2020 June



QMU defaults on charity status

24th June 2020

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief The Union has failed to submit their finances to the charity regulator and next year’s operations may be at risk as a result. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has failed to supply information on its finances within nine months of its financial year end date to OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, meaning ...


How to deal with fake news on your timeline

22nd June 2020

Isobel Thomas-Horton Writer What to do to challenge fake news on social media. “Fake News” always seemed to me to be something distinctly American, like spray cheese or high school doping scandals. Their independence and constitutionally entrenched distrust of authority struck me as the perfect breeding ground for what Kellyanne Conway memorably coined “alternative facts”. ...


How do we fix policing in America?

21st June 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor Ohioan Jordan Hunter examines he believes the policing model in America can be fixed, and what’s preventing it from succeeding I think it’s obvious there is a problem with policing in America. While I’ll never know what it’s like to be a minority and what their interactions with police are ...


Social distancing means taking time to love yourself… and your body

21st June 2020

Joe Evans Writer Joe Evans offers the best cure for your double whammy of horniness and loneliness during lockdown: a wank. As the various governments of the UK each try to create their own path back to normality, I think it’s quite safe to say that the same restrictions on social interaction are going to ...


Anti-lockdown protests aren’t saving lives, they’re killing them

21st June 2020

Ross McCool Writer Ross McCool examines the danger of the anti-lockdown protests across the globe.  After many nations have instituted the greatest lockdown in human history, many anti-lockdown protests have taken place across the globe, including close to home in Glasgow Green. However, the protests that are currently happening in the United States have gained ...


Starmer’s storming popularity could make him next Prime Minister

20th June 2020

Blair Cunningham Deputy Culture Editor – Theatre As Johnson is losing support with every fiasco, from Cummings to Covid, could a more electable Labour leader finally topple Tory Britain? Some will have read one of the Daily Mail’s more pathetic and poorly-researched stories in past months, the one that claims Sir Keir Starmer is a ...


University receives UN recognition for archive

20th June 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter University receives recognition from UNESCO for work in the Crutchley Archive, preserving British cultural history. A research team led by the University of Glasgow’s senior lecturer and Head of History of Art, Dr. Anita Quye, examined the Crutchley Archive which has just become one of three archival collections to be recently ...


Students have been kept in the dark yet again about an assault near campus

20th June 2020

Lucy Donaldson Writer Lucy Donaldson argues Glasgow University must be held accountable after the delay in the University’s response to the Dawsholm Park sexual assault. Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault. Police Scotland have launched an investigation after a teenage girl was raped at Dawsholm Park, near the University of Glasgow’s Garscube ...


An intergenerational perspective of the Black Lives Matter movement

19th June 2020

Alexander Benjamin Writer Alexander Benjamin shares his grandmother’s, his mother’s, and his own experience of racism in the UK. We have said it before and we will say it again; the Black Lives Matter movement is one that affects black people worldwide, not just in the USA. The racism that prevails causes a deep ache ...


SRC President endorses GUADC

19th June 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Reporter SRC President, Scott Kirby, endorses divestment and supports the coalition’s open letter ahead of key University Court decision. GUSRC President Scott Kirby has called on students to show their support for the arms divestment campaign as the University Court, whose response is due on 23 June, may decide to take no ...