2020 February



5 places to photograph in Glasgow

14th February 2020

Joy Dakers Writer Joy Dakers takes us through the best locations to take some artsy pictures in our fair city. Glasgow can be a wonderfully photogenic city; the monochromatic streets on those grey winter days, the rows of sandstone tenements here in the west end, the stark brutalist architecture of the north of the city. ...


Review: Little Women

14th February 2020

  Megan Farrimond Writer A poor response from the major awards institutions is not enough to dampen the brilliance of Gerwig’s second film. During awards season there is always likely to be controversy surrounding the lack of female directors nominated for deserving roles. Many have made clear why Greta Gerwig, director of hit film Little ...


University researchers to share their research on LGBTQ+ topics

14th February 2020

  Foteini Sokratous Writer An event is being held to introduce the work of University researchers on LGBTQ+ topics. The LGBT+ Staff Network is partnering with The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club to host its third research sharing event during LGBTQ+ History Month. The event will take place at The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club in the Gilbert Scott ...


Love is love is love?

13th February 2020

Cameron Cochrane Writer What is Valentine’s Day like for a member of the LGBTQ+ community living in a heteronormative world? For me, Valentine’s season is a time to retreat from the online space, block those cringy couples on Instagram, turn off my Twitter notifications and unplug myself from the heteronormative world that tries to remind ...


Singles seeking singles: songs for a non-romantic Valentine’s

13th February 2020

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief  The GG’s Valentine’s playlist for the terminally single. There’s no other time of year where you’re reminded so frequently that you’re going to die alone and be eaten by your cats before anyone finds your body. Valentine’s day as a single person sucks. Whether you’re newly single, and constantly being reminded of ...


Travelling more sustainably

12th February 2020

  Megan Farrimond Writer There are a multitude of ways you can travel while helping the planet. It can often be hard to admit that changing the way we travel has a big impact on reducing the effects of climate change. While students taking a trip abroad once a year are much less to blame ...


No one should want to be a billionaire

12th February 2020

Genevieve Brown Writer Genevieve Brown discusses the existence of billionaires, and whether they deserve to be taxed more.   For $25, citizens of the US can purchase a coffee mug bearing the slogan “BILLIONAIRE TEARS”. It is sold not from a left-leaning Etsy store, but the campaign website of Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Questionable ...


Glasgow Taxis is now on the Chinese social media app WeChat

12th February 2020

Yiwen Zhang Writer WeChat hopes the partnership will better serve the Chinese community in Glasgow. Glasgow Taxis have recently made their debut on the Chinese social media app WeChat to strengthen their connection with Chinese people living in Glasgow during the Chinese New Year. WeChat is a Chinese multipurpose app used for messaging, social media ...


Eating with the seasons: winter

12th February 2020

Meghann Paterson Writer In a post-festive haze, January seems to be the month that never ends. People plunge into new year resolutions with the best of intentions, but many often end in sad and quiet defeats two weeks into the month. One of the latest additions to our usual role call of health-oriented goals has ...


Review: 1917

11th February 2020

Michael Craig Writer Fresh from its surprise Golden Globe victory, 1917 stormed onto our screens on 10 January 2019. The first world war epic by Sam Mendes – fresh from handing over the reins of the James Bond franchise after hits Skyfall and Spectre – is a two-hour cinematic spectacle the likes of which has ...