2016 October



Glasgow’s Deadly Dibble sees off Edinburgh

27th October 2016

Manager Jonathan Quinn watches on as his side secures a comfortable win Glasgow Uni Seconds 5:1 Edinburgh Uni Fourths John Gorrod Sports Editor An early Lewis Dibble hat trick helped Glasgow 2s to a resounding 5-1 win over Edinburgh 4s at Garscube. The hosts began the game at a ferocious pace, Dibble having scored three ...


Atlantic Heart (2016) Review: A Heartfelt Tail

26th October 2016

Andrew Murray Writer Atlantic Heart is one of only three films to emerge from the islands of Cape Verde off the Northwest coast of Africa. It is also the directorial debut of Govanhill born Robbie McCallum which makes Atlantic Heart a truly unique piece of cinema. On its surface, Atlantic Heart is a heart-warming and ...


Zurich by Shvllows

25th October 2016

Jake Fisher Writer Shvllows have seen a successful year in 2016, going from being a relatively unknown group to playing at the Glasgow Tenement trail on the 8th of October. Their new release Zurich completes their second single of the year. As the track begins we are introduced to a repetition which will form the ...


Glasgow School of Art students to protest Open Day

25th October 2016

Katy Scott News Editor Students from the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) will be protesting the GSA Undergraduate Open Day and boycotting their studios this coming Thursday, 26 October. The students are protesting against the perceived corporatisation of their institution. They cite a lack of communication and have accused the Art School of valuing its ...


Good Press: publishing in a digital world

25th October 2016

Gaby Somarriba Writer Following the success of last year’s show, Graphic Design Festival Scotland took over The Lighthouse with workshops, short-films, live music, exhibitions, competitions and panel discussions. The Glasgow Guardian interviewed Matthew, one of the heads of the gallery-bookshop Good Press, who is imparting one of the first workshops of the festival. The Good ...


Number of Scots missing out on higher education has doubled in a decade

25th October 2016

Tom McDonald Writer It is now harder for Scottish students to gain a place at Scottish universities, according to a report from public spending watchdog Audit Scotland. The report attributes this strain to the cap on Scottish places as well as higher rates of tuition gained from accepting Northern Irish, Welsh, English and non-EU students. ...


Against: Are gender quotas in higher education neccessary?

25th October 2016

Sam Bingham Writer The idea of gender diversity quotas in higher education stems from the same misplaced progressive ideals that allowed the rise of “no platforming” on campuses across the UK. As reported in this publication, last year the University of Glasgow pledged to ensure that 40% of the positions in its governing bodies would ...


SQIFF: Queering the fear – LGBTQ+ themes in modern-day horror

25th October 2016

Nella McNicol & Elisabeth Graham Writers As early as the 18th century, LGBT themes can be recognised as a major subject within horror fiction. However, it has not become an established genre in its own right until the last few decades. Therefore, it seems fitting that, through a diverse range of eccentric and gory films, ...


Highlights from the first Byres Road’s book festival

25th October 2016

Alice Dingle & Katy Scott Writers The inaugural Byres Road Book Festival boasted an impressive set list of poets and writers for such a new and budding festival, a product of the partnership between Byres Road and Lanes Business Improvement District, Glasgow Life, Waterstones and Oxfam. Between the 23rd and 26th of September the festival ...


For: Are gender quotas in higher education neccessary?

25th October 2016

Hannah Donnelly Writer Hillary Clinton is battling it out to become president, seven million women in Poland won back the right to choose and students at the University of Glasgow are getting ready to lead a huge cultural shift for gender equality. This of course will be achieved with gender quotas, the game changer for ...