2020 January



Glasgow and Edinburgh ranked best for student retention in UK, says study

7th January 2020

Temisan Atsegoh Writer Glasgow and Edinburgh are the best cities in the UK for keeping students after graduation, according to new research. Liberty Living, a UK student accommodation provider, listed Glasgow and Edinburgh top amongst 10 cities for student retention. The cities were rated on atmosphere, amenities and transport links. Glasgow and Edinburgh had a ...


Review: Marriage Story

7th January 2020

Genevieve Brown Writer Marriage Story opens with the voices of each of its two main characters listing the reasons they love each other, while an illustrative montage plays. I found this evocative of Up’s famous opening scene, as it was complete in under eight minutes and managed to summarise the married lives of its protagonists ...


Boris Johnson urged to make Scotland’s drug crisis a ‘top priority’

7th January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Prime minister Boris Johnson has been urged to make the ongoing drug crisis in Scotland a “top priority” for his government by a Scottish Conservative MSP. Annie Wells, Conservative MSP and the Scottish Conservative public health spokesperson, has written a letter to the prime minister urging him to have the ...


Gap in the syllabus: China, media and LGBTQ+ culture

7th January 2020

Ilia Hionidou Columnist Earlier in 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching courses that feature LBGTQ+ content. The series discusses the benefits and backlashes of including LGBTQ+ studies in higher education across the UK and the US and aims ...


Scottish LGBTQ+ organisations give their support to new Gender Recognition Act

7th January 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Writer Scottish LGBTQ+ organisations have welcomed the Scottish Government’s draft bill reforming the 2004 Gender Recognition Act in a joint statement. In a public statement released on 17 December, Scottish Trans Alliance, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall Scotland and LGBT Health and Wellbeing praised the proposed amendments as “a step in ...


Takeaways make Glasgow: Residents spend nearly £500 annually on takeaway food

7th January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor People in Glasgow spend nearly £500 a year on takeaway food, a new study has shown. The study from KPMG, a corporate marketplace provider, shows that Glasgow residents spend an average of £485 a year on takeaway food, which is £34 higher than the UK average. The study involved 2,000 ...


Campaign thanks Glaswegians for helping donate over 1,000 coats to homeless

7th January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Organisers of an annual campaign have thanked Glaswegians for generously donating over 1,000 coats for the homeless. Wrap Up Glasgow is a campaign run by Human Appeal, a national Muslim-faith humanitarian charity. For the ninth year Glasgow’s Southside Safestore branch supported Human Appeal by storing the donations for free until ...


Review: Thanks For The Dance by Leonard Cohen

4th January 2020

Orla Brady Writer It’s a beautiful testament to Leonard Cohen’s career and sheer talent that his music has continued to survive following his death in 2016. Cohen’s posthumous album Thanks For The Dance includes nine recordings, created during the same sessions which led to Cohen’s 2016 offering You Want It Darker. Following his father’s death, ...


The naked truth about nudes

2nd January 2020

Hannah Patterson Views Editor In today’s culture, sending intimate photos, commonly referred to as “nudes”, has become, if not commonplace, largely accepted. GQ stated in a 2018 article that over 40% of 18 to 24-year-olds find sending nudes totally normal, and it’s safe to assume more than that may have received some in the past, ...


The inescapable truth of overachieving.

2nd January 2020

Anonymous Writer CW: This article may cause distress for those who have suffered from domestic abuse or have experienced suicidal thoughts.  I feel lost in the system. I am struggling to cope. I am not sure I have the necessary skills.  Today, I feel like I cannot get through my degree.  It all started when ...