2019 April



Kezia Dugdale quitting politics for post at Glasgow University

29th April 2019

Georgina Hayes Editor The former Scottish Labour leader has confirmed that she will be stepping down from the Scottish parliament in July. The MSP from the Lothian region will start her new job at the University of Glasgow this summer. The John Smith Centre, based at the University of Glasgow, “promotes a positive vision for ...


New books on the block: Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash

27th April 2019

  Emily Hay Books Columnist   Desire and addiction. Freedom and control. Pleasure and pain. Love can often be oxymoronic or even contradictory, and Elle Nash’s Animals Eat Each Other is an exploration of these contradictions at every turn. When our unnamed 19-year-old protagonist falls into a lust filled push and pull with couple Matt ...


REVIEW: WWAFAWDWG by Billie Eilish

27th April 2019

Axel Koch Music Columnist   Already breaking records for more “pre-adds” than any other album before on Apple Music and  making her the youngest female solo artist in history to top the UK Album Charts, Billie Eilish’s debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? arrives with the heavy weight of being ...


Acceptance, not awareness

27th April 2019

  Lewis Paterson Online Editor   You might have noticed that April has rolled around again and with it, the usual social media chatter. If you’ve been looking, you might have noticed the terrible April Fools pranks, or the understandable craving for some chocolate eggs at Easter. Another important occurrence this month is that of ...


Review: Nicki Minaj @ SSE Hydro

27th April 2019

Axel Koch Music Columnist   Since the beginning of her career, Nicki Minaj has been battling a duality in her music. In a matter of months between 2010 and 2011, she catapulted herself from the realm of critically belittled mixtapes to the world stage, with a top-ten rap verse of our generation on Kanye West’s ...


University of Glasgow to build high-tech Govan campus

27th April 2019

Sam Doak Deputy News Editor The University of Glasgow has announced plans to build a new waterside campus in Govan. The University has committed £28 million to the project and has secured £27.5 million of outside funding. The University is currently seeking £63 million in further funding for the development, the construction of which it ...


Glasgow University Catholic chaplain supports controversial LGBT abstinence organisation

23rd April 2019

Sam Doak Deputy News Editor Father Ross Campbell, the Catholic chaplain for the University of Glasgow, is also currently acting as the Glasgow chaplain for Courage International, an organisation with the goal of encouraging LGBTQ+ people of the Catholic faith to live in abstinence, The Glasgow Guardian has learned. The Glasgow University Catholic Association (GUCA) ...


66 million year old dinosaur visits Glasgow

21st April 2019

  Tara Gandhi Investigations Editor   Trix the 66 million year old dinosaur is visiting the city this summer, as part of the fossil’s tour of Europe. Glasgow will be its last stop, and only UK destination, where it will stay until 31 July. The skeleton will be housed in Kelvin Hall, with The Hunterian ...


Building cosmopolitan identities while retaining national pride

20th April 2019

  Kevin Le Merle Writer   Kevin Le Merle discusses the influence of nationalism on the formation of identity “Where are you from?” My mind reels at the question. What do I answer? Should I base it on the setting I am in? Should I base my answer on the person asking? Do I give ...


Why aren’t there any white terrorists?

19th April 2019

  Holly Jennings Writer   Holly Jennings discusses the dangerous biases behind the media’s coverage of terrorist attacks Despite deaths by terrorism falling by 44% since 2014, media coverage of terrorist attacks has been at an all time high. In today’s climate it feels like there is a new shooting to be reported everyday, but ...