2020



A world changing uni?

8th January 2021

UofG was named THE University of the Year 2020, but does the award really mean anything for prospective students? At the end of 2020, the University of Glasgow was awarded the title of Times Higher Education’s University of the Year. The judges cited efforts by the University to uncover its historic links to slavery and ...


Review: Wonder by Shawn Mendes

2nd January 2021

Rothery Sullivan gives us her take on Mendes’ entry for cringiest album of 2020. Wonder, an album dedicated to the other half of the world’s smuggest couple and fellow Señorita collaborator, Camilla Cabello, will leave you smiling. Maybe because you’ve laughed the whole time, or maybe because it’s over. Either way, it’s worth the listen ...


The GG team’s top albums of 2020

31st December 2020

 Ah, the prestigious GG AOTY awards. Somewhat akin to the Grammys, without the shady snubs, The Glasgow Guardian team have assembled to bring you their top picks from a year in which music wasn’t live with a pint in hand, but rather alone in your room, staring out the window, and perhaps genuinely missing the ...


The titles that made my 2020

30th December 2020

In a Spotify-style Book Wrap, Jordan shares her favourite reads. It would only be right to start by mentioning the first book I read this year, as part of a “50 books for 2020” challenge that I once again failed miserably at. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson is, despite ...


Shuggie Bain: a story of poverty, addiction, and Glaswegian masculinity

24th December 2020

Lucy Dunn reviews this year’s Booker Prize Winner by Scottish-born Douglas Stuart. Starting and ending with a teenage Shuggie living alone, parentless, in a Southside bedsit, Douglas Stuart’s debut novel is raw, gripping, hopeful and devastating. In 1980s Thatcher-era Glasgow, the language is violence and the currency is sex. Not the commonly-portrayed white-collar patriarchy so ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...


Reverse resolutions: all I know now

13th December 2020

2020 wasn’t the year anybody expected, so what would you tell your January self if you had the chance? In 2019, “climate strike” was named word of the year by the Collins Dictionary. As we were entering 2020, we swore to ourselves, with one hand-on-heart and the other holding a glass of bubbly, to live ...


The Modern Institute review, October 2020

30th November 2020

Art Columnist Archie Gibbs reviews The Modern Institute in Glasgow’s autumn programme. The Modern Institute reopened with two separate shows from New York based artists, Anne Collier and Julia Chiang, respectively. Rejoicing at the opportunity to finally visit a gallery in person for art existing outside of my laptop, I headed down to see the ...


Freshers 2020: Why I came anyway

28th November 2020

A first year’s outlook into whether starting university this year was worthwhile. For every new student in 2020, one thing has been made abundantly clear: this year is NOT normal. Starting off my university experience amidst a pandemic is something I would have never dreamed I’d be doing, yet here I am! However, it’s obvious ...


How to hack the US election

2nd November 2020

Our resident American takes us through the different ways to potentially steal the US election. With another American election and a slate of less than desirable candidates, you might be wondering how you might be able to increase your influence regardless of whether or not you can vote. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; Russia, Iran, ...