took up the sport at the late age of 25. The Maryhill-based fighter’s 10 year fighting has brought success after success. ...


Midterm blues: why going home for the weekend might help you cope with university life

5th November 2015

Susan Park Writer The Independent recently published an article highlighting that, according to research group Atos, the 13th of October is the day when the largest number of University students travel home. They collected this data by looking at the use of 16-25 railcards registered by people from non-University towns. The general consensus is that ...


A recipe for relaxation: Why baking is the trendiest new therapy

5th November 2015

Lindsay Middleton Writer Unless you have been hiding under a huge rock, you will have noticed how popular baking has become over the past few years. This is no longer a pastime reserved for grannies, cosy mums or home economics classrooms. Baking, alongside healthy eating, thick-rimmed glasses and bone-broth is undeniably cool again, and a ...


Review: Spectre

5th November 2015

Tess Milligan Writer For months, there has been a lot of hype about the release of Spectre, which was always going to be the case when you take into account that it may be Daniel Craig’s last film playing the legend that is Bond… James Bond. The opening of the film really puts the viewer ...


The golden age of TV: has television killed the cinema star?

5th November 2015

Peter Silke Writer We are surely in the midst of a Golden Age of TV – the second Golden Age if you include the period of live TV dramas from the late ‘40s until the advent of videotape in 1956. It doesn’t take an academic to attribute the start of the modern age to the ...