2019 February



#MeToo, the great loser of the Oscars 2019

23rd February 2019

  Madeline Pritchard Writer   Strong female-directed films snubbed by the Academy Last year, awards season was all about #MeToo. Stars wore all black to the Golden Globes, there were pointed remarks about the “all-male nominees for best director” from Natalie Portman, and conversations led by Frances McDormand about inclusion riders. Controversy over Casey Affleck ...


Provisional list of SRC election candidates announced

23rd February 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor The provisional list of candidates running in the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) spring elections has been announced, with two of the four paid, full-time sabbatical positions being uncontested. The President position is once again uncontested, as is VP Education. VP Student Support, however, has three candidates and VP Student Activities ...


Is Scottish football still in the “Dark Ages”?

22nd February 2019

Andrew Quinn Sports Editor Kilmarnock have been subjected to sectarian abuse from both sides of the Old Firm in the last couple of weeks. Kris Boyd was hit with a coin and abused by Celtic fans, and Rangers fans called manager Steve Clarke a “Fenian Bastard”. In any other part of the world this would ...


Review: Big Fish by Epilogue Theatre

22nd February 2019

Julia Hegele Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre Epilogue theatre, the charity-centric brain-child of seasoned Cecilian members has opened their season with a real catch. Their most recent production of Big Fish, a musical adaptation of the Tim Burton classic, was a reassuring delve into heartfelt narratives, kindly characters, and the expectable warm embrace of the ...


In defence of Cecilians

22nd February 2019

Julia Hegele Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre     There seems to be some massive internalized conflict between the Glasgow Guardian and the Cecilian Society, the University’s largest musical theatre company. In my opinion this stems from a disconnect between the critical and the creative but that is neither here nor there. In the past week, an ...


Review: Mid90s

22nd February 2019

    Maisie Wilson Culture Editor   This year Glasgow Film Festival opens up with Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s This year Glasgow Film Festival opens up with Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s. Shot in 4:3 on 16mm film, Hill attempts to create a 1990’s retro aesthetic. The result: a film exuding nostalgia, however meandering ...


The political films of Margarethe von Trotta

22nd February 2019

  Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor Deputy News Editor Bronagh McGeary talks to iconic German director Margarethe von Trotta about her famous Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and politics on screen In February, Glasgow Film Theatre took part in a retrospective around prolific German director Margarethe von Trotta as part of their CineMasters series. Three of her ...


Paesano apply to open new pasta restaurant in Glasgow

20th February 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor The owners of the iconic Glasgow pizza place Paesano have applied to open a new pasta restaurant in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Herald Building, constructed in 1895 and located in Mitchell Street at Mitchell Lane, and forms part of The Lighthouse architecture and design centre. The new eatery, to be called Sugo, ...


Are ticket sales expectations sapping the fun and inclusivity out of student theatre?

20th February 2019

Anonymous Writer Any of us who have been part of a university society, especially if we’ve been on management or a committee, will know how hard it is to keep a student-run and therefore student-financed group going. Many societies at the University struggle from year-to-year to keep their heads above water financially – which is ...


Ridin’ Solo: How solo travel allows you to get to know yourself

20th February 2019

Katherine Jossi Writer At a hostel bar on my seventh night in Amsterdam, I heard phrases from my home state – “you betcha” and “don’t ya know”. Lo and behold, it was a couple of Canadians from Alberta. With our shared dialect and mutual love of maple syrup, we got along instantly, spending our night ...