2019 November



How many pints of fun could we get for £3.1m?

19th November 2019

Anna Wood Writer Instead of investing £3.1m in arms trade, what else could the University of Glasgow spend their money on? That will be the question circling around many students’ heads now that a recent investigation, carried out by The Glasgow Guardian, revealed the extent of the University of Glasgow’s arms trade funding. The answer ...


101 Cockapoos: dog-breeding should fall out of fashion

19th November 2019

Holly Jennings Views Editor Matching your pooch to your Prada certainly isn’t a new trend, but has over-breeding dogs gone too far? Long gone are the days of Paris Hilton appearing on MTV, strutting around her mansion with her designer pooch of the month nestled safely in her highly-sought after handbag. Whilst Paris Hilton’s days ...


Sit in with…Friends of Medical Aid for Palestinians

19th November 2019

Siam Hatzaw and Rafe Uddin Features Editors To launch our new series raising awareness of societies working for human rights within the University, we interview Caoimhe Quinn, a founding member of Friends of Medical Aid for Palestinians. There are few topics more hostile than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Conversations are often shut down at the mere ...


How Glasgow is bettering lives through basketball

19th November 2019

Kieran Dowling Writer Kieran Dowling explains GUBC’s social outreach programme. Glasgow University Basketball Club’s Social Outreach Programme reaches out to young, vulnerable children and teenagers in the wider community of Glasgow, and uses basketball as a means of facilitating their development. Our programme functions through a few major projects such as: organising various outreach events...


Facing an imperial past: The Hunterian Museum begins to decolonise their collections

18th November 2019

Rachel Stamford News Editor As Western museums are coming to terms with their colonial pasts, the Hunterian Museum is making an effort to find the true history behind their African artifacts and make the museum more inclusive. Following Black History Month, Scotland’s oldest public museum is undergoing the process of decolonising its collections and confronting ...


Review: The Amazons @ Barrowlands Ballroom

18th November 2019

Chloe Waterhouse Deputy Culture Editor – Music Here lies the future of rock ‘n’ roll. You haven’t played Glasgow until you’ve played the Barrowlands. Reading-born rockers The Amazons take this opportunity like they are seizing the revered crown of rock royalty, following in the illustrious footsteps of Bowie, Dylan and the Stones at this landmark ...


BTS: The music that mitigates my misery

18th November 2019

Lottie Townend Writer Sometimes, certain music can elevate you out of a self-deprecating rut. Are there ever times when everything just seems too much? When life gets on top of you and you struggle to reason with yourself? In these times, what is it that brings you back to the present moment, allowing yourself to ...


Government committees call for radical drug reform

18th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Two Westminster committees, the Scottish Affairs Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee, have come together to call for the government to adopt a new approach for dealing with drug problems.  Scotland has the highest number of drug-related deaths in Europe and the figures continue to rise every year. ...


Glasgow youth support scheme expands to three new cities

18th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor A crime prevention scheme which has been running in Glasgow since 2013 is being introduced into Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Cardiff. Action for Children is running the scheme as part of their Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention service. This service has been working with young Glaswegians to help them turn away ...


Glasgow Subway Christmas timetable starts

18th November 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The Christmas timetable for Glasgow Subway has begun! Starting on Sunday 17 November, the Subway’s service hours will be extended for the Christmas period and to help people do their festive shopping for the holiday season. One of the bigger moves regarding the festive timetable is longer hours on Sunday ...