Introducing: Sweaty Palms

 Words: Arusa Qureshi Buzz catches up with Glasgow band Sweaty Palms ahead of their new release.   It’s always refreshing to come across a band that refuses to pander to generic expectations. For Sweaty Palms, it’s not about doing what makes you popular, but more about mocking the expected and producing something unexpected as a …

Buzz Does Glasgow

  Words: Rachel Aitken It’s here. It happened. After a term filled with a cajoling and badgering, Buzz digital editor Rachel finally got the team to take a wee trip over to the land of traffic cone headwear and buildings shaped like armadillos: Glasgow. The Buzz team followed her round the best bars of Glasgow, …

What’s Education Worth?

Words: Rachel Sharp   The best bit about the elections is the leaders’ debate. Everyone’s all civil to begin with, but it doesn’t take long till they’re shouting over one another and the audience is applauding every statement like it’s a high note on the X Factor.   But there was a mixed response to Ruth …

Start Your Own Adventure

Words: Amina Antoniazzi “Incredibly frustrating but rewarding.” TechCuber Allan Lloyds tells us about the pleasures and sorrows of working in a start-up.   Behind the numerous short-term exhibitions, the various visual arts events and, last but definitely not least, the chaotic Fringe Festival, Summerhall ‘hides’ the unique story of TechCube — a four-storey, self-managed space …

Summer in the sun

  Words: Rachel Aitken Scotland has been blessed with glorious sunshine these past few weeks, and the Buzz team have been busy tanning up, and relaxing in the beautiful city of Edinburgh (as well as researching for our dissertations of course!) Edinburgh is an incredible city, even more so in the sun. To celebrate, the …

A Conversation with Julian Goodare

Words: Alice Spasaro and Rachel Sharp Political historian Dr. Julian Goodare released his new book on the Early Modern witch-hunts last month. Buzz took a moment to catch up with Edinburgh University’s Reader in History to discuss his new book and all it might entail.     Aside from his works on Scottish agriculture and …