2018 December



Poll: Scottish independence better than Brexit

9th December 2018

Georgina Hayes Editor A poll for LBC and The Sunday Times Scotland, ahead of the vote in Parliament for Theresa May’s withdrawal bill, has revealed that more Scots believe that Scottish independence would be better for the country than staying in the UK after Brexit. Nearly 59% believe Scottish independence would be better than a ...


Research indicates mental health crisis in young women and non-binary people

8th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor Research released by Fearless Femme today shows that young female and non-binary students at universities and colleges across the UK have become fearful of the future owing to mixture of exam stress, career pressures, course workloads and financial debt. Over the last nine months, Fearless Femme has been carrying out a ...


SRC vote against affiliation of Glasgow Students for Life

7th December 2018

Laurie Clarke Editor At a council meeting yesterday the SRC voted against affiliating the anti-choice society Glasgow Students for Life (GSL): 29 council members voted against affiliation and three did not vote. This decision was brought to an appeal after GSL threatened to bring legal action against the SRC for rejecting their application for SRC ...


Crimes of Grindelwald and the future of the Potterverse

5th December 2018

  Georgina Hayes Editor Be warned: this article contains major spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald alongside an essay-length rant on the entire future of the Potterverse. To save yourself the effort of reading the entire thing, I have this to say first, foremost and finally: a narrative where cutesy magical creatures are looked after ...


Regression not progression

5th December 2018

  Ruairidh Barlow Writer Recent times have seen controversy return to Scottish football, following uproar over the scheduling of the Betfred League Cup semi-finals: Aberdeen against Rangers and Hearts facing Aberdeen. After initially arranging both semi-finals, to be played at Hampden on Sunday 28th October, the SPFL then announced nearly a week later that they ...


Editorial: SRC is right not to affiliate anti-choice society

3rd December 2018

    Georgina Hayes Editor Anti-choice society Glasgow Students for Life have threatened the GUSRC with legal action for not accepting their application for affiliation, despite the fact that this does not prevent the society from meeting and speaking on campus Last month, Strathclyde Students for Life made headlines after kicking up a free speech ...


Choosing Glasgow: an American on campus

3rd December 2018

  Emma Teelucksingh Writer The second in our new series exploring why international students chose to come to Glasgow Truth be told, it wasn’t part of my original plan to end up in Glasgow. An American child to two immigrant parents, I had always toyed with the idea of studying at an international school, but ...


Glasgow’s Chinese home comforts

2nd December 2018

  Kasia Leung Writer As the excitement from Freshers’ Week fades and the reality of your deadlines sinks in, you might be craving some home comforts to soothe the pangs of homesickness. If you’re Chinese, this guide will help you find just that. If you’re not, you might find some discovery sites of Chinese culinary ...


Broiler chickens: the grim reality behind supermarket shelves

2nd December 2018

Katherine Wright Writer In our ongoing series on addressing climate change, Katherine Wright discusses the hidden horrors of chicken farming In the poultry industry, the term “broiler” refers to chickens who are reared specifically for their meat. Broiler chickens are by far the most farmed land animal in the UK, and as consumers we are ...


Fork up for the screens… and the stadia

2nd December 2018

  Ruairidh Barrow Contributor The time-honoured tradition of gathering at your friend’s house for the big game, the one who pays for the sports channels, is under threat. The dismay of Sky Sports subscribers has been growing with every passing year. This summer marked the loss of yet more UK broadcasting rights, with La Liga ...