2019 January



Review: Brexit: The Uncivil War

23rd January 2019

  Chris Dobson Writer Brexit does not exist at one point in time: it was, it is, and it shall be. What I mean by this is: Brexit could be seen as having “happened” on June 23 2016, when 52% of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; or Brexit could be seen ...


Two Prime Ministers: The constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka

21st January 2019

Kieron Weatherill Writer   On 26 October, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka sacked the sitting prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new PM. Wickremesinghe immediately stated that he retained “the confidence of the house” and that he was still the PM according to the constitution. He also refused ...


GULGBTQ+ announce new trans, nonbinary and questioning swimming group

19th January 2019

  Isabel Thomas News Editor GULGBTQ+ have announced the launch of their trans, nonbinary and questioning swimming group. This follows a campaign last year to gauge interest in the creation of the group. The first trans, nonbinary and questioning swimming event will take place in February in celebration of LGBT history month. President of GULGBTQ+ ...


Review: Mary Poppins Returns

18th January 2019

Robert Somogyi Writer Not so magical: the anticipated sequel to a childhood classic threatens the very philosophy that made the original so special This winter, Mary Poppins Returns to cinemas and attempts to recapture the magic of the original film which so many generations of children grew up with. As with every remake, get ready ...


Not so elementary, Dr Watson

17th January 2019

  Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor   Why do clever people say dumb things? How is it that incredibly well-known, well-respected minds that have forged today’s world through scientific rigor and raw intellectual power, can end up thinking that because you’re black, you’re less intelligent? Surely a renowned geneticist, a Nobel laureate at that, ...


Community leader warns Scottish Jews considering leaving country

17th January 2019

Robert Somogyi Writer In a presentation given to the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group of freedom of religion or belief, Ephraim Borowski, the Director of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, said that “many Jews actively discuss leaving Scotland because they feel alienated, vulnerable and not at home.” The former Head of the Department of Psychology ...


Tree removal begins across campus as redevelopment gets underway

16th January 2019

  Credit Jplenio     Lily Lamb Writer Work is set to begin on several projects involving tree removals on University Place, Dumbarton Way, Dumbarton Road and the interface with Kelvingrove Park throughout the coming months. This is part of the University’s £1 billion campus development framework and in line with consented planning approvals.   ...


SERCO loses bid to house asylum seekers in Scotland

16th January 2019

  Roisin McCann Writer   The multinational service corporation Serco, which faced widespread criticism after entanglement in highly public controversy over intentions to carry out a lock-changing eviction process, has lost its contract to accommodate asylum seekers in Scotland. Contracted by the Home Office to provide housing for asylum seekers, Serco has faced long term ...


“Football – bloody hell”

14th January 2019

  Andrew Quinn Sports Editor I love football. I always have and always will. I enjoy playing, and spent much of my childhood on my PS3 and laptop playing FIFA and Football Manager. I watch lots of matches too, having been a season ticket holder at St Mirren Park in my first two years of ...


PREVIEW: Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell at the CCA Monday 21 January

14th January 2019

Amy Rodgers Deputy Culture Editor – Art Who was Arthur Russell? This question has animated a proliferation of books, documentaries and articles in recent years. The resurrection of Arthur Russell is well and truly underway; collection of posthumous releases of his music and a significant number of eulogies have now been dedicated to his life. ...