21st September 2019 - The Glasgow Guardian

“Ugly beautiful”: the cinema of Glasgow

21st September 2019

Rory JonesWriter Glasgow as we see it through our screens. In an interview with Indiewire in 2000, Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay was asked to sum up what made her home city so cinematic:  “Glasgow has this amazing light and beauty and rawness, there is a surrealism about it. absolutely stunningly beautiful, yet in some ...

Sun, sex, and serotonin: Love Island and mental health

21st September 2019

Christy O’Hanlon Writer How responsible are television networks for the mental health of their game show contestants? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the entirety of summer, you can’t have missed the dizzying hype over ITV’s Love Island. The hugely popular reality dating show aims to give young, tanned, and gorgeous singles the ...

Fear of the Freshers’ 15

21st September 2019

Chloe WaterhouseDeputy Culture Editor – Music Chloe Waterhouse discusses the concept of the dreaded “Freshers’ 15″ The phrase “Freshers’ 15” has been around for years. It has been thrown around in fear, despaired about in Student Room threads, and plastered on student union posters as a red flag. The expression, which describes the average weight ...