2016 April



American charity to send youth volunteers to Scotland to tackle Glasgow poverty

29th April 2016

By Lauren Holt and Nathan Stilwell News Editors A US Christian group named Hope Scouts has released a video on social media, outlining its aim to clean and reconstruct “one of Glasgow’s industrial wastelands”. American siblings Aina and Ferran Rivas have started a GoFundMe page to finance their rescue mission, which has already raised $1,215 ...


QMU could close in three years from financial losses

25th April 2016

QMU’s honorary treasurer says the Union can only continue for three more years if annual losses of over £100,000 continue By Nathan Stilwell News Editor The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has revealed it made a loss of £112,566 between 2014 and 2015, casting uncertainty over the future of the student union. The honorary treasurer of the ...


Holocaust denial flyers found on Glasgow University campus

22nd April 2016

By Nathan Stilwell and Alastair Thomas News Editor and Editor Anti-Semitic flyers suggesting the Holocaust is a fraud have been distributed around Glasgow University’s campus, The Glasgow Guardian has learned. One of the flyers, which was found in the Boyd Orr building, was entitled “The Greatest Swindle of All Time” and urged students to visit ...


Scottish Government launches commission to get more deprived young people in to university

20th April 2016

Claire Thomson Views Editor The Scottish Government’s Commission for Widening Access, titled ‘Blueprint for Fairness’, has been launched this month. Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University Glasgow Anton Muscatelli is a member of the commission which was launched by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance MSP at the University earlier this month. The ...


Review: Comic Invention, Hunterian Art Gallery

19th April 2016

David Santamaria Writer If there was a single word to describe Comic Invention, the new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, that would be eclecticism. If you pay a visit to the Hillhead Street museum you will find in the same room works by Picasso and Rembrandt, the world’s first comicbook,  or issues of Batman ...


Growing up in the shadow of terrorism

19th April 2016

Claire Thomson Views Editor 9/11 is my earliest memory. I remember minor family occasions and my mother telling me to shout Happy Millennium! into what I’m sure would now be a comically large video camera. But my first concrete memory of the outside world intruding upon my cosy family bubble is 9/11. I remember coming ...


Review: The People v OJ Simpson

19th April 2016

Tess Milligan Writer Taking the viewer through the complex and oftentimes corrupt world of the Los Angeles justice system, The Trial of OJ Simpson provides yet another look at what has been seen by many as the most obvious trial a jury ever got wrong. At least this look into the case is more engaging ...


We all ought to get behind the sugar tax

17th April 2016

Fraser McDougall Writer The Government unveiled their plans for a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry, to be introduced in two years’ time in this month’s budget. Drinks with a total sugar content above 5 grams per 100 millilitres will be affected by the levy – meaning Coke, Sprite and even Tonic Water will ...


In defence of… bisexuality

15th April 2016

Hannah Westwater Writer I have one very specific memory of being a young teenager, watching Skins, seeing Naomi and texting my older friend to ask when she knew she was a lesbian. I remember berating myself for being silly – I had never come close to being romantic with a girl – before realising that ...


Extent of sexism revealed at Glasgow University

13th April 2016

Alastair Thomas Editor Over a third of students have been sexually harassed on campus, according to an anonymous survey carried out by the Isabella Elder Feminist Society (IEFS). 34% of students asked said that they had experienced sexual harassment while at University, with 63% of the victims saying that they did not feel able to ...