2017 September



Freshers’ week line ups must do more to champion female acts

11th September 2017

Laurie Clarke Views Editor Editors’ note: At the time of going to print Alyssa Edwards was scheduled to play the Queen Margaret Union, due to a scheduling conflict they have now been replaced with Peppermint. Peppermint is a trans woman, and while this does increase the number of women on the QMU’s lineup, we think ...


Breakthrough in schizophrenia treatment by Glasgow researchers

10th September 2017

Tomas Dvorak Reporter A research group led by the University of Glasgow has made headlines with their breakthrough discovery of a possible treatment for schizophrenia. Research currently shows that the majority of people with schizophrenia are deficient in a multifunctional ‘scaffolding’ protein, known as DISC1, which is vital to key brain functions. For the first ...


For: No Platforming

10th September 2017

Chris Charnley Writer In light of Glasgow University’s recent rector nominations, Donald Marshall and Chris Charnley debate no-platforming. View the against argument here. The Glasgow University Rector election of the last academic year saw a petition of over 3,000 signatures call for the removal of two controversial candidates from the ballot: Milo Yiannopoulos and Professor ...


Freshers Taxis Cup 2017 set to commence

8th September 2017

Max Kelly Sports Editor Glasgow University sports season opens with Freshers getting a taste of the prestigious annual event Every year the sports clubs at the three major Glasgow Universities – Glasgow, Strathclyde and Caledonian – come together to compete in the Taxis Cup, a multi-sport competition that takes place over the course of a ...


Narrow miss for Laura Muir

8th September 2017

Ruairidh Campbell Writer University of Glasgow student Laura Muir came agonisingly close to medalling at the recent International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships in London, beaten by seven hundredths of a second into fourth place in an enthralling 1500m final. Just a few days later, she was back on the track and ...


On timid right-wingers

8th September 2017

George Marsden Writer George Marsden discusses the ‘Shy Tory’ student phenomenon “Shy Tories” are right-wingers supposedly too coy to express their views for fear of disapprobation. Are they among us at Glasgow University, and should we be vexed if they are? To the former the answer is almost certainly yes, and to the latter (on ...


Pride’s identity crisis

8th September 2017

Tom McDonald Features Editor Protest? Celebration? Both? As recent events in Glasgow show, Pride doesn’t seem to know what it is anymore There exists a central contradiction to Pride events the world over. As the existential acceptance and tolerance of LGBT persons continues to advance, the Pride marches which began as a commemoration of a ...


The Students and Syria – Fighting ISIS from the Uni Campus

8th September 2017

George Marsden Writer The Brace Belden team fought a spirited campaign during the Rector election, but what do we do we support when we lionise Western volunteers in Syria? Last March saw the election of Aamer Anwar as Rector of the University of Glasgow. Among the other contenders was an American named Brace Belden, formerly ...


Are students being driven out of the West-End by ever increasing rents?

8th September 2017

Amy Shimmin Writer Glasgow is the ‘least affordable student city’ so is it a surprise students may be driven out of one of its most affluent areas? It’s no secret that the West End is one of Glasgow’s in-demand areas: it benefits from the reputation of a leafy suburb while situating itself in the heart ...


A climate change denier sits in the Oval Office, so what’s the point?

8th September 2017

Jo Reid Writer Glasgow University continues to score poorly on the environment but if the United States isn’t doing anything about it, does it matter if we don’t? Global Warming is one of those problems that is not going to go away. We are no longer asking ‘”how can we stop global warming”, but rather, ...