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In from the cold

22nd October 2008

Laura Doherty verbally jams with Adem, and tries to avoid the f-word If you type ‘ADEM’ into google you’ll find info-sites on Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, a rather complicated and nasty sounding brain affliction. “It’s also Danish for ‘breathe’, or ‘breath’, which is quite nice – at least it’s not Danish for ‘rubbish.’” So, here I ...


Ronnie Spector – 29/09/08 – The Arches

22nd October 2008

Lewis Porteous As a cursory glance at her official website will suggest, Ronnie Spector is obsessed with the notion of ‘rocking,’ perhaps to an extent not usually expected of a sixty-five year old. “I started out rocking,” she informs her Glasgow audience, “and I’m gonna go out rocking!” She neglects to mention that she will ...


Six stringed safari

22nd October 2008

Harry Akehurst The Ullapool Guitar Festival is different. Here’s the basic plot: the venues are the high school theatre, where there is an afternoon performance and an evening performance, and a local hotel bar, where a late night jamming/drinking session continues after the evening performance until about 5am. The crucial point, I think, to understanding ...


Shouts & murmurs of an American psyche

22nd October 2008

Tom Bonnick chews the fat over culture, politics, and stupid news anchors with George Saunders, the funniest smart-guy — or maybe the smartest funny-guy — in the room George Saunders is one of America’s leading contemporary satirists. The author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, his work has earned comparisons to that of Mark ...


Participation prerequisite

22nd October 2008

James Porteous Following Guardian’s coverage of campus elections last year, in which the apparent apathy amongst students towards campus politics was brought into focus (with many electoral positons running un-opposed, or suffering from a low voter turnout), it is encouraging to see the upcoming SRC elections have attracted thirty nominations for the various council roles ...


The rough and the smooth

22nd October 2008

George Binning The inhabitants of Guardian’s office have spent the past year (at least) pretending to ignore the radical developments going on in the Hub. It has been the general consensus that finding your news by looking out of the office window to see what’s going on is lazy. Finally, we have found some real ...


Conflict of interest at Fresher’s Fair

29th September 2008

George Binning The Officer Training Corps (OTC) clashed with the Stop the War Coalition (STWC) in their bids to win over new students in the Freshers’ Fair. Though all student societies had been briefed by the SRC to keep to their stalls, there were reports that the OTC and the STWC were roaming freely round ...


Disinfrenchised: Students forced to drop modules

29th September 2008

Dionne Doherty French honours students have found their course options dramatically narrowed as reductions in staff have left the department unable to offer its normal range of modules. Third year students following a joint honours course and those taking French with Law were spared from dropping a module, but those in senior honours were left ...


Blade found in QMU bushes

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith A knife was found in the bushes outside the entrance of the Queen Margaret Union on September 18, Guardian has learnt. The weapon was discovered during the day, before the Freshers’ Ball took place, so it is thought that it was most likely to have been dropped by someone on the night of ...


Murano Street mugging

29th September 2008

Sarah Smith A girl was mugged during Freshers’ Week, just metres from Murano Street Student Village, after walking home from a night out at the unions. Rebecca Day, 19, and fellow first year student, Chris Forster, also 19, were almost back at the Murano Street Halls of Residence where they both live, when an unidentified ...