2019 February



Petition launched to stop O2 ABC demolition

10th February 2019

Lewis Paterson Online Editor An online petition has been launched to stop the plans to demolish the O2 ABC venue on Sauchiehall Street, after a building warrant application was submitted to Glasgow City Council to carry it out. The petition on Change.org, set up by Lesley Mitchell, has garnered over 8,000 signatures at the time ...


The truth about grieving at university

10th February 2019

    Kristy Leeds Writer   Kristy Leeds discusses her experience of dealing with the loss of a loved one while starting university I have thought about writing this article for a really, really long time. I needed to try and let go of a burden that’s been weighing heavily on me, to release and ...


What’s the expiration date on homophobic tweets?

10th February 2019

    Kira McCarthy Writer Kira McCarthy asks if we can ever learn to forgive and forget celebrity missteps At this rate, it’s pretty impossible to think about Twitter without thinking about drama. The website has been the source of many arguments, controversies and bringing darker pasts into the light. More specifically, the rise of ...


Scottish football is aiming for the Sky

10th February 2019

  Rory Clark Sport Editor   Sky will be receiving the rights to Scottish football starting in 2020. Does more money equal progression? Sunday 22 May 2005: the last day of the year’s Scottish Premier League season. Ask any amateur pundit who would take the SPL title home at 5 o’clock and you would’ve probably ...


How to take action for the environment: “This Is Our Last Chance”

10th February 2019

Inanna Tribukait Reporter   The latest in our series on the environment explores ways that we, as citizens, can take a more radical approach to effecting change. “Avoiding meat and dairy is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth”, a Guardian headline from last year stated. The newspaper articles, blog posts, and ...


What’s right with games?

9th February 2019

    Isabella Eastwood Writer   Our latest instalment on video games and mental health looks into the importance of community In our last article, we touched upon the various reasons as to why video games are often vilified in the press, however, Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie – UK interactive entertainment – ...


#MeToo, but what next?

9th February 2019

  Bethany Woodhead Views Editor Content warning: this article contains references to sexual abuse and assault. “I was able to tell the tale to close family members nonchalantly and it’s already becoming just another disgusting situation I was subjected to.” For all their merits, the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have blown the cork on ...


Tackling gender stereotypes in sport

9th February 2019

    Theodore Wilcocks Writer   Theodore Wilcocks discusses the importance of putting aside our harmful preconceptions of certain sports “A boy’s sport” is what the teachers called it. “A lesbian” is what the other children labelled her. “Don’t let a girl tackle you,” said the parents at the side of the pitch. This is ...


Glasgow night shelter reports one service user dying every month

9th February 2019

  Osama Abou-zeid Writer   The report follows concerns over the use of street valium and the rise in deaths of homeless people in recent months A report by the Evening Times has revealed that users of the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter suffer a death rate of one per month. The Lodging House Mission organises ...


Convicted paedophile suspended from Glasgow University

8th February 2019

Hamish Morrison & Laurie Clarke News Editor & Editor Convicted paedophile Christopher Daniel has been suspended as a student from the University of Glasgow. Daniel was studying dentistry at the University prior to his suspension. A spokesperson for the University has confirmed that he is not currently on campus. It is unclear when Daniel was ...