2020 March



When journalism cuts deep

28th March 2020

  Mark Cunningham Writer What budget cuts and a changing mediascape means for the sector  For those interested in journalism and news reporting, it seems a spectacularly unfair contradiction that despite the sheer abundance of news and political coverage experienced in this day and age, jobs in journalism are constantly being cut. The decreased shelf-life ...


Curing cabin fever: how to make self-isolation fun

26th March 2020

  Anna Wood Writer From treasure hunts to deep cleans, Anna Wood has plenty of isolation-friendly activity ideas to keep you entertained. As you should all be very much aware by now, coronavirus has recently been declared a pandemic. Countries such as Italy have gone into lockdown, with schools, colleges and workplaces closed and all ...


Who needs cash when you have toilet paper?

26th March 2020

Joe Evans Writer Thousands of rolls of toilet paper, gas masks made out of buckets, and Lord Farquaad-esque speeches: Britain in a crisis. “Don’t panic!” Somehow, this is essentially the official advice on dealing with coronavirus individually. Shockingly, nearly everyone has promptly ignored it and started to panic. From panic buying enough toilet rolls to ...


From Paris with love

26th March 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Polanski, Me Too and Corona: a Glasgow Guardian writer on Erasmus in France discusses the last month in Paris. It was the Monday morning after the weekend of the Césars scandal at the Sorbonne University and, written on the toilet wall in black marker pen were the underlined words “Polanski Violeur” (Polanski ...


Wherefore art thou environmentally conscious partner?

25th March 2020

Orla Brady Writer Orla Brady discusses finding the Romeo to your climate crisis-fighting Juliet. The state of emergency that the world is facing with regards to the climate crisis is impossible to avoid. It only takes a quick scan of social media or a glance at daily news stories to see that our climate is ...


Review: Dirty by Supercloud

25th March 2020

Liam Murray Writer Post-punk trio and UofG students Supercloud are back with a stomping new single Following last year’s singles I Believe in You and Tabasco on Porridge, the Supercloud boys are back at it again with their most ambitious single to date: Dirty. The track certainly lives up to its name, with layers of ...


The naked truth of acting

25th March 2020

Orla Brady Writer Is nudity during the audition process unacceptable in today’s #MeToo era ? Starting out as an actor is a daunting experience for anybody. More often than not, graduates of drama school are aware that the likelihood of landing their dream role immediately is low. Following a long period of intense study, the ...


If you do one thing during quarantine…

25th March 2020

Culture Editors Quickfire recommendations from our Culture Team. Well, it’s been an interesting week hasn’t it? The sun finally came out at the weekend but now we’re all stuck indoors in social isolation due to coronavirus – the universe really does work in mysterious ways. It’s easy to let everything get on top of you ...


Snoozing, scones, and ghosting the gym

25th March 2020

Jemima Huston Writer Jemima Huston describes what it’s like living with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Have you got the winter blues? Have you skipped a lecture simply because it’s raining and you’ve broken yet another £5 umbrella? Or maybe, you’ve just bought spontaneous tickets to Thailand because the humid, warm weather there is calling your name? ...


Should vegans eat squirrels?

25th March 2020

Lex Partridge Writer Bright eyed and bushy tailed; will eating squirrel for breakfast be the next trend? It’s no longer a suspicion but a fact that our planet’s environmental health is suffering. Yet despite what many of us less-informed, wannabe Greta Thunbergs may think, cars, trucks, trains, and planes might not be our biggest problem. ...