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Vent to views

15th October 2020

 Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m going into my first year now and I’m still a virgin. I always assumed I’d just lose it to a randomer in Freshers’ Week and get it over with, but obviously with the current situation that’s looking a bit impossible. I’m really stressing about the idea of ...


University chief operating officer tweets “false information” to downplay coronavirus

9th October 2020

 David Duncan tweets that at 50 universities in America no student has died despite high cases.  David Duncan’s recently deleted tweet claimed that while nearly 70,000 students tested positive for the virus, only three needed hospitalisation and that nobody had died. A recent New York Times investigation found that over 70 deaths could be attributed ...


Mercury is in retrograde: so what?

14th March 2020

  Ciara Higgins Writer Ciara Higgins asks you to be a bit more down to earth when talking about Mercury’s retrogrades. I’ve never had a particular interest in how the sky above me pertains to my life, other than when it starts raining unexpectedly and I’ve forgotten my umbrella. At least that was the case ...


Visiting a city in crisis: the protests in Hong Kong

23rd October 2019

Katherine RixWriter Katherine Rix analyses the effects of the protests on Hong Kong’s tourism industry and reflects on her own experience this summer The summer of 2019 in Hong Kong has been branded by some as the “Summer of Discontent” due to the protests that began on 9 June and have continued without any sign ...


Journalist David Pratt and panel talk press freedom around the world

21st October 2019

Rachel StamfordNews Editor Nine in 10 murders of journalists go unsolved, and the majority of them are locals in their community. On the eve of the second anniversary of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, Scottish PEN hosted a panel last Tuesday about press freedom in an environment increasingly hostile to journalists. The panel took ...


The Great Western Festival Q&A

19th October 2019

Chloe WaterhouseDeputy Culture Editor – Music A brand-spanking-new music and arts festival right on our campus doorstep. You have probably witnessed the distinctive marketing posters on campus advertising Glasgow’s first ever Great Western Festival, an event taking place on the doorstep of our uni gaffs and local haunts. It has been branded as a unique ...


How to report sexual violence and where to find help

18th October 2019

Bethany WoodheadEditor-in-Chief Following our most recent investigation and editorial, Bethany Woodhead provides a summary of the resources available to guide you through the reporting process and where to find advice and support. Making a report to the University Senate:The University’s “Report and Support” tool is a user-friendly form which you can use to report instances ...


Review: Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Season Opener – Strauss and Mahler

17th October 2019

Charles PringWriter Cue rapturous applause as Thomas Søndergård leads his orchestra through the first RSNO spectacle of the new season. A lively atmosphere permeates the foyer of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, all abuzz with the usual hustle and bustle of an opening night. Once both the orchestra and the audience have found their seats, we ...


Review: The Psychedelic Furs @ The O2 Academy

17th October 2019

Fred BruceWriter Writer Fred Bruce reviews the new-wave icons as they take on Glasgow. Despite not releasing a studio record in nearly three decades, The Psychedelic Furs have been consistently touring for the majority of the new millennium. While the London-borne new wave band has seen numerous iterations since first appearing on the scene at ...


Review: whenyoung at King Tut’s

16th October 2019

Imogen HayWriter whenyoung are adopted as honorary Glaswegians at this jam-packed Tut’s gig. After missing whenyoung’s set at TRNSMT this year, I was keen to catch them at King Tuts, ready for a night in what always feels like the epicentre of the Glasgow band scene. Abbie Ozard, who’s supporting the band on their current ...