2021 March



The Decline of Arts Degrees

11th March 2021

Practicality at the cost of culture. “Will you be able to get a job with that degree?” “Does that even count as a real subject?” “Oh, so you’ll probably go into teaching then?” Hands up, College of Arts students, anyone who hasn’t had a friend or family member ask at least one of these questions ...


Memories of a Gig: Weyes Blood

11th March 2021

Next up is Anastasija Svarevska, whose Memory of a Gig is a little more exotic than the rainy, freezing queue outside of the Hydro, but the rather notorious, celeb-studded Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, in which Weyes Blood played a monumental set. It’s March 2020: my repatriation flights from Australia back home to the good ...


Ethically naked

11th March 2021

Is sex, nudity, and body objectivity okay in theatre? Sex sells. But is that reason enough to ask an actor to perform nude on stage? Nudity is a powerful tool in art, but how does one ask for, and give informed consent? In this age of digital media, all forms of art are more accessible: ...


Review: Yer Old Faither (GFF)

11th March 2021

This documentary records one Glaswegian man’s move to Australia in 1970. I texted my friends to watch Yer Old Faither when I was only halfway through, and having finished it, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I was keen to watch it just from the name, as a Glaswegian I couldn’t help but read ...


Can the Scotland Rugby team bounce back?

10th March 2021

Scotland are undoubtedly a wounded team, but there are reasons to believe that Scotland could have a resurgence.  After conquering Twickenham and making history, it seemed Scotland could only go up. The punters predicted that Wales would be brushed aside in Round Two and all eyes were pointing towards a potential Scottish Grand Slam. Alas, ...


You are not too good for politics

10th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings is here to tell you that “not wanting to get involved with politics” is a political choice. Coco Pops is racist, muesli is the pinnacle of Corbynism, and if you prefer “nanny’s homemade marmalade on toast”, you’re a raging Tory. You can’t eat breakfast without engaging with an ideology, but you have ...


I’m with the (school) band

10th March 2021

Trumpets, tubas, and the teenage years of Rebecca Scott, music prodigy. The school bell rings on a grey Wednesday afternoon, a shrill pierce that marks the end of another day as teachers and students alike rise to leave the concrete monolith that calls itself St. Columba’s High. Hundreds of bodies move through the car park ...


Review: Vicious Fun (GFF)

10th March 2021

The title truly doesn’t lie. It’s said that in cinema there are no new ideas. This criticism is often unfairly levied towards genres of film which are not necessarily deemed to be high art, horror flicks in particular. Still, in the face of this adversity and disapproval, we find passionate filmmakers creating fresh and exciting ...


Voices of the ‘Murano 12’: speaking to the students involved

10th March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to the “Murano 12” following the “victim-blaming” statement about them from the University. Hours after publishing the reported injustices faced by the so-called “Murano 12”, the University of Glasgow responded to our query for a statement to defend their alleged lack of compassion. The students involved were appalled by the official ...


An album that soundtracks my life: The Glow, Pt. 2 by The Microphones

8th March 2021

In our newest series, Albums That Soundtrack Our Lives, we hear from a selection of students reflecting individually on albums that shaped their life in one way or another. To start us off we hear from Fin Logie, whose selection, The Glow, Pt. 2, is loaded with the image of his rural home and camping ...