2019 November



Community and Collectivity: The Scottish Queer International Film Festival

22nd November 2019

Sajid Chowdhury Writer The fifth Scottish Queer International Film Festival took place from 2 – 6 October, featuring a myriad of filmmakers with different experiences and from different backgrounds and representing queer voices from all over the world. At the heart of it all was one message: Community and Collectivity.  Not only did it feature ...


Mental illness, the latest must-have?

21st November 2019

Amélie Davidson Writer 10 October 2019 marked World Mental Health Day, a day aimed at dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health struggles and to increase awareness, understanding and compassion of mental illnesses. The 21st century is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis in which it seems almost everyone has a mental illness. However, is everyone ...


Can headers cause dementia?

21st November 2019

Dylan Tuck Sports Editor / Social Media Editor Football isn’t a game that takes changes very well; just look at the recent addition of Video Assistant Referees (*sigh*) as an example of an industry doing its damnedest not to bend for fear of breaking as new technology reshapes the sport forever. It even seems hard ...


Glasgow North’s Brexit Party candidate has history of islamophobic tweets

20th November 2019

Sam Doak Investigations Editor A Glasgow Guardian investigation has found that Dionne Cocozza, The Brexit Party’s candidate for Glasgow North, has posted and shared a large amount of Islamophobic and otherwise problematic content on social media.  A large number of Cocozza’s tweets concern the Muslim community in the UK and attempt to portray this community ...


Glasgow University rugby teams apologise for conduct at anniversary dinner

20th November 2019

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief There have been allegations of misogynistic speeches throughout the evening. The University of Glasgow Men’s and Women’s rugby clubs have issued a formal statement apologising for conduct at the 150th anniversary rugby club dinner on Saturday 16 November. This comes following two public Facebook posts from members of the women’s club, that ...


No evictions: talking to those facing homelessness

20th November 2019

Nairne Clark Hopkinson & Katrina Williams Deputy Art Editor & Deputy Books Editor There’s heartbreak in Glasgow as asylum seeking families are being forced from their homes. This is occurring under a new wave of involuntary evictions and lock changes by a housing company prioritising funding over safety.  Just days prior to when the evictions ...


Alleged cases of sexual assault confirmed by University and Police Scotland

19th November 2019

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Police Scotland and The University of Glasgow confirm four alleged cases of sexual assault in the West End of Glasgow, following a report on 17 October 2019. A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection to three of the assaults. According to Police Scotland, two of the assaults occurred on 17 ...


Amsterdam has the highest tourist tax in Europe

19th November 2019

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Writer The Dutch capital raises tourist taxes again. As of January 2020, the Dutch capital will impose a new levy on travellers staying overnight in hotels in a bid to control over-tourism. This solution for the New Year would mean that Amsterdam  will have the highest tourist tax on the continent.  From ...


Review: Ezra Fuhrman @ QMU

19th November 2019

Fred Bruce Writer QMU welcomes provocative punk prince Ezra Fuhrman to the stage as he performs an “era-defining” gig. Riding the wave of his incredible 2019 album, the performer taking centre stage at QMU is a far-cry from the frontman of Ezra Furman and the Harpoons fans were introduced to almost 15 years ago. Demonstrating ...


Lunching on a Budget

19th November 2019

Jodie Leith Writer Writer Jodie Leith explores five easy, affordable lunch spots in the west end. Looking to add an element of adventure to that hour window between a lecture and a seminar? Tired of lunchtime queueing and frenzied seat-searching in the Fraser Building, only to end up wedged between strangers eating a sad home-made ...