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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 ...


My favourite comedy special: Daniel Sloss X

8th May 2021

Daniel Sloss X: When defying toxic masculinity meets humour. When I first stumbled upon 30-year-old Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss in his Netflix special, I didn’t know I was in for a wild ride. The title Dark did the show justice: both episodes were filled with self-deprecating, cynical, and at-times staggering routines, always combined with a ...


Anatomy of an Exit Poll

6th May 2021

Working out why we got the rector election so wrong So, Lady Rae is Glasgow’s next university rector. Who’d have thought it? Certainly not me, or this publication, both of us assumed that John Nicholson would win comfortably. In fact, I didn’t want to respond to the exit poll run by this paper because I ...


Scottish Elections 2021: Interview with Scottish Green candidate Patrick Harvie

5th May 2021

As part of our elections coverage, Editor-in-Chief Jordan Hunter sat down with Scottish Green Party candidate and leader Patrick Harvie to discuss his party’s positions on the big issues affecting students and the broader community of Glasgow. Excerpts from the other interviews can be found here: https://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2021/04/21/meet-your-kelvin-candidates/ The interview can be found...


Scottish Elections 2021: Interview with SNP candidate Kaukab Stewart

5th May 2021

As part of our elections coverage, News Editor Ollie Rudden sat down with Scottish Nationalist Party candidate Kukab Stewart to discuss her party’s positions on the big issues affecting students and the broader community of Glasgow. Excerpts from the other interviews can be found here: https://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2021/04/21/meet-your-kelvin-candidates/ The interview can be found here: http...


Scottish Elections 2021: Interview with Liberal Democrat candidate David McKenzie

5th May 2021

As part of our elections coverage, Deputy News Editor Lucy Dunn sat down with LibDem candidate David McKenzie to discuss his party’s positions on the big issues affecting students and the broader community of Glasgow. Excerpts from the other interviews can be found here: https://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2021/04/21/meet-your-kelvin-candidates/ The interview can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/2...


Scottish Greens pledge to remove Chinese “propaganda” on campus

5th May 2021

The Scottish Greens’ manifesto plans to end ties with the controversial Confucius Institute over ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The Scottish Green party has become the first major UK party to call for the termination of Confucius partnerships in schools and universities, adding to the renewed global criticism of the programme.  The mission of ...