2020 June



Review: Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975

9th June 2020

Ciara Higgins Writer Ciara Higgins provides a critical take on the newest album from rock darlings The 1975. ​After releasing the stunning album that was A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, I found myself wondering how The 1975 were going to kick it up a notch with their latest release. My hope for another great ...


Racism is indigenous to Scotland too

9th June 2020

Shereif Kholeif Writer Shereif Kholeif explains how racism in America is not the exception and details how he wants to make GUSA a diverse and safe experience for all. Racism exists everywhere. After receiving your 200th email from Change.org asking you to sign another petition, you begin to wonder whether there’s a point in continuing ...


UofG hosting its first virtual Pride festival

8th June 2020

Mark Cunningham Reporter The event normally takes place in the QMU, but will now be completely online to abide by COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The University of Glasgow will host its first virtual Pride festival beginning on 15 June with a series of online events and interactive social media exhibitions for the University’s LGBTQ+ community ...


Love in the time of corona

4th June 2020

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief Our Editor-in-Chief gives you a guide for keeping romance alive in 2020 I can count the number of first dates I’ve been on one hand. And that’s not a humble brag about being in successful long term relationships – I was the curator of the GG’s excellent Valentines playlist for the terminally ...


A season abandoned

3rd June 2020

Paul Dawson Writer The fallout from the ending of the 2019/20 Scottish football season. May 18th will be noted as one of the most significant days in the history books of Scottish football, as the Scottish Football Association made the decision to end the top flight 2019/20 season with Celtic being crowned champions and Hearts ...


Paranoia is its own pandemic

2nd June 2020

Graham Peacock Writer Graham Peacock discusses the harmful effects of paranoia and its recent political history. There’s a picture of the artist David Wojnarowicz taken in 1988 at the height of the HIV crisis that feels particularly poignant to me in the current climate. In it, Wojnarowicz, seen from behind, wears a customised denim jacket ...


Where to travel after lockdown

2nd June 2020

Max Kelly, Leda Basile, Victoria Chang, Rebecca Scott, Lucia Posteraro Our contributors tell us where they are planning to travel once lockdown is over. The outbreak of Covid-19 has had a seismic impact on the travel industry; the World Travel and Tourism Council, the trade group that represents most of the major travel companies, estimates a ...


Check your privilege: dark tourism and encounters with a war zone

2nd June 2020

Layal Alghoozi Writer Layal Alghoozi discusses the ethical soundness of war tourism. Whether it’s dressing up as Anne Frank for Halloween or asking gay couples, “who’s the guy and who’s the girl?”, it’s safe to say that human beings continue to test social boundaries in grossly inconsiderate manners. The latest trend is visiting war-torn countries ...


When will we really listen to rap?

1st June 2020

Rebecca Newlands Writer The tragedies of Juice WRLD, XXXtentacion and Lil Peep are indicative of a callous music industry neglecting their stars. Nothing makes a music fan happier than when they hear that one of their favourite artists has released a new single. Gone are the days when you had to wait until HMV opened ...


A decade of bangers: classic noughties albums to revisit in isolation

1st June 2020

Ciara Higgins Writer Soundtrack your government sanctioned walk, banana bread-baking and essential Asda shop with this definitive list. In times when life is boring and productivity is scarce, we can all find some solace in nostalgia and music. Trying to discover new music can be a total hit or miss, and playlists made by wannabe ...