2020 February



Coming out of the archives

29th February 2020

Silas Pease Reporter A look back at the presentation of LGBTQ+ issues in The Glasgow Guardian throughout the years As LGBTQ+ History Month comes to an end, it is important take this time to reflect on how far queer rights have come over the decades up until now. One of the ways that this can ...


The silencing of survivors at university

29th February 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Content warning: this article contains references to sexual abuse and rape. One quick Google search enquiring about the extent of sexual violence on university campuses is all it takes before you’re two hours into an internet black hole reading statistic after statistic, story after story, of all the horrors students have faced. ...


Glasgow students protest against ‘hypocrite’ University involved in arms trade

29th February 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Student activists are protesting once again to put pressure on the University to divest from the arms trade and ask why the University has not made a commitment to divestment yet. Students gathered on Wednesday 26 February at Memorial Gate outside the Main Building to protest with the Glasgow University ...


Gap in the syllabus: Human geography, queer memorials, and LGBTQ+ public art

29th February 2020

Ilia Hionidou Columnist For the fifth article in our series on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education, Ilia Hionidou interviews Dr Martin Zebracki, Associate Professor of Critical Human Geography at the University of Leeds. In 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences ...


Annual Queerfest festival to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month takes place tomorrow

28th February 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Writer The festival takes place annually on the last Saturday of February in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month. Glasgow University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer Plus Student’s Association (GULGBTQ+) is hosting their annual Queerfest festival on 29 February in celebration for LGBTQ+ History Month. Queerfest will be held at Queen Margaret Union ...


slowthai as a public NME

28th February 2020

Genevieve Brown Online Editor slowthai’s actions were inexcusable, but should it define his future career? Video footage of the NME Awards shows rapper slowthai harassing the event’s host Katherine Ryan and starting a fight with an audience member. His behaviour towards Ryan is clearly unpopular with the crowd: the person in the audience who he ...


Living with epilepsy at university

28th February 2020

Ally Lloyd Writer  Ally Lloyd tells her story of what it is like living with epilepsy at university. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. I have epilepsy and it’s a nuisance. I’m in my second year at Glasgow University and whilst I love my ...


LGBTQ+ History Month: writing workshop and open mic

27th February 2020

Silas Pease Reporter The workshop and open mic were set up in an effort to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ writers to help build and share their identities. A workshop and open mic was held in the Kelvin Hall on 19 February during LGBTQ+ History Month to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ writers ...


Police to search the River Clyde area for missing Emily Hope

27th February 2020

Joanne Krus News Editor Emily Hope has been missing since Saturday, though police have now found some of her belongings near the River Clyde and continue to search the area.   Police are still searching for Emily Hope, 22, who has been missing since leaving the Mango nightclub on Sauchiehall Street around 2am on 22 ...


Review: Eternity EP by Lucia & The Best Boys

27th February 2020

Leah Higgins Writer Lend your ear to some contemporarily retro bops Lucia & The Best Boys walk the fine line between retro 80s synth-pop and modern alternative rock, mixing elements of both fearlessly. Their most recent effort, Eternity EP can be listened to in under 15 minutes, each listen unveiling a new sound or poetic ...