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Ben Freeman and Michelle Williams discuss the state of fur today: wanton cruelty or standard practice? Ben Freeman Looking back at pictures from Hollywood’s Golden Era, the glamour of the 1950s simply drips from the pages of history. The…

US students choosing exile over debts

As student debt in the US hits $700 billion American international students are resorting to self-imposed exile rather than paying off their “exploitative” student loans. Sallie Mae is the primary student loan company in the US…

Residents question Murano safety

Students living at Murano Street Student Village have voiced their concern at the relative lack of information given to them about crimes in the nearby area. Over the past year, Guardian has reported on a number…

Government improves disability support

Craig MacLellan The Scottish Executive has announced plans to implement new measures aimed at giving greater support and advice to disabled students. The new procedures will mean that an expert group will review the case of any student who…

GUSA ball loses £4000

Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) lost a total of £4135.47 through its annual ball and Blues awards reception. The majority of the loss was due to the free tickets and drinks made available to Blues winners…

Rodeo raises £14,000 for charity

Large crowds gathered at Garscube last weekend to attend the University of Glasgow’s largest annual fundraising event, the Vet Rodeo. Now in its 49th year, the Rodeo plays host to numerous attractions for children and adults…

Glasgow students make a break for it

Four Glasgow University students recently managed to make their way to Alicante – without spending a single penny. As part of a fundraising attempt for Comic Relief, the Jailbreak Challenge required the nine participating teams to…

SRC speaks out against SNP alcohol proposals

The Glasgow University SRC has aligned itself with members of the alcohol and retail industry in questioning the Scottish Government’s proposed controls on the sale of alcohol. President Gavin Lee made the comment in response to the SNP’s plans…

Dentists win innovation award

Ross Mathers Students from the Glasgow University Dental School have been awarded the top prize in this year’s Dental Innovation Technology Ideas awards. The final year students — Adam Gray, David Lagan and Pearce Hannigan — developed their entry…

GSA exhibits in China

George Binning Students from Glasgow School of Art (GSA) exhibited work alongside Chinese contemporaries in the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Beijing early this April. The show comprised of 20 third year GSA students and 15 from…

Students set to launch space web

Ishbel Begg Six PHD students from Glasgow University have won the opportunity to see their design for a space web launched into orbit. After a successful proposal to a panel of experts, the students will construct the web with…

Is there a Doctor in the house?

With the success of Kelvingrove’s new Doctor Who exhibition, Tara Hepburn examines the British love affair with the Time Lord. When Russell T Davies took the reigns of Doctor Who in 2005, he was asked by one of many…

Refugees and the recession

… examines the difficulties faced by Glasgow’s refugees and asylum seekers – and those who try to help them. The Unity Centre sits on the corner of Ibrox Street in Cessnock, two or three hundred yards…

Striking back: Memories of a miner

On the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the miners strike, Pete Ramand speaks to former miner Ian Mitchell about the dispute that changed Britain. It is 25 years since the miners’ strike, which is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in…

Anticapitalism in the capital: Rioting rocks London

As the economic crisis deepens and unemployment continues to rise, James Foley reports from the recent anticapitalist demonstrations in London On April 2nd, the leaders of twenty leading industrial nations met for the Summit on Financial Markets and the…