2019 December



Editorial: Oh how things change

31st December 2019

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief On New Year’s Eve 2018 I was in the midst of the happiest time of my entire life. I was halfway through a month and a half backpacking trip through Thailand and Malaysia, I had been reunited with my boyfriend who had been studying abroad, I’d worked damn hard all semester for ...


Political myopia, bad science, and the demise of Venice 

30th December 2019

Lucia Posteraro Writer Disclaimer: This article was authored by a University of Glasgow student as part of a data journalism traineeship offered by ClimateTracker.org. This organisation is not affiliated with the Glasgow Guardian, and the paper received no remuneration for this article’s publication. The pictures of Venice taken aback by rising water are not new to ...


Scorsese vs Marvel: A blockbuster match-up

29th December 2019

Angus Gillies Deputy Culture Editor – Film and TV Does Martin Scorsese have a point in coming after Marvel? Is it deserved? It’s official, trash-talking has come to cinema. Compared to the smears and obscenities that the worlds of music and sport thrive upon, reproval in film circles has always appeared tame in comparison. From ...


The explosive debate: fireworks and our pets

29th December 2019

Amélie Davidson Writer Are we hypocrites with our dogs? We love them, cherish them, then terrify them with fireworks every year. Current laws state that it is illegal to set fireworks off between 11pm and 7am, with the exception of Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. However, a petition to the ...


Why you should try travelling alone

29th December 2019

Sophie Lawson Writer Don’t let the fear of being on your own stop you from embracing travelling solo. I approach the smiling man leaning gently on his door frame. His face is weathered by the mountain gales and a small toddler is cradled in his arms. “You need a room?” he asks. He casts his ...


Climate change in music: The 1975 and Greta Thunberg

29th December 2019

Ella Mayne Writer Musicians are mouthpieces for social reform. Music has chronicled, tackled and rallied against social issues for many decades. The biggest societal issue to affect this generation is the climate crisis. Culture, at its core, reflects the issues of our time: in literature, art and music. But has this generation reflected the urgency ...


How Netflix is killing the art of cinema

28th December 2019

Zuzanna Filipiuk Writer Is Netflix still groundbreaking? “Marvel movies are not cinema.” It’s been almost two months since Scorsese’s assertion caused an uproar in the fandom community and invited critics to re-examine the contemporary criteria for classifying something as cinema rather than just a film production. The scale of enragement is not surprising at all, ...


Student-friendly travel: European holiday ideas on a budget

28th December 2019

Orla Brady Writer Five of the best cheap and cheerful European locations to escape the stresses of uni life. Following a tough academic year of classes, deadlines, dissertations, and exams, there’s nothing more therapeutic than booking a flight and getting away from it all for a while. However, this can be extremely difficult when student ...


10 important human rights cases every student should know about

27th December 2019

Yousif Shami Writer Yousif Shami discusses 10 of the most important human rights cases and the importance of knowing your rights. The law of the United Kingdom is a complicated mechanism made up of centuries of precedent, legal thought, and political development; acts of parliament, case law, regulations, treaties, bylaws – why should we students ...


Playing the devil’s avocado: the truth about your favourite breakfast item

27th December 2019

Holly Jennings Views Editor Views Editor Holly Jennings reveals the dark side of everyone’s favourite breakfast delight. How do you like your eggs in the morning is a question of time’s past; the avocado is slowly usurping the egg’s throne, battling to become the champion breakfast choice. On toast, solo, in a smoothie, a salad, ...