2019 February



Spotlight on: OCD/Pure O

13th February 2019

Anonymous Writer As part of our ongoing series on less-discussed mental illnesses, an anonymous writer shares their experiences of OCD/Pure O Content warning: this article contains references to overdose, suicide, and mental health issues including depression, anxiety and OCD. I have this recurring dream that I can’t seem to shake. It’s 10pm and we’re in ...


Camp Life

13th February 2019

Rebecca Scott Travel Editor When you arrive at a traditional American summer camp as a foreign counsellor, you don’t really have any expectations. As someone who didn’t grow up attending a camp, The Parent Trap and Camp Rock were the extent of my mind’s exposure to the experience. Entering the summer camp and being surrounded ...


In conversation with the creators of short film Heroes

12th February 2019

Amy Rodgers Deputy Culture Editor – Art In the search for equality between the sexes, the first few waves of feminism focused almost exclusively on women’s experiences and voices. In recent years, feminist projects have increasingly incorporated the study of – and the idea of toxic masculinity in particular – into analysis of gender. Toxic ...


Managing mental illness on the go

12th February 2019

Laurie Clarke Editor Laurie Clarke looks into the potential of “lifestyle apps” to support mental health in the modern day It’s January, the weather’s shit, and most normal people are miserably returning to routine. Of course, there are always outliers, and for every hundred or so people snoozing their alarms there’s bound to be one ...


REVIEW: Jorja Smith at the O2 Academy

12th February 2019

Maisie Wilson Culture Editor Jorja Smiths latest Glasgow appearance shows her at her very best At a sold-out gig on a dreich Monday night, Jorja Smith brought light and energy to the crowd of 20-somethings packed into the O2 Academy. Jorja casually walked across the stage with no introduction before getting right into it, as ...


QMU President publishes sexual harassment update

12th February 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor On Monday 11 February Queen Margaret Union President, Mata Durkin, posted an update on the union’s sexual harassment and disciplinary policy for the first time since October 2018, when Durkin released a statement following a Glasgow Guardian investigation that revealed the union had no sexual misconduct policy and had failed to report ...


Skip the Valentine’s Day romcom bore and go explore

11th February 2019

  Gabrielle Lucie Writer   A selection of alternative film events in Glasgow this February 14 Another year, another month of February and the revered by some, despised by others V-day is fast approaching. Far from the madding crowd of couples buying chocolates and lingerie or rushing into restaurants to enjoy three-course-meals with a special ...


SRC election nominations open until 22 February

11th February 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor Nominations for the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (SRC) elections are now open. The nominations will close on 22 February at 4pm. There are a total of 41 positions up for grabs. Positions available include voluntary academic and welfare positions, as well as the four full-time paid sabbatical positions – SRC President, ...


The internet is infecting politics

11th February 2019

  Finley Allott Writer   Is the internet emboldening us to form unchecked, untrue opinions? Just like any platform in politics, the rise of the internet at the turn of the 21st century and the creation of social media that followed it has brought a host of both costs and benefits to the landscape of ...


Review: Green Book

11th February 2019

  Ellen Magee Writer   Peter Farrelly’s new comedy-drama, Green Book, is not without its charm nor its spectacular display of performance, but it is also entrenched in post-release criticism and controversy. The film depicts the relationship between African American world-renowned pianist, Don Shirley, and his hired chauffeur/security on a concert tour through the deep ...