2018 November



Topolambama accused of misappropriating tips

25th November 2018

Sam Doak Reporter Topolobamba has received a formal complaint signed by over thirty of its workers in response to the Mexican restaurant chain’s handling and distribution of tips. The workers allege that the company has been using money from pooled tips to cover its own costs rather than distributing it fairly amongst employees. In response ...


Is Logic Absent of Morality?

24th November 2018

Finley Allot Writer Throughout history we have always seen morality as being something given to us through religious teachings and texts, with doctrines like the sanctity of life being greatly influential on our laws, traditions and ways of thinking. However, I believe that in this secular society, in some cases, we must move away from ...


Youth Sport on the Springfield Road

24th November 2018

Amy Shimmin Contributor Too often sport is painted in a bad light – promoting competitiveness, funded by big money, and too focused on the result, rather than the process. While these – and other criticisms – are perhaps rightly deserved, the social power of sport cannot be understated: that’s where groups like Scottish Sports Futures ...


How to dress for climate change

24th November 2018

Alice Le Dizes Writer In our ongoing series on addressing climate change, Alice De Lizes looks at ways consumers and retailers can reduce the impact on the environment One of the prime arguments of environmental activist Georges Monbiot in the introduction of his book Heat is the idea that we cannot reduce our carbon footprint ...


Kelvin on Power

24th November 2018

David Friday Writer Over a 100 years since Lord Kelvin predicted the demise of coal, David Friday examines how accurate some of his other powerful predictions were Lord Kelvin, the enigmatic and never outspoken physicist, is a fixture of Glasgow University. From his statue in Kelvingrove Park to his house on Professors’ Square that boasts ...


The robots take the subways

23rd November 2018

Credit: Hugo Cheung Kelton Holsen Reporter  The city of Glasgow recently announced that they are launching a new subway initiative that will introduce driverless trains that, according to the BBC, will “offer quieter and smoother journeys and have dedicated facilities for wheelchair users for the first time.” The trains will run with almost no staff, ...


Feeling S.A.D?

23rd November 2018

Bethany Woodhead Views Editor  The effectively named SAD (for seasonal affective disorder) or more affectionately, “the winter blues” is, as described by the NHS, a “type of depression that comes and goes in seasonal pattern”. Despite the acronym merely making me think of the glum little creature from Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out”, a SAD ...


Thriving for a kendo attitude? Can do!

23rd November 2018

Dzachary Zainudden Writer The University of Glasgow offers its students numerous martial arts amongst its ever-growing list of sports. From Muay Thai boxing to Karate, new practitioners are introduced to one of many forms of fighting systems that instils discipline, self-respect and character into anyone eager to learn and reflect who they are as individuals. ...


Let’s put Black Friday behind us

23rd November 2018

Credit: Adriana Iuliano Elle Lindsay Writer Elle Lindsay takes a critical look at the contagious consumerism from There is no denying that we have a lot to thank America for: TV shows such as Friends, franchises such as Marvel, coffee from Starbucks, Coca-Cola and rock ‘n’ roll to name but a few. There is also ...


Ending homelessness in Scotland

22nd November 2018

Emily Jarron Writer Glasgow City Council have been accused of ‘systemic failures’ by Shelter Scotland, for breaking homelessness laws over 3,000 times between July 2016 and November 2017. Ending homelessness in Scotland is not a question of resources or knowledge, it is a question of will. As a country we possess some of the most ...