2019 November



Review: Jesus Is King by Kanye West

13th November 2019

Jordan Hunter Reporter Oh Yeezus. And after all that hype. Kanye has released his ninth studio album after much delay, but equally as interesting is the religious journey he has stridently embarked upon. He has now established a “church”, complete with sermons and a choir, that has traveled outside LA to the far exotic reaches ...


Scotland invests £300,000 in smart homes

13th November 2019

Jordan Hunter Reporter The Scottish government is funding education in developing smart home technology. The Scottish Funding Council, a Scottish government entity, has given over £300,000 to develop educational materials for college students in a program called FUTUREquipped.  The materials created by the Strathclyde University will go to nearly 13 different colleges to give them ...


Charity fundraiser is giving children winter jackets

13th November 2019

Amélie Davidson Writer A charity is asking for jackets and wellington boots to give vulnerable children across Glasgow a warmer holiday season. This Christmas, while Santa delivers toys around the world, a charity is putting winter jackets and shoes under the trees of vulnerable children across Glasgow. Development company, Hub West Scotland, have partnered with ...


Indie publishers in conversation

13th November 2019

Emily Hay Culture Editor Culture Editor Emily Hay talks the nitty gritty of the books industry with four of the UK’s most exciting indie publishers: 404 Ink, Galley Beggar, Sandstone and Charco. On 14 October, Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood shared a win of the most prestigious award in literature – the £50,000 Booker prize. ...


Bringing children’s rights into the 21st century

13th November 2019

Alexandra Luca Writer As Scotland becomes the first country in the UK to ban child smacking, is this a step in the right direction? As many will be aware by now, Scotland has recently become the first country in the UK to grant children the same protection as adults against assault. Commonly known as the ...


Scotland’s Rugby World Cup: a nation hurt

13th November 2019

  Jamie Byrne Writer A couple of weeks on from Scotland’s early exit to hosts Japan, Jamie Byrne takes a reflective look back on a disappointing tournament for the national team. On the morning of 22 September, alarm clocks across the homeland rang as the sun began to rise on a chilly Sunday in Scotland. ...


General Election: the candidates and what they stand for

13th November 2019

Ollie Rudden and Tara Gandhi Deputy News Editor and Editor-in-Chief A breakdown of candidates around the University of Glasgow, and where their parties stand on key issues. For the third time in four years the UK is going to the polls for a general election, taking place on Thursday 12 December.  Students can register to ...


Officers in Greater Glasgow are now using mobile devices to work remotely

13th November 2019

Francesca Di Fazio Writer Aside from making police work more efficient, the newly supplied technology is expected to put more officers on the streets. Officers in Greater Glasgow are now using mobile devices as part of their police equipment to allow them to spend more time within communities. The idea is that officers can now ...


An abbreviated history of Brexit

13th November 2019

  Lachlan Macrae Writer Lachlan Macrae explores the history of Britain’s relationship with the European Union and what we can expect from the potential final month of Boris Johnson’s reign. Brexit is a mess. It seems that the whole saga has dragged on for so long that no one really understands what is happening. Countless ...


UCU Strikes: What you need to know

13th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Over a million students could be affected by strikes, as UCU members voted to support strike action over pensions, pay, casualisation, equality, and workloads. The University and College Union has announced eight days of strikes which will affect 60 British Universities, including the University of Glasgow. Strikes will start on ...