2019 February



A look into the controversial Shamima Begum case

19th February 2019

Elle Lindsay Writer Though our country remains hugely divided by political opinion, one new topic has become so hotly contested that conversations around Brexit have taken a backseat. Shamima Begum, 19, wants to return to the UK after leaving four years ago to become an IS (Islamic State) Bride, but her plea has been denied ...


New books on the block: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

19th February 2019

Emily Hay Books Columnist Korede and Ayoola are sisters. Korede is an unremarkable, yet dedicated hospital nurse and Ayoola is a gorgeous social media star come fashion designer. Oh, and I almost forgot – she’s also a serial boyfriend killer. When Korede receives that confessional call from her sister for the third time, there’s no ...


John Major to deliver lecture at the University of Glasgow

18th February 2019

Oliver Rudden Writer Sir John Major, the former Conservative UK Prime Minister, will be headlining the  2019 John Smith conference on public service at the University of Glasgow. The conference, taking place on 19 February, will involve a selection of panels and roundtables throughout the day discussing the representation and the role of public servants ...


Art after death

17th February 2019

  Joshua Gualtieri Writer   Joshua Gualtieri considers the ethical implications of projects released by record companies well after the death of their creators If we pull apart the strands of the death of a musical artist in the 2010s, a distinctly modern pattern emerges: whispers circulate on social media before the release of official ...


Realness in rap: the case for 21 Savage

17th February 2019

Tayla Benson Writer   Superbowl Sunday saw social media preoccupied with the surprise revelation that Grammy nominated Atlanta Rapper, 21 Savage, is in fact British. On the morning of Superbowl Sunday, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested the rapper, threatening deportation as a result of overstaying his visa by over 10 years. The government ...


The cheapest places for groceries

16th February 2019

    Alice Le Dizes Writer   So you’ve made it, you’re in Glasgow! Whether you are a fresher or a returning student, you are probably settling back into the student life after a hectic Freshers’ Week. And your eating patterns are coming back to normal. But then, what if too many nights out left ...


Female Focus: Sylvia Plath

16th February 2019

    Roisin McCann Writer   How rare and profoundly precious a feeling it is when you realise you’ve blissfully stumbled upon the work of someone who will change the way you view your position in life itself. I can map Plath’s effect on my perspective, from the day I picked up The Bell Jar ...


Review: Bastille at the O2 Academy

15th February 2019

  Rebecca Scott Travel Editor   Travel Editor Rebecca Scott checks out Bastille’s performance at the O2 Academy supported by Lewis Capaldi on February 6 Seeing Bastille perform in a venue like O2 Academy – with a capacity of just 2500 – seems like stumbling across some hushed-up secret. Their sustained commercial success means that ...


Tinderella: Seven dates in seven days

14th February 2019

Hannah Patterson Advertising & Events Manager Hannah Patterson describes her week of dipping her toe into the Glasgow dating scene As a single woman in her twenties, I like to think of myself as Glasgow’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw – running around the city in various questionable outfits looking for my dream partner. The reality ...


Review: Burning

14th February 2019

Manon Haag Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV Despite Lee Chang-dong’s directing talent, the film falls short of expectations Burning is a good film, no doubt, but it lacks a lot to be a great film. With its slow pace, cryptic and dissonant visual and audible clues, and poetic dialogue, Lee Chang-dong’s new offering ...