Deerhunter – Microcastle – Kranky Records

Sanne Stienstra It was no surprise when Deerhunter’s third full-length release Microcastle leaked onto the internet nearly five months before it was due to come out. What was unexpected, however, was the mass of confusion following this regarding the…

Timeless qualities

Gerry McKeever During the Smashing Pumpkins SECC show last year, notoriously onerous front-man Billy Corgan responded characteristically bluntly to the crowd’s light-hearted boos.  Glasgow’s finest had ‘feigned’ offence at the mere mention of England, through a reference to Manchester’s…

Losing the landlord lottery

George Binning It is so often the case that International Students lose out in complications with their accommodation; for one thing they are not familiar with British law, and can be easily misled; secondly, any savvy landlord will know…

United States of whatever

James Porteous While it may seem slightly self-indulgent to be writing an editorial based on the election process of another country, in a student newspaper, the momentous events in the United States that have taken place over the last…

Glasgow student nominated for helpline volunteer award

A Glasgow student has made it to the final stages of a competition that rewards the efforts of helpline workers. Morven Boyd was nominated by Chris Buckland, the Student Volunteer Support Service Coordinator, for the BT/THA…

Glasgow students protest banking bail-out

Pete Ramand Students and trade unionists demonstrated against bank-bailouts outside Halifax Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Glasgow on October 18th. Danny McGregor, one of the organisers of the demonstration, outlined the demands…

Energy costs GUU jobs

The Glasgow University Union (GUU) has been forced to lay off a number of employees as a result of the rising cost of fuel. Chris Birrell, president of the GUU, told Guardian that the union was…

NHS block on new Hub pharmacy

Plans to introduce a pharmacy in the refurbished Hub have been blocked by the NHS Pharmacy Practice Committee (PPC) in the interests of local competition. Neeraj Salwan, co-owner of Apple Pharmacy, submitted the application for a…

Abseil raises record amount

Glasgow University’s Bell Tower was once again the scene for the annual charity abseil, which was, this year, raising money for The Beatson Pebble Appeal. The abseil, which took place on Sunday 12th October, saw over…

Glasgow rises in world league table

Amy MacGregor The University of Glasgow has been ranked 73rd in the world by a comprehensive university league table. The climb of ten places in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings bucked the general trend of decline of…

Glasgow named as top ten city

The popular travel guide, Lonely Planet, has named Glasgow as one of the ten best cities in the world. The new list, which was released to promote the ten cities Lonely Planet recommends visiting in 2009,…

Boost for unions after Freshers’ Week success

Craig MacLellan Student bodies across campus have claimed Freshers’ Week 2008 as being one of the most successful ever. Both unions believed this year’s Freshers’ Week to be one of the best on record. Over 3,000 new students were…

Enterprise and Abolition

In the second of our three part series on a history of Glasgow University, Claire Strickett investigates the links between the University, the slave trade and the abolitionist movement The signs of Glasgow’s links to the slave trade are…

The people’s peer

Tom Bonnick speaks to Lord Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point social care network about disability, discrimination and the growing economic crisis. It is difficult to reconcile first impressions of Lord Victor Adebowale with one’s notions of a typical…

Sweet words of truth

As Glasgow celebrates the work of Tennessee Williams, Tara Hepburn joins in on the admiration This year marks a huge list of anniversaries if you’re inclined to look for them. It is, as it happens, 75 years since Monopoly…