2020 June



Demonstration against hotel detention of refugees results in confrontation with far-right protestors

19th June 2020

    A demonstration by No Evictions Glasgow resulted in police intervention after several clashes with people claiming to defend statues. A demonstration was organised on 17 June by No Evictions Glasgow, a tenancy rights group, to protest the conditions in hotels where refugees are currently being held during the COVID-19 pandemic.  No Evictions Glasgow ...


Glasgow study finds urban red foxes evolve into domesticated dogs

11th June 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter University of Glasgow study discovers a link between domestication of dogs and foxes. Urban red foxes are diverging from their country cousins and becoming more similar to domesticated dogs, according to University of Glasgow-led research. The team, led by Dr Kevin Parsons of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal ...


Student organisations petition Glasgow to commit a hard number of refugees

11th June 2020

Francesca Di Fazio Reporter Glasgow University’s Arms Divestment Coalition, Student Action for Refugees group, and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Solidarity are calling for the Glasgow City Council to commit to taking in a hard number of refugees currently in the Greek islands. Student organisations from the University of Glasgow are among the local signatories of ...


Contact tracing apps: how do they concern me?

10th June 2020

Joseph Evans Writer A discussion of the issues and limitations of contact tracing apps and why they are so controversial. A contact tracing app to help limit the spread of coronavirus has been discussed for months. The original proposal was that it would help to limit the initial spread of the virus back in the ...


Review: Normal People

10th June 2020

Jodie Leith  Music Columnist Our pull towards falling in love with Normal People, explained. When asked about the concept of normalcy within her 2018 best-selling novel Normal People at the London Review Bookshop, author Sally Rooney answers that she’s always loved “to read and to write about are experiences that, are in fact, completely banal ...


UofG engineers develop tech that uses sweat to power devices

10th June 2020

  Natasha Joibi Reporter A team of engineers from University of Glasgow have developed technology that could see wearable devices being energised by human sweat instead of environmentally-unfriendly batteries in the future.  The scientists from the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group said that working up a sweat could sufficiently generate power for exercise ...


Protesters in the Glasgow Green call for solidarity with Black Lives Matter

10th June 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor The global movement comes to Glasgow. Nearly a thousand people gathered at the Glasgow Green on 7 June in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, an international human rights campaign combating systemic racism.  The gathering started around noon and dispersed around 3.30pm with most attendees gone by 4pm. The demonstration included ...


Coronavirus and LGBTQ+ Issues

10th June 2020

Silas Pease Reporter Silas Pease examines the impact of the pandemic on LGBTQ+ communities around the world. The UK based non-profit organisation Kaleidoscope Trust has recently released a report examining issues affecting LGBTQ+ groups across the globe due to the coronavirus. The report has highlighted that, as is the case with most minority groups, those ...


Student societies promoting positive mental health during lockdown

10th June 2020

Erin Steinmetz Reporter Clubs and societies are offering resources and services to students to help promote healthy lifestyles. With limited socialization and contact with the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic, student societies at the University of Glasgow are offering resources and services to help promote healthy lockdown lifestyles – here’s a roundup of just ...


Glasgow University should boycott the Confucius Institute

10th June 2020

Melanie Goldberg Writer Following the boycott of Israel, the SRC should also boycott the Confucius Institute on campus. For years, the Chinese Communist party (CCP) and it’s president, Xi Jinping, have evaded condemnation for many crimes against their own citizens. Mass surveillance and illegal detainment of dissidents are a few weapons within the wide arsenal ...