2018 December



Spotlight on: Bipolar disorder

17th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor   As a part of our new series on less discussed mental illnesses, Editor Georgina Hayes shares what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder “I have just now come from a party where I was its life and soul; witticisms streamed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me, but ...


Are three courses too filling?

17th December 2018

Amy Shimmin and Kristy Leeds Writers Amy Shimmin: For I was the only student at my English sixth-form to cross the border North: while most students were motivated by staying near to home, the students who went on to scatter across Britain strangely didn’t find their way up the M6. While the city of Glasgow ...


How many pints of fun can your loan buy?

17th December 2018

  Hannah Patterson Writer   You’re standing in the middle of the dancefloor, surrounded by moving bodies. There are couples, friend groups, the occasional straggler. The atmosphere is palpable, and you look down at your phone: 11.59 pm. The countdown is here, and you find yourself swept up in the crowd, almost giddy. As those ...


In conversation with Anchorsong

17th December 2018

Isabella Eastwood Writer I was lucky enough to see Masaaki Yoshida, better known by his stage name Anchorsong, at a gig in Luxembourg, (my hometown) back in August. A friend of mine mentioned his album had been one of BBC Radio 6’s albums of the year in 2016, and, ever the pretentious music snob, I ...


Zahin Razeen and his thirst for change

17th December 2018

  Zahin Razeen Writer This future world changer explains the tech behind his vision Since starting working with Footsteps, a social enterprise in Bangladesh, at the age of 16, I’ve heavily advocated many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including number six – clean water and sanitation. Project Trishna – a venture of Footsteps which ...


Are athletes ever ‘asking for it’?

16th December 2018

    Ruairidh Barlow Writer Recent tensions in the Edinburgh derby brought taunting to light, but should we accept it as a wider part of sports? The dramatic nature of this year’s Scottish Premiership season shows no signs of slowing down after a season rife with debate, histrionics and plenty more club statements. It all ...


Review: Stalking The Image: Margaret Tait and Her Legacy at GoMa

16th December 2018

    Niki Radman Writer A new exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art pays homage to the powerfully intimate and nearly forgotten work of filmmaker-poet Margaret Tait   On the Gallery of Modern Art’s ground floor, the space ahead appears almost pitch black and even before entering the dark room, we perceive faint sounds ...


New rules brought in regarding working during severe weather

16th December 2018

  Isabel Thomas News Editor Following on from the severe weather at the beginning of the year this new charter prioritises the health and safety of employees A new charter has been developed by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) outlining a set of guiding principles for employers and workers to ...


Frontline police to tackle gender-based violence in Glasgow

16th December 2018

Isabel Thomas News Editor The police will support a new pilot which provides immediate information on support services available to Glasgow students As part of a new initiative being rolled out across Glasgow, frontline police officers will offer Gender-Based Violence support cards to students who attend city colleges and universities. These cards will contain a ...


Illegal? No, not in China

15th December 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor If this experiment actually works, if the twins have no complications, gene-editing could be widely used sooner than we previously though The recent news from China of a genetically altered pair of twins is frightening. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, genetically altered ...