2019 November



University of Glasgow launches Games and Gaming Lab

30th November 2019

Lewis Paterson Writer The University of Glasgow has officially unveiled its new Games and Gaming Lab (GGLab), based at the College of Arts, which is designed to investigate how games can assist in research and education in new ways. The lab was launched on 19 November and covers games from tabletop to electronic, across all ...


Glasgow to phase out single-use plastics by 2022

30th November 2019

Francesca Di Fazio Writer Glasgow City Council is aiming to phase out single-use plastics by 2022 as part of a wider strategy to eliminate all “unnecessary plastic” by 2030. A 24-point action plan, which will be subjected to annual review, has been developed after an online public consultation this summer gathered over 1,500 respondents expressing ...


Stop and search: are we missing the point?

30th November 2019

Leda Basile Writer There has been a long-standing controversy surrounding Police Scotland’s stop and search methods. In May 2017, propelled by the intense criticisms that originated from previous stop and search tactics, a new code of practice was established. This new code constituted an end to the questionable practice of “consensual searches” – that is, ...


An ode to Insta-poetry

29th November 2019

James Taylor Writer You would be forgiven for thinking that the poet Rupi Kaur was something of an anomaly. Her breakout collection of poetry, Milk and Honey, published in 2014, was a colossal commercial success, selling over 2.5m copies worldwide to date. This is a landmark achievement for any writer, but perhaps even more astonishing ...


Air pollution: the biggest threat you’ve never seen

29th November 2019

Alexandra Luca Writer Imagine waking up on the morning of your December exam, confident you’ve done your best this term – you didn’t even need to resort to cramming the night before – and the clear sky outside is certainly a good omen. As the day goes on, though, your head feels a bit fuzzy. ...


GU students organise charity fundraiser at Walkabout

29th November 2019

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief Glasgow University students have organised a Star Wars Trivia night at Walkabout, Renfield Street on 5 December to raise money for charity. The Star Wars Trivia Gauntlet created by fourth-year Film and TV students David Campbell and Sophie Aziz pits 40 contestants against each other. It is £10 to enter and ...


Newsquest’s Glasgow journalists ballot for strike action

29th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Journalists working for Newsquest’s Glasgow newspapers ballot for industrial action following the company’s announcement that it will have to make redundancies. Journalists working for Newsquest, a newspaper company which owns over 200 UK publications, are balloting for industrial action.  The ballot opened on 27 November and close on 9 December.  ...


Future of veganism: Frankenstein’s… burger?

29th November 2019

Christy O’Hanlon Writer Christy O’Hanlon discusses the controversial release of Brewdog’s newest creation: “The Hybrid Burger”, which is 50% meat and 50% fake meat. Embedded between two soft, floury Matcha buns lies a layer of thin, crunchy onion straws, a blanket of melted, creamy, vegan gouda cheese, a generous serving of golden, crispy potato rosti, ...


But you don’t look disabled…

29th November 2019

Hailie Pentleton Writer Our writer Hailie Pentleton shares her experience of life as a student with a hidden disability. Starting university is daunting for any student. You accept your offer, buy the overpriced textbooks you were warned against, and before you know it, you’re sitting amidst a sea of fresh-faced peers wondering if you made ...


Are actorvists high on CO2?

29th November 2019

Mary Horner Writer Do accusations of hypocrisy fired at actors with high-carbon lifestyles carry any weight?  Everyone’s heard of Extinction Rebellion (XR). I bet most of you have seen one of their protests. But how far do their supporters really understand the core message that XR is promoting? Celebrities from all over the world, and ...