2020 October



Glasgow teen organises live stream charity gig Sam’s Night with Lewis Capaldi, The Snuts and more

5th October 2020

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to 19-year-old Liam Hannah about Sam’s Night, his podcast Get Oan Wae It and showcasing Scottish musical talent. 19-year-old Glasgow teen and music lover Liam Hannah has organised an online festival in memory of his younger brother Sam Hannah, who passed away this year after battling with leukaemia, at just 14 ...


UofG strengthen cybersecurity in response to attack at Newcastle University

5th October 2020

Cyber-attacks of a similar nature have been happening to universities across the country, and the fear of these attacks is growing now teaching has moved online. A hacking group using DopelPaymer malware, which has been used to hack Nasa and Tesla, held Newcastle University to ransom at the start of September after disrupting its IT ...


Flying into the future

5th October 2020

With exciting developments, it’s worth considering the fantastical flying machines that we may start to use in the future. “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly”, claims The Bee Movie. Bees do not break any laws of aviation in reality, but the quote ...


No one wants to watch a team finish 12th

4th October 2020

A look at the rise in popularity for season-long football documentaries over lockdown. Did you know Netflix released a documentary covering Juventus’ 2017-18 season? Because I didn’t. In fact, when I try to peer into my football memory, I can’t remember a whole lot about “the Old Lady” from that year. They probably dominated Serie ...


Footballers on the naughty step over lockdown

3rd October 2020

With new stories of professional footballer’s misbehaving appearing every day, Thomas Harris takes a look at the correlation of the absence of football and scandals. In times in which physical interaction is severely hampered, communication through social media has become more prevalent than ever before. As such, the behaviours of idolised footballers have subsequently become ...


The puck remains frozen following EIHL announcement

2nd October 2020

All 10 EIHL clubs, including Glasgow Clan, face an uncertain future with the 2020/21 season delayed On Tuesday 15 September, the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) board decided to further delay the start of the 2020/21 season. As the highest level of ice hockey competition in the UK, the 10 teams based throughout the United ...


Students in Isolation

2nd October 2020

Views Editor Hailie Pentleton considers the impact of isolation on this year’s freshers.  As Murano and Cairncross residents enter their second week of self-isolation, there is a lot to be said about who is to blame for the current pandemonium. Last week, 172 University of Glasgow students were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19. Subsequently, around ...


Is snooker heading into its final frame?

2nd October 2020

After Ronnie O’Sullivan’s shock interview about the poor standard of modern-day snooker, the question is raised as to why the sport seems to be declining. On 9 August, Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan shocked the world of snooker yet again. Not because of his triumphant final session against Ding Junhui in the second round of the ...


Not So Cool Britannia

2nd October 2020

Is Rule Britannia inappropriate for today’s day and age? Should we say goodbye to the controversial patriotic song? Rule Britannia has for generations been the song associated with Britain. Growing up in America, I instantly associated the tune with Squidward and his Big Ben watch; the Queen; and posh White people with ridiculous accents drinking ...


Rector candidate Junaid Ashraf says University has fallen short to support students

1st October 2020

Ashraf released a video statement on Facebook advising students to support one another and collect through the student bodies and societies. Candidate for Rector Junaid Ashraf has released a statement accusing the University of Glasgow of “falling short” to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Releasing a statement on his Facebook page (Junaid Ashraf, University ...