2020 March



150-year-old image recreated for International Women’s Day

18th March 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter The original picture from 1870 featured 26 male professors on the University’s iconic “Lion and Unicorn” staircase as a backdrop. The University of Glasgow’s senior women leaders assembled to recreate their own historic scene based on a 150-year-old all-male professors’ photo ahead of celebrations for International Women’s Day. The new vers...


Tenants call for a ‘rent holiday’ over coronavirus

18th March 2020

Joanne Krus News Editor Living Rent have launched a petition to protect renters from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic The tenant’s union, Living Rent, has just launched a petition addressed to the Scottish Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, to encourage him to back their demands of halting evictions and granting “rent holidays” to those impacted by ...


Review: Scottish Opera’s Nixon in China

18th March 2020

  Kevin Le Merle and Ridley Campbell Advertising & Events Manager and Writer Nixon’s 1972 visit to China might seem a long time ago, but Scottish Opera’s restaging of John Adams’ masterpiece brings history back to life with depth and panache. On 21 February 1972, then-US president Richard Nixon met with the chairman of the ...


Review: Rock Against Racism @ Nice N Sleazy

18th March 2020

Rowan Glenny Writer On 20 February I headed out to Nice n Sleazy for Rock Against Racism, a charity gig set up by The Welcome Party as part of a series of gigs and club nights to support and welcome asylum seekers to Glasgow. All proceeds of the gig go to the Maslow community shop ...


Review: Vine and Canvas

18th March 2020

Kevin Le Merle Advertising and Events Manager A vibed night out with art and wine Vine & Canvas combines painting and wine-tasting for a relaxed and fun evening. Whether you’re creative or not, this event is for you: the art tutor, Heather, draws out the outline of your canvas to make things easier, and the ...


Eating with the seasons: Spring

18th March 2020

  Ella Mayne Social Media Team Member What produce will be on our doorstep this season? Spring is a chance to dust off the winter cobwebs, and eating seasonally can help you do so! The sun begins to peek through the clouds, it’s no longer dark at 4pm, and new sprigs of life are evident ...


Aphantasia: Blind in the mind’s eye

17th March 2020

Max Kelly Travel Editor Max Kelly explores the condition in which people lack a mind’s eye, and its history. Try to picture your favourite meal. How does it look? Or perhaps, try to picture a colourful sunset. Could you do it? For people who suffer from aphantasia this is not possible. This condition means that ...


Let’s talk about ensuring mutual consent before sex, baby

17th March 2020

  Laurie Clarke Production Manager How do you make consent sexy? By talking about it. Have you ever had sex with someone because it was easier than turning them down? Have you ever faked an orgasm just to try and wrap things up? Have you ever been choked, bitten, spat on, slapped, or anally probed ...


[Dis]comfort food

17th March 2020

Eilidh Akilade Writer Eilidh Akilade shares her struggle in finding food that feels like home in our third installment of our Home Comforts series. Sunday mornings all too often began with the air dripping with that heavy stench of black pudding. Plates were dished up, sticky and sweaty. Thoughts of blood seeping into freshly buttered ...


Glasgow alumni makes inroads in sports media

17th March 2020

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Glasgow University graduate Callum McFadden’s podcast, Football CFB has seen big success in a small time frame. Callum McFadden is a University of Glasgow graduate and alumni, with aspirations of entering the sports media sector. Recently, he founded a football podcast, Football CFB, with the aim of shedding a light on ...