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A £7m development? Now is the time to protect the unions.

24th October 2012

Chris Sibbald Confirmation of the University’s investment in Glasgow University Union (GUU) was welcome news to this writer: partly because of my affinity with the aforementioned institution as ex-President; but more importantly, because it signalled a tangible investment in student services. In my time at University (since 2008) the Senior Management Group (SMG) have mastered ...


Positivity Week: SRC VP Student Support Jess Mc Grellis responds

3rd October 2012

Jess McGrellis Issues have arisen surrounding the name of the event ‘Positivity Week’ proposed by the SRC. I would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise for any offence which may have been caused, secondly to correct some misconceptions about the concept behind the week, and thirdly to outline how we plan to move ...


The problem with ‘Positivity Week’

1st October 2012

Liam Hainey The recent controversy over the SRC’s decision to rebrand the all encompassing Health Week to the more narrow Positivity Week reminded me of a ditty by indie art crooner Amber Rubarth called “Chrysanthemum Song”. The song’s second verse goes thusly: I read about a boy, who suffered depression, his parents hung a mirror, ...


Worms Collection

8th September 2012

Joseph Trotter Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3 PEGI: 18+ Release: 31st August Developer: Team 17 Publisher: Mastertronic Worms have a pretty crappy existence. Chased by moles, harried by birds, torn by children, they are nature’s whipping boys despite allegedly being able to live on once split in two. Although they have fared better in the world ...


One step closer to equality

4th September 2012

Louise Wilson July 25th saw a huge leap forward for equal rights when it was revealed the Scottish government will be the first in the UK to legalise same-sex marriage. Currently, same-sex couples have the option to enter into civil partnerships, but the legislation for marriage will create equal rights for all couples. However, in light of the ...


Paralympic triumph?

4th September 2012

Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart Unlike the Olympics most of the population are oblivious to the origins of the Paralympics. The games started in Britain at our last games in 1948. It was created by Ludwig Guttmann after he saw the benefits of exercise for disabled veterans in the army hospital he worked in. There are different categories reflecting ...


The wee Green man of Scottish politics

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne & Sean Anderson Patrick Harvie is a little bit different. That’s immediately obvious when you step into his office. The white walls, filing cabinets and whiteboard are all standard issue and found in every political office from Orkney to Essex, but the piggy bank inscribed “saving up for weed” denotes a figure that ...


Sleeping Dogs Review

31st August 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC PEGI: 18+ Release: Now Developer: United Front Games Publisher: Spuare Enix If mimicking is the greatest form of compliment, then Sleeping Dogs is paying a lot of respect to Grand Theft Auto. There’s no beating around the bush here, so it may as well be got out ...


Jassy’s olympic blog, week two

8th July 2012

Jassy Earl blogs her adventures with the National Youth Theatre in London as she prepares to perform at the Olympic Games 2012. Day 8: Monday 2nd July Half rehearsals return again. Starts with an intense pilate type warm-up involving a series of sitting on a partner and pushing them to the absolute limit. After ...


Jassy’s Olympic blog, week one

8th July 2012

Jassy Earl blogs her adventures with the National Youth Theatre in London as she prepares to perform at the Olympic Games 2012. Day One: Monday 25th June 10am – 11pm: Welcome Chats and Getting to Know the Piece with Kane Husbands and Paul Roseby 11pm-1pm: Workshopping material and movement 2pm-4pm: Lifts and movement 4pm-5.30pm: ...