• Meet the new sabbatical team... fifteen days before polls open

    Twelve candidates for seven sabbatical positions Two positions are uncontested for the third year running 14% student turnout recorded in past two elections Aberdeen University Student Associations’ (AUSA) elections seem to have once again failed to pique the interest of the student body. Now, for the third consecutive year running, two sabbatical positions will be uncontested: Student President and President for Societies and Student Activities.

  • The Writers Series

    Our editors share their thoughts on why they write Whilst to date the quote that resonates most with me is Douglas Adams’s “I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by”, my experience with The Gaudie thus far has proved the best antidote for that. It has been part of a wider trend of betterment, self-im­provement, and affirmation.

  • EU Passenger Name Record: debating the proposal

    With MEPs in favour of an EU ‘Passenger Name Record’ scheme, Shona Duthie and Aarran McPherson debate the issue of security and civil liberties   The European Parliament in Brussels has stated its support for creating an information network that would share information to security forces in all member states. This would act as a way to combat terrorism in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in France.

  • Experiencing Warsaw: advice from a local

    If you have ever been to Poland, you have probably visited Cracow (Kraków). No wonder - the guidebooks would tell you that it is the most worthy place to see.

  • Hacktivist - Live and in Conversation

    Everybody who has anything to do with the metal scene had one date in their diary this month. When the mighty H come to your town, you giddy up and get on down.

  • Yankee Fit?

    A new American football society has formed on campus. We speak to its founders, Simon and Ben, about the culture of the sport and its place in modern Scotland.

Obsession

We’ve had spider pig, we’ve had Shakira, we’ve done Key of Awesome and Ylvis. But the theme of this production weekend was the soundtrack to Les Miserables.


The Andersfesto 2.0

Support Anders or else. Comrades and comradettes: prepare, for the greatest test to our movement is about to begin.


Open letter to Miss Jenny Waters - AUSA election Chair

Dear Miss Waters, This is an outrage, a total outrage I say, that Anders McDonnally has not been included in the AUSA elections, despite the fact that he was able to provide all 30 required nominations as requested. We demand an explanation for this unbelieveable and cowardly action.


News

Twelve candidates for seven sabbatical positions Two positions are uncontested for the third year running 14% student turnout recorded in past two elections Aberdeen University Student Associations’ (AUSA) elections seem to have once again failed to pique the interest of the student body. Now, for the third consecutive year running, two sabbatical positions will be uncontested: Student President and President for Societies and Student Activities.

Features

New shadow culture minister Chris Bryant recently provoked debate, as he argued in his first interview that the arts are currently being dominated by the upper classes, to the detriment of the country’s cultural landscape. Bryant expressed his worry that the current situation is resulting in output that is not representative of the country as a whole: “We can’t just have Downton programming ad infinitum and think that just because we’ve got some people in the servants’ hall, somehow or other we’ve done our duty by gritty drama.


Opine

With MEPs in favour of an EU ‘Passenger Name Record’ scheme, Shona Duthie and Aarran McPherson debate the issue of security and civil liberties   The European Parliament in Brussels has stated its support for creating an information network that would share information to security forces in all member states. This would act as a way to combat terrorism in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in France.

Editorial


Life & Style

If you have ever been to Poland, you have probably visited Cracow (Kraków). No wonder - the guidebooks would tell you that it is the most worthy place to see.

Arts

3 Stars The film adaptation of E. L.


Listings

As a grand finale to this summer’s colourful exhibition celebrating the work of world-renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery will be opening up after-hours for a vibrant and exciting evening complete with DJ sets, vintage gramophones, face painting, artist-led workshops and a pop-up Bos’n bar. Places are designated on a first come, first served basis so get there early and don’t forget to wear your brightest and spangliest of outfits.

Sports

A new American football society has formed on campus. We speak to its founders, Simon and Ben, about the culture of the sport and its place in modern Scotland.


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