2020 January



37,000 Scots paid less than minimum wage last year

23rd January 2020

Lauren Brooks Writer Citizens Advice Scotland are calling for a “legal reality” for minimum wage. Nearly 37,000 people in Scotland were paid below the minimum wage last year, figures reveal. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), an independent advice network, found that a total of 36,876 Scots were paid less than minimum wage. The charity is now ...


It’s the least wonderful time of the year

23rd January 2020

Mary Horner Writer From cooking to clubbing, Mary Horner looks at some of the best ways to beat the January blues. With the Christmas decorations packed away and 2019 firmly behind us, it can be daunting to look to a month synonymous with debt, dark skies and feeling down.  Although totally cliché, it’s so important ...


New director for Scottish Graduate School of Art and Humanities

23rd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor SGSAH was founded in 2014 and is the world’s first national graduate school for arts and humanities, acting as a hub for over a thousand postgraduate students. The Scottish Graduate Schools for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) has announced a new director. Claire Squires, a professor in Publishing Studies at the ...


What will 2030 at Glasgow University look like?

23rd January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter Bold predictions for what the university will be like in the next 10 years. The University is constantly changing in every way: we have a new building under construction, we’ve seen the gutting of Western Infirmary, and we have seen attitude changes about the student unions. We can’t possibly know what will ...


Resolutions to make your new year greener

22nd January 2020

Ella Mayne Writer Ella Mayne helps you create your most environmental self in 2020 with this list of eco-friendly resolutions. Instead of a resolution to get healthier this year, why not look to help the health of our planet in 2020? The climate crisis is one of the biggest issues facing our generation and is ...


Why are women still shamed for having pubes?

22nd January 2020

Amara Coelho Writer As another Januhairy rolls around, Amara Coelho asks why female body hair is still so controversial. Pubic hair is renowned for often being an extremely sensitive topic or one that is avoided altogether due to its extremely personal nature. From a scientific standpoint, pubic hair is highly beneficial to women; it deters ...


Nobody cares that you won an Oscar

22nd January 2020

Graham Peacock Writer A look into the merit of the Oscars. I’ve watched the Oscars every year since I was about 13. Every February, on the designated Sunday — or Monday morning for me, given the time difference — I would set my alarm to wake me in the middle of the night. Disorientated, I ...


Hope Street most polluted street in Scotland

22nd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The street tops the list for its high levels of nitrogen dioxide and diesel pollution. One of Glasgow’s busiest streets has been revealed as the most polluted in Scotland, according to a new study. Hope Street in Glasgow’s city centre has topped the list of most polluted streets in Scotland ...


Glasgow University comments on future of Erasmus+ programme

22nd January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Parliament voted against Clause 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on 8 January, which would have made it a requirement for the government to negotiate to remain a full member of the Erasmus+ programme. Now there is uncertainty around the future of the programme. The University of Glasgow’s vice principal ...


Review: The Plastic Youth @ King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution

22nd January 2020

Calum Macleod Writer Local boys The Plastic Youth provide whimsical indie-pop at their Tut’s headline gig. Having never been to King Tuts before, I was exhilarated about going due to its iconic status – massive names like Coldplay, Oasis and Mumford & Sons have all graced this stage back. The close proximity to the stage ...