2019 September



Glasgow University finds possible cure for malaria

9th September 2019

Ollie RuddenDeputy News Editor New ground-breaking research found by a global team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow has found a drug that could stop the spread of malaria and treat suffers of the disease. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting 200 million people and takes the lives of half a million ...


Glasgow University engineering school to be renamed after James Watt

9th September 2019

Rachel StamfordNews Editor Exactly 200 years after his death, the University renames school after famed Glasgow inventor The University of Glasgow commemorated the passing of James Watt by renaming the School of Engineering after him, with the blessing of a staff member who is a direct descendent of the famed engineer and inventor. 200 years ...


Not your average book club: A guide to literary societies at UofG

9th September 2019

Sabina DomínguezWriter Books, banter, and a little bit of magic… University has just started and you’re being constantly bombarded by Freshers’ club night adverts and friend requests. However, there’s tons more you can do in your spare time at Glasgow than just drinking and partying! If you love reading as much as I do, take ...


Gig Review: Machine Gun Kelly @ SWG3

9th September 2019

Max KellyDeputy Culture Editor – Travel Our Travel Editor Max Kelly delves into the immersive world of Hotel Diablo as he reviews Machine Gun Kelly’s SWG3 gig. Fresh from his energetic performance at the Reading Festival, Machine Gun Kelly headed north of the border for his second visit to Scotland’s second city: “This is only ...


Overcoming estrangement at university

4th September 2019

Samantha MacraeWriter Samantha Macrae shares her experience of adjusting to student life while estranged from her parents For many, a relationship with biological parents is something that is often taken for granted and thought of as the norm. I became estranged from my parents when I was 16, having been forced out of my family ...


Sports for a laugh

4th September 2019

Dylan TuckSport Editor Not everyone who joins a sports society is up for getting all competitive. A lot of the time, it can be nice to have sports as a hobby, or an outlet for when times get stressful and you want a bit of a distraction. So while the main sporting societies will get ...


How to turn the tide on plastic pollution

4th September 2019

Zoe StormWriter A Glaswegian guide to reducing plastic footprints and zero-waste shopping. Eight million pieces of plastic pollution enter our oceans every day. 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the open ocean. By 2050, plastic will outweigh fish entirely. Why? Because decomposition of marine debris exceeds any human’s...


Album Review: Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind

4th September 2019

Sophie KernachanWriter Sophie Kernachan reviews the much anticipated We Are Not Your Kind, the sixth studio album from Iowa’s favourite mask-wielding heavy metal band After several months of build-up and hype, Slipknot have returned with their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind. The band themselves have made big claims during the lead-up to ...


University of Glasgow ahead of schedule in its plan to divest fully from fossil fuels

4th September 2019

Sam DoakInvestigations Editor The University of Glasgow is ahead of schedule in its plan to divest fully from fossil fuels by 2024, a freedom of information request has revealed. As of 30 June, 5.3% of the university’s endowment was invested in companies within the fossil fuel industry. This puts the institution significantly ahead of its ...


Review: We Out Here festival

4th September 2019

Amy RodgersWriter Writer Amy Rodgers reviews the first ever We Out Here festival, a celebration of club culture, jazz and multiculturalism. This summer’s first ever We Out Here festival saw the celebration and bolstering of many things: the melding of club culture and jazz that has been taking place in recent years; the multiculturalism that ...