A Canadian Reacts to the Scottish Referendum

I’m a Canadian exchange student. My only connection to Scotland is my arrival here on September 8th, ten days before the referendum. So when people asked me  which way I would vote if I was Scottish, I told them that I don’t really feel entitled to an opinion on the independence referendum because I don’tContinue reading “A Canadian Reacts to the Scottish Referendum”

Rough Guide to Culture in Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, has a lot going for it. But it seems that when you live somewhere you sometimes become less aware of all the amazing things the city has to offer and you settle into daily life. It’s easy for Glasgow University to become your whole life and for you not to realiseContinue reading “Rough Guide to Culture in Glasgow”

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

From the moment I sat down, I was so admiring of the jungle stage setting by colourful battens and streamers (all over the block rocks, tree limb stairs, towering trunks and treetop boxes) that I only became aware of the wild beast hidden in the undergrowth by the SHHHH of a watchful teacher warning herContinue reading “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book”

A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind

In the aftermath of American whistleblower Edward Snowden’s election as Glasgow University’s rector, there has been a swathe of disgust, frustration and downright condescension posted on social media sites by students. These range from individual posts lamenting a loss of faith in the student body as a whole, to Facebook pages already campaigning for aContinue reading “A Publicity Stunt Of The Best Kind”

Snowden: A Poor Decision

All opinions displayed here are personal, and do not represent the views of the SRC. I arrived at the rectorial election results late; just after Edward Snowden had been announced as the new rector of Glasgow University. Students were already leaving in crowds, looking disappointed, and looking round the Bute Hall, nobody looked particularly happy.Continue reading “Snowden: A Poor Decision”

The Joke Is On Everyone

I can’t really complain about the election of whistleblower Edward Snowden to the position of Rector because I didn’t bother to vote. I didn’t even bother to look at the other candidates and their manifestos and any information that was relevant to the election. I’m a politics student who failed to do one of theContinue reading “The Joke Is On Everyone”

Chvrches To Hit DF

Unless you’ve been living under a stone this year, Chvrches is definitely a band that should be on the tip of your musical taste buds. The electro-synthpop trio caused a massive stir online after releasing a couple of YouTube tracks that launched them into major European and American tours. In case you have been outContinue reading “Chvrches To Hit DF”


So alternative they spell their own name wrong (apparently they hated battling Jesus for internet hits), it’s time to meet the latest of Glasgow’s homegrown talent, indie synth band, Chvrches. Tipped to be big in 2013, Chvrches is a three-piece act made up of Lauren Mayberry, former journalist, Martin Doherty, of popular Scottish indie group TheContinue reading “Chvrches”