2019 January



No support for Living Support: LSAs let down by University contracts

29th January 2019

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor “It is the attitude from above that we are a resource to be used to exhaustion” A Glasgow Guardian investigation has revealed that students believe the University of Glasgow is increasingly taking advantage of its Living Support Assistants. In the past six years the University has been gradually increasing the ...


Is Januhairy news-worthy?

28th January 2019

  Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor   Let’s talk about online movements. The recent trend of giving things up or starting afresh with movements like Januhairy, Veganuary and Dry January are apparently cause for debate. Personally, I think that these are great for improving health and wellbeing, and spreading awareness of the benefits of things ...


Popular local food vendor Falafel To Go ousted from Sauchiehall Street to make way for chain restaurant

27th January 2019

    Jen Bowey Deputy Editor Independent Glasgow food vendor Falafel to Go is to be evicted from its premises on Sauchiehall Street in order to make way for chain sushi restaurant Kokoro. Plans to renovate the current B-listed building were approved by the council and announced last week. Falafel To Go, which currently occupies ...


Let’s be honest about student halls

27th January 2019

  Jordan Hunter Writer I made a huge mistake in my first year halls choice: I chose Murano. And before you decide to not read another piece whining about the near-third world conditions that is this horrid hall, hear me out. When deciding to choose which accommodation to inhabit, I, being an international student and ...


Blasphemy laws are outdated and dangerous

27th January 2019

  Chris Dobson Writer On October 26 2018, the Republic of Ireland voted to decriminalise blasphemy. The last conviction of blasphemy in the republic was back in 1855, so this referendum was to some extent merely symbolic, removing from the constitution an outdated and irrelevant law. Still, before October 26, a person could still be ...


Should Andre Lohte’s The Negress be renamed?

27th January 2019

  Rachel Boyd Writer   Rachel Boyd questions whether Kelvingrove Art gallery should rename the infamous painting Earlier this month, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum took the decision to rename Andre Lhote’s painting Negress, to Head of a Woman. Since the original acquisition of the painting from John Mathias in 1951, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre ...


Recovery is more than a New Year’s resolution

25th January 2019

Orla Brady Writer   Orla Brady explains why it’s okay if your January didn’t get off to the best start It’s 3 January 2019. I open my eyes and see 14:00 glaring back at me in the harsh red light of my digital clock. My New Year’s resolution to get up early and resist the ...


Review: BBC’s Les Miserables

25th January 2019

    Alexandra Bullard Writer   Six years after the release of Tom Hooper’s epic Les Miserables in cinemas around the world, Victor Hugo’s masterpiece has been brought back to our screens once again. The timeless classic sees a new all-studded cast without the crowd-pleasing musical numbers. This means no Hugh Jackman, no Anne Hathaway ...


Rabbie Burns – the man, the myth, the legend

25th January 2019

    Emily Hay Books Columnist   “This Burns night there will be an equal number of pieces of downright untrue information circulating about the long dead bard – but will you be able to sort the fact from the fiction?” It’s January and you’re in Glasgow, which can only mean one thing – it’s ...


What can’t the royals get away with?

24th January 2019

  Lewis Paterson Online Editor Lewis Paterson recalls the royals’ most recent run-in and asks why we aren’t holding them to account We can never go a few months (or hell, even weeks) without a blunder from the royals; but this one may be their biggest in a while. Prince Philip, husband to the Queen ...