2020 March



Are we losing meaning in translation?

22nd March 2020

Megan Farrimond Writer Megan Farrimond explores the intricacies of foreign languages in context with discovering world literature. Translation of literature allows authors to reach new audiences from across the globe, all thanks to translators spending countless hours interpreting texts in order to connect with the reader as the original author intended. Through this, we are ...


Fanfiction: a tale as old as time

21st March 2020

  Zuzanna Filipiuk Books Columnist Books Columnist Zuzanna delves deep into the history of literature through a particular lens – that of fanfiction. Canon. Shipping. Ship wars. AU. AO3. Headcanon. OTP. Sex – a lot of it. No, I am not talking about Pirates of the Caribbean. In fact, if you’ve heard the above terms ...


Hoax caller admits he lied to police about Glasgow University bomb threat

20th March 2020

Silas Pease Reporter The man who phoned 999 claiming that he had sent the bomb to the University of Glasgow last year has now admitted that he lied. The man who claimed responsibility for the University of Glasgow’s bomb threat from last year has admitted to wasting police time and lying about being behind the ...


Is Airbnb ruining our cities?

20th March 2020

Marine Fleury Writer Marine Fleury analyses the negative effects of Airbnb on the availability of housing From using air mattresses for an informal bed and breakfast to becoming the preferred short-term rent platform worldwide, Airbnb has grown incredibly fast in the 13 years since it was founded. Such growth seems set to continue, evidenced by ...


The mixed messages of anti-hazing at GU

20th March 2020

Anonymous Writer Secret initiation and hazing ceremonies are rife among Glasgow University clubs and societies, even the ones who deny it. Hazing might be something we associate more with American frat houses than the British university experience, but just because it flies under the radar doesn’t mean it’s not prevalent or that it doesn’t have ...


SWAG hosts all-women Civil Service Fast Stream panel

19th March 2020

  Lauren Brooks Reporter The all-women panel shared their experiences in the civil service.  As part of the University of Glasgow’s International Women’s Week, the student society Successful Women At Glasgow (SWAG) hosted a Civil Service Fast Stream Panel on Tuesday 11 March evening. The panel discussion took place on campus, where three female Glasgow ...


The danger of climate activism becoming discriminatory

19th March 2020

Zuza Filipiuk Books Columnist Zuza Filipiuk discusses the pitfalls of blaming the climate crisis on the older generation “Young people are being let down by older generations and those in power”, says Greta Thunberg, who together with other young climate activists recently attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. Admired by some and criticised by ...


In conversation with Queens of Noise

19th March 2020

Joy Dakers Writer This Glasgow-based, female-centric business is breaking down the boys’ club narrative one gig at a time  If you haven’t heard of Queens of Noise (QoN) then be prepared to fall in love. It’s a female-centric, gender-inclusive business based in Glasgow that is striving to eradicate gender bias within the music industry. I ...


Does domestic football still matter?

19th March 2020

Craig Smith Sports Reporter Following a series of debates in football regarding the importance of cup fixtures and replays, Sports Reporter Craig Smith investigates whether cup competitions still hold relevance in the modern game. Last month, Liverpool lined up in their FA Cup Fourth Round Replay against Shrewsbury with a side unrecognisable to most. Their ...


SXSW cancellation provides a critical blow to Glasgow’s local music scene

19th March 2020

Jamie Kerr Music Columnist The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shutdown of Texas’ South by Southwest Music Festival, traditionally a platform for international acts to help break the American music market. Following fears from within the music community of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers for Texas’ South by Southwest Music Festival, one ...