2020 November



Glasgow to enter tier 4 lockdown

17th November 2020

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops to close from 6pm on Friday 20 November. Glasgow City is set to enter tier four lockdown restrictions for three weeks from 6pm on Friday 20 November, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The first minister made the announcement in her Covid-19 press briefing at 2:20pm this afternoon. Under level ...


Dead Pony: ‘People don’t really sing about friendship breakups. To me, they can be more hurtful than relationship breakups.’

17th November 2020

Music Editor Jodie Leith chats to Glasgow punks Dead Pony about their latest single 23, Never Me, cutting bullshit friends, women in punk, and trying to make the scene a more inclusive space. Up-and-coming, post-punk quartet Dead Pony have enjoyed their fair share of success in a rather sensational, albeit, surreal 2020. From playing a ...


Call me tory; Miss Scum if you’re nasty

17th November 2020

In response to the recent “Tory scum” debacle, our culture columnist Ciara considers whether it is appropriate to insult people on the other side of the political spectrum.  It’s not every day that I condone bullying, but things have changed recently. Is calling Conservatives “scum” a bad move? Well, my initial instinct is to advocate ...


Glasgow Marrow unveil new student cookbook

17th November 2020

The cookbook will have over 50 recipes from different GU clubs and societies’ submissions. Glasgow Marrow has unveiled a new student cookbook, set to release for Christmas.  Glasgow Marrow’s Student Cook Book is a collaboration from clubs and societies across the University of Glasgow, producing a book of “amazing student recipes” for “an amazing cause”. ...


Scotland Boogie into Euro’s

17th November 2020

Steve Clarke’s Scotland made international football history as they finally ended a 22 year wait of qualifying for an international tournament, after beating Serbia on penalties. The year of 1998 saw the release of James Cameron’s Titanic which dominated the Oscars, the search engine Google was founded, Bill Clinton became the second president in history ...


Food on Film: Hayao Miyazaki’s treats for the stomach and soul

17th November 2020

The third entry in our Food on Film series, covering the significance of food in Miyazaki’s animations. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of entering the mystical and magical dimensions of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, then you’ll have noticed their many unique charms. For over 35 years, the veteran Japanese animation director and co-founder of Studio ...


Flat Nightmares: my ceiling fell in!

16th November 2020

The first instalment in our new series to inform students about various living crises and how to deal with them. At the end of July, the ceiling in the hallway of my top floor flat collapsed. It had been raining all day and the roof had flooded, tripping all the fire alarms and destroying a ...


Are charity shops killing the publishing industry?

16th November 2020

The importance of literary affordability v supporting your favourite authors. Emily Menger-Davies: Charity shops aren’t killing the publishing industry themselves… but they aren’t helping With Waterstones and Oxfam Books sitting opposite each other on Byres Road, it can be interesting to wonder whether their relationship is one of sibling-like affection or friendly rivalry. Is the ...


Post-lockdown utopia?

15th November 2020

What would be the dream world after the social changes of lockdown? Emily tells us hers. There’s no denying it’s been one hell of a year – and mostly for the worse at that. When the coronavirus lockdown was ushered in back in March it felt like the world was ending, but whilst it didn’t ...


New programme launched to recruit 10,000 Black interns into top British companies

15th November 2020

The #1000BlackInterns programme hopes to recruit 10,000 black students into paid internships in various industries over five years. A new programme to recruit 10,000 Black Interns into top British companies over the next five years has launched and experienced massive support from top industry leaders and politicians. The #10000BlackInterns programme is a project that aims ...