2020 August



Review: A Celebration of Endings by Biffy Clyro

20th August 2020

Ciara McAlinden talks us through the Kilmarnock legends’ latest album. In 2016, Biffy Clyro offered us an album that didn’t quite hit the spot, and ever since A Celebration of Endings was announced in October last year, my hopes haven’t been high. After listening to the Kilmarnock trio’s latest release for two days straight, I ...


Why the UK contact tracing app has failed

20th August 2020

  With innumerable questions about the promised contact tracing app, Luke Chafer explores the reasons why it hasn’t appeared on our devices yet. During the coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s world-leading research and development has been at the forefront of the nation’s response, from the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine partnership to the new low-cost ventilator developed ...


Review: A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.

20th August 2020

  Lloyd Russell examines A Hero’s Death, the latest album from Fontaines D.C. and whether it lives up to their critically acclaimed debut album Dogrel. Upon my initial discovery of Fontaines D.C. in late 2018, when they supported Shame at SWG3, live performances were a fortnightly occurrence rather than a fond and distant memory. I ...


Hive transformed into university hub for university staff

17th August 2020

The Glasgow University Union’s (GUU) club space, Hive, will be used by the University as a hub for estates and building staff, to extend space beyond the Isabella Elder Building. The temporary change to Hive is occurring to assist the University in ensuring that the campus is secure, and so University responses to Covid-19 can ...


Freshers’ Week 2020 unveiled with Covid-19 restrictions

14th August 2020

  University of Glasgow announces Freshers’ Week 2020 plans, adhering to Covid-19 restrictions with a mix of on-campus and online events The Freshers’ Week lineup was announced on 13 August, with both online and in-person events adhering to social distancing regulation still in place due to Covid-19. This year will also not require a Freshers’ ...


Nicola Sturgeon hints at possible pub crawl ban in Scotland

12th August 2020

  The first minister indicated that Covid-19 increases were “potentially an issue of people going from one pub to another”. The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has hinted that a potential ban on pub crawls may be on the cards in Scotland. Despite being a mainstay of Freshers’ Week in Glasgow, with hundreds of students hitting ...


SQA fails to make the grade

7th August 2020

  Views Editor Emily Hay explores the issues at the heart of this year’s SQA results in the absence of exams. Contrary to popular belief, I was never someone who found exams easy at school, or even at university. Sure, I was the type of person for whom the motivation to study came naturally, which ...