2018 November



Art World and creativity: do they always go together?

26th November 2018

    Anastasija Svarevska Writer Can a non-creative art job be fulfilling?   Being a student, around 50% of my web browser history consists of people and groups on Facebook, Netflix, cheap and quick meal recipes, events ranging from talks and workshops and poetry reading clubs to movie screenings, pub quizzes and everything-you-can-think-of related parties, ...


Europe shows it can still be a Union

26th November 2018

    Rory Clark Sports Editor It was a sight that would make any Brexiteer sad, although I imagine many were in attendance in Paris on the last Sunday in September. Phil Mickelson shanked into the water on the 16th to confirm what had already been known for the best part of an hour. Europe ...


Choosing Glasgow: a German on campus

26th November 2018

  Johanna Kox Writer   As an international student, I get asked this question a lot: “Why did you choose Glasgow?” I am sure other international students can relate, so today I am going to explain why I chose to come to this city – and why I’m glad that I did! I had lived ...


Mike Ashley buys House of Fraser

26th November 2018

Sam Doak Reporter The Sports Direct owner has purchased the department store Earlier this year Sports Direct purchased the landmark Frasers building from Glasgow City Council. Sports Direct took control of the Frasers brand this August, prompting fears of store closures and job losses across the brand’s numerous outlets. In September Mike Ashley, the company’s ...


GSA Board of Governors and Chair defend their management of the Mackintosh building

25th November 2018

    John Weingarten Reporter The GSA board has denied claims of systemic management failure in the handling of the Mackintosh building in documents released before a parliamentary evidence session. During the session, Muriel Gray, chair of the Glasgow School of Art, asserted that the art school’s administration of the Mackintosh building before the June ...


University of Glasgow and National Library of Scotland agree programme of greater collaboration

25th November 2018

  Isabel Thomas News Editor Following a period of increased collaboration, the National Library of Scotland and the University of Glasgow have officially agreed upon a programme of greater collaboration. Representatives from both institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding promising to continue to deliver partnerships in research, teaching, access to collections, knowledge exchange...


Can ASMR improve your mental health?

25th November 2018

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Let’s get one thing out there before we start: ASMR is not a sexual thing. There are sexual versions of it, for sure. But it is no more inherently sexual than say, being a pizza delivery guy is – if you look for the content, it’s there. What it ...


Battling news burnout

25th November 2018

Ree Rolph Writer Cruelty dominates the headlines. Even ignoring the scaremongering tabloids, exaggerated events, and falsified rumours, the daily news is rarely a bundle of laughs. This constant stream of negativity has led many to feel dispirited, even when hearing about distant events we cannot affect. The importance of being informed about current affairs cannot ...


Every society is a drinking society

25th November 2018

  Al Thomas Writer Drinking has been synonymous with university societies for some time now. There are of course those societies that do not involve drinking but, for the majority, most events and socials centre around alcohol. This is particularly true when it comes to sports societies, with some teams better known for their history ...


How quirky? Glasgow’s alternative cinema scene

25th November 2018

  Rosie Beattie Film & TV Columnist Recently Glasgow has been brimming with the phenomenon of pop-up cinemas and alternative screenings. Scalarama film festival is Christmas come early for community and cult screening fans on the look-out for original cinematic experiences far from your average mainstream venue. Events this year included increasingly familiar groups such ...