2019 September



GUSA membership price increases again

17th September 2019

Jordan HunterReporter President Paddy Everingham addresses concerns, but claims increase is due to Uni budgeting Glasgow University Sports Association has increased their membership fees for the second time in three years. This year, students joining the organisation will pay an additional £7, bringing the annual fee to £132. The price hike comes after membership was ...


Damned if you DUP, Damned if you don’t

17th September 2019

Hannah PattersonViews Editor Hannah Patterson discusses the ramifications of Westminster intervening in Northern Ireland When the news broke that Westminster had decided to reform Northern Ireland’s laws on abortion and equal marriage, the world celebrated: but many of us who are from Northern Ireland had reservations. I would like to make it clear right now ...


Mario’s Plaice to receive £25,000 after winning public vote

17th September 2019

Tara GandhiEditor-in-Chief Glasgow institution, Mario’s Plaice, is to receive £25,000 for a restaurant makeover after winning the Deliveroo Restaurant Makeover project. The independent, family-owned restaurant was the only Scottish business shortlisted out of over 500, before being voted as one of the three winners by the British public. Patrick Grady, SNP MP for Glasgow North, ...


Don’t stay on the sidelines

17th September 2019

Andrew QuinnDeputy Editor-in-Chief Glasgow University is not particularly well-known for its great sports facilities or clubs. Instead, it is famous for being one of the ancient Scottish universities, and many believe that it has a real focus on the arts. However, the abundance of opportunities to play sport is one of Glasgow University’s strongest assets. ...


A guide to Glasgow’s music scene

17th September 2019

Niamh Walker Writer New to Glasgow? Niamh Walker is here to take you on a whistle-stop tour of the city’s thriving music scene. Crowned the UK’s only UNESCO city of music, Glasgow has an undeniably rich and varied music scene. The city’s friendly and welcoming nature means that its ability to foster and embrace up-and-coming, ...


No-deal Brexit will cost Glasgow £2.35b and 38,000 jobs

17th September 2019

Joanne KrusDeputy News Editor With Brexit rapidly approaching, new research claims that Glasgow could lose 38,000 jobs and be £2.35 billion worse off if the UK is to leave the EU without a deal. These figures were published in a report by city council economists, which was obtained by The Sunday Times. The report examines ...


Should we nationalise social media?

17th September 2019

Madeline Pritchard Science and Tech Editor Social media is everywhere – but can we trust it with our data or our wellbeing? We are each now inextricably connected to the internet. Even if we deleted all of our accounts and communicated exclusively on an old Nokia, there’d still be an imprint left over: a digital ...


Glasgow University to offer female-only medical leaders course

17th September 2019

Vincent Muratet Reporter Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow, has partnered with Jackie Taylor, the first female President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, to create the class. The University of Glasgow is offering a female-only course this October in response to a lack of women in the ...


Is social media the key to revolution?

17th September 2019

Zuzanna FilipiukWriter Zuzanna Filipiuk reflects on the impact of social media activism for the Sudanese revolution Alaa Salah was only 22 years old when she climbed onto a car in Khartoum and started leading the chant: “Religion says that men, if they see something wrong, won’t be quiet.” A video featuring the “Nubian Queen” calling ...


Rugby World Cup Preview: Scotland

16th September 2019

Alexandra Bullard Writer A fourth-place finish in 1991 is the only time Scotland have gone beyond the last eight in eight attempts. Cast your mind back to 2015. Who could forget that controversial 80th-minute Australian penalty which denied Scotland a place in the last-four against Argentina? With rain pouring down unabated, I still get cold ...