A Christmas Miracle: Dems Take Back the House

We have more women in congress now more than ever; the first Native-American woman; the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab is entering congress this January; and a democratic socialist became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. Call it a blue wave or whatever – all the hope and action that’s erupted in theContinue reading “A Christmas Miracle: Dems Take Back the House”

Christmas time: balance low from wine?

If you didn’t read the above title in the voice of Cliff Richard, then I assume that the next few months aren’t your favourite in the calendar. However, regardless of whether you consider yourself a modern-day St. Nick or a bit of a Scrooge, Christmas will be happening this year. I myself fall somewhere betweenContinue reading “Christmas time: balance low from wine?”

Fake Plastic Buckfast Christmas Trees

I tried to enjoy the party at Murano, but the whole time I was filled with crippling anxiety due to the squint Buckfast bottle on top of the Christmas tree. It sat in the corner of the communal kitchen alongside the discarded wrapping paper and the spare tatty tinsel. I had a tree that sizeContinue reading “Fake Plastic Buckfast Christmas Trees”

Introducing Glasgow Hyperloop

In 2013, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, decided that transport needed a new player. Cars are too slow and unsafe, trains too costly, planes too loud and inefficient over short and medium distances. Importantly, they’re all unsustainable. So what could this fourth mode of transport be? As much as Musk might like usContinue reading “Introducing Glasgow Hyperloop”

Theatre Review: StaG presents I Shot the Detective

Glasgow Student Theatre’s history with comedy has been rather hit and miss of late, from their excellent production of Laura Wade’s Posh in 2016 to their rather more flawed production of Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors earlier this year (for a breakdown on that, please read my review at https://michaelmusings.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/review-stag-presents-one-man-two-guvnors-by-richard-bean/). I Shot the Detective,Continue reading “Theatre Review: StaG presents I Shot the Detective”

Street Watch: Glasgow Street Artist Teams with Radisson Hotel in Honour of Clutha Victims

This summer, iconic street artist Bobby McNamara- known as “Rogue One”- unveiled his latest piece, commemorating the 150 year anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s death. The project was commissioned by Radisson Hotels after the recent opening of their new hotel in Finnieston Quay, reportedly wanting to show their support for the local art scene. TheContinue reading “Street Watch: Glasgow Street Artist Teams with Radisson Hotel in Honour of Clutha Victims”

GUCFS – More Than Meets the Eye

Since being founded in 2014, Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show (GUCFS) have raised over £50,000 for various charities. With last year’s efforts contributing almost half of this sum, giving £22,224.02 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. This year they hope to repeat this effort with proceeds going to Simon Community Scotland – a Glasgow based charityContinue reading “GUCFS – More Than Meets the Eye”

Inside the Women and Politics Panel

On Monday the 28th of October, The Women and Politics Panel, hosted by The Glasgow University Dialectic Society and The Isabella Elder Feminist Society, provided a warm atmosphere where the fundamental issues of the accessibility of women in politics and the current barriers to overcome were debated amongst a range of experienced politicians and studentsContinue reading “Inside the Women and Politics Panel”