2020 March



Making a spectacle of animal cruelty

25th March 2020

Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre How amusing do we still find the suffering of animals when we look behind the facade? Content warning: this article contains references to animal cruelty that some readers may find upsetting. Decades after almost universal bans on barbaric practices like dogfighting and bear-baiting, the use of animal suffering ...


Scotland leads the way to carbon-free culture and arts

24th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro  Multimedia Editor Wind turbines have become a staple in Scottish landscapes. Conversations on climate change resonate with the hilly and fragile skylines extending from one coast to the other. What is less known, however, is how small groups tucked into Edinburgh’s streets are equally contributing to decarbonisation. A silent green revolution has begun ...


A cure for your achy breaky heart

24th March 2020

Rachel Campbell Writer Rachel Campbell discusses the phenomena around the new “pill to cure heartbreak.” Dr Alan Brunet, a Canadian clinical psychologist who has spent over 15 years studying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has developed a new form of therapy known as “reconsolidation therapy”. The approach helps to remove emotional pain from traumatic memories and ...


Rewatching the eco-films we grew up with

24th March 2020

Katrina Williams Deputy Culture Editor – Books A curated list of the most impactful films to watch regarding the climate crisis. For me, it feels that every year that has passed since my late childhood has been marked with a growing sense of urgency concerning the Earth’s environmental welfare. Now, as a second-year university student ...


University of Glasgow sees first successful demonstration of DARE project

24th March 2020

Rebecca Scott Culture Editor The project sees drones being utilised to ensure the vitality of mobile communication systems in the event of natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The University of Glasgow held and contributed to the first successful demonstration of the Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE) project on Thursday 12 March. The ...


Riding the gravitational wave

23rd March 2020

Graeme Eddols Writer Graeme Eddols explores the significance of the University’s contribution to gravitational wave research. Gravitational waves are caused by some of the most energetic events in the universe. Their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago in his famous General Theory of Relativity, and it has taken almost the same ...


Reader, I had a situationship with him

23rd March 2020

Jodie Leith Music Columnist Jodie Leith explores why loving without labels is the way forward. With terminology like “orbiting”, “stashing”, “pocketing” and “prowling” being thrown around society today, dating sounds less like an act of romance and more like a description of Ted Bundy’s behaviour pre-kill. What is this new, slightly terrifying, terminology? Are we ...


Does the University confessions page need to fess up?

23rd March 2020

Dorota Dziki Writer Dorota Dziki supports the infamous University confessions page, disagreeing with accusations of it being misogynistic. GlasKnow’s Facebook page is arguably one of the best confession pages amongst Scottish universities; run anonymously, with anonymous submissions, it serves mostly as a much-needed, light-hearted source of entertainment where stressed-out students can submit t...


Grieving for a planet

22nd March 2020

Lucy Donaldson Reporter Can you grieve for a planet? Understanding climate grief and how it affects us. Our daily lives are now saturated with distressing headlines about the climate: fires in Australia, floods in Jakarta, rising sea-levels everywhere. Only a few years ago, threats of climate disruption seemed slow, distant and intangible. Now, the physical ...


Nationalism is socialism’s biggest obstacle

22nd March 2020

Andrew Quinn Deputy Editor-in-Chief The working class across the globe have more in common with each other than they do with the upper class from their own state. One thing has always evaded those on the left: why don’t all working class people vote for socialist parties? Why don’t they continuously elect a party which ...