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Bake your way to bliss

16th June 2012

Words: Laura StockwellPhotos: Dasha Miller Baking at home isn’t normally associated with students. Maybe those quirky, cool ones who make apron and oven gloves look hot can pull off that domestic deity persona. For most of us though, home baking seems like too much effort for far too little gain. Especially when Greggs is just ...


Visit a distillery: learn chemistry, get pished on the cheap

15th June 2012

Ruaridh MacIntyre Whisky, it’s synonymous with Scotland and if you’ve never had a dram then right now is the best time to start. It’s 10am you say? Too early for whisky? I can’t quite hear you over the taste of this fine single malt and the violent tremor in my hands. Scotland has nearly 100 ...


Let the Rain Come Down / Down, Down, Down

14th June 2012

Lucy Hansen I came to Glasgow for rain. Rain gets me, covers me, I like how it drips down my neck and onto my chest. It’s the scourge of the vain; making every hairdo frizz and makeup bleed. Although, even rain-fashion appeals; the swish of un-natural fabrics, the clash of a rain jackets’ primary palette. ...


Five great music festivals, and five ways to enjoy them

13th June 2012

Jean-Xavier Boucherat FESTIVALS! 1. Doune the Rabbit Hole. It’s in Doune. 2. Dimensions Festival. It’s in Croatia. 3. Go to Ieperfest. It’s in Belgium. 4. Go to Greenman. It’s in Wales. 5. Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons is running the Meltdown Festival at Southbank this August. Acts this year include well knowns such ...


Get on a boat, go see an island

12th June 2012

Michael Comerford If this is how good the view looks on video, imagine what it’s like actually being there. Though, statistically speaking it will be dark and pishing it down. Hmm. If during your time in Glasgow you don’t step foot on a boat, you’re almost certainly denying this city its historic right of existence. ...


It’s time to give classical music a try

11th June 2012

Calum Morrell One of the most common things I hear from people when talking about music is “I don’t like classical”, often followed up by the admission that they have never actually spent the time listening to a range of classical music in order to find out whether they like it or not. After all, ...


Check out the Glasgow School of Art degree show

10th June 2012

Marcus Peabody The Glasgow School of Art degree show is considered one of the best in the country, and its right on your doorstep, so if you’ve got an afternoon to spare (or if you’re feeling a bit culturally destitute at the moment) make an afternoon trip to Garnethill and spend a few hours soaking ...


Read up on the recession – and how to end it

9th June 2012

Euan McTear If you’re heading out to stock up on books for your beach holiday, or if you’re even just loading up your kindle for a day out at the park, why not try to learn up on the small matter of the most severe recession since the Great Depression. Here is our pick of ...


Spend your summer hunting for jobs: yey!

8th June 2012

Jessie Lawson In my mind, summer is the best time of year. It’s the time of freedom and prospects. Revision and a fixed schedule is replaced by constantly seeing friends, planning for festivals and travelling, all with the beautiful backdrop of long days and hot sun. Summer is rife with opportunity. This summer, however, all ...


Do a short summer course and learn something new

7th June 2012

Shona McCombes So, you’ve finished exams; you’re enjoying the novelty of dedicating your full brain capacity to the task of deciding where to go on holiday, what you should have for dinner, or trying to remember the names of all the characters in Game of Thrones. More studying might not seem like the most enticing ...