2021 May



What does Scotland’s Period Product Provision really mean for Scotland, the UK, and beyond?

10th May 2021

Multimedia Editor Jane Herbelin gives an in-depth look into what Scotland’s Period Products Free Provision means for Scots and the rest of the world by talking to the researcher who led the fight in Scotland and activists still fighting to end period poverty around the world. Video can be found here: https://youtu.be/Gywg33g9vaM...


Glasgow regional list results declared

8th May 2021

Seven candidates have been proportionally elected to represent the Glasgow regional list, including Kelvin candidates Patrick Harvie and Pam Duncan-Glancy. The election results for the Glasgow regional list have been announced. Seven candidates have been elected to represent Glasgow in the Scottish parliament via the Glasgow region.  Scottish Labour has won four seats, the same ...


Kaukab Stewart wins Glasgow Kelvin constituency

8th May 2021

Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish parliament. Kaukab Stewart has been elected as Glasgow Kelvin’s new MSP. Stewart won the constituency with 14,535 votes, increasing the SNP’s share of the vote in the constituency by 1.8% from 2016. Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to ...


It’s time to talk about University of Glasgow’s music taste

8th May 2021

Suspicious lack of Mr. Brightside found in The Glasgow Guardian’s investigation of student Spotify habits. Have you ever wondered what university has the best music taste? Have you ever thought that perhaps it was our own, University of Glasgow? Judging from the Hive playlists, I never would have thought so, but now you can judge ...


Connecting with Creative Carbon Scotland

8th May 2021

Limiting culture’s contribution to the climate crisis. When it comes to the issue of sustainability, from the use of environmentally toxic chemicals to excessive material waste, the arts industry is not innocent. The art and culture sector is so widely consumed through media such as television, museums, theatres and advertising; the list is endless. The ...


Labour’s Kelvin candidate Pam Duncan-Glancy ‘shown lack of respect’

8th May 2021

The Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin had to wait for 45 minutes to be seated at the voting count at Emirates Arena after staff did not believe she was a candidate. Pam Duncan-Glancy, the Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin was “shown a lack of respect” at the election count where she faced trouble being ...


Keeping up with the trends

8th May 2021

Delving into pop culture tropes. Tropes and cliches are usually some of the first things brought up when people are discussing media. Is X trope subverted well, does Y drag the story down, does Z make it predictable? There are entire websites dedicated to tropes in entertainment (and I will admit, I’m very partial to ...


Reunion tours: do we really need the closure?

8th May 2021

Beatrice Crawford walks us through our bizarre obsession with reunion tours and asks, does a reunion for the sake of ticket sales trample a once-great musical legacy? With another tentative promise of an Oasis reunion cropping up in Liam Gallagher’s Twitter feed this February, music-lovers around the world have once again been confronted with a ...


Safety fears as students call to ‘end rape culture’ on campus

8th May 2021

The SRC and rector candidates strive to address institutional issues as 91% of students feel the University could do more. Content warning: sexual assault, rape, gender-based violence Student safety on campus should be one of the University of Glasgow’s top priorities. Yet, as revealed in a recent survey of 126 students by The Glasgow Guardian, ...


PC v Console: Which provides student-friendly gaming?

8th May 2021

Views Columnist Haneul Lee makes the case for a games console as a productivity hack. I’m sure you’ve heard of the decades-long fight between digital cameras and smartphones, with one slowly declining in sales each year because of the advancement of the other. During this era of technological advancement, it seems only fitting that we ...