Land of Hope and Glory?

The SNP’s plans for a Scottish Olympic team have come under fire, Suzi Higton reports Inspired by a summer which showcased the very best of Scottish talent on the International stage of the Olympics, the Scottish Government have voiced…

Intercity bike ride pedals in the name of charity

Benzo Harris Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s largest annual charity bike ride  saw over 5000 participants take up the challenge to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Starting off from Glasgow Green and finishing in the capital’s Victoria Park, the annual…

Promising start for GUSA

High hopes for sport as GUSA Fair attracts over 3000 students, reports Nicole Wilson Following in the footsteps of previous years, the GUSA Freshers’ Fair illustrated both the wide ranging and diverse selection of club and recreational sports on…

To creep on tip-toes

Zoe Grams hunts bears and ballet dancers at Scottish Ballet’s Ride the Beast You’d be forgiven for thinking a ballet set to five classic Radiohead songs is a marketing strategy to appeal to the yoofs; something that sits as…

Questions and Answers with Alex Hanson

Tom Bonnick Alex Hanson may not be instantly recognisable by name, but his body of work certainly is. One of the most prolific actors in London’s West End, Hanson has had starring roles in Queen musical We Will Rock…

Gay for plays ;-)

Lewis Porteous Oh ‘Glasgay!’ how you torment me. Why must events of universal appeal be held under your homosexual auspices? To date, I have attended two Glasgay!-affiliated shows: a screening of La Cage aux Folles and a performance by…

Death Race (Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson)

Tormod MacLean You want to hear something cool? Well bad luck, because you’re reading about ‘Death Race’. Death Race is a remake of ‘Death Race 2000’, a 1975 cult classic. In this version Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is wrongfully…

Brideshead Revisited (Dir: Julian Jarrold)

Lewis Porteous Given that the original text has previously spawned a hugely acclaimed and much-loved 1981 mini-series, while the remainder of Evelyn Waugh’s equally masterful novels reside in relative obscurity, one cannot help but think it odd and unnecessary…

Tropic Thunder (Dir. Ben Stiller)

There’s a school of thought which insists that everybody, regardless of how much wrong they have done, is deserving of another chance. Ben Stiller must be the one exception to this rule, as even the kindest…

The Wave (Dir. Dennis Gansel)

Emily McQueen-Govan It is easy to establish a dictatorship when the required ingredients are pre-eminent in society. That is the premise of ‘The Wave,’ Dennis Gansel’s film based on a real-life incident  which took place in a California high…

Playing Ketchup

Michelle Williams braves Ashton Lane’s newest arrival Now, I ain’t no doctor or nothin’, but I do know a thing or two about burgers. In my house burgers come fat, juicy and homemade, full of chillis and smothered in…

Le geek – c’est chic!

Tara Hepburn A friend said to me recently that she had no time for fashion — that it’s intimidating and elitist, and annoyingly ‘cool’. And whilst that’s a slightly sweeping excuse for her own sartorial ineptitude, it’s a belief…

Freshers & finals

David Kirkpatrick It’s cold outside, Christmas cards are on sale and I’m sitting waiting for a cheerful, white bearded old man to appear. There’s only one logical conclusion: it has to be the first seminar of term. But how…

Records and Rolexes – The battle for Freshers’ Week ’08

For the high-pressure occasion that is the first night of Freshers’ week, both unions competed to win freshers to their fold with big names from hugely contrasting musical spheres. Following nicely from Dizzee…

Freshers’ Week 2008 – Hayseed Dixie – QMU

It all started a long time ago, in a valley named Deer Lick Holler. A crew of young boys managed to get their hands on a couple of AC/DC records.  Only having an…