2020 March



Reading ahead to 2030

17th March 2020

James Taylor Writer The way we enjoy books has changed massively over the previous decade – how is this change going to expand in the next? If there’s one thing that has remained a constant over the messy, chaotic years of human history, it’s our society’s insatiable love of reading. It’s the one thing we ...


Rejuvenation of the hostile environment

17th March 2020

Benjamin Coulson Deputy Investigations Editor Benjamin Coulson discusses the implications of the “Jamaica 50” for Britain’s approach to immigration. On the morning of Tuesday 11 February, 17 individuals were deported to Jamaica, despite fierce outcry and opposition. The deportations took place after a court of appeal judge ordered the Home Office to suspend the deportation ...


The Energy Charter Treaty threatens the European Green Deal, NGOs denounce

15th March 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor Civil society activists and scientific experts denounce the unsustainable practice of investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty. A new report claims that the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) contradicts the goals of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. Both the European Commission and several NGOs argue that the ECT ...


Ds may get degrees, but can a lack of extracurriculars cost you a job?

15th March 2020

Paul Dawson Writer Getting a degree is hard enough, but what happens when you have the societal pressure of pushing to do more? A degree in any subject is an extremely difficult thing to obtain. It takes years of hard work, countless hours spent studying, and an extreme amount of stress and grinding just to ...


GU Women’s Basketball go down fighting against UWS

15th March 2020

Max Ferguson Sports Editor Glasgow Women 60 – University of the West of Scotland Women 78 Glasgow Women’s Basketball Club were beaten by a travelling University of the West Scotland team on 19 February in a thrilling game between the two sides. While Glasgow looked dominant for the opening minutes of the first quarter, UWS ...


If you do one thing this month…

15th March 2020

Culture Editors Quickfire recommendations from our Culture Team. Spring has (somewhat) sprung, with evenings getting brighter and heavy parkas being traded in for slightly lighter parkas. The new season also brings with it a host of cultural events across Glasgow, from book festivals to new taco deals, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy in ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Jackson from The Bleeders

15th March 2020

In this series, Music Editor Chloe Waterhouse profiles UofG’s finest upcoming acts. Music Editor Chloe Waterhouse is back to highlight the rich musical talent gracing our lecture halls, featuring quick-fire profiles of up-and-coming UofG musicians. She will offer a fleeting insight into their music, interests and how they’re finding life as students at UofG. This ...


How do sexuality, race, and religion intersect?

15th March 2020

Natasha Joibi Reporter Natasha Joibi interviews members of the LGBTQ+ community to discuss the need for wider queer POC representation. When EastEnders introduced its first Muslim lesbian character, Iqra Ahmed, last year, it marked a huge step forward towards promoting diverse LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. Similarly, when Taiwanese LGBTQ+ rights advocate Weng Yu Ching ...


Mercury is in retrograde: so what?

14th March 2020

  Ciara Higgins Writer Ciara Higgins asks you to be a bit more down to earth when talking about Mercury’s retrogrades. I’ve never had a particular interest in how the sky above me pertains to my life, other than when it starts raining unexpectedly and I’ve forgotten my umbrella. At least that was the case ...


Three confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UofG

14th March 2020

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief Staff and students have been advised that three University of Glasgow individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. The University is remaining open and all three individuals are currently in self-isolation. University officials are in discussion to ensure further precautions are put in place. This follows the recent decision to end all face-to-face ...