2018 April



Review: The Fratellis

17th April 2018

Peter Finnon Writer 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 this album live, and hoping to ...


The open secret of left wing misogyny

15th April 2018

Marianna Marcelline Writer Recent headlines have been dominated with news exposing the prevalence of sexism among the most elite and powerful. From the Harvey Weinstein revelations to the Presidents Club scandal, it has been a period in which the harmful behaviour of a previously untouchable realm has been laid bare. But while left-wing circles have ...


Book launch in collaboration with the Scottish Refugee Council

14th April 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor The Fox Girl and White Gazelle tells the story of Reema, a Syrian refugee in Glasgow A new children’s book written by former University of Glasgow student Victoria Williamson will be published later this month. Telling the story of Reema, a young Syrian refugee in Glasgow, The Fox Girl and White ...


UCU members vote to accept proposals in pension dispute

13th April 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Record turnout of UCU members sees establishment of joint panel to determine USS valuation and make recommendations UCU members have voted to accept proposals to establish a joint expert panel with UUK. This means that strike action, which was due to start again next week and continue into May and June, ...


Iconic Scottish women in music

12th April 2018

Elley Lovett Writer Celebrating Scotland’s musical legacy As we recently saw with International Women’s Day, there is an exhaustive amount of big international female artists who are rightfully celebrated for their impact on the world; particularly feminist icons such as Cher, Queen B and Shania Twain. But we shouldn’t forget about talent a little closer ...


The dystopian nightmare of free speech on campus

11th April 2018

Rhys Harper Writer In an era of unprecedented stagnating wage growth, rapid inflation, housing market failure and excessive generational redistribution of wealth from youngest to oldest, the brightest minds on the right have clubbed together and, as usual, come up with another dead cat strategy. The latest culture war, though, isn’t built around “real and ...


World Champion Kinghorn proud to represent Scotland

9th April 2018

Sam Tonks Writer Wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn achieved a dream when she became a double world champion at London Stadium last year, but 2018 brings new competition and fresh challenges. The Scottish para-athlete says she still gets a thrill of holding the title as world champion, but the hard work continues with the Commonwealth Games ...


Growing up with autism

8th April 2018

Lewis Paterson Writer “No, I’m not obsessed with trains. No, I’m not a savant with some super skill that’ll blow you away. No, I don’t need to wear headphones in every public place to block out the noise.” The word “autism” itself is one that often conjures up harmful stereotypes. It’s a punchline for fledgling ...


Opt-out organ donation will save British lives

8th April 2018

Jack Corban Writer Theresa May’s Conservative Government and Labour support it, Wales have already adopted it. Britain is making the right choice by moving towards an opt-out system when it comes to organ donation. Recently, Labour MPs have backed the policy of opt-out organ donation. Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference in October 2017, ...


An American uterus is more regulated than a firearm

7th April 2018

Bethany Woodhead Writer Bethany Woodhead takes a scathing look at gun violence overseas Frankly, I was unsure as to how to approach this topic. How do I condense the copious amounts of grief, anger and pain felt by victims in America into an 800-word article? Although there is no fixed definition for a mass shooting, ...