2019 March



Far-right group targets Glasgow University lecturer

14th March 2019

Sam Doak Deputy News Editor A number of posters were put up across the University of Glasgow campus this week by the far-right group “Generation Identity”. The target of these posters was Dr Samuel Tongue, a lecturer working in the Theology and Religious Studies department. The posters included an unsupported allegation that Tongue’s lack of ...


Is interrailing really worth it?

13th March 2019

Kevin Le Merle Writer Kevin Le Merle undertakes a staple of student travel culture I went interrailing in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. It wasn’t much of a surprise, then, to see that many of the people I met along the way were also British; fearful, tearful, and afraid that it was their last ...


Glasgow ranked 8th best city in the world

13th March 2019

    Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Glasgow has been awarded the 8th spot in Time Out’s best city in the world for 2019, beating competition like Tokyo and Barcelona. The city was praised for its outstanding eating and clubbing scenes as well as its “dynamic” music. The city placed 8 out of 48, in ...


Political memes are here to stay

13th March 2019

Douglas Wyllie Writer Douglas Wyllie examines how internet memes have changed the way we engage with politics Memes are everywhere. You can’t scroll through your Facebook feed without seeing at least one. Ten years ago memes were a niche part of the internet but now, with the explosion of social media, memes have become a ...


Our future, London’s choice?

12th March 2019

Hamish Morrison News Editor Leafleting on the top of library hill on a clear, bright Monday afternoon, the Glasgow University branch of Our Future, Our Choice are calling on Glasgow students to join the mass People’s Vote demonstrations in London on 23 March. A sign reads: “£20 return to London – ask us how”. I ...


‘Millennials’ dodge a bullet from misguided ad campaign

12th March 2019

Kristy Anne Leeds Writer The recent army recruitment posters targeting millennials reveals an attitude clearly out of touch with our generation “Your country needs you.” The infamous eyes of Lord Kitchener that follow you around the room, as his finger points squarely at your face. Probably, the most recognised army recruitment poster ever. No surprise ...


Does Marie Kondo have a point?

12th March 2019

Jen Bowey Deputy Editor Jen Bowey looks into the psychology supporting minimalist lifestyles Following her 2011 book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo now has a show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The recent launch of the show on Netflix has sparked a revival of the conversation about minimalist ...


“IRA” claim responsibility for explosive device sent to Glasgow University

12th March 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor A group calling itself the “IRA” has claimed responsibility for the explosive device sent to the University of Glasgow last week, Police Scotland confirm. A joint statement from Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police said the claim of “IRA” responsibility was received on Monday 11 March using a recognised codeword by a ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2019: Yuli

11th March 2019

    Niki Radman Writer   In the first week of Glasgow Film Festival, director Iciar Bollain and screenwriter Paul Laverty presented their latest film Yuli, a vibrant biopic about Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. The screening on February 23 was followed by a Q&A with Bollain, Laverty, and Acosta himself. Few people get to ...


What happens to us? Ireland’s fate in a post-Brexit world

11th March 2019

    Hannah Patterson Advertising & Events Manager   When the results of the EU referendum were announced in June 2016 the responses were, to say the very least, varied. In my hometown, a border town in Northern Ireland, however, one question popped up over and over again – “What happens to us?” Northern Ireland ...