2016 December



Scrapping Art History A -Level is anything but anti-elitist

6th December 2016

Tom McDonald & Adam Flynn Writer Intention matters. In the sum of history, that which sprang from accident or absurd circumstance is often elided with that arising from deliberate and direct action before committed to public memory. If minor events are remembered at all then, what chance can their causes have of retaining a place ...


Better Than Zero tackle “worst employers in Glasgow”

6th December 2016

Jennifer Moore Writer On 1 December, Better than Zero visited their list of the worst employers in Glasgow. “12 Demands of Christmas” were made to these employers, including mandatory paid trial shifts, minimum hour contracts and ensuring that all tips go to the staff. Better than Zero hear many complaints from young workers concerning past ...


Bear’s Den’s interview: Andrew Davie on touring, songwriting and Glaswegian roots

6th December 2016

Ryan Shaw-Hawkings Writer I met with Andrew Davie of London Folk Band, Bear’s Den, recently following the release of their album ‘Red Earth and Pouring Rain’ and just before their sold-out show in Glasgow’s O2 ABC on Thursday 3rd November. For people that do not know you very well, why are you called Bear’s Den ...


Student abortions: the resilient taboo

6th December 2016

Lucy Morrow Writer I originally set out to write an article that shed some light on the ways in which having an abortion affects students and their studies at university. However, I quickly found that this subject was not one that people were willing to discuss with me, and in fact, I was told by ...


Blunder Woman: the UN’s failure to empower women

6th December 2016

Holly Sloey Writer In launching a global campaign to achieve its Sustainable Development Goal 5, “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” the UN recently designated Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. This decision sparked widespread outrage and concerned UN staff members have started ...


Tea Rooms of Glasgow

6th December 2016

Lakshmi Sekhar Writer Whether you’re a writer looking for a place that’ll feed your ideas, a hipster looking for the best vibes, or even a group of friends who’ve decided to treat yourselves, Glasgow has a wide range of tea rooms to offer. Here are my top five favourite tea-ventures: The best spot for chilled ...


Action Kommandant Review

6th December 2016

Luke Shaw Deputy Culture Editor (Film and TV) The tale of the transition out of South African apartheid is one littered with heroes, both forgotten and well known. Beyond its country wide implications, apartheid affected small communities and touched the lives of many that never reached the greater world stage. Action Kommandant is the story ...


Dress codes introduced for Glasgow councillors

6th December 2016

Councillors have been advised to dress in a “culturally sensitive way”: are we missing the point? Jennifer Moore Writer On June 16th, Jo Cox was fatally attacked outside her constituency office. She was a mother, wife, a Member of Parliament, an advocate for human rights: all things that contributed to the narrative portrayed across media ...


UKCAT: Aptitude or affluence?

6th December 2016

With the application processes for medical and dental school becoming ever-more competitive, Kristina Cimova looks into the lucrative business of tutoring for the infamous UKCAT aptitude test. Kristina Cimova Writer Getting into Medical or Dental School is notoriously difficult. Actually, let’s amend that – these days it is near enough impossible. The ratio of applicants ...


Christmas Market Guide 2016

6th December 2016

Eat, drink and be merry Taylor Robertson Travel Editor It’s officially time to dig the ole hat and scarf sets out! The temperature seems to be falling by the day, and we’ve already had a drop of snow here in Glasgow. The John Lewis advert has been released and Starbucks have unveiled this year’s eagerly ...