2018 November



Review: Microhabitat and The Poet and the Boy at LKFF

30th November 2018

  Manon Haag & Anna Rieser Deputy Culture Editor – Film & Writer Manon Haag reviews Microhabitat and Anna Rieser reviews The Poet and the Boy at London Korean Film Festival in Glasgow The London Korean Film Festival brought two rare films to Scottish screens this November in an effort to spread national film works ...


Review: Suspiria (2018)

30th November 2018

Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief Guadagnino experiments with the grotesque in his revival of supernatural horror Suspiria Released this autumn, Luca Guadagnino’s reimagined Suspiria takes the skeleton of the 1977 original and gives it some meat. Interfering with a classic is bound to be contentious, and though director Guadagnino has refused to call the film a remake, ...


When loving someone means losing yourself

29th November 2018

Credit: Rosie Wilson   Samantha Heritage Writer Content Warning: this article contains references to mental illness. Andrew shouldn’t have been in a relationship at the time;  I shouldn’t have either. We were both very damaged people with respective mental illnesses. I with Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a history of Depression, and he with ADHD, ...


Gap years are not just for the privileged

29th November 2018

Ina Tribukait Writer “Taking time out after high school can involve so much more than paddle boarding in Thailand” Everybody knows somebody who has an instagram full of flashback Fridays and throwback Thursdays of that time they were hanging out in a Cambodian beach bar, or dancing at Carnival in Rio, or doing whatever other ...


The falsehood of the PhD pedestal

29th November 2018

Jamie Quinn Science and Tech Editor “Universities have simply taken on the role of an extremely expensive recruitment process” The British government, in introducing the new doctoral loans offered to graduates aiming for a PhD, have sent out a message – “PhDs are valuable”. This stinks of the same misguided and ill-considered ambition of Tony ...


Greta Van Fleet and Recycled Beats

29th November 2018

Julia Hegele Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre How a dependency on nostalgia is crippling new music The Michigan foursome has been on the scene for over a year now and have received mixed reviews, many labelling them as a refreshing blast of new energy in a stagnating genre. Others, however, have called it like they’ve ...


Turning up the heat on renewables targets

29th November 2018

Lewis Harvey Writer Right now there are huge amounts of waste heat pouring out of various industries which could be used to heat homes. The hot topic in the energy sector right now is renewable energy and with companies like Scottish Power going 100% wind powered, hitting our renewable energy targets will be a breeze, ...


Back to Halls

28th November 2018

Finley Allot Writer Finley Allot explores the rise in students choosing to stay in private halls rather than gamble with student landlords  It has often been seen as a university tradition to move into a shared flat in your second year. From TV programmes such as Fresh Meat to your parents talking of their crazy, ...


Alcoholism at uni: spotting the signs of addiction

28th November 2018

Orla Brady Writer Orla Brady contemplates the potential of alcohol to become a crutch for stressed out students, and signposts some of the resources available to help combat this pervasive issue. As a university student it is important to have a healthy balance between study, work and social life. It seems, however, that increasing numbers ...


Russell Group Universities Ride Off Reputation

28th November 2018

Jack Corban Views Editor A Russell Group university doesn’t necessarily mean a quality one Studying at Glasgow University is a blessing – I should be so happy to have reached such a fantastic leading UK University. If I study hard enough I’ll walk out of this University at the end of my fourth year and ...