2019 November



Separating the art from the artist

28th November 2019

Genevieve Brown Writer Writer Genevieve Brown explores the well-loved Roald Dahl’s extreme anti-semitic views, as well as other recent instances of anti-Semitism in popular culture. Roald Dahl was an unapologetic anti-semite. Comments he made to the Independent in 1990 included the admission, “I’ve become anti-semitic”. He also affirmed his beliefs in many common anti-Jewish stereotypes ...


Glasgow lecturers speak out on the picket line

27th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor While lecturers are pleased for the high turnout on the picket lines, they are very concerned about the deteriorating working conditions in higher education throughout the UK. Over 150 UCU members formed picket lines at the University of Glasgow following the beginning of their 8-day strike on Monday. The pickets ...


Extinction Rebellion activists drop banner at Glasgow University

27th November 2019

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent The banner read: “No education on a dead planet” as members stood in front of the Reading Room to explain the messaging behind their activism. Activists of the Extinction Rebellion Universities at the University of Glasgow  dropped a banner from the Reading Room on Friday 22 November.  The banner read: “No ...


An online generation in isolation

27th November 2019

Katerina Triantafyllidou Writer Making friends at university is tough enough as it is, but has it become harder since social media took over our lives? Picture this: you’re walking down University Avenue, excited for your very first day of university life. Look at all these new people! You’re nervous, but at least you’re not all ...


Decriminalising drugs: who wins?

27th November 2019

Dorota Dziki Writer How decriminalisation could help the hidden victims of the drug trade. In 1971, the “War on Drugs” was initiated by then-president Richard Nixon, with the aim of discouraging the production, distribution, and consumption of illegal drugs in the United States. Despite this, narcotics remains an ever-present issue, with trafficking and production only ...


Let’s talk about porn

27th November 2019

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief It’s time to break the taboo and discuss what millions of us watch everyday. Pornography is watched by millions every day. Some consume it regularly and others don’t use it at all. Surely it is time to break the taboo and talk about this medium which is affecting our lives. Anti-pornography ...


Authentic Thanksgiving Dishes

27th November 2019

Rachel Stamford & Stephanie Stamford News Editor & Writer Florida native Rachel Stamford shares her family’s favourite foodstuffs for Thanksgiving. I’ve lived in both England and Scotland over the past two years and one thing no one I’ve come across has been able to grasp is just how serious Americans take Thanksgiving. We actually take ...


Got ID mate? How voting could get harder

27th November 2019

Madison Plumridge Writer Madison Plumridge discusses Tory plans to implement a mandatory identification check at polling stations. Call me radical, but I believe ordinary people being able to vote in elections to be a basic tenet of democracy. I also believe it to be the responsibility of politicians to make voting in elections as easy, ...


People make Glasgow the second friendliest city in the UK

26th November 2019

Michelle Osbourne Writer Glasgow has been voted the second friendliest city in the UK by Big7 travel, and in the top 10 worldwide. The city beat many others to the second spot, with only Newcastle beating it.  The city has always been known for its friendliness around the UK. Glasgow is known for its distinct ...


Sleeping with the enemy… your ex

26th November 2019

Kristy Leeds Writer Ever ended up in the bed of an ex that dumped you and left you heartbroken, wondering how on earth you got there? Just a few days ago you were engulfing a tub of Ben and Jerry’s, drinking copious amounts of wine, and sobbing into your duvet at Pretty Woman. Afterwards, you ...