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Bright future for GU athletes

3rd December 2008

Suzi Higton In preparation for the upcoming outdoors season, Glasgow University Athletics Club recently played host to numerous universities from all over Scotland, in a Freshers’ match at the Kelvin Hall arena. As one of the semester’s earliest competitions, the event provided newcomers to the club with a chance to compete against some of Scotland’s ...


Life is but a dream for GUBC

3rd December 2008

Dougie Thoms November 1st saw the Glasgow University Boat Club competing in full racing colours for the first time this season, in the Glasgow Rowing Club Fours Head. Held on the River Clyde, conditions were ideal with flat water and clear skies as Division One saw a strong performance from the Men’s 1st IV of  ...


Freshers taught a lesson in lacrosse

3rd December 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith An inexperienced and depleted men’s lacrosse squad were given a complete masterclass by a technically superior Stirling. On a ferociously bitter autumnal afternoon at Garscube, Glasgow were blown away by Stirling’s vision and creativity in a 12-0 whitewash, in what was very much a baptism of  fire for this young university outfit. ...


Hares and Hounds go the extra mile

3rd December 2008

Chris Tait The Hares and Hounds, Glasgow’s long distance running club, recently held their annual five mile road race, attracting a significant  interest from many local running clubs. Sponsored by Deloitte, the event saw competitors embark from Glasgow’s Garscube Complex before running or jogging the picturesque route and finishing up back at the sports complex. ...


Success for badminton duo

3rd December 2008

Suzi Higton The Stevenson building, in conjunction with SRS (Sports and Recreation Service), recently staged its annual badminton doubles tournament. The event, which attracted a large turnout, saw last year’s runner-up duo Steven Drennan and Graeme Smith outplay reigning champions Danny Tollick and Darren Black in a tense final, to eventually winning 30-18. After the ...


The art of the eight limbs

3rd December 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith learns to toughen up with boxing’s latest phenomenon, Muay Thai I’ve probably never been more macho. I’m off fighting. Generally speaking I’m probably not the most intimidating person. But that’s all about to change, I’ve  spent the day working on my fighting face which I hope will give me any psychological edge ...


West Side is the best

3rd December 2008

Tom Bonnick is impressed by the musical classic at the Theatre Royal Revived for its 50th anniversary, and briefly in Glasgow as part of a world tour that has earned global acclaim, the arrival of West Side Story — frequently described with breathless hyperbole of the “best musical ever” variety — to each new city ...


Snowballing out of control

3rd December 2008

Tom Bonnick Beauty is, that old maxim goes, in the eye of the beholder, and with the exception of Julianne Moore, whose beauty is wholly objective, this has always been one cliché I have subscribed to. Bearing that in mind, it was with feathers a’ ruffled that I attended Slava’s Snowshow. “This is the single ...


Truth and Beauty Bombs

3rd December 2008

Lucy Humphries … gets sucked into offbeat cartoon series A Softer World, and the lives of its creators (all images courtesy of Emily Horne and Joey Comeau) A Softer World is a three panel comic created by Canadian duo Emily Horne and Joey Comeau, with a ranging focus; from the sexual, to the eccentric and ...


Tears to the eye

3rd December 2008

Lewis Porteous There is nothing I enjoy more than queuing for longer than advertised, voluntarily entering a poorly ventilated fire-trap with inadequate seating facilities and subjecting myself to the lies, tired shock tactics and thinly-veiled self-publication of a disappointingly ineloquent stranger who all the while insists on maintaining the embarrassing ‘illusion’ of spontaneity throughou...