2019 February



An ode to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

26th February 2019

Hannah Patterson Advertising & Events Manager As the acclaimed series comes to an end, Hannah Patterson tells us why this is the show you should all be watching At first glance, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend could easily be mistaken for a shallow TV show about a girl obsessed with her first love. In the first episode we ...


To watch or not to watch?

25th February 2019

Waris Albakri Writer Make no mistake, the #MeToo movement is a reaction to institutionalised power and how this can be wielded to silence victims of sexual assault, harassment and rape. With high-profile, prolific offenders, such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Les Moonves, we see offenders who’ve used the power of esteem to threaten and ...


Review: Naomi Alderman’s The Power

25th February 2019

  Emily Menger-Davies Writer   “In a plot driven by gender relations, there was a missed opportunity here to explore LGBTQ themes in the novel.” Naomi Alderman’s The Power envisages a world in which gender relations are turned upside-down, as overnight, women develop a new organ: a “skein” along their collarbone, which enables them to ...


Pondering the veracity of the sentiment behind Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name

25th February 2019

Sofia Stephens Writer Is the primal and all-consuming feeling the characters share realistic on any level? Or better, is it to be considered in any way desirable? It’s hard to discuss love in concrete terms. The ineffability of the feeling both defines it and prevents us from assigning it an appropriately universal definition, sparking a ...


Screen and sexuality: A discussion with young adults on their LGBTQ+ icons

24th February 2019

  Katie McPeake Film and TV Columnist   We all remember our first crush that we saw onscreen – whether that be the dazzling Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan, forever wishing that he would come and whisk you away to Neverland, or Lara Croft being a level of badass that no one else could reach. ...


Paedophilia isn’t welcome in the LGBTQ+ community

24th February 2019

  Katrina Williams Writer Trolls asserting paedophilia within LGBTQ+ communities are doing more harm than you think On 19 June 2018, halfway through Pride month, the mother of 8-year-old drag kid “Desmond is Amazing” received numerous messages alerting her to the contents of unofficial flyers for Central Oregon’s Pride event that had been posted up ...


Is it wrong to humanise James Bulger’s killers?

24th February 2019

  Chris Dobson Writer There’s no such thing as bad publicity, according to the old adage; I wonder if Vincent Lambe agrees. His thirty-minute short film Detainment has had its fair share of good and bad publicity. Already the recipient of multiple awards and rave reviews, it is now a nominee for an Oscar for ...


Review: Boudica by Student Theatre at Glasgow

24th February 2019

  Kelton Hosten Reporter Content warning: rape, sexual violence, and descriptions of blood/gore There’s a certain stigma that goes with historical plays. When you go to a theatre to see a play that is named after a historical figure, you tend to expect Shakespearean monologuing, old-fashioned values, and a snoozefest of political intrigue. This is ...


Former Prime Minister attacks state of UK politics at UofG speech

24th February 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor Former Prime Minister John Major delivered a speech at the University of Glasgow on February 19 where he attacked Brexit and its enablers, as well as both the Labour and Conservative parties. “Facts were dismissed as ‘Project Fear’. Fiction was treated as fact. Assertion was presented as cast-iron proof. As a result, ...


Oscars 2019, a one night showcase for political statements

23rd February 2019

  Robert Somogyi Writer   Tomorrow night, Hollywood’s shiniest celebrities will meet again for the 91st time to honour exceptional acting, directing and producing. But much has changed since the first Academy Awards: a small celebration of the art of cinema has turned into a media event focusing on raising political awareness and increasingly neglecting ...