2019 November



Glasgow University rector gives his support for Radical Independence

12th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Aamer Anwar and others spoke at Radical Independence Campaign in Glasgow to condemn the UK government and make their case of a radical Scottish independence. The Radical Independence Campaign held a conference in Glasgow on 26 October to discuss their alternative vision for an independent Scotland to the SNP’s vision.  ...


Gap in the syllabus: “You can’t responsibly talk about the Victorian Era without talking about sexuality”

12th November 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer Earlier in 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching courses that feature LBGTQ+ content. The series discusses the benefits and backlashes of including LGBTQ+ studies in higher education across the UK and the US, and aims ...


Rector nominations now open

12th November 2019

Andrew Quinn, Jack Corban and Bethany Woodhead Deputy Editors and Editor-in-Chief Nominations have opened to select the new rector of the University, as Aamer Anwar’s tenure ends in March 2020. Rector nominations close on 27 January 2020 and electronic voting opens 23 March 2020, ending the following day. All registered students are eligible to vote.  ...


Giant steps are what we take

11th November 2019

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Glasgow sides move toward the knockout stages. Thursday night saw Glasgow’s Europa League representatives win their respective games, as Celtic confirmed their place in the Europa League’s knockout stages, whilst Rangers kept a clean sheet at home to put themselves in the driving seat for their final two fixtures at home ...


Hypersonic Homeboys: Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi as marketing moguls

11th November 2019

Leah Sinforiani Writer A look into the marketing genius of “Scotland’s Beyoncé” and “North Shields’ Superstar”. The indisputable talents of “Scotland’s Beyoncé” Lewis Capaldi and “North Shields Superstar” Sam Fender aren’t hard to miss. But is a massive poster of Capaldi with a towel on his head on the London Underground lessening the lyrical authenticity ...


Channel 4 open new Creative Hub in Glasgow

11th November 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Channel 4 also plans to introduce a development fund to the hubs to help with new creative ideas from outside London. Channel 4 has opened their new Creative Hub in Glasgow to develop stronger relationships with the creative industries across the UK. Glasgow and Bristol were selected as two of ...


Sir Alex Ferguson donates memorabilia to Glasgow Caledonian University as new library named in his honour

11th November 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Memorabilia donated by the former Manchester United manager includes his A-licence coaching certificate from 1979 and a dairy from 1993. Sir Alex Ferguson has donated memorabilia to Glasgow Caledonian University after they named their new library after him. The former Manchester United manager officially opened the new library on 30 ...


Library Etiquette 101

11th November 2019

Jasmine Urquhart Writer As a third year who has spent approximately 1,000 hours in the library over the course of my degree, I have enough anecdotes about this 12 floor building to write a small book. But there are a few specific, recurring annoyances that just won’t seem to go away, so I will only ...


Glasgow MP allegedly groped by fellow MP during a Glasgow uni reunion

11th November 2019

Jordan Hunter Reporter Local MP Paul Sweeney has accused Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson of inappropriately touching him at a Westminster bar. Mr Sweeney had apparently been showing around some fellow Glasgow uni alumni when they decided to go into the bar. He claims Mr. Thomson was visibly drunk and “barely able to stand up” ...


Gender neutrality at award ceremonies: Too far? Or not far enough?

10th November 2019

Elena Adams Writer  Let’s throw a middle finger to Piers Morgan’s gender politics. Gender; a key but ever-changing concept in our world now. The word’s meaning is changing as people are slowly beginning to change their attitudes. Recently, Sam Smith came out as gender-neutral, now going by the pronouns they/them. Shortly after this, there were ...