Escort agency advertises on campus

An escort agency has attempted to recruit University students with targeted advertising distributed across campus. The adverts called for “discreet and open minded” girls over 18 years old and stressed: “all nationalities welcome”.…

Report reviews Holyrood tax powers

Ishbel Begg A recently published report from an expert economic panel established by the Calman Commission has been met with mixed reactions in Scotland. The interim report, which was to examine alternatives for allocating funds to Scotland, comes in…

Guardian Q&A with Hazel Blears

Prior to the John Smith Memorial Debate, Hazel Blears enjoyed a drink with the Glasgow University Labour Club and took time to speak with Guardian. Have you always been politically active? Yes, I first got involved…

Nancy That!

George Binning Who would have guessed that the John Smith Memorial Debate would be the scene of such bawdy rollicking and tabloid-worthy shenanigans? Admittedly one of the most prestigious debating events in the country, promising such a star-studded line…

Voices unite in plea for peace

A member of an opposing movement interrupted a recent rally held by the Glasgow chapter of OneVoice. The meeting, which called for an end to violence in the Middle East, took place in Glasgow University’s Chapel…

I.T. Services improve computer reliability

Glasgow University’s IT Services are hopeful that they have eliminated a computing error that caused a huge number of the University’s computers to malfunction. A Guardian survey in early November found that 25% of the Reading…

Glasgow subway price hike

The price of travel on the Glasgow Subway is set to increase for the second time in under a year. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which operates the Subway system, has been hit by the escalating…

Merry Xmas Everybody

As Christmas shopping rears its ugly head, Tara Hepburn tells us why the modern Christmas is still beautiful Whilst working last Christmas I was subjected to a tirade by a woman who saw the increasing popularity of the spelling…

The Latin spirit in everyone

After years of political alienation, Venezuelan freedom fighters show Crystal Chesters how to fight for the right to party They could have been filming the new Bacardi advert the other night in Blackfriars. There was Latin spirit bursting from…

Repression and resistance: Egypt on the brink of revolution

Influential Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam el Hamalawy speaks to Pete Ramand about the growing wave of strikes against the US-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarack Egypt is witnessing an uprising of a proportion not seen for many years. Strikes…

Bright future for GU athletes

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…

Life is but a dream for GUBC

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…

Freshers taught a lesson in lacrosse

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…

Hares and Hounds go the extra mile

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…

Success for badminton duo

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…