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Doon the Watter

13th September 2011

by Tommy Gore It’s quite often the case that only when something is under threat that people sit up, take notice, and do something about it. I’d always meant to go on a cruise on the Waverley, being a good way of combining two of my favourite things, boats and the west coast of Scotland. ...


Luke Winter’s Summer Travels

13th September 2011

I’ve spent the last 3 summers travelling around continental Europe. Each time, travelling about has cost me around the same than it would’ve cost to stay in Glasgow and get rained on all summer, and for that money i got to see the sun too. The trick is never to pay for accommodation. If you ...


A look back at the Hetherington eviction (March 22)

3rd August 2011

Perhaps the biggest story on-campus of 2010/11. On March 22nd 2011, Police moved in to remove demonstrators who, since February 1st, had been occupying the Hetherington Research Club. In protest, they and other students went a few yards up the road and occupied the Senate Corridor of the Main Building. A lot of photos were ...


Dancing Round the Ceiling

2nd August 2011

President Obama probably has better things to do than reflect on the irony that the debt ceiling, the limit that Congress places on the total amount of debt that the Federal Government can legally hold, was originally designed to make borrowing easier for the executive. Before its introduction in 1917, each round of borrowing had ...


With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

26th June 2011

Oliver Milne With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Monday, a new team of SRC Sabbatical Officers take up residence at the John McIntyre Building. Failed VP Student Support Candidate Oliver Milne offers them some words. This week’s Court meeting saw the adoption of many of the recommendations made by the SRC, students and staff ...


Luxury, labour and life

22nd February 2010

James Maxwell … talks Marx and alienation with professional philosopher and documentary-maker Alain de Botton. A lot of people don’t like Alain de Botton, the professional philosopher, author and documentary-maker. Or, at least, a lot of people I know don’t like Alain de Botton. He is viewed, by a select-cut of my most cerebral and ...


In defence of binge drinking

30th November 2009

Staff Writer I am a firm believer in the redemptive qualities of alcohol. Any minor failure, casual provocation, or slight humiliation is enough to convince me that what I need is a long, slow soak in an ocean of booze. Only once my blood stream is comprehensively saturated, only once the world is spinning at ...


In praise of twitterature

19th October 2009

Everyone has become awfully snooty about Twitter recently. In part, this is because it has reached the critical mass of followers necessary for any social networking mechanism to stop being cool. But to an ever-growing number it is also being seen as a genuine threat to the way we gather news and process information. Undeniably, ...


Freshersfluenza

28th September 2009

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The Thorn in China’s side

16th June 2009

Hannah Millar marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan uprising, and looks at the current situation with the troubled Himalayan region...