2018 September



Review: Netflix’s Maniac

30th September 2018

Niamh Canning Waddington Writer A captivating neon-lit exploration of our anxieties Maniac, loosely based on the 2012 Norwegian series of the same name, follows two emotionally vulnerable characters – Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill) and Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) – as they undertake a pharmaceutical trial which claims to solve any and all mental health issues ...


Reviews of Crazy Rich Asians reveal how irrelevant Hollywood could soon become

30th September 2018

Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor: Film & TV Turn to East Asian content on Netflix instead You’ve probably heard about the release of Crazy Rich Asians already. In the two years following the #OscarsSoWhite social media frenzy, Hollywood productions displaying astonishing levels of diversity have attracted an equally astonishing press coverage. In a sense, what ...


Great Scottish Run: a student’s guide on how to own it

29th September 2018

Rory Clark Sport Editor Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, here’s everything you’ll need to know for Sunday Last year, a rainy September afternoon in George Square failed to batter the spirits of 30,000 runners piling onto St. Vincent Street for the Great Scottish Run. The gun would go and they’d simply take ...


New books on the block: Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey

29th September 2018

Emily Hay Columnist “The rawness of the experience McGarvey describes is one that should be especially shocking but important to students living in the West End of Glasgow” So, I’ve already given you my opinion on The Great Gatsby and why I think it’s far too outdated to still be so highly regarded in our ...


Clutching at straws?

29th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor A few simple choices you can make to try to avoid the (potentially inevitable) Hothouse Earth So you’ve said no to the straws in your Starbucks iced latte, but maybe you picked up one of their fancy new lids that, according to The Guardian, happen to contain more plastic ...


Strathclyde Union to add lids to cups in bid to stop spiking

28th September 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor-in-Chief Strathclyde University Union will be offering lids for all drinks served at their bars in hopes to stop people from having their drinks spiked. The union has ordered 1,000 lids on a trial basis. The decision was prompted by a Facebook campaign “Girls Against Spiking”, which has been set up to raise ...


Is Gatsby really so great?

28th September 2018

Emily Hay Books Columnist In this series Emily Hay explores whether or not classic novels deserve their sanctified places on our bookshelves. All opinions are her own as an avid reader of books. Don’t @ her. The Great Gatsby is held up in popular culture as this idyllic, glamorous piece of art. What first comes ...


Review: Anna and the Apocalypse at GYFF

28th September 2018

Anna Rieser and Chris Dobson Writers Scotland’s zombie apocalypse Christmas musical Kicking off the Glasgow Youth Film Festival this year was Anna and the Apocalypse, a delightfully quirky zombie apocalypse Christmas musical. Yes, you read that right. Based on the 2011 short film Zombie Musical by the late Scottish director Ryan McHenry, this bizarre genre ...


Herd immunity and why it matters

27th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor Science & Tech Editor Jamie Quinn on the danger of the growing scepticism of vaccines We’ve all encountered someone in our lives that’s been royally freaked out by vaccinations. Be it a friend who just can’t stand needles or a hardcore anti-vaxxer, a certain fear of vaccinations exists in ...


What Won’t Help Your Hangover

27th September 2018

Katie Heeps Writer Dried bull penis anyone? With Freshers’ Week dawning and first year round the corner and heavy drinking looming on the horizon, The Glasgow Guardian has your back with a quick rundown of what might, and what definitely won’t, help your hangover. In the course of my research I’ve come across all sorts ...