2020 February



Good riddance Weinstein. Next abuser, please?

27th February 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor Lucia Posteraro explores life after Weinstein. Content Warning: This article discusses sexual abuse and rape The truth on Harvey Weinstein came in earlier this week, and all women in the world must feel a sense of devastating victory. I was even more relieved to hear it after Saturday night: a dear ...


Coronavirus labs begin testing in Glasgow and Edinburgh

27th February 2020

Erin Steinmetz  Reporter Testing laboratories, including one in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, are now fully operational. Testing facilities for the coronavirus are now in operation in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  These laboratories are located at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and are fully operational, according to Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. ...


Latha na Gàidhlig 2020: UofG to host Gaelic Language Day

26th February 2020

Jasmine Urquhart Reporter The day of events includes a live band and two language sessions. The University of Glasgow will host a “Gaelic Language Day” on 27 February in celebration of Gaelic language and culture. The day of events will showcase a live traditional band, a vocal harmony trio, a traditional and modern fusion band, ...


Interview with CEO of Glasgow Film

26th February 2020

Angus Gillies Deputy Culture Editor – Film & TV A Q&A with the new CEO of Glasgow Film, as the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 gets underway. As the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 gets underway on 26 February, I recently had the chance to speak to Allison Gardner, the next CEO of Glasgow Film (the parent ...


Ezra Furman: Binary breaking beats

26th February 2020

Monica Brotherton Writer All hail Ezra Furman, the androgynous angel blessing us with her rebuffal of gender norms, and the soundtrack to Netflix zeitgeist Sex Education. I was checking tickets at the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) where I work, when Ezra Furman caught my attention. The gravelly voice, the catchy beats, an angry guitar here ...


Review: Parasite

26th February 2020

Graham Peacock Writer Bong Joon-ho hits the peak of his career with a landmark cinematic achievement. Parasite opens in the dark, crammed basement which the Kim family calls home.  Ki-woo (Woo-sik Choi) and his sister, Ki-jung (So-dam Park), scurry around the home, waving their phones into every crevice looking for a free Wi-fi signal before ...


Review: The Lighthouse

26th February 2020

Fred Bruce Writer Robert Eggers remains a guiding light for the lost ship of modern horror. While global audiences have had access to The Lighthouse for months now, the wait for British cinephiles has been, fittingly, maddening. The promise of a Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson two-man show, with rising directorial star Robert Eggers at ...


Review of GUCFS INBLOOM

25th February 2020

  Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor A review of this year’s charity fashion show from someone who wears flannels everyday. The GUCFS has come and gone, with this year’s being bigger and better than ever. If you weren’t there, here’s a snapshot of what you missed – and if you were there, then here’s some ...


Calls made for safe drug consumption facilities after discarded needles reach 10 year high

25th February 2020

Jemima Huston Reporter Council figures reveal 802 reports of drug related items in Glasgow’s public spaces. The number of reports of discarded needles and drug equipment in Glasgow has reached a decade high, according to Glasgow City Council figures.  Last year city residents made 802 reports of drug-related items in public spaces, which were addressed by ...


Glasgow postgraduate group hosts talk on trans rights in Scotland

25th February 2020

Leda Basile Writer The workshop hosted at the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club gave a presentation about trans-rights under Scots law. On 18 February, the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club hosted a workshop in the Gilchrist Seminar Room about trans rights under Scottish law.  The event called “Scottish Trans Alliance: Our Rights!” was led by James Morton, the manager ...