Street Watch: Playing it safe – Glasgow’s graffiti

Glasgow is plastered with numerous large-scale murals, from the squirrel poised on a skull under Kelvin bridge to the hip hop marionettes in the city centre, it is widely agreed that these pieces are a great addition to the city. I use the word ‘mural’ because this is how the council likes to refer toContinue reading “Street Watch: Playing it safe – Glasgow’s graffiti”

Berlin – model city for cultural integration and diversity

Nearly 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when the city was freed from the divisions of competing ideology and rigid government, Berlin has transformed into a bright city of cultural diversity, creativity and youth empowerment. A city in which different creeds and ideologies clash and mingle and a senseContinue reading “Berlin – model city for cultural integration and diversity”

GUU Debating: This house believes that Millennials are rebels without a cause

The Union has a rich history of debating, stemming from its founding. However, only a few know about it or get involved. This column is intended to stoke discourse outside the usual set of Union debaters, as well as invite you into join with them. You can find them in the Bridie Library, Tuesdays atContinue reading “GUU Debating: This house believes that Millennials are rebels without a cause”

The Queen is Dead: Why we don’t need the Royals

If you want to read the other side of the argument click here! The royal wedding is cute and all, but PR spectacles like the royal wedding with smiling celebs in pretty dresses hide and distract from the deeper problems with having a monarchy in modern day Britain. Tourism is often cited as a valuableContinue reading “The Queen is Dead: Why we don’t need the Royals”

Long Live The Queen: Why we need the Royals

If you want to read the other side of this argument, click here! As a Belfast-boy, writing an article on why we need the royal family may divided a few people on my friends list, but please do bear with me. I am not a royalist, I am not  necessarily Republican, or Unionist truth beContinue reading “Long Live The Queen: Why we need the Royals”

A girls guide to an equal life

In 2018, it will (and should) seem alien to most of us that 50 years ago women were not permitted to enter and compete in a marathon. Kathrine Switzer, a pioneer in the feminist sporting movement, was aggressively tackled in an attempt to prevent her completing the Boston marathon in April of 1967. Much toContinue reading “A girls guide to an equal life”

This is America: with Antony Larry

Last week Donald Glover A.K.A Childish Gambino, released his song and video for “This is America”. The imagery used throughout was powerful, and to anybody that has somehow been living under a rock the past week, and hasn’t watched it yet, I recommend you click the link here to watch it or else the rest of thisContinue reading “This is America: with Antony Larry”

This is America: with Amber Bland

Last week Donald Glover A.K.A Childish Gambino, released his song and video for “This is America”. The imagery used throughout was powerful, and to anybody that has somehow been living under a rock the past week, and hasn’t watched it yet, I recommend you click the link here to watch it or else the restContinue reading “This is America: with Amber Bland”

Agony Aunt Ms. Margo: Exam Season

‘Dear Ms. Margo, everybody around me seems to be busy working, but I don’t seem to be half as productive, what should I do.’ Ultimately everyone works at their own pace so don’t stress too much, you might be a person who works really well under pressure and crams in the last few days. EveryoneContinue reading “Agony Aunt Ms. Margo: Exam Season”