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Petition calling for more street lighting on Kelvin Way is endorsed by unions

25th March 2021

The petition discusses the need to make Kelvin Way safer for women and students. The student bodies of the University of Glasgow have endorsed a petition that calls for more street lighting on Kelvin Way, a popular route home for students and women that still “lacks adequate lighting” following a number of sexual crimes in ...

EDITORIAL: Support students and their grades

28th January 2021

Following the news that the University will not be reinstating the “No Detriment” policy, The Glasgow Guardian and other student societies call for new measures to support students’ futures. We, The Glasgow Guardian, and the other signatories in this article, call upon the University of Glasgow to consider student wellbeing and set students up for ...

UofG during Covid: your questions answered

13th September 2020

A look at many of the different questions students have asked and what we should be asking. As a new academic year begins, and we all adapt to the new normal of University, many still feel confused about what this year will look like. We decided to find out the answers to the questions on ...

Art movements: the Vienna Secession

10th May 2022

Following her year abroad in Vienna, Fashion Editor Megan Farrimond discusses the Vienna Secession and its hidden links to art in Glasgow. “The choice between commerce and art is the issue at stake in our Secession. It is not a debate over aesthetics, but a confrontation between two different spiritual states.” – Hermann Bahr  The ...

Tokenism, male domination and pay disparity: The fight against sexism in Scottish sports journalism

10th May 2022

A watershed movement for media in Scotland has begun after journalists protest against a “sexist, racist and homophobic” after-dinner speech. Sports journalism, similar to sport itself, has long been a male-dominated industry, targeting the heterosexual male gaze and filled with overbearing masculine opinions. Saying that sports journalism “appears to be among the last bastions of ...

​​University of Glasgow students elected to Scottish councils

9th May 2022

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to two University of Glasgow students who have been elected as councillors in the 2022 local elections to represent their communities. On Thursday, 5 May 2022, Scottish council elections took place to fill 1,227 seats across all 32 Scottish local authorities. Two successful candidates include Chloé Robertson (SNP) who was elected ...

Genre trouble: niche or needless?

9th May 2022

Are increasingly specific genre divides a help or a hindrance? he music listening process, whether through vinyl or a streaming service, finds that each sound is distinguished by its correspondence to a genre or musical period. From rock and punk to pop and grime, we find ourselves unconsciously guided by the existing structures in music ...

The Spider-Man comics… an authentic portrayal of student life?

9th May 2022

Martin Mullaney discusses how the Amazing Spider-Man comic series represents many of the authentic struggles of university life. I must confess that I don’t think I have ever read a novel that truly captured my student experience. I haven’t read one recently, and I certainly didn’t read one in school. What I did read were ...

Mastering the all-nighter: the struggle of following sports through time zones

9th May 2022

What are time zones if not just social standards, something that are polite to observe but not necessary to live? The second most popular sports podcast in the UK is the Guardian’s Football Weekly. Hosted by the charming Max Rushden and with a rotating cast of football correspondents, the Guardian Football Weekly is much like ...

Affecting activists: Dave Steele, The Blind Poet

9th May 2022

Our Online Editor Zein explores the work of an activist that has inspired her. Growing up with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), I’ve always admired those that have spread awareness about RP, blindness and sight loss. We all have that one person we idolise or see as a role model, and while many of us are lucky ...

What assaults matter to the Oscars?

9th May 2022

Will Smith’s ban from the academy brings into question how the Academy punishes assault and what assaults they deem punishable. Will Smith’s slapping of Chris Rock at the Oscars this year was a huge cultural moment leading to lots of controversy. No matter whose side you fall on – whether you support Smith’s right to ...

A musical that changed my life: The Sound of Music

8th May 2022

Becca Luke explains her sentimental connection to the beloved Nazi-and-Nun musical. The Sound of Music is based on the real story of the Von Trapp family who fled from annexed Austria in 1938 to America to sing. While the musical takes many liberties with the factual events and alters the characters, the sentiment of a ...

Lifting our way to longevity

8th May 2022

How much of a difference can strength and resistance training make to our future health? It is well accepted that individuals who regularly perform moderate aerobic exercise tend to live longer lives with lower incidence rates of cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, what if cardio isn’t your thing? Many consider themselves fit even ...