2019 November



Extinction Rebellion calls upon University to adopt “Green New Deal”

10th November 2019

Benjamin Coulson Writer The group says UoG have not made significant progress to tackle climate change. The first of a series of meetings was held on 6 November to create an ecological petition at the University of Glasgow. In March, a motion put forward before Goldsmiths University to adopt a “Green New Deal” by 2020 ...


Review: Elvana @ O2 Academy

9th November 2019

Kevin Le Merle and Aoife Thomas Advertising and events manager, Writer What on earth is Elvana? A drunk fantasy of Kurt Cobain and Elvis having a baby? Close, but no. Elvana is a Nirvana tribute band, fronted by an unlikely Elvis. Many outraged commentators have responded, “Kurt Cobain would be rolling in his grave!” and ...


Review: Glasgow’s World of Film International Festiva

9th November 2019

Megan Farrimond Writer Glasgow’s World of Film International Festival aimed to break boundaries with their panels, discussions and screenings incorporating a blur of cultures and languages, merging together to create an interesting festival taking place over the course of a weekend on Glasgow’s Southside. Held primarily at Film City in Ibrox and the Virgin Money ...


‘Sometimes death is a kindness’: Peaky Blinders season five review

9th November 2019

Orla Brady Writer The highly anticipated fifth season of Steven Knight’s flagship BBC drama Peaky Blinders has come to an end after what I’m sure fellow viewers will agree has been a swift five weeks. The rate at which the popularity and buzz around the show has increased is astounding. Series 5 has once again ...


UK Drag Race ‘hasn’t had any complaints’ thus far

9th November 2019

Euan Goodwin Writer When the news first broke out that RuPaul would be producing a Drag Race UK, I was far from subdued. I felt sick from anxiety. Being an avid fan of Drag Race in its American format, I had an irrational fear of how we Brits may tarnish the standard of the show. ...


Is the university doing enough to fight the climate crisis?

9th November 2019

Elle Mayne Writer Glasgow University was the first university in Europe to divest from all fossil fuels. After over a year of campaigning led by university societies, in 2014 the University of Glasgow began to move £18m from fossil fuel investments to sustainable alternatives. In the last five years, has our university lost momentum in ...


Review: The Academic @ SWG3

9th November 2019

Maya Vides Writer Following the success of their debut album, Tales from the Backseat, The Academic have been on the road since the beginning of the year, and after announcing their headline tour with Wolff and Marsicans, they quickly sold out SWG3. The Academic’s music is very reminiscent of bands like The Strokes and The ...


Book vs. Film: Shutter Island

6th November 2019

Amy Cooper Writer Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island isn’t a book for the fainthearted. A dark and twisted psychological thriller, it pushes the reader to their limit and causes them not only to question the sanity of the characters, but their own state of mind as well. Yet, whilst the film attempts to match its level ...


Review: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2 by Foals

6th November 2019

Imogen Miller Writer Foals have done it again, banger after banger; the Oxford quartet keep gifting us with a mix of dirty grooves, aggressive distortion and tender catharsis. Their long awaited follow up to Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part One shows that Foals are a band willing to take risks, making the mammoth ...


Paisley songwriter Quinny releases It’s Not Even Your Birthday

6th November 2019

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief The London-based artist has released a new single and announced dates in Glasgow and London for the start of December. Paisley-born songwriter Quinny has released his latest festive number, It’s Not Even Your Birthday, and announced two live dates in Glasgow and London. The London-based artist put out a Christmas EP ...