2019 February



Council considers plans to pedestrianise and cover the M8 at Charing Cross

6th February 2019

  Marianna Marcelline Writer Fresh proposals have been put forward to install a pedestrianised cover above part of the M8 that runs through Central Glasgow. The plans, which are currently entering the feasibility study stage, involve fitting a roof garden cap above the motorway, in the area between Mitchell Library and Sauchiehall Street. The aim ...


Death Cab for Cutie @ O2 Academy: Insurance Salesmen on a Bender

5th February 2019

Axel Koch Music Columnist Music columnist Axel Koch checks in with indie darlings Death Cab for Cutie at the O2 Academy, eager to see if their live performances hold up after a string of less than favourable releases A few years ago, Ben Gibbard and his band Death Cab for Cutie, stalwarts of the indie ...


Not all sexism is created equal

5th February 2019

Elle Lindsay Writer As we welcome 2019 and set resolutions to become “better” versions of ourselves, we are already forced to acknowledge that the turmoil of 2018 is not yet fully behind us: the political state of the country remains unfathomable, our fight to save a crumbling ecosystem rages on, and society continues to mourn ...


Bielsa, Spygate & the So-Called ‘Etiquettes’ of Football

5th February 2019

Dylan Tuck Culture Editor “I know that not everything that’s legal is not right to do. You have many things that are legal, but not right”. The words of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa might have more of philosophical tinge to them than you’d commonly expect from a football head coach, yet his morals have ...


The Film industry is showcasing The Upside down of reality once more

5th February 2019

Zuzanna Filipiuk Writer Zuzanna Filipiuk looks at the most recent faux-pas in the representation of disability on screen In his recent film, The Upside, beloved Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston takes his acting skills to the next level. The film, on the other hand, is not breaking bad at all. In fact, it’s simply playing ...


Anticipating Albums in 2019

5th February 2019

Axel Koch Music Columnist What’s going to happen with Brexit? When will Donald Trump get impeached? Will the Beast from the East make a comeback? What cardinal direction or city of the United States will Kanye West and Kim Kardashian name their next child after? Predicting what 2019 will hold in store for the world ...


Review: Rossini

4th February 2019

    Jen Bowey Deputy Editor High end Italian cuisine is right at home in Finnieston On arriving at Rossini in Finnieston, we were immediately struck by the quaint, cafe style interior of the restaurant. It felt like the kind of place you would pop into for a quick bite to eat on a busy ...


Brexit launches new uncertainty into UK space program

4th February 2019

    Patrick Hughes Writer Government admits UK space program contracts without legal basis after Brexit The UK space sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Having trebled in size over the past two decades, generating a £14.2bn turnover in 2018, the UK officially aims to corner 10% of the global market ...


Review: SQIFF

4th February 2019

  Louis Ratzel and Manon Haag Writer & Film and TV Editor   Inclusiveness and diversity at last year’s Scottish Queer International Film Festival SQIFF comes at the end of the long list of cultural festivals organised in the city between September and December. The 2018 edition was a packed programme full of dilemmas, discoveries ...


University of Glasgow research to create new resources for primary and secondary pupils

4th February 2019

Bronagh McGeary Deputy News Editor   Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced the launch of an entire range of online teaching resources from University of Glasgow academic research. In collaboration with Education Scotland, this unique scheme will offer a wide range of resources tailored to suit the needs of Scottish students across the country. ...