Culture



The eco-art businesses that are making waves in Glasgow

18th September 2020

Art Editor Heather McSwan interviews local designers Gloria Dawson and Pippa Blundell who have successfully created, developed, and marketed their new environmentally sustainable businesses during lockdown. The autumn months see us swapping swimwear for sweatshirts and flip flops for fleeces.  This year, however, there will be one staple in everyone’s winter wardrobe – face masks.&nbs...


Review: Dreamland by Glass Animals

17th September 2020

 We take a look at Dreamland, an album which seems like the perfect soundtrack for those stuck in the internet age, especially in this age of increasingly online society. “We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet,” Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley comments on Instagram, “Edited, cool, distilled versions of us.” The band’s ...


Living in a virtual world

17th September 2020

With lockdown changing our version of normality, Sophie Kernachan explores how we could experience normality in video games. It’s fair to say that since the beginning of quarantine, my game accounts have seen more action than they have in a long time. I’m not alone in that, with Statista showing a record peak in concurrent ...


Pandemic pressure: creating during COVID

17th September 2020

Getting back to the drawing board ended up more trouble than it was worth for many during lockdown. This April, I finally had the opportunity to write again. Unemployed, with university work behind me, now was finally my chance to lumber on with the 30,000-word, unfinished, beast of a world-building project that inhabited my computer ...


What’s on the menu? A run-down of the finest food and drink societies the University has to offer

15th September 2020

Lisa Paul takes a look at the varied food and drink opportunities available on campus. There exists a vast assortment of extracurricular activities on our fine campus: with over 200 different societies and over 50 affiliated sports clubs, the task of choosing one can seem daunting. Whether you are a fresher or a settled student ...


The neurotypical gaze in Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum

14th September 2020

Hailie Pentleton questions the underlying messages of Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum, which appears to try to change the cast, rather than embrace their neurodiversity. I was 15 and already in my first “proper” relationship when I received my autism diagnosis. He was supposed to be teaching me maths at the time, an activity that ...


Freshers’ 2020 guide to Glasgow’s art scene

14th September 2020

Read on for a comprehensive guide of Glasgow’s hottest art spots this autumn. Keeping up with a city like Glasgow’s art scene can be exhausting to say the least. Whether you’re a fresher joining the University or a seasoned Glaswegian, sometimes we all need a point in the direction of what’s hot and what’s not. ...


Covid-19’s attack on the arts

14th September 2020

Anton Ferrie discusses how Covid-19 has impacted creatives within the theatre industry. As the economy contracts and the chancellor’s shiny investment plans seem to have stalled, the culture sector is still without clear investment or an ability to plan ahead. Theatre venues, without the insurance guarantee that has offered certainty to film and television as ...


Review: Tenet

14th September 2020

Ed Fernandez tries to wrap his head around Christopher Nolan’s latest Rubik’s cube of a film. Tenet is a movie laden with expectations. Christopher Nolan’s reputation as a cinematic craftsman precedes him. Responsible for many of the must-see cinematic experiences of the last two decades, Nolan has repeatedly delighted, shocked, and immersed audiences with his ...


Freshers’ guide to the music in Glasgow

14th September 2020

“As this year shapes up to be a somewhat non-traditional induction to University life, a handy guide to Glasgow’s music scene may be just the thing for new students.” Ah, Freshers’. As a home student, I wasn’t privy to the true entertaining hellscape that is Freshers’ Week, which could be cited as the most important ...