2019 February



Can’t pay? We’ll take your degree away

3rd February 2019

  Emily Hay Books Columnist The University of Liverpool’s recent academic sanctions are yet another example of how students are predominantly seen as customers. Last week, news broke that the University of Liverpool had been imposing academic sanctions such as blocking students from accessing their university emails, denying them access to the library and halting ...


Why Andy Murray is a tennis legend

3rd February 2019

    Andrew Quinn Sport Editor   The Scot could have played his last ever match Andy Murray crashed out of the Australian Open to world number 23 Bautista Agut in what could be his last competitive tennis match. A chronic hip injury, for which he had surgery last year, could end the three-time Grand ...


Glasgow taxi fares to increase to tackle falling passenger numbers

3rd February 2019

  Bethany Woodhead Views Editor Customers will be facing a 10.2% increase in prices Glasgow City Council has given the go-ahead to proposals to increase taxi fares in the city by the end of the month, for the second time in a year. Customers will be facing a 10.2% increase in prices in a bid ...


Controversy over lack of sprinklers in Glasgow School of Art

3rd February 2019

Osama Abou-zeid Writer   An ongoing investigation into the recent fire in the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building has thrown into focus the fact that no sprinklers were installed at the time the fire began on 15 June 2018. The information about the lack of a fire suppression system was revealed by the British ...


Chinese New Year: On Screen

2nd February 2019

Kuan-Ping Liu Writer Gōng xǐ fā cái! (May you be prosperous!) One of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, Lunar New Year (LNY), aka Spring Festival, is on its way. LNY films, much like Christmas films, play an important part of getting into the festive spirit. Unlike Christmas films, where the stories are ...


Corbyn at any cost?

2nd February 2019

Theo Wilcocks Writer Theo Wilcocks talks about the Corbyn supporters who seem to be willing to fight beyond reasonable measure “Corbyn has mastered a lot of things, but strangely not saying shit just to get elected. Mate, say some shit just to get elected: it’s really your only job right now.” That was the insight ...


One is not amused: Is it time for the Royal Family to go?

2nd February 2019

Clara Oxley Writer For centuries, the Royal Family have been regarded as the symbol of a United Kingdom, the face of a “Great” Britain, a shining example of leadership and family… oh, and a constant reminder of class privilege which has been deeply ingrained into this so-called equal and democratic society for long enough. Last ...


Council to end free Sunday parking in city centre

2nd February 2019

John Weingarten Reporter Glasgow City Council has proposed plans to end free parking in city centre spaces on Sundays. Sunday is currently the only day of the week in which parking is free in the city centre. Stuart Patrick, the leader of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, has criticised the plan as a cash grab ...


It’s time for R Kelly to face the music

1st February 2019

Kristian Borghoff Writer New documentary ‘Surviving R Kelly’ might finally be opening peoples eyes to the rappers abusive behaviour – but will it make a real difference in the music industry? The news cycle over the past few years has been dominated by scandal after scandal involving once-revered celebrities, and the age-old debate of art ...


We need to talk about Addy “Agame”

1st February 2019

Holly Jennings Writer The behaviour of this so-called pick up artist shows toxic masculinity is as big a problem as ever, yet is still being ignored  It’s difficult to tell what is real and what is fictional in the category of offensive behaviour from men this month. Around the same time as the release of ...