2020 May



Who is the “Banksy” of Glasgow?

31st May 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor A look at the mysterious masked artist of Glasgow, Rebel Bear. Early into lockdown, I strolled along Bank Street to see the now famous mural of a man and woman kissing with their medical masks pulled down. This mural, titled Fear and Love, began popping up all over the place: ...


University of Glasgow researchers publish new study on the nesting habits of sea turtles

31st May 2020

Erin Steinmetz Reporter The research on “decoy nests” challenges popular sea turtle nesting theories. Researchers from the University of Glasgow have published a study on the nesting habits of sea turtles that challenge popular theories. Joining the University of Glasgow Exploration Society on their expeditions to Trinidad and Tobago, researchers investigated two endangered species of ...


We cannot let the higher education system censor our world

30th May 2020

Paul Dawson Writer Censorship is the modern day equivalent of Ray Bradbury’s burning books and it’s poisoning our education system. The right to free speech is one of if not the most valuable right we as people can have. Free speech allows us to express our feelings, emotions, and who we are as people. It’s ...


Extinction Rebellion Scotland to host online event making banners for climate justice

23rd May 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Reporter Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are teaming up to hold an online drop-in session on Zoom involving live music, poetry and banner-making. As public gatherings remain off-limits under lockdown, Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups across Scotland are holding an online drop-in Zoom session on 23 May. The XR ...


How does Glasgow reflect its Irish history?

12th May 2020

Margaret Hartness Writer Margaret Hartness discusses her views on the lack of Irish cultural recognition within the city. March swiftly came and went, the coronavirus pressing the cancel button on all events and fast forwarding us to the approaching May days. St Patrick’s Day, a highlight of the month of March and a major cultural ...


£1M fund to undertake UofG’s rapid COVID-19 research projects

12th May 2020

  Clara Punsita Ritthikarn  Reporter The University of Glasgow received the highest total government funding amount totalling £1,025,458. The University of Glasgow’s nine crucial coronavirus research projects have been awarded more than £1 million by the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office.  After launching the Rapid Research in COVID-19 funding call on 25 March to in...


How Covid-19 has affected study abroad students

12th May 2020

  Anna Volentics Writer Anna Volentics speaks to students about how the pandemic has affected their study abroad experience. The past couple of weeks have been a tough time for everyone around the world. The University of Glasgow has closed its doors to its students and staff, to keep the community safe. However, this sudden ...


What can we learn from Alex Salmond’s sexual assault trial?

11th May 2020

Madison Plumridge Writer Madison Plumridge revisits the disappointing verdict of the Alex Salmond trial and what damage this has caused for women, once again. After the former Scottish first minister, Alex Salmond was found not guilty of 13 charges – including attempted rape – at the High Court in Edinburgh, we were reminded how our ...


Review – Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

11th May 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Writer Emily Menger-Davies reviews Helen Lewis’ Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, which reminds us that well-behaved women seldom make history. You should never judge a book by its cover, but Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights does exactly what it says on the tin. The ...


Silencing your inner-critic in the middle of a pandemic

10th May 2020

Noor Sabha Writer Noor Sabha shares how to avoid creating an enemy out of yourself in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown. Since the emergence of Covid-19 and the gradual increase in the implementation of lockdown measures, I’ve noticed that lots of people on social media are talking about using this time of crisis “to ...