2020 September



The Magic Gang: “The record is basically navigating your twenties and what’s expected of you”

25th September 2020

Music Editor Jodie Leith chats with Paeris Giles of The Magic Gang about their new album Death of the Party, adulting, playing faster for Scottish crowds, Teenage Fanclub, and the fear of sounding like an episode of Skins when singing about parties. Until the release of Death of the Party, The Magic Gang were known ...


Speaking to the students at the centre of the Glasgow University outbreak

24th September 2020

We speak to students isolating at Cairncross House and Murano Street Student Village to find out what it’s really been like. As of yesterday, 124 students at the University of Glasgow have tested positive for coronavirus, and 600 students are currently self-isolating. The outbreak is currently affecting students living at the Murano Street Student Village ...


The importance of cancer screening

24th September 2020

Beth Dillon explores the importance of funding for improving and developing cancer screening. The University of Glasgow has been awarded a £3.37m research grant through the INSPIRE (INtegrated TeChnologies for Improved Polyp SurveillancE) project to improve the bowel cancer screening process.  The project uses artificial intelligence to identify patients who are more likely to have ...


It’s time to say bi to biphobia

24th September 2020

Flora Gosling unpacks some of the myths and misconceptions around what it means to be bisexual. Pride month this year may not have gone quite as expected, for obvious reasons; instead, we have been given the opportunity to look at other events on the queer calendar and quietly educate ourselves. As September is Bi Visibility ...


Police disperse street parties at Murano halls

23rd September 2020

University tells The Glasgow Guardian those caught breaking the rules will face disciplinary action. Multiple freshers’ parties in the University of Glasgow’s Murano student village have been broken up by police over the past week for violating Scottish government guidelines on social gatherings. Due to numerous violations of the rules, with parties spilling out onto ...


A tale of two cities: the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns

23rd September 2020

Writer Dorota Dziki takes to twitter to understand difference between the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns. At the beginning of March, the coronavirus lockdown flipped our lives upside down, and in August and September, just as we were adjusting to our new reality and appreciating the re-opening of our favourite shops, pubs and restaurants, Aberdeen ...


Sir Anton Muscatelli makes joint statement to ask students to prioritise public health

23rd September 2020

The principles of 19 Scottish universities made the statement in a plea to students to behave and follow the rules as the new academic year begins. Principal of the University of Glasgow, Sir Anton Muscatelli, has made a joint statement to students to “prioritise public health” as the new academic year begins. In the joint ...


Sedentary students: what are the health risks of going online?

22nd September 2020

With the semester’s teaching being online, it’s important to remember to at least stand up during your day. Before I was aware of how grateful I should be to spend two hours listening to a melody of sniffling students all crammed into one room, I would slop into my seat and slowly melt into my ...


“Don’t kill your gran” says the government, killing everyone

22nd September 2020

The second coronavirus wave isn’t the fault of young people over everyone else. Coronavirus cases are rising, and in several European countries the dreaded second wave is already becoming more of a reality. In the first week of September, people aged 15 to 24 accounted for around 30% of new positive tests in Scotland, with ...


Review: Make Up

22nd September 2020

A strong debut feature worth wearing a mask for. Returning to the cinema for the first time since March, one is unavoidably drawn to the question: is this the right film to return to cinemas to see? Happily, Claire Oakley’s debut film Make Up overcame this extra test. Bafta winner Molly Windsor leads what initially ...