2017 February



Interview and manifesto analysis: Hannah-May Todd – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Manifesto Analysis Hannah-May Todd’s manifesto offers a mixture of annual unsolved problems and popular new ideas. Todd’s proposal of a 24-hour access study zone is ambitious, yet her investigation on the matter has proven that it may in fact be feasible. This zone would cater to those with atypical schedules and ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Jenny Benson – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Manifesto Analysis The SRC (Student Representative Council) VP for education candidate stressed the importance of academic workshops where staff and students could come together to discuss issues. Benson has already run a workshop with staff and students and wishes to build on this. However, there were still issues including attendance as not ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Thaïs Ramdani – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate

27th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor Manifesto Analysis Current Gender Equality Officer Thaïs Ramdani is running for Vice President Student Support (VPSS), largely on the strength of her impressive achievements in her current role. However, whilst these achievements speak volumes to her dedication to her current role, her plans for the position of VPSS remain somewhat vague. Ramdani’s ...


STAG’s New Works 2017 Festival reviewed

26th February 2017

Grant McKay, Felicia Bengtsson, Tom Aikman Writers Night One Writer: Grant McKay The County Fair The opening night of STaG’s 2017 New Works Festival was a scrumptious lineup of silliness. The first play of the evening, The County Fair by Kirsty McAdam, was an extremely witty comedy which can most accurately be described as a ...


GFF Review: Dark Night

26th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor in Chief Dark Night is an incredibly complicated film to review. It focuses on the imagined lead up of six people’s lives to the 2012 Aurora Shooting. On one hand, technically, this was one of the most gorgeous films I’ve ever seen. The cinematography and tension building are intensely engaging, and the ...


GFF Review: Personal Shopper gets personal. Kind of.

26th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor in Chief Personal Shopper is set to release in cinemas on 3 March Flaunting its Cannes award for Best Director, Personal Shopper was billed as an “elegant fusion of supernatural chiller and psychological drama” as it waltzed into a cushy Saturday night slot at the Glasgow Film Festival. Supernatural chiller and psychological ...


GFF Review: My Life As a Courgette

26th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor in Chief My Life as a Courgette is set to release in cinemas on 5 May I have never cared so much about a vegetable. My Life as a Courgette hit the Glasgow Film Festival  as one of the few films screening at the CCA suitable for children. Characterised by detailed design ...


GFF Review: Trespass Against Us and Empathetic Crime Drama

25th February 2017

Felicia Bengtsson Writer Trespass Against Us will be released on March 3rd The feature film debut of director Adam Smith and writer Alastair Siddons, Trespass Against Us centers on a traveling community and tells a story about outlaws from the inside out. The crime-drama features Michael Fassbender as Chad, father and rebel, living without respect ...


GFF Review: The Chamber – Survival Thriller Meets Politics

25th February 2017

Evelin Toth Writer After a short film about a young woman trapped inside a building, Ben Parker’s first feature film is a similarly claustrophobic experience. The Chamber is a survival thriller with political undertones, following a small submarine pilot and a Special Operations team as they become trapped under the Yellow Sea, with no help ...


Glasgow’s cycle hire scheme to be doubled by next year

25th February 2017

Juliet Kirkland Writer Glasgow City Council has confirmed its plans to expand Glasgow’s cycle hire scheme. Following the launch of the scheme in summer 2014, where 400 bicycles were placed throughout 31 bicycle stations, the scheme has already grown to 435 bicycles and 43 stations. Glasgow City Council has now confirmed that the scheme has ...