2021 March



Review: OK Human by Weezer

29th March 2021

Weezer brings a much-needed sonic shift on OK Human, and the result is the best album the band has released in decades. The Weezer discography is, in diplomatic terms, tumultuous. Following a pair of decade-defining albums in the 90s, the California group struggled to find an identity in the new millennium. Releases ranged from the ...


Release the beast, Bimini!

29th March 2021

How did one tiny drag queen unite the internet? Ciara McAlinden explores how Bimini Bon Boulash stole everyone’s hearts and changed the face of mainstream television. In these bleak times coloured by separation, constant napping and endless assignments, it came as quite a relief to hear that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK would be on our ...


NUS Scotland reveal 2021 students’ election demands

29th March 2021

‘A Student Guarantee for Scotland’ outlines various policies to address mental health, rising debt and poverty among students. The National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland has unveiled its manifesto of student demands for the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary election. Titled “A Student Guarantee for Scotland”, the manifesto outlines various policies to help combat the &#...


Hey! Hey! You! You! I don’t like your… partner?

29th March 2021

Flora Gosling explores whether or not straight couples using gender-inclusive language such as “partner” helps or hinders the LGBTQ+ community. “Hey everyone, this is Brandon. He’s my… er…” Boyfriend? Better half? Some guy I met outside Hive last week? Knowing what to call the person you’re in a relationship with used to be much simpler. ...


British people of colour shouldn’t have to keep calm and carry on

29th March 2021

In response to Meghan Markle’s recent Oprah interview, Tara Gandhi discusses why telling people of colour to be happy with a “less racist” Britain isn’t good enough. I remember their wedding day. I didn’t watch it, because that was the day I was moving out of Queen Margaret Residences and I was distracted trying to ...


Review: We Could Be Friends by Lloyd’s House

29th March 2021

Glasgow-based artist Lloyd Ledingham of the Kundalini Genie and Supercloud goes solo with a dreamy debut of lilting lo-fi ballads recorded in isolation. Writing in the deepest throes of 2020, Lias Saoudi of the Fat White Family suggested that “it would be an understatement to say that a lot of people in music are bricking ...


Glasgow University Labour Club call for Hollie Cameron to be reinstated as Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin

29th March 2021

Hollie Cameron was removed as a parliamentary candidate after stating a second referendum on Scottish independence could be held next year. Glasgow University Labour Club have called for the reinstatement of Hollie Cameron as Scottish Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Glasgow Kelvin after being removed as the candidate following a statement on a second Scottish independence ...


Deconstructing the music biopic

29th March 2021

Taking a look at the music biopic and our obsession with seeing the on-screen backstory of our favourite stars. Films about musicians have been around for almost as long as films with sound have existed. Granted many of the earlier contenders like Dreams of Love and Casta Diva in 1935 were largely historical dramas centred ...


New immigration visa routes available for international graduates from July

29th March 2021

The new visas will allow international graduates to stay and find work in the UK for up to two years and three years for doctoral graduates. Beginning on 1 July 2021, international students will be eligible to apply for the new Graduate Route visa, which will allow international graduates to remain in the UK for ...


QMU launch new service ‘QMUnity’

29th March 2021

QMUnity hopes to provide socialising, friendship and wellbeing opportunities as lockdown restrictions are lifted. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has launched a new student charitable service called “QMUnity”. Described as a “socialisation” service, it will be run by students, for students. There will be a number of volunteers led by the charity and campaigns convenor, ...