2021 March



An album that soundtracks my life: If You’re Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian

16th March 2021

Alex Enaholo reflects on Glasgow icons Belle and Sebastian’s sophomore album If You’re Feeling Sinister as an album packed with tales of Glasgow, youth, and connections to home. Walking along Cecil Street, at about ten in the evening, in the December of my first year, from Great Western Road towards campus, I felt truly at ...


Social media: communications champion or devil in disguise?

16th March 2021

Leanne Yule writes about how social media has its benefits as well as drawbacks, especially when it comes to communicating during Covid. Social media and I have always had an on again / off again relationship. Every year or so, I go through a phase where I read new scientific research confirming how bad social ...


Is piracy ever justified?

16th March 2021

Though it might’ve been a different story pre-pandemic, now it’s not. Think back to the time when you first got the internet and made use of the torrent sites to convert the YouTube video of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi into an MP3 to download on your iPod Nano. Or maybe it was Rihanna’s Shut Up and ...


To #AllMen

15th March 2021

Content Warning: sexual harassment, gender-based violence In light of the police breaking up vigils for a woman murdered at the hands of one of their own this weekend, Holly Ellis has a message for #AllMen. If we just forget about occupation for a moment, how could you ever justify, as a human being, pinning down ...


Couples that lockdown together, stay together

14th March 2021

Is locking down whilst you’re all loved-up everything it’s cracked up to be?  I, like many other students, spent the first lockdown last March back at my parents’ house. Ironically, during that time I lived closer to my long-term boyfriend than I had in the four years I’d been at UofG, but there was one ...


Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

14th March 2021

Misrepresentation of mental illness in cinema is a problem, but what’s the solution? The psychopath has been an archetypal character since cinema began and seems to only get more popular as time goes on. We have all grown used to these characters and the tropes of thriller or horror films, increasingly familiar with the real ...


The age of the online viewing room

14th March 2021

 Archie Gibbs dissects the remote gallery experience. More on the “hate it” side of the marmite pendulum, the online viewing room (OVR) seems an inescapable, yet necessary, evil. Deputising the in-person exhibition which is currently on an intermittent hiatus, I do foresee a future for this distributive method stretching beyond the pandemic. A decentralised, easily ...


“Zionist” and “Jew” aren’t interchangeable words

14th March 2021

Melanie Goldberg explores the consequences of Bristol University Professor David Miller’s antisemitic comments for Jewish students across the UK. Bristol University Professor David Miller has recently come under fire from Jewish students and Jewish communal organisations for incendiary comments made during an online conference. This isn’t the first time that the UofG alumnus has been ...


Review: TYRON by slowthai

14th March 2021

UK rapper slowthai polishes his genre-blending brand of hip hop on a soul-searching double album that looks inwards and thrashes outwards in equal measure. When music journalists refer to “difficult second albums” they are generally referring to the challenges that arise when artists attempt to replicate the impact of their first impression. As first impressions ...


Sign of the Times: The Environment and Covid Through Art exhibition

14th March 2021

Interview with Belen De Bacco, exhibition curator and secretary of Glasgow University Art Appreciation Society. After having to be cancelled last year, Glasgow University Art Appreciation Society’s (GUAAS) annual exhibition is back. Making use of the latest software, the exhibition, Sign of the Times: The Environment and Covid Through Art, which presents the work of ...