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On Behrouz Boochani’s talk in the University Chapel

13th October 2019

Kalina RaevaWriter “Prison maintains its power over time; the power to keep people in line. Fenced enclosures dominate and can pacify even the most violent person – those imprisoned on Manus are themselves sacrificial subjects of violence. We are a bunch of ordinary humans locked up simply for seeking refuge.” Injustice, human rights and resistance ...


Gap in the syllabus: Documentary, film, and ‘The Gay 80s’

5th October 2019

Ilia Hionidou Writer Earlier in 2019, the UK experienced a wave of protests against same-sex education in primary schools. Ilia Hionidou interviews academics about their experiences in teaching courses that feature LBGTQ+ content. The series discusses the benefits and backlashes of including LGBTQ+ studies in higher education across the UK and the US, and aims ...


Introducing Book vs. Film

1st October 2019

Robert SomogyiWriter There are so many ways to adapt a book into a film; our writer Robert Somogyi goes through some of these methods and discusses their effect on their original source. It is an all too familiar feeling. We read a book, we watch the film in the cinema, and we are left unsatisfied. ...


Review: Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender

24th September 2019

Imogen HayWriter Writer Imogen Hay examines the “chocolate selection box of Sammy Fender” in this insightful review of his anticipated debut. This “chocolate selection box of Sammy Fender” is not the safe light-hearted singer/songwriter debut that we have come to expect. It also isn’t the highly manufactured, media safe press packet that many young pretty ...


Imagined Glasgows: in pictures and words

20th September 2019

Emily HayCulture Editor Emily Hay explores the ways in which industrial Glasgow has been creatively reimagined. Glasgow is an industrial city – anyone who knows anything of Scotland’s history can testify to that. With this knowledge in mind, when people once thought of “literary” Scotland they would only imagine the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, the ...


How to turn the tide on plastic pollution

4th September 2019

Zoe StormWriter A Glaswegian guide to reducing plastic footprints and zero-waste shopping. Eight million pieces of plastic pollution enter our oceans every day. 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the open ocean. By 2050, plastic will outweigh fish entirely. Why? Because decomposition of marine debris exceeds any human’s...


Album Review: Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind

4th September 2019

Sophie KernachanWriter Sophie Kernachan reviews the much anticipated We Are Not Your Kind, the sixth studio album from Iowa’s favourite mask-wielding heavy metal band After several months of build-up and hype, Slipknot have returned with their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind. The band themselves have made big claims during the lead-up to ...


How sustainable is the fur industry?

1st September 2019

Daniella MeehanWriter In the latest instalment of our environmentalism series, Daniella Meehan examines the fur industry’s impact on the environment. Every year, more than 50 million animals are bred and killed for the production of fur in the EU. The UK plays a large part in this industry – it is estimated that we slaughter ...


Review: Toothbrush at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

28th August 2019

Jen BoweyWriter We won’t be forgetting Toothbrush any time soon When thinking about taking a trip to Edinburgh during the month of the Fringe, it can often seem overwhelming to scroll through hundreds upon hundreds of shows trying to decide what you want to fit into your tight schedule. In fact, until this year I ...


Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies visits Glasgow as part of reparative justice agreement

25th August 2019

Marianna Marcelline and Rachel StamfordScience and Tech Editor and News Editor The University of Glasgow signed a deal to help fund a £20 million reparative justice program to rectify for its historic financial support from the slave trade. The university signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West Indies to work together ...