2018 April



Review: Lissie

28th April 2018

Rory Clark Writer Q&A with Lissie before her sold-out Òran Mór gig Elisabeth Maurus, or Lissie as she is known to her fanbase, is fresh off the back of releasing her fourth album, Castles. It has seen the Iowa based singer-songwriter tweak her style ever so slightly, basing this record around a more synth-driven sound, ...


Review: Love, Simon

28th April 2018

Ash Neilson Writer Privilege, representation, and love As an affluent, educated, cis, white man, I have a lot going for me. The same is true of my gay story. I was raised in Glasgow, a large, liberal city, by fairly liberal, atheist parents; I went to a school that always tried to be inclusive; I’m ...


Do not resuscitate: the death of print journalism

27th April 2018

Emily Hay Writer The internet is here to stay, but print media is incompatible with the cleaner future we’re trying to build ourselves When was the last time you grabbed a physical copy of a newspaper? I’d wager a guess that its been a while – if ever. Even if you did pick one up ...


Review: The Fratellis

26th April 2018

Peter Finnon Writer The Fratellis @ the Barrowland Ballroom To celebrate the release of their new album, In Your Own Sweet Time, the Fratellis embarked on a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at the Barrowlands on 31 March. High on anticipation, there was a great buzz upon entering the Barrowlands to enjoy ...


Magic at STAG’s New Works Festival

24th April 2018

Michael Cartledge Writer Michael Cartledge reviews Student Theatre at Glasgow’s eclectic New Works Festival From 26 to 28 February, Cottiers Theatre was taken over by Student Theatre at Glasgow (STaG)’s New Works festival. This unstoppable force of student theatre delivered six new plays, each written by students, performed by students, and delivered to (mostly) students. ...


Hollywood Revolutionaries

22nd April 2018

Lewis Paterson Writer How do blockbusters co-opt radical movements? Following the highly anticipated release of the new Marvel superhero film, Black Panther, there has been much discussion in online circles about the idea of media corporations co-opting radical movements for their own financial gain. A criticism often levelled is that this co-option devalues, simplifies and ...


It’s time for menstruation education

22nd April 2018

Bethany Woodhead Writer Global period poverty should be a thing of the past On average, women start menstruating between the ages of eight and 16 and do not usually stop until their mid-50s. To put that into perspective, that is seven days of bleeding per month for over 40 years, equating to around 500 period ...


I believe her

19th April 2018

Hannah Patterson Writer Content warning: explicit discussion of sexual violence Hannah Patterson explores how a Twitter trend could change the world After a nine-week long trial, one heavily covered by every form of social media, Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison were found not guilty on all counts on 28 March. The ...


World War 1 through the words of the great war poets

18th April 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor A project to commemorate World War 1 by students from the University of Glasgow and School of Art A new project to commemorate World War 1 has been started by students from the University of Glasgow and School of Art. “Words of World War 1” will involve filmed recitals of famous ...


The University of Glasgow and Scottish PEN annual symposium on free speech and hate crime

17th April 2018

Jonathan Peters Writer “A Precarious Balance: Hate Speech and Free Expression”, the event will be held on 20 April at the university The University of Glasgow and Scottish PEN will host their annual symposium this month to discuss free speech and hate crime, “A Precarious Balance: Hate Speech and Free Expression”. The event will be ...