2019 September



Feeling not so stately after state school

24th September 2019

Hailie Pentleton Writer Hailie Pentleton looks at how being educated by a state school rather than by a private institution has affected her university experience. After the initial joy of accepting my place at the University of Glasgow had faded, I felt an odd sense of guilt. When I first mentioned the idea of applying ...


From Glasgow to… Edinburgh

22nd September 2019

Bethany WoodheadEditor-in-Chief Bethany Woodhead kickstarts our day trip series with an exploration of Edinburgh With less than half a million people calling Edinburgh their home, this historic city is flooded with over four million tourists each year… and for good reason. Packed into this small city is a spiral of medievalism contrasted with cosmopolitanism. As ...


TRNSMT’s Queen Tut’s stage: Should we really be separating our female artists?

22nd September 2019

Chloe WaterhouseDeputy Culture Editor – Music “The only thing that should separate artists is genre, not gender.” Glaswegian music festival TRNSMT was subject to scrutiny this year for its introduction of a stage dedicated exclusively to all-female acts. The “Queen Tut’s” stage takes its name from an International Women’s Day event held at Glasgow’s own ...


More needs to be done to support ethnic minority STEM students at Glasgow University

22nd September 2019

Marianna Marcelline Science and Tech Editor The University of Glasgow should do more to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students of ethnic minorities who lack representation on campus and are likely to perform worse in their degrees than their white counterparts. BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) individuals feel underrepresented in many aspects ...


Finding your feet as a first-generation fresher

22nd September 2019

Madison PlumridgeWriter Madison Plumridge offers her guide to navigating university as a first-generation student. Navigating the world of university – filled with gowns, academic papers, and cliquey student societies – is arguably daunting for any first year. Glasgow is no different. When a seemingly innocent trip to the Beer Bar ends in a political debate, ...


“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 ...


Interview: Freshers’ Week headliners The Ninth Wave

20th September 2019

Andrew QuinnDeputy Editor-in-Chief Local duo to play the QMU having released half of their debut album earlier this year. The Ninth Wave are one of the stars of the line up at the Queen Margaret Union for this year’s Freshers’ Week. The post-punk band, comprised of singer and guitarist Haydn Park Patterson and singer and ...


Review: Sean Lìonadh’s launch of Not Normal Anymore

20th September 2019

Katrina WilliamsDeputy Culture Editor – Books Tuesday’s poetry night at Inn Deep is a longstanding tradition. But tonight, there’s something even more special about it – Sean Lìonadh, Glaswegian poet and creator of the viral video “Time for Love”, is celebrating the launch of his new poetry collection, Not Normal Anymore. I had the chance ...