2018 May



Toxic masculinity and the men’s mental health crisis

31st May 2018

Jonny Smart Writer “If I hadn’t managed to open up and ask for help, both with my family, and then with their encouragement, to my doctor, then there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be here stumbling over how to write this article.” When the devastating news was announced of the death of Scott Hutchison, the ...


We must do more for men’s mental health

31st May 2018

Thomas Shearer Writer “The death of Scott Hutchison begs the question: when someone has been so frank and open about their mental health condition, why we do still lose them?” In the last few weeks, both Tim Bergling (otherwise known as Avicii) and Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit committed suicide after prolonged battles with mental ...


Davidson sets herself apart from UK Tories in speech

30th May 2018

Jonathan Peters News Editor Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson spoke at the Policy Scotland lecture series, held at the University of Glasgow. Her speech, titled “Building a stronger Britain”, focused on several key areas, as she set out her vision for the future of the country. Davidson emphasised her centre-right politics throughout: her ...


Cheeky for a chain?

30th May 2018

Georgina Hayes Views Editor At the beginning of this year, Vapiano – a European-chic Italian chain restaurant – opened its doors in Glasgow. After much anticipation, it now sits just at the end of Buchanan Street, in a prime but strangely blink-and-you’ll-miss-it location due to the restaurant’s small, office-like entrance area. Now, Vapiano isn’t your ...


Celebrating 150 years of Mackintosh’s Glasgow

25th May 2018

Anita Katsarska Writer Anita Katsarska explores the lasting imprint of Charles Rennie Mackintosh on Glasgow There were the steep streets imprinted with the scent of tobacco from a past Merchant city; there were the antique alleys bridging pubs, music, and passers; there were the city curtains proclaiming “People Make Glasgow.” And still, in the first ...


On Sincerity and Losing Scott Hutchison

24th May 2018

Billie Armstrong Culture Editor “Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should ...


The hostility industry

23rd May 2018

Katy Scott Editor It’s time to put an end to sexual harassment in hospitality Since the day I turned eighteen, I’ve worked in customer service. I’ve witnessed genuinely frightening tempers in customers and a stunning lack of empathy displayed by some patrons. It’s bizarre how donning an apron or shirt can suddenly make someone more ...


Sturgeon’s Youth Climate Summit speech interrupted by protesters

21st May 2018

Chloe Spence Writer Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at the Youth Climate Summit 2018, organised by the 2050 Climate Group, was interrupted by activists protesting the Scottish Government’s links with the fossil fuel industry. They drew attention to the First Minister’s comments in a talk delivered to oil and gas industry representatives last year. Sturgeon’s speech was ...


President of Malawi visits University of Glasgow

16th May 2018

Holly Sloey Writer Professor Peter Mutharika, the President of Malawi, made a trip to the University of Glasgow on 24 April as part of his four-day visit to Scotland as the guest of the Scottish Government. Mutharika who was joined by his wife and Malawi’s First Lady, Professor Getrude Mutharika, were interested in seeing how ...


Graduation fee abolished for 2018

15th May 2018

Katy Scott Editor The General Council fee has been abolished for students graduating in 2018 and all subsequent years. It will be funded by the pay withheld from staff who took part in the recent strike action over pensions. Chief Operating Officer of the University of Glasgow David Duncan said that students who have already ...