2018 April



A step in the right detention

6th April 2018

Jen Bowey Writer Scotland’s new community women’s prisons should be met with commendation, not controversy The Scottish government has unveiled plans to open two Community Custody Units (CCU) to house low-risk female prisoners, one of which will be located in Maryhill at the site of the former Maryhill Health Centre. The Maryhill site will be ...


Fact or fat shaming?

4th April 2018

Louis Ratzel Writer On 28 February, Sofie Hagen, a London-based comedian, winner of the 2015 Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe, and proudly fat, tweeted: “How the fucking fuck is this okay?” She was responding to an advertising campaign by Cancer Research UK that read: “OB_S_ _Y – Guess what is the biggest preventable ...


How Glasgow’s homeless coped this winter

4th April 2018

Edward Fremont-Barnes Writer Edward Fremont-Barnes speaks to Glasgow’s homeless and the charities trying to help During storm Emma and the accompanying “Beast from the East”, anyone venturing outside may have noticed the absence of the homeless. Walking through the West End to university, I am used to seeing the same five or six familiar faces ...


Not your uterus, not your opinion

4th April 2018

Laurie Clarke Views Editor The Glasgow University Protection of Unborn People Society – misleadingly known as GUPUPS – slunk into campus debate last November. Sadly, the society is not dedicated to a love of puppies, but to telling women – and for that matter, anybody with a vagina – what to do with their bodies. ...


University contradicts its eco friendly status

1st April 2018

Rona MacNicol Writer Rona MacNicol takes a frank look at Glasgow University’s sustainability Nearly four years ago, in October 2014, Glasgow University made headlines as the first European university to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The University would reallocate around £18m of current investments in the fossil fuel industry over over a ten year ...