2020 January



The legacy of Kobe Bryant in the game, LA, and the world

29th January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter The Black Mamba, Mr. 81, The Dagger, The Lord of the Rings, or more simply, Kobe Bryant, has passed. The man was quite unconventional; while he shone on the court he didn’t quite fit what many imagine as the basketball all-star. He spoke three different languages, wrote poetry, and even learned to ...


Travelling free (from)

29th January 2020

Jamie Salem-Dalgety Writer Even at the best of times, living with food restrictions is really annoying. Whether it is by choice, or for medical reasons, cutting certain items out of your diet can be tricky and is so easily underestimated by others. That being said, in the UK we are incredibly fortunate with how many ...


What does it mean to be an activist?

29th January 2020

Nairne Clark Hopkinson  Deputy Culture Editor – Arts Content Warning: Contains discussion of state violence and several human rights violations including sexual violence, torture, and abuse. Welcome to the age of the activist.  Last year saw the swelling of discontent amongst the population of several states, with many rising up against injustice, from the marches ...


In a world of walls, why not build a bridge… to Northern Ireland?

29th January 2020

Joseph Holland Writer No, this is not a joke. Yes, this is a serious proposition. Please stop laughing. This might sound daft, but what if we did, in fact, build a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland? What if Boris Johnson put forward £15bn pledge to build a bridge… to Northern Ireland? £15bn doesn’t seem ...


‘Life changing’ migraine drug approved for use by NHS in Scotland

29th January 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor A migraine drug patients called “life-changing” has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) approved fremanezumab, marketed as Ajovy, which works by targeting a small protein in nerve cells called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). CGRP is believed to be involved in causing the pain ...


No room at the inn

29th January 2020

Anonymous Writer I think for the majority of students, Christmas is one of the best times of the year. By and large, it represents a chance to take a break from the stresses of exams and studying, to get to see family you’ve been missing and to pig out on ridiculous amounts of good food ...


High blood sugar not an indicator of risk for heart disease, UofG study finds

29th January 2020

Erin Steinmetz Writer New research by the University of Glasgow shows that high blood sugar levels do not put patients at high risk for heart disease. The research, led by professor Naveed Sattar of the University’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, followed over 370,000 patients from the UK Biobank over two to three months, ...


University of Glasgow to host conference on hit TV show Outlander

29th January 2020

Rachel Stamford News Editor Academics at the University of Glasgow will host a four-day conference in June on the popular US television series Outlander, attended by the books’ author. Outlander follows English nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) who travels 200 years back in time and falls in love with Scottish Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). ...


The Batman to be filmed in Glasgow

29th January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Filming of the next Batman movie is set to come to Glasgow next month. Titled The Batman, starring Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, will see production come to Glasgow in February where the city is expected to be redesigned into Gotham, the fictional home city of the D.C superhero. Production has ...


Renowned poet Robert Burns worth £203m annually to Scotland

29th January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor A new study has found that Scottish poet Robert Burns is worth £203m annually to Scotland. Research carried out by the University of Glasgow shows the world-renowned poet brings in £203m to the Scottish economy and has a brand worth of £120m annually worldwide. The Scottish Government-funded study by professor ...