2022 March



Review: Wolf Alice @ Barrowland Ballroom

31st March 2022

Sparks fly and passion reaches fever-pitch at Wolf Alice’s Valentine’s Day concert. Wolf Alice’s three rescheduled nights at the Barrowlands were devoured by starving fans. Previously meant to be attending on the 5 January, I was amused that the reschedule meant I would spend a third Valentine’s Day at a concert. The very last concert ...


When I went to the Oscars

31st March 2022

Constance describes her experience of attending the Oscars, and analyses the flaws and bathos of the system It is 10 years ago and I am on my way to the Oscars. I am very excited because there is a limousine – with free water and gum! Watermelon flavoured.  Then I am very excited because almost ...


Next stop Birmingham for the Scottish Thistles

31st March 2022

This summer’s Commonwealth Games are fast approaching and the Scottish Thistles netball team name qualified just in time.  With just over 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the final six netball teams have been confirmed, including the Scottish Thistles. After ninth place finishes in Glasgow and on the Gold ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Happening

30th March 2022

 Jessica considers the heavy thematic weight of this French drama concerning a young student and her unwanted pregnancy. Content warning: Abortion Audrey Diwan’s film Happening follows the story of literature student Anne Duchesne who seeks to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in early 1960s France when abortion was illegal. The film is based off of Annie ...


The memeification of a global crisis

30th March 2022

With memes flooding our social media feeds regarding current serious issues, we can’t help but wonder what the psychological impact will be of making light of serious matters. In the modern world it is nearly impossible to avoid social media, and with the globalisation of posting, sharing, commenting and liking comes the need to become ...


Review: James @ The OVO Hydro

29th March 2022

Two acts with unarguable legend-status descend on the Hydro to perform what was, for many, their first post-lockdown concert … resulting in an interesting evening. At the end of November, I went to what I assumed would be a mad 90s throwback night with music legends James and Happy Mondays. After two years of absence, ...


Martin Quinn: ‘I’m much more confident now than I ever thought I’d be at this stage’

29th March 2022

Micaela chats to the Orphans cast member about his Scottish roots, performing on stage with legends and being part of a brilliantly technical show. The National Theatre of Scotland’s musical adaptation of the 1998 film Orphans is set to open next month across Scotland. As fans of the cult classic film can attest, the story ...


Should the Glasgow School of Art building be rebuilt or redesigned?

29th March 2022

Lorna Doyle discusses the importance of architecture innovation and preservation for the city of Glasgow. Following an inconclusive investigation into the cause of the fire that obliterated the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building in 2018, the debate as to the future of the site is fully up and running. The main question: should the ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Benedetta

27th March 2022

Caitlin hails this 17th century gay nun narrative a perfect reintroduction to in-person cinema. The synopsis promised violence, sex, and religious hypocrisy. The Daily Mail called it a “sexy lesbian nun flick”. In its first week of release, it garnered an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I am, of course, talking about Paul Verhoeven’s newest ...


Coping with Mother’s Day when grieving the loss of your own

27th March 2022

Content Warning: grief, death, loss. “Happy Mother’s Day!”, the grocery store display exclaims cheerfully in a large, cursive font. Instantaneously, I freeze in my tracks, staring blindly at the obnoxious cardboard cutout of a photogenic mother-daughter duo grinning cluelessly at passing customers. I feel my heartbeat pounding through my chest as the assortment of peony ...