With lockdown having many people lose their minds at the thought of being stuck inside, I and others are taking advantage of all this free time. We are using this opportunity to sit down and play a few hours of the “world’s greatest role-playing game”, Dungeons and Dragons.
Covid-19 has had a major impact on the fashion industry. With many fashion retailers having to temporarily close their doors, resulting in staff either being furloughed by the government or losing their jobs. Whilst, some local fashion retailers and well-known fashion stores had to shut their doors permanently as they were not hitting the set income sales target for each of their individual retail stores.
John Lewis, the heart and soul of the Aberdeen community, is to close.
With exams arriving there is a rush to the finish line. However, in order to help you manage, during what can be an extremely stressful time, Radar has compiled a list of handy revision top tips.
Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming. With it very much feeling like Spring, Radar takes a look at some hobbies that will help you to fully enjoy the season.
On the 9th of April 2021, the nation was shocked by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99. It has devastated all of his relatives and those who idolised him around the world. This article will be dedicated to Prince Philip and all of the amazing things he had achieved in his long life.
“Greater than any fairytale you’ve read”. That’s how Meghan chose to end her and Prince Harry’s ‘no-subject-off-limits’ interview with Oprah. Her husband, “saved all of us”, she said. “We’ve not just survived, but we’re thriving.”
In February 2021, President Joe Biden visited Texas after a severe winter storm left millions of people without energy.
With ClothesAid stating that “350,000 tonnes...of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year”, Radar decided to look at three simple ways we can reuse our clothes and help save the environment.
With it being the middle of Spring, here at Radar, we decided to decorate our homes to reflect the season. This article will discuss what every Spring-themed home needs, from the colour scheme to the decorations.
Spring has arrived. Hard to believe right? Whilst we’re cosied up at home for the foreseeable, it’s the perfect time to roll our sleeves up, don some Marigolds, and get cleaning. After all, a tidy home means a tidy mind. Here are some tips to get your Spring clean underway.
In this article Radar decided to take a look at some fabulous feminist films. From musicals to documentaries, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Recently Radar had the opportunity to review the innovative AirPop Light SE face mask.
With lockdown seeming to create a real-life Groundhog Day scenario, it’s difficult to find the determination to be productive. However, with these simple tips you’ll manage to finish your to-do list and still have time to watch an episode of your favourite series.
With Spring now here, we thought it would be a good idea to suggest some delicious goodies for you to make while being stuck at home. After all, who doesn’t love a sweet treat?
A primary school in Aberdeen celebrated World Book Day. How did they do this? By making a book character trail for its pupils and their families!
Have you ever wondered what Ian Rankin has been binge-watching during lockdown? Or where Stuart MacBride gets his inspiration from?
Crime fiction fans rejoice. The answers to these questions came from the kick-off event – chaired by Fiona Stalker – of Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s literary crime writing festival, which for the first time in its five-year history went virtual.
Hayley Williams, of Paramore fame, has released a striking second addition to her solo career with Flowers for Vases/ descansos. Following the staggered release of her first solo album Petals for Armor last year, Williams drops the entirety of her new album at once and withdraws again, leaving us to digest 14 new songs at our leisure.
On Friday 28th February, a special time of the year arrived for the video game calendar, Pokémon Presents - a specialised showcase of some of the finest works in progress from its creators. The guests that appeared on the Pokémon Presents livestream were Tsunekazu Ishihara - the president of the Pokémon Company - and Takato Utsunomiya - the Chief Operating Officer of the Pokémon Company.
As the snow piles up outside, you grab another jumper in a bid to stay warm. Your feet are freezing and all you really want to do is snuggle down into the cosiness of your bed. Being warm whilst looking stylish is a difficult task, but we’re here to help!
With Scotland’s weather being record-breakingly treacherous this year, Radar has compiled a list of safety travel tips to follow when you’re out and about.
*Spoiler Alert: Whilst we have tried our best to refrain from including any spoilers in the article, there may be a couple.*
Newly released on Disney+, WandaVision is a fantastic installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
WandaVision is part of this new chapter, portraying the story of Wanda (a.k.a Scarlet Witch) and Vision, who were later additions in the Avenger films. In case you’re like me and new to the MCU, I won’t reveal any previous plotlines.
Ant and Dec are back on our screens – bringing with them a sense of normality that is desperately needed during lockdown, which is their yearly series of Saturday Night Takeaway. The duo and the rest of the show’s cast have undoubtedly brought joy and fun to the viewers despite the seemingly hopeless situation we are all struggling with.
Sharing with flat mates can be difficult for any student. However, sharing during lockdown can throw in obstacles you never even thought about. With not much escape if things go wrong, as most classes are online, it is even more important to try and befriend those who are in your lockdown bubble.
Winter is almost behind us, but lockdown is not. Filling the days is becoming harder than ever and finding new things to do is almost impossible. Netflix is becoming background noise and even new music quickly grows repetitive. We must also remind ourselves to step away from a screen for a while. Books and podcasts can be a way out of this cycle, allowing us to ignore our phones and computers, without forfeiting entertainment.
Ariana Grande has accomplished one of the world’s most amazing achievements: receiving her 20th title from the Guinness World Records.
Recently, Guinness World Records confirmed that her most recent achievement is "most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100," with five of her songs debuting at No. 1 on the charts.
Sometimes the smallest and simplest sustainable choices can make a big difference in helping our planet. Radar have also recommended small UK businesses to use to buy any of the items mentioned, helping lower our carbon footprint.
On the 20th of February RGU:Union held its first ever online AGM (Annual General Meeting). With covid-19 turning the whole world virtual, student politics was forced to join the masses.
Consumer regulator Ofgem has announced that the price cap on energy will increase on 1 April 2021 due to rising wholesale costs and growth in demand.
This means that a typical household on a default energy tariff could expect a bill increase of £96 per year.
This could affect around 11 million homes in England, Wales, and Scotland (Northern Ireland sets its own cap).
The cap for prepayment meter customers will increase by £87 per year, affecting around 4 million households.
2021 seems to be another year full of locked down celebrations. However, don’t see this as entirely negative. As with time on our hands, we finally have the chance to make personalised gifts for our loved ones. We’ve compiled a list of heart-felt (affordable) gifts for every occasion.
Plans to build a Formula 1 circuit in a Rio De Janeiro forest have been discarded, following criticism from environmentalists.
The Deodoro circuit, scheduled to be built on a former army base in Camboata Forest, would have required felling thousands of trees.
The Brazilian former military base served as a competition venue during the 2016 Olympics and plans to repurpose it have caused controversy locally.
Cunning and calculating, murderer Charles Sobhraj makes for an intriguing antagonist in BBC One’s new crime thriller, The Serpent.
Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love for your significant other. Going out to a restaurant for a romantic meal, holding hands in the back of a cinema… one thing is for sure, Valentine’s Day 2021 is going to be like none before.
With lockdown increasing feelings of stress and anxiety, self care has never been more important. A great way to detox from negativity is by having a home pampering day.
I cried. No, howled. The ending of Channel 4’s hit new series, It’s a Sin, set during the AIDS crisis, is a sucker punch. And the tears flow when you least expect. In these Covid times, a period we all hope will one day be confined to history, the parallels of a deadly virus snatching vulnerable groups hits close to home.
In this article we look at how to change your room into a woodland wonderland. During lockdown it’s important to keep changing your space, to try and escape that Groundhog Day feeling. Decorating your space will help with your mental health, and is also a fun activity to take part in.
Radar has compiled a list of handy tips to help students have a more affordable lifestyle. Having financial difficulties can take a massive toll on your mental health, these simple but efficient techniques will help save you money, time and stress.
Have you ever walked into a shop and seen Innocent Smoothies with little hats on them? Yes, they are cute and make the delicious smoothie even more tempting to buy, but why exactly do the smoothie bottles need a hat?
During lockdown we are spending a lot more time on our phones. It might be to connect with loved ones or to shop online, or you may even be reading this article on your phone. As we are less able to do things physically, we have moved into the virtual world.
The radio stations are playing Christmas carols on a loop, shops have plethoras of festive stock in and every house is decorated like a Santa’s Grotto. 2020 has been a tough year and it is of no surprise that we all want to dive into the most wonderful time of the year.
Here there are Radar Magazine's top recommendation for films about the Holocaust
A second recount has begun in Georgia after the first state mandated audit confirmed Biden’s shock victory.
Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, confirmed the news of the Democrat win on Friday the 19th amid disappointment that his own party lost.
#NotAWitch seems like a bizarre statement to write on your body, but in recent times it has a purpose.
The new Warner Bros film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel The Witches has sparked controversy, particularly among the Paralympic community, for its negative portrayal of limb impairments.
The eagerly anticipated fourth season of The Crown dropped on Netflix this month much to the delight of its fans. If, like me, you binged it instantly you will already be OBSESSED with the storylines (plus fact checking them), the wardrobe, and two exciting additions to the cast; Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin).
A local branch of a charity that supports cancer patients and their families is prepared for an increase in people that are in need of its services during isolation. Loneliness is being driven by the pandemic as well as the incoming winter months.
There has been some recently exciting news for all the Dancing Queens out there.
Brian May, lead guitarist of rock band Queen, has produced a cover version of, “I am a Woman”, which is performed by supergroup WOMAN. WOMAN is a new band, and has Mazz Murray as a lead vocalist, with May as guitarist. Murray is the current actress who plays Donna for the, ‘MAMMA MIA!’, London Cast.
With many students having to resort to going online for this semester, Radar is here to provide you some tips on how to keep your motivation up for the rest of the semester.
The show has been pushed back to early 2021, its original date being the end of this year and unfortunately there is no trailer yet, but what do we know so far?
The series is produced by Brian Young, who co-executive produced The Vampire Diaries, giving us high hopes that this show will live up to all our fantasy teen drama expectations.
Movember started in 2003 and is now a worldwide phenomena. So much so that now people automatically associate the month of November with Autumn leaves, Bonfire Nights and the growing of mustaches.
A simple idea sparked from two friends chatting in a bar to a worldwide movement, there has been over six million mustaches grown in support of Movember so far.
This semester, RGU Gymnastics are helping to spread positivity throughout their social media accounts.
‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ is a new initiative that RGU Gymnastics has set up, where they promote a quote that has a positive message behind it.
Podcasts are a great way of getting entertainment and/or information. With RGU:Union having a platform for students to start their own podcasts on, we decided to investigate what they have been up to this semester.
The International Paralympic Committee have confirmed that they will create a refugee team that will include more athletes in Tokyo compared to Rio in 2016. The team will be known as the Refugee Paralympic Team.
With many local and national cinema chains closing recently - such as Vue and the Belmont Filmhouse - Radar is here to give you some tips on how to experience the wonderful world of the cinema in your own home!
It has been 110 years since the Tivoli Theatre opened its doors to the public under its current name. What should have been a magnificent celebration is now undermined by the current coronavirus pandemic. The Tivoli Theatre closed its doors to the public on the 17th of March 2020 when the country was thrown into lockdown.
An award-winning Aberdeen charity, set up in the name of one of
Scotland’s finest footballers and aimed at taking sporting activities
to the city’s young people, has announced a new initiative to help
them with support for mental health.
As of writing, on the 7th of November 2020, Joe Biden is the 46th President-Elect of the United States of America. Whilst Biden was in the lead for days, Pennsylvania was the key decisive state that allowed him to go over the 270 Electoral College mark.
A local church is hosting a £100,000 fundraiser to help accommodate its £1.8m restoration project.
No candidate has been declared the clear victor in last night’s presidential election as results remain close across key battleground states like North Carolina.
The world has lost an icon of the Hollywood film industry in Sir Sean Connery, the actor best known for bringing Ian Fleming’s super-spy, James Bond, to life on the big screen. Making his début in 1960’s Dr. No, his portrayal wasn’t favoured by critics, but he was quickly endeared by fans.
It is very hard to believe that it has been 20 years since, ‘The Sims’, was first released on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Due to the game’s success, ‘The Sims’, was later released on Linux, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Xbox. It became so successful around the world to the point where Time Magazine recognised, ‘The Sims’, as being placed 31st in its ‘50 Best Video Games of All-Time’ list.
Working while in full time education poses time management challenges for most students. These challenges range from conflicting work and university schedules, coupled with post-work fatigue and loss of motivation once the coursework starts piling up.
With the Covid-19 regulations making face masks necessary, they have to be a part of your Halloween costume this year. However, that doesn’t mean that your character has to just wear a bland face mask. Instead, why not use this as an opportunity to get even more creative?
Hundreds gathered in Aberdeen to protest the court ruling passed in Poland, which introduced a near-total ban on abortion.
The protest, which took place in Castlegate on Wednesday evening, saw people from many different nationalities showing their support for Polish women.
Aberdeen Science Centre is set to reopen to the public next month following a major revamp, with new exhibits and facilities for all ages.
Black History Month is an opportunity to educate ourselves, especially through film and documentary, on the history, achievements, and contributions of black people to society. In doing so we can delve deeper into the past, reflect on the present and hopefully look with solidarity to the future. Here is just a small selection of recommended viewing.
Halloween is a time best-known for getting into the shoes of another character (literally). For one night you can don that superhero cape you’ve always wanted to wear and be someone else. But it’s not just humans who can take part in the action…
A decision by Councillors to allow another Trump golf course in Aberdeenshire has caused local outrage, with protestors arguing that it could endanger the natural habitat and prevent access to the beach.
This article looks at five ideal ways to decorate for Halloween on a student budget.
With the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, we have a lot more time on our hands. This makes for the perfect excuse to dabble in the arts and crafts and hand-make affordable, yet still spook-tecular, Halloween decorations.
Queen and Adam Lambert have achieved their first number one album in 25 years.
Despite the loss of the group's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen have once again topped the official album sales charts after 25 years.
From the writer of Sex & the City comes a much-hyped tale of another city.
Specifically, a tale of a young ambitious marketing executive named Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), who leaves her unsupportive boyfriend behind in Chicago and moves to Paris to join a prestigious marketing firm and help market luxurious brands with ‘”an American point of view”, as she puts it.
Researchers from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO recently found that the virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on smooth surfaces for up to 28 days.
However, the experiments were conducted in the dark, and some experts argue that UV light has already been shown to kill the virus.
With the latest delay of James Bond, Cineworld cinemas have decided to close their doors until further notice. For smaller cinemas that had to rely upon crowdfunding to stay afloat, the delay of such a massive title could be the final nail in their coffin.
Last week’s rejection of the UK Internal Market Bill by MSPs was to be expected as parties from across the political spectrum voiced concerns about its impact on Devolution and the unity of the United Kingdom.
Eddie Van Halen, legendary Dutch-American rock guitarist, has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.
Commonly known by rock fans as simply EVH, his death was announced on his son’s (Wolfgang Van Halen) Instagram account on the morning of 6 October 2020. Wolfgang said “He was the best father I could ever ask for… My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”
With the recent lockdown measures being met with an icy chill from Scottish bars and pubs, the hospitality sector teamed up together to protest in a rather unique way but with a very important message.
Now that the new academic year is underway, online teaching has evolved. Universities have started using video-chat platforms, such as Zoom, to hold many of their classes. This maintains a personal interaction and discussion with students, whilst avoiding being physically face-to-face.
Disney is well-known around the world for being a part of many people’s childhood memories. With older films such as Pinocchio (1940), to newer films such as the remake of Lady and the Tramp (2020), Disney has been around for nearly 100 years. A question that people tend to ask nowadays is: are Disney films as good as they used to be many decades ago?
The time-bending epic 'TENET' - out in cinemas since 26th of August - is a movie difficult to judge. It is a movie that has its fair share of flaws, but in terms of raw spectacle, it doesn't disappoint.
You may have noticed in your town or even on social media that drawings of rainbows are being displayed somewhere new - on windows of homes across the United Kingdom!
Nigerian design collective, Ile Moremi will be showcasing a tie-dye textile, Adire, in their signature jumpsuits and basketweave jackets. The collection will be displayed at the Africa Fashion Week London 2020 this August.
As of tomorrow, RGU will be closing its doors to all staff and students for the foreseeable future in order to meet guidelines set by the UK Government.
Radar gives you the latest of strange occurrences due to the Coronavirus epidemic, whether that's fighting over toilet roll or seeing the happiest place on earth closing its palace doors - we give you the latest.
The Democratic race for president has swiftly narrowed to two after Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Amy Kloubouchar bowed out and left the race.
March 12 saw the kick off of Aberdeen's annual Jazz Festival and Radar is here to explain what it is all about.
Bringing some nostalgia for us students onto the big stage- School of Rock: The Musical is coming to Aberdeen early next year.
'Parasite' placed itself in the history books as the first non-English speaking film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, if such a successful film won many awards, the question is: why have we not seen or heard about it?
Cult leader Jim Jones promised his followers that their suicides would be preferable over living in the capitalist world. Who is he? And how did he convince so many people to follow him?
RGU Gender Equality and Feminism Society, with the help of RGU Erasmus and GoGreen, managed to raise £310 in aid of Australia. But how did they manage, and why was it important?
?The Democratic race for president has been nothing short of eventful. Just before the party’s infamous Super Tuesday Primaries, the contest has seen yet another major realignment of the candidates.
An Aberdeen mother and carer launches a new program to help carers and children with disabilities.
Bravely Default is your typical JRPG with a twist – the twist being that the gameplay mechanics are completely different compared to any JRPG by using the ‘Brave’ and ‘Default’ systems in turn-based combat.
Caroline Flack, famous British TV presenter, has been found to have taken her own life. She is known for presenting ‘Love Island’, the radio show ‘Heart Radio’, and, for winning ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
On 8 May, Bryan Adams will be playing at the P&J Live in Aberdeen. This will be his only Scottish tour date and is part of his new Shine A Light tour.
A new Aberdeen University study found that male breast cancer diagnosis has risen continuously for the past 15 years.
Trump has been acquitted by the Senate after a controversial impeachment trial that dominated the world news and divided the US.
Coronavirus originated in a city called Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China and cases are now reported to be in many countries around the world including the UK and Australia.
Rona Munro’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has just arrived in Aberdeen and will be on stage at His Majesty Theatre until Saturday 8 February.
November 25th marked the World International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also saw the beginning of the ‘16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, which RGU: Union is currently supporting.
YouTubers are uniting to plant 20 million trees, and they’re more than halfway there.
As companies have started releasing their Christmas adverts, we have compiled a list of our favourites from the decade.
The UK’s leading global change film festival is coming to Aberdeen! Kicking off today at the Belmont Filmhouse there will be three days of film and conversation celebrating people and films that are changing the world.
What are National Live Performances and why are they an experience hard to miss? Find out more with Radar's article on why NT performances are keeping the stage alive at your very own local cinema.
Customers are in for an eye opening experience at Union Square this Tuesday. The giant shopping centre is making alterations to their shopping experience to promote inclusivity and understanding of those with disabilities.
On 28th October, Apple released the iOS 13.2 update to iPhone users, introducing an array of new emojis. Apple's attempt to diversify the keyboard to improve inclusion and representation has been met with praise.
After four years of closure, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum re-opened its doors to the public on 2nd November. The building was closed for a £34.6 million refurbishment which restored and modernised the grade A-listed building.
The library is a vital tool for every student, as some may know. Radar is here to explain how it works and how to make the most of it.
This year Sainsbury's announced that it was banning the sales of fireworks in its stores. Should other retailers be following suit?
Hailed as CV gold and great life skills building, the famed Duke of Edinburgh Award is said to have much to offer but is this still the case?
Cheese Fest came to Aberdeen on the 19th of October. A celebration of cheese and Wallace and Gromit, it was an event enjoyed by all ages.
As the spooky season comes to an end it's time to take a look back at some of the best memes to come out this month.
An exclusive interview with Sport's President Kieran Matthews on his new mental health campaign: #FullTimeOnIniations.
If you want to avoid paying extra for club entry with the ‘no costume, pay more’ rule or just want to look the best at your pumpkin-filled house party then look no further, Radar has you covered with some easy and original DIY Halloween Costumes ideas.
Are you wondering why there is a buzz around campus and you keep hearing the word "By-Election" but you haven't a clue what this is? Well Radar has got you covered as to how you can find out more and even take part in this years' RGU Union By-Election.
Although nothing is certain about the UK’s departure, EU and EEA students can still somewhat prepare. How? Applying for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Here’s everything you need to know about the scheme.
Ever considered stepping outside of your cinematic comfort zone?
In the world of social media, our lives are constantly in sight. Getting likes under photos, posts or comments in the virtual world can bring a sense of accomplishment and acceptance. What can this do to our mental health and sense of self-worth?
Aberdeen students have the opportunity to get paid to hang out in clubs. Nytlyf are looking for motivated young people to become their next professional nightlife reviewers for their new app.
On Saturday Aberdeen residents took part in a march to raise awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
With the spooky season coming into full harrowing spirit - why not plug some headphones in and let your imagination run wild by listening to some nail biting homages to some of the most hair raising horror classics?
Heart Research UK's innovative Ebay selling campaign raises a whopping £37,500 for the charity.
The Queen’s Speech is normally a yearly event that marks the beginning of the parliamentary year. Radar will inform you what was said at this year’s Queens Speech and why it matters in modern society.
After having to close its doors last year the RGU Uni Boob Team are making a comeback to campus. The representatives are making a resurgence this semester in order to spread the importance?of copping a feel every month.
Aberdeen Harry Potter fans gathered in their massses at the P&J Live to see the exclusive never-before-seen exhibition.
It’s the season to get cosy and comfortable. It’s perfect Netlfix binging weather! This is your guide to the new releases this month on Netflix!
A visually stunning space opera which deals with the question - should children be the ones to suffer the consequences of our parent's mistakes?
The birth of three snow leopard cubs has ushered in new hope for the endangered species.
A couple weeks ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller finished his report on President Trump’s ties with Russia and obstruction of justice.
Following recent news, Clueless, a 90s high school chick flick classic, box office smash and cult classic, has been set for a modern remake and the fans of the original movie have shared mixed feelings.
Candles will light up Aberdeen’s Broad Street with mourners taking part in a 2-minute silence by the water fountain outside Marshall College.
Do you ever feel stuck listening to the same album by the same artist on the same platform? Fear not, here are a few Radar tips on discovering new music.
“Higher. Further. Faster.” On International Women’s Day Marvel did more to advance their treatment of women in 124 minutes than they have in 11 years of production.
Many may reflect on 2007 as being a simpler time before life began to feel governed by Instagram, the Kardashians and Donald Trump. However, in May of the same year the world was rocked by arguably the most famous missing persons case in history.
Developed by Skills Development Scotland, the programme started off with two courses - one for IT Management and Software Development. However, these courses have gone into a number of new sectors.
The man in his late 20s has been charged with murder after the fatal mass shootings saw dozens of people killed and many more seriously injured.
Coursework. Almost any student, at some point in their course, has been stressed about this word and what it means. If you know how to organise your time, there’s almost nothing to worry about. Almost.
A vibrant and fluid showing across a multitude of mediums and materials, ORAL SUSPENSION is an exhibition of work produced between Nick Gordon and David Blyth, and the christening show for the Look Again Project Space.
Radar had the chance to catch up with pop band The Sea Girls and their opening act APRE at the Mash House in Edinburgh last week and here’s why you should give them a listen.
There are a number of great RPG bosses to choose from who are memorable for their abilities, designs and personality which is why Radar have put together list to name our top 5.
Steamy period drama lights up the screen.
After 17 years a new take on a Pokémon movie has amassed over 47 million views on YouTube on its debut trailer within its first week, showing the franchise can still appeal to the masses.
Cyberpunk 2077 was first introduced to us way back in 2012 which promised gamers something even better and bigger than CD Projekt Red’s previous game release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – which was a sure favourite in the gaming industry.
It’s easy to assume that uninhabited zones are free for entry and relatively safe – after all that collapsing building was once lived in and should be OK, if you watch your step, but that is not the only thing to consider.
We all have our favourite Disney-animated classic. However, the company’s recent purchase of the Marvel Universe and Star Wars franchise raises the question whether a Disney-dominated cinema industry is a future we are heading towards?
The PlayStation 4 is the eighth-generation home video game console which was developed and released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Sony have recently announced that they will not be present at E3 2019 for the first time in 24 years.
This week in the news: a man has been arrested after the disappearance of a student, 10 people have died in a blaze in Paris and scientists have spotted life on Tonga for the first time.
The Trump administration reached a deal with the Democratic House of Representatives to end the recent government shutdown, the longest in American history. Exactly how did this start? What led up to this? What is going on?
An Aberdeen based Snapchat group sharing nude pictures of girls has been uncovered by a North-East College student, who posted a screenshot on Twitter after he was invited to join the heinous group.
Following a downfall of 10% in its value last week, the crypto-currency will no longer be buyable with several banks’ credit cards.
Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. It was first introduced by the UN in 2003 as an effort to eliminate female genital mutilation.
Last month, British pop-trio Clean Bandit released their second studio album 'What Is Love?'. The sixteen track deluxe version of the LP features a range of star-studded collaborations from the likes of Demi Lovato to Ellie Goulding to Charli XCX.
Blizzcon has always been a big favourite with gamers globally as Blizzard has created some of the greatest games such as 'World of Warcraft'. Here was everything that was announced at Blizzcon to keep everyone updated.
Tesco are installing electric car chargers in their Extra and Superstore carparks, the Spanish capital are implementing an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles, and, Instagram have introduced a new feature called 'Close Friends'.
Plunge into the deep horrors of the cosmic world created by HP Lovecraft as madness and Old Gods lurk at every corner, the 'Call Of Cthulhu' game is inspired by the classic pen and paper RPH by Chaosium.
It is almost impossible to think about Neil Amstrong without picturing him stepping onto the moon saying: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Yet, 'First Man' shows Neil Armstrong as just Neil, as just a man.
Statistics from the last 5 years show the city centre has by far the most crimes reported under every category compared to other areas of Aberdeen such as Hanover, Woodside and Bucksburn.
Theresa May continues to face harsh backlash to her Brexit withdrawal plan. On Friday she took to the phones at BBC radio 5Live to take questions from the public on Brexit, the EU withdrawal deal and the future of the UK.
The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, saw Aberdeen’s Vue cinema nearly sold out on the opening evening, packed with fans ready to be taken back into the wizarding world.
For the first time since ‘Braveheart’ came to our screens, another movie has filled us Scots with much pride and nationalism for our country.
In life there are actions and behaviours so widespread that they are invisible. They are legal, systematically popularised and most people would not be able to function without them.
The next installment of the 'Just Cause' franchise will unleash more chaos on the 4th of December 2018 on Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4.
“Everything you need is inside,” said the note Clara receives from her mother in the new Disney cinematic version of the Tchaikovsky’s ballet, 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'.
The tale of Dracula and the myth about vampires has fascinated people from all over the world, being promoted in almost every way possible: through movies, both animations for children or dark fantasy for older public, books and series.
Sabrina Spellman must choose between joining her family in the world of witches or staying with her friends in the human world, as on her 16th birthday she is expected to partake in the dark baptism.
The new music arena is due to open in Summer 2019 with a budget of £333m. Aberdeen City Council have been constructing the building since July 2016 and are on track with completion with an almost 13,000 capacity.
It's time to stop popping pills and become more social says the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock.
Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the new Brexit deal she had made with the EU. Days later, several Cabinet members had resigned, and May’s Premiership hangs on the line.
The ‘Rise up Quines!’ festival in Aberdeen encourages young women to make their voices heard.
News has been breaking in the past week about the deadly forest fires in California. Unfortunately, since Radar’s last update, this disaster known as ‘Camp Fire’ has claimed more human life, and the number of those missing has risen sharply.
The state of California is mourning after 42 people were confirmed to have died and 228 more people are missing after wildfires over the past few days.
'The Last of Us' will be returning with its second installment into the world of the undead. Providing a story that very much focuses on an older Ellie, taking place five years after the first installment of the series.
Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm revealed details of the reunion tour in a news bulletin style video on social media on Monday 5th November.
It’s been a tight weekend in the Scottish Championship.
he Democrats flipped the White House on the night of the US Midterm Elections (6th November). What does this mean for Trump and the Republicans?
James McClean is no stranger to Poppy controversy, and this year is no different.
The well-known Poppy has been a symbol of hope and remembrance for many years. What inspired the Poppy and why do people wear them?
Graphics and technology have advanced quickly over the years and one industry that has embraced this is the gaming industry. One of the most favoured genre in gaming is open world formats.
The firework display and entertainment was organised by the Aberdeen Council to celebrate Guy Fawkes’s Day. The event took place on Beach Boulevard starting with fire jugglers and the charity fire walks and followed by a firework show.
With students struggling to find affordable parking around and nearby the University locals are voicing their frustrations about student parking. The question is where are we at now with resolving RGU’s parking problem?
“Remember, remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.” What happened on the 5th of November, and why should we remember?
Tonight is Bonfire Night, and here is a list of things going on in the city or in Aberdeenshire to celebrate Guy Fawkes.
This week in the news: infamous Boston gangster killed in prison, medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed in the UK and a young mum claims daughters were given 'ecstasy pills' while out trick-or-treating.
?Fracking has resurfaced the news and it’s quite a controversial topic. What is it? What’s its history? Why is it taking over the news now? And what are its pros and cons?
Last week, South Africa announced that menstrual products will be tax-free from now on. The Finance Minister confirmed that consumers will stop paying the value-added tax (VAT) on sanitary pads and they will be also distributed in public schools.
Here are five Indie horror games that will leave you terrified. Are you brave enough to play them?
'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' takes place in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian war: a decades-long power struggle between Athens and Sparta. This is the perfect setting due to the constant large scale battles that occur on land and sea.
Caitlyn Jenner said the Trans community is being “relentlessly attacked” by President Donald Trump and has labelled her beliefs of working alongside Trump a “mistake”.
In May 2015, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ was released. It concluded the acclaimed game franchise based on the novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Two years later in 2017, Netflix announced it would bring its own spin on Sapkowski’s works.
Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? For this weeks food inspo Radar brings you Ramen, Smoky Lecho with Chorizo, Coconut Chia Pudding and Overnight Oats.
?Critically-acclaimed docuseries ‘Making a Murderer’ returned to Netflix recently, and, with season two picking up where the first left off, the filmmakers certainly had their work cut out to keep pace with the hugely popular original series.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems. Here are some game details to help get you even more excited about the newest instalment in the series.
Ever wondered how Halloween began? Here is a short history of the holiday and how it changed from being a religious celebration filled with superstition, to the fun night we all love to celebrate.
Halloween is an ancient pagan holiday, loved worldwide by lots of people and it remains one of the world’s most well-known celebrations. Some RGU students were happy to share their experiences and feelings about Halloween.
Here is Radar's list of top ten retro horror films that will keep you entertained this Halloween.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the extraordinary tale of one man; from his humble beginning as Farrokh Bulsara from Zanzibar to his tragic AIDS diagnosis as rock hero Freddie Mercury.
After months of bitter campaigning, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is to be Brazil’s next President. At age 63, he won 55% of the vote against his opponent Fernando Haddad, 55.
Halloween is the sequel to the 1978 original film of the same name, released 40 years after the original, and it was just as intense and terrifying as its predecessor.
The most recent fake news story to dominate social media claimed that Elon Musk bought and deleted the game 'Fortnite' which ended with him being in the public eye once again.
Try out our latest vegan recipes and prepare for the colder days of autumn with these simple yet delicious healthy comfort foods.
Barrack Obama, Hilary Clinton and the CNN headquarters in New York were all targets of an ‘act of terrorism’ this Tuesday.
Three people jointly received the Nobel Chemistry prize this year for their work in protein research. This research has aided in renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and has even been used to cure metastatic cancer.
Plastic waste and the damage it does to the environment is a major concern as we produce almost 300 million tons of plastic each year. A new catalyst may make the production of plastic more environmentally friendly.
On the 17th of October, Canada’s laws legalising the sale and use of recreational cannabis came into effect. With this, it became one of only two countries to have weed legalised.
Yesterday the European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic. Plastics such as cutlery, cotton bud sticks, straws, plates, balloon sticks and beverage stirrers will no longer appear on the EU market as of 2021.
It has been little over a year since the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke in the New York Times. What has the past year had in store for the movie mogul and has anything changed?
As Halloween is approaching, Aberdeen City Library hopes to educate people on witches and why their history is so significant and fascinating.
Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? Here is Radar's list of recipes for some midweek food inspiration to keep you going.
Halloween is just around the corner but among the horror movies, the darker evenings and the creepy decorations, there is the scariest thing of all: offensive costumes. Let’s take a look at some of the distasteful outfits you should avoid.
Greta van Fleet - a Michigan based Blues Rock band - exploded on to the charts with their hit single ‘Highway Tune’ in March last year. It’s no surprise then that their debut album ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ was highly anticipated.
This week in the news: 17 people have died after "unidentified explosive device" was detonated in Crimea, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby and freezing temperatures expected to hit the UK over the weekend.
On the 2nd of October Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate of his native Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. He went into the consulate in order to pick up papers in anticipation of his marriage to his Turkish fiancée. He was not seen again.
How do you describe 'Bad Times at the El Royale'? It’s anyone’s guess, the trailer gives next to no clues about the real film plot, but one thing is certain it is fantastically creepy.
A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified on an unnamed farm in Aberdeenshire.
The earth is a mighty planet, surviving terrorist attacks, natural disasters and world wars – but what happens when a nationwide or even worldwide disease spreads?
When Kanye West visited the White House to publicly show his support for Donald Trump it was shared over multiple news platforms, across social media and it left people talking. Was this for the right reasons?
Are the stories of women and girls using socks, rags, and newspapers to cover up their periods really, considered history?
2018: a year in which we are bombarded with news. From TV to online to printed publications, it is everywhere. It can be hard to know what to focus on - because what really makes a story newsworthy?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released a report on global warming and it’s more concerning than ever. What is happening and what can we do?
It seems that this season will be the most challenging for Daredevil yet as he battles public opinion, a ruthless Kingpin, and a killer imposter.
Radar visits the Highlands alongside the Erasmus Student Network to discover some of Inverness’ history and the truth about the Loch Ness Monster.
The first trailer was released in March and the hype was enormous. The movie released this month kind of lived up to it.
When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on July 9th, it looked as though it would be routine. However, as like many things in the Trump presidency, this has been far from routine and certainly complicated.
The renovation of the Aberdeen Art Gallery at Sighthill was meant to be nearing completion, but once again the opening date has been pushed back.
After months of hype, the eleventh season of Doctor Who finally premiered on Sunday, 7th October, and we witnessed Jodie Whittaker debut in a strong and energetic first outing as the Thirteenth Doctor.
'Maniac' follows the story of two strangers who meet during a voluntary drug trial. The show excels thematically, truly taking us along on the characters' pharmaceutically driven journeys.
The world awaits the outcome for the trial on the decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? Here is Radar's list of recipes for some midweek food inspiration to keep you going.
Are you an international student or maybe planning to study abroad? Then the recent UK government statement may have left you revaluating your options.
This week in the news: Scottish Salmon farming firm announced a profit increase of almost 50%, astronomers have discovered an 'exomoon' and the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to a woman.
24th September 2018 marked the beginning of National Eye Health Week – the initiative to raise awareness about something that perhaps many of us are taking for granted or don't consider until there's a problem.
The internationally recognised diet company, ‘Weight Watchers’ has decided to slim down its name, marking its rebranding revolution.
This Week in the News: 10 people died after a van hit a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, DJ Avicii has died aged 28 and Arsenal FC Manager Arsene Wenger has announced to step down from his job at the end of the season.
Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it exceeded expectations (maybe even infinitely exceeded them?).
This Week in Music features new singles from Plan B, Ben Khan, Icarcus and Thomas Rhett.
RGU Film Festival ran for the second year in a row showcasing short films from around the world. The event received a fantastic turn out at the Belmont Filmhouse and the winners were awarded with trophies.
Girls to the Front is returning to Aberdeen for its third year. It will take place in The Shack at 7pm on the 20th April before heading to Edinburgh for its second day.
This Week in Music features new tracks from 30 Seconds to Mars, Chromeo, The Chainsmokers and Friendly Fires.
It's ball season at RGU and Radar is here with some handy tips about what is trending in ball fashion this year.
This week in news: two new chains are opening in Aberdeen Union Square, creating new jobs, suitable for students. UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, has been charged with assault and criminal mischief. At the end, we have some news about China, the US and South Korea.
This Week in Music is back with tracks from The Wombats, HANA2K, The Ramona Flowers and MØ.
As of March RGU's Uni Boob Team has come to an end because they couldn't find anyone to take over their group.
Radar lets you know what you can expect from the stars this month…
If you don't have anything planned for Easter Sunday, why not put the chocolate down for a couple of hours and try out Radar's latest baking recipe!
This Week in Music features new music from James Bay, Plan B, OUTLYA and Shinedown!
Unite has announced that First Bus drivers in Aberdeen will continue strikes in protest against the new contracts being offered by First. The current strike action ends tomorrow, with an indefinite strike beginning on Friday 6th April.
Bus drivers in Aberdeen have voted to continue the ongoing strikes by another 4 weeks beginning April 6th. RGU has also announced that First Bus will double bus services for the University between 8-10am and 3-5pm.
This Week in Music features singles from Alison Wonderland, Blossoms, Liv Dawson and Nico Santos.
This week in the news we have witnessed the death of a world-renowned theoretical physicist, as well as the death of a young WikiLeaks hacker, the Russia-UK spy story has developed and some severe weather announcements.
Formed in 2013 Fickle Friends spent two years unsigned touring the UK and Europe at over 50 festivals before signing with Polydor Records. Since then they have been recording their debut album in Los Angeles.
Whether you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or a meat-lover, a total 'foodie' or just an occasional meal pic poster on Insta, Radar's list of YouTube Food Channels has something for everyone.
This Week in Music features tracks from Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato, Imagine Dragons, The Ninth Wave and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Following the results from the Unite the Union's ballot on Industrial Action, all First Bus services will be affected for several days this month. The University 1/2 services will only run every half hour, with the last bus leaving campus at 17.59.
Mother’s day is a great time to spend the day cooking or baking. Radar has written up some recipes to show the best recipes a Mother could teach you.
The Body Shop have partnered with Cruelty Free International to start a petition to end animal testing on cosmetic products in the UN.
Fickle Friends are on their way to The Lemon Tree on Sunday, March 4 after a few gigs throughout the country in the run-up towards the release of their debut album, You Are Someone Else, on March 16th.
This week in the news features Met office warnings for Scotland due to severe snowfall, Toys R Us have gone into administration and Scotland defeat England for the first time in years in the Six Nations.
Train commuters will have to travel on other modes of transport after the trains between Aberdeen and Dyce will be cancelled for 14 weeks starting in May.
The Prime Minister may choose Aberdeen for the location of her Brexit speech in March.
This Week in Music features singles from James Bay, ONE OK ROCK, Kiesza v Malinchak and Jordie Ireland.
Tempo cafe, in the Bon Accord Center, has recently been refurbished and has a new partnership with the ARCHIE Foundation.
This Week in Music features tracks from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Au/Ra, The Wombats and MAX.
This Week in the News discusses the new campaign 'We Can Stop It', the Scot who went missing in Hamberg while on a stag night, Kanye West's lawsuit, the petition against the proposed new Trump golf course in Aberdeen and more.
The Annual General Meeting, held on Monday the 19th of February, is an important opportunity for students to ensure that their voice is heard on campus. The Union will also be providing pizza for the event.
The creator of Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park, presents the new stop-motion comedy 'Early Man'. The unique animation and renowned actors such as Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams voicing the quirky characters make the film an enjoyable experience.
An enriching and emotionally intense ride throughout, ‘The Darkest Hour’ will provide you with a greater clarification on the former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led Britain to victory in World War 2.
A Finnish policy that has led to a dramatic decrease in homelessness may be implemented in Scotland to eradicate rough sleeping.
This week in music features singles from Rudimental, Example, Hailee Steinfield x Bloodpop and Trinidad Cordana.
The Scottish government are introducing new pricing laws for alcohol in an attempt to reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths.
This film depicts the power that the press can wield. Starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep the film is beautifully directed and resonates with the viewer.
A campaign to Scottish councils to ban plastic straws in order for a more eco-friendly Scotland has begun.
Here is Radar's list of top 5 movies from 2017; from horror, to comedy, to emotional and thought-provoking, the list has it all.
Plans for a new stadium for Aberdeen FC have been agreed to by the City Council. It is a step forward, but not the final one.
This American musical was inspired by the real life of P.T. Barnum and features a star-studded cast.
This Week in Music is back with tracks from Sia vs. David Guetta and Afrojack, P!nk, 30 Seconds to Mars and HRVY.
On the 20th January Radar went to see Paramore at their last show of Tour Three. With a mix of new music and their well known and loved older tracks Paramore did not disappoint.
First day back at uni and already dreaming of adventure? These are Radar's top 5 travel destinations to help you figure it out.
Here is Radar's list of the best photos from 2017.
The Vanities are an indie/punk band hailing from Glasgow. They released their debut single ‘Half a Hunner, Still a Stunner’ last month.
Netflix’s debut “blockbuster” was released on the 23rd December, does it deserve to be titled 'Worst Film of 2017'?
'This Week in the News' features new UK plans to reduce plastic waste, global warming effects in the Arctic, the mystery woman wearing denim shorts and find out which biscuit was named 'King of the Cookie Jar' by Brits in 2017.
Stella's Voice is a registered charity protecting humans who have been touched by trafficking and sex abuse.
Radar met with D.A.W.G.S to discuss their roles and how the Christmas period affects them.
Cash for Kids is the charity for Northsound Radio and they have launched their Mission Christmas to give disadvantaged kids a Christmas present.
It was announced on the 14th of December that Disney would be buying 20th Century Fox for $52.4 billion.
One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in cinemas this weekend. Grossing over $105 million on Friday alone it has set itself as the second highest opening weekend in history.
'This Week in the News' discusses the latest in Brexit negotiations, heavy snowfall in the UK, the theft of $70 million worth of Bitcoin and Peter Kay cancelling his tour.
Former Catalan President has fled to Brussels to seek a fair trial, and around 45,000 Catalans have travelled to Brussels to protest and support independence.
Donald Trump has now declared that the US will continue to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite official US policy.
Melanie Martinez, a former Voice contestant, was recently accused of sexual assault by an old friend and aspiring musician Timothy Heller.
Laughs, songs and a heartwarming story for the family. You could not have three better wishes at this years Her Majesty’s Theatre pantomime, Aladdin.
Justice League follows Batman and Wonder Woman’s attempts to bring together a group of “meta-humans” to fight an alien force. After much anticipation and a few false starts the movie has finally been released but was it worth the hype?
This Week in Music is back with Ed Sheeran's new single with Beyoncé, music from Demons of Ruby Mae, Martin Garrix and David Guetta's new track and Aden X Olson's debut single.
'This Week in the News' discusses the conflict in the Congo, Trumps decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the discovery of a black hole and the SSPCA appeal to rehome cats.
Jan Creamer, defender of animals’ rights, will be awarded by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation for her commitment to her chosen field.
An exhibition of 3rd year Contemporary Art Practice students' work will be on display from tomorrow until Monday in ABS.
Radar had a Q&A with Vansleep after they performed at the Vulture Lounge.
On the 17th November the Black Tiles were headlining a show at the Vulture Lounge to promote the release of their first EP, 'In Forever'.
'This Week in Music' is back with music from The Killers, Fall Out Boy, The Vamps and Naughty Boy.
Royal Bank of Scotland have annouced the closures of 250 branches across the UK, with 62 branches across Scotland - with a loss of more than 700 jobs.
On Monday, 4th December, Radar will team-up with the Gender Equality/Feminism Society and the Politics and Debating Society to hold a can drive for Aberdeen North Foodbank.
345 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds is how long it took for Rebecca Marsh and the Global Convey to travel 46 countries over 4 continents.
After the immense success of its first series, ‘Stranger Things' is back with a delightful concoction of 80s sci-fi nostalgia and a few new characters.
The crowdfunding site GoFundMe has shut down a page that was trying to raise funds for the funeral expenses of deceased Charles Manson.
Kasabian returned to the AECC on Sunday the 26th November with support act, The Slaves.
The general trade union GMB Scotland issued a statement today regarding the Brexit negotiations and has described Scottish economy as a ‘sitting duck’.
Members of Parliament are currently transferring EU law into UK law in preparation for a post-Brexit Britain. However, they recently voted to reject a clause stating that animals feel pain.
We're back with 'This Week in Music' featuring music from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Machine Gun Kelly, Chromeo and OUTLYA.
A campaign has been launched by the Moray MSP to bring an end to the rip-off delivery surcharges the people in the North face.
Last night MSP Kezia Dugdale joined the reality TV show 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'. There are mixed feelings about the politician's decision to leave her constituency and enter the jungle.
Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free. After a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Patrick Marber’s bold new version of ‘Hedda Gabler’ has come to Aberdeen for a stint at His Majesty’s Theatre.
In March RGU Go Green was awarded over £145,000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Challenge. Since their funding, they have been busy focussing on their new project 'RGU:Revolve' while supporting their existing ones.
With the John Lewis Christmas advert release, the battle for best Christmas ad of 2017 is in full swing. We’ve broken down our top 5 Christmas adverts of 2017.
If you were wondering where to get that perfect Christmas coffee or hot chocolate to keep you toasty on campus, don't worry, Radar is here to help!
A PhD student from RGU has started an initiative to donate textbooks to areas in rural South-East Nigeria.
The Trickery is back this December in Underdog with its newest one of a kind show 'A Dark Room'. With over 4 million YouTube hits it's a cabaret you won't want to miss.
UK Government Minister has resigned due to informal and secret meetings with the Israel President. Here's all you need to know.
Radar's 'This Week in Music' features tracks from Bastille, The Ninth Wave, Galantis and Throttle and a Mike Perry remix of Ed Sheeran's new single 'Perfect'.
Voting has ended for the 2017 By-election and the results have been announced.
Disney have announced plans for a new Star Wars trilogy to be produced after the completion of Episode IX in 2019. This comes ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting cinemas this December on the 15th.
A four day pop-up festival is coming to Aberdeen between the 16th and 19th of November to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh festivals. The festival will feature performances, workshops and screenings - find out more here.
Paloma Faith's fourth album, 'The Architect', was released today featuring the singles 'Crybaby' and 'Guilty'.
Aberdonian indie rock band, The Black Tiles, are releasing their debut EP, In Forever, and will perform it for the first time in the Vulture Lounge tomorrow night.
The polls for this year’s By-Election close today at 2pm, read about the positions available and the candidates running here.
Murder on the Orient Express is the latest adaptation of the eponymous thriller story by Agatha Christie starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley and many more.
Spain has been in the news for quite a while now due to a crisis in the Catalonia region. Low-lying tensions are nothing new, but how have things escalated to the point where European arrest warrants are being issued for cabinet ministers?
We're back again with 'This Week in Music' with music from Walk The Moon, Au/Ra, Kesha and The Wombats.
Radar are here to make sure you eat properly this autumn with our list of quick and easy meals that are simple and healthy.
The Gender Equality/Feminism Society collaborated with the Politics and Debating Society to discuss issues surrounding gender equality. Read about the motions discussed here.
The third entry in the Thor branch of the greater Marvel movie franchise is a vast departure from the serious and dramatic nature of its predecessors. Ragnarok fully embraces its new tone, reinventing Thor into a comedic space opera.
The Torcher Parade is a long-running tradition in Aberdeen, where students across the city get dressed up, build floats and go off down to city to dance, have fun, and raise money for charity. Cancelled last year, it made its triumphant return on Saturday; how did it go?
For weeks now, well known Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been embroidered in controversy. Allegations against him have flooded in and he’s been sacked from his own company. With so much going on, Radar takes a look at how this all started and takes stock of everything that’s happened.
Ma Cameron's on Little Belmont Street is said to be the oldest pub in Aberdeen, it is also said to be haunted.
A £10 million observation centre will be built near the lighthouse in Aberdeen with a panoramic view of the city’s coast, harbour, and dolphins. In the meantime, a temporary visitor centre will be built using containers while the project gains crowd-funding, and you can get involved.
It's that time of year again when it’s all about mustard jackets, pumpkin spice lattes and everything burgundy. This is a breakdown of Autumn Fashion for 2017 and how to get the looks for less.
Since we have now entered October, we at Radar thought a halloween costume inspiration list might be exactly what you all need instead of worrying about what you're going to dress up as for Halloween this year, have a look at this list instead.
It's that spooky time of year again, and this is the perfect opportunity to bake some Halloween inspired treats. Here are some baking recipes that don't require too much cooking but look just as tasty.
The action spy comedy featuring cast members Colin Firth, Channing Tatum and Halle Berry was released in the UK in September. The film has already grossed $290 million worldwide but the much-anticipated sequel has received some mixed reviews.
Bovine tuberculosis is affecting both livestock and wildlife across the UK. Badger culling was proposed as a solution but, has it helped? What is going on in farms and woods? Is culling the right way to deal with tuberculosis?
OJ Simpson was released from a Nevada correctional center this month. He is widely known for his 1995 acquittal in one of the biggest trials in American history, where he was found not guilty for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.
Radar investigates the hashtag sweeping social media platforms '#MeToo' that has allowed men and women to speak about their experiences with sexual assault. Radar spoke to four anonymous RGU students about the movement.
Calum Scott has come a long way since his beginnings on Britain’s Got Talent two years ago. After releasing hit single 'Dancing on My Own' and gaining a Brit nomination, Calum is now supporting Emeli Sande's 'Long Live the Angels' tour.
In many instances, the evolution of the smartphone has been tremendous. However, many argue that although your smartphone keeps you connected – it is disconnecting you from the real world.
What happens to hurricane survivors once news reporters leave? We have seen how the recent hurricanes in North and South America have damaged homes and taken lives, but we must continue to support those affected, even after the news has died down.
American Vandal is a mockumentary, parodying the style of another Netflix hit, true crime sensation; ‘Making a Murderer' in a way that shouldn't be possible for what is essentially a four hour penis joke.
Liam Gallagher's much-anticipated solo album has finally been released and it has already been labelled as the 'highest-selling UK number one album' by NME.
Enter Shikari’s sound has changed a lot since the release of their first album ‘Take to the Skies’ in 2007. ‘The Spark’, their fifth studio album is out now and features the singles ‘Live Outside’ and ‘Rabble Rouser’.
Released annually since 1993, FIFA has become one of the biggest gaming franchises ever. This year, EA Sports decided to freshen up the cover star for FIFA 18, introducing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo to the game’s cover for the first time.
The fundamentalist kingdom of Saudi Arabia marked an historical moment by announcing that it will grant to Saudi women the right to drive next year.
Radar met with the new RGU Uni Boob Team who represent CoppaFeel – the only breast cancer charity in the UK purely aimed at young people to educate them about the importance of being breast aware and checking your body.
Thousands of passengers were left stranded, unable to reach their destinations as planned last month. While Ryanair claims to have compensated most of the affected passengers, there is no escaping the disruption that has been caused.
A 'spider invasion' is set to hit Britain this Autumn with up to 150 million arachnids somehow finding their way into our homes.
Radar went to check out The Big Moon light up The Lemon Tree on Friday night with their animated onstage persona.
The University's Open Day will be held on October 11 across the Garthdee campus for students across Aberdeenshire.
Mother! is the latest film from confrontational director Darren Aronofsky, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple living in an old house in the middle of a field. One night a stranger, played by Ed Harris, stays the night with them. Then things start to get really weird.
You step off the plane in a whole new country and you can’t quite believe you’ve actually made it. After months of planning and paperwork, you’re finally at the country of your choice, and you know the next few months will be a fantastic experience.
In 1942, Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov imagined a world of robots and artificial intelligence that catered to our every need. Now in 2017, conversations with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant are now a daily occurrence.
Campus underwent a 250k renovation to reinvent itself as Aberdeen's first and only 'world of beers bar', with a name change to boot - Steinhaus. Radar went along to the launch night of the brand new Aberdeen bar.
This week is Sexual Health Awareness Week, read about this years campaign and how the Sexual Health Charity want to raise awareness around the negative impact of pornography.
Glasgow-based band Pinact are set to hit Tunnels in Aberdeen tomorrow night on the second date of their European tour. The three-piece are hot off an American tour, closely followed with the release of their second record, The Part That No-One Knows.
This is an official welcome to the new Masters students at RGU from Radar Magazine!
First years don’t like to admit it, but they often struggle with homesickness. It is important that you feel at home, whether it’s in student accommodation or in a flat-share. Here is Radar’s five-step guide to creating a home away from home.
It’s hard to look up any list of great directors without finding this man. Known as the father of modern Russian cinema and one of the country’s most exceptional 20th Century artists, Andrei Tarkovsky was a filmmaker whose style was like none other.
It's safe to say that poetry is no longer a prominent feature of everyday life but is that to say that it is dying? Or that it no longer exists? And if poetry is dying what will be next for literary progression?
Healthier catering options have been introduced following increased demand from students.
A group of street artists in Berlin are on a mission to rid their city of hate symbols by transforming neo-Nazi graffiti into cheerful motifs.
RGU: Union has begun to implement plans to make the terrace on Union Way a social hub. So far, a pool table has been added to the area.
Radar takes a look at new music from Rudimental and Bruno Mars.
Last weekend was the first ever TRNSMT festival, a new Scottish festival held in Glasgow. The three day event was headlined by Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.
Over the past few weeks, Radar's Editor and Entertainment Editor judged at the 'Live At Your Local' event at the Old School House. Radar interviewed the finalists 'Black Tiles', 'Marley Ann' and 'Ella Winter & Martin JJ Simpson'.
Last week, Snapchat rolled out a new update with a feature that enables users to share their location with their ‘friends’. The new feature has raised safety concerns for users of the app.
On the 26th June 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published, making this year the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s publication.
With the UK security risk at 'severe' Aberdeen City has stepped up security in order to ensure safety in the city.
This week, Radar reviews new music from Lorde, Rita Ora and Liam Payne. These will definitely be summer hits!
With election results having been announced, what role does the NUS think students played in leading to the outcome?
This week Radar reivews new music from MO, Tove Stryke and Miley Cyrus.
On Thursday the 23rd of November 2017, the Tivoli Theatre will host The Bowie Experience - The Golden Years Tour.
Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic set Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom alight, on Thursday 18th May - the opening night of the second leg of the GLA tour.
All the Young Gray's is a pop up exhibition hosted by a collective of Fine Art students from Gray's School of Art.
A scholarship worth £25,000 and provide accommodation support is to be launched at RGU.
As part of RGU's commitment to working with students to enhance the student learning experience, students are encouraged to complete the annual Student Experience Questionnaire.
Recently, all around the world, there have been protests against the Venezuelan government. Radar spoke with two activists, who prefer to remain anonymous, about the causes of these demonstrations.
This week Kasabian are back with a new album, Haim, Nothing But Thieves and Charlie Puth have released new tracks, and OneRepublic are back with a new song.
Greene King are looking for talented musicians to take part in their national competition this summer for the chance to win £5k and more.
Read about the new First Bus ticket machine and app updates here, and find out what RGU student's think about it.
In 2015, Netflix released the ground-breaking ‘Hot Girls Wanted’; which gave the audience a close and personal look at some of the teenage girls in porn. The creators are back with a six-part docu-series, ‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’.
If the first movie is about a group of misfits coming together, Vol. 2 tests that bond, always drawing the film back to its central theme: family.
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.
A fourth year student at RGU was shocked today to find that a piece of fruit he had jokingly placed at an exhibition had been moved into a glass case.
Star Wars Aberdeen is a non-profit organisation, they support local businesses and sell artwork to raise money and awareness for CLAN. Over the weekend they hosted a 'Fun Day' at Transition Extreme Sports.
This week, The Gorillaz are back with a brand new album, Haim have released a new single and we've checked out new songs from Hailee Steinfeld, Wethan and MUNA.
After EU leaders recently agreed on Brexit negotiations, Radar outlines the effects that Brexit has had on students at RGU so far.
You've seen the film, so it's time to read the book. The gripping tale of 'The Girl on the Train' follows the day-to-day life of train commuter Rachel.
The Student Achievement Awards Ball took place on Saturday 22nd with students and societies being recognised for all their hard work over the past year.
Radar reviews Lana Del Rey's new song with the Weekend and checks out Kiiara's new single 'Whippin'.
Radar went along to the Look Again Festival that was running throughout RGU from the 20th 24th of April before the main festival launch in a week's time.
Delve into the Deen was a night of music, art, food, drink and even magic held at Underdog on Sunday night in aid of both Diabetes UK and Erskine.
'13 Reasons Why' has sparked a lot of debate in the short period of time it has been released. Read Radar's review of the much-discussed Netflix original.
Over recent weeks, numerous art pieces has caught the eyes of hundreds across Aberdeen. Radar spoke with artists and organisers of the event to see what it's all about.
Radar has reviewed Paramore's come-back single 'Hard Times'.
Bored of the same old stuff on Spotify? Radar has compiled a list of different artists from YouTube, who take a popular song and add their own twist to it.
Radar reviews Petite Biscuit's new EP and checks out Weezer's new single 'Feels Like Summer'.
Radar went along to a Japanese-themed picnic event organised by fourth year Events Management students.
Radar reviews Matt Maeson's new EP and three new singles from The Kooks, Autograf and Alma.
RGU:TV has won a highly commended award at the NaSTA Conference. This is what happened.
In association with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Society, pooches will be visiting the RGU:Union offices ahead of the exam period.
Rogue ticket sellers have become an issue for many music fans - Radar looked at some of the problems they cause and how they can be dealt with.
The House of Lords passed Article 50 last night and here is what RGU's international students think about Brexit.
Radar met with RGU's Islamic Society to learn more about them and what they do. This is what they had to say.
Radar went along to the Student Election Results and here are your new Student Leaders.
Radar reviewed both 'Different Creatures' by Circa Waves and 'Wired' by Mallory Knox which have both been released today.
With the upcoming elections for RGU's new Student Leaders Radar spoke to Nnenna Agbasonu about her time as the RAG Chair.
The budget was announced yesterday by Chancellor Philip Hammond, with plans that will affect us all across the UK.
Radar reviews Amy MacDonald's new album 'Under The Stars'.
Today is International Women's Day. Radar looked at its history and what it means today.
The Student Election Question Time was held yesterday in the Amphitheatre of the Sir Ian Wood Building and Radar went along to hear what your 2017 candidates had to say.
After a turbulent presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton, President Trump has made an impact in his new role. Have a read about some of what he has done.
Radar went along to the SIE Idea Generation Workshop and the Enterprise Fair hosted by RGU last week.
In the run up to electing RGU’s new presidents, Radar spoke to Edward Pollock about his time as President of Communication and Democracy. Here is what he had to say.
Radar went along to the annual RGU v Aberdeen Uni boat race but how did RGU do?
The candidates for the 2017 Student Elections were announced by the Union last night and Radar got the chance to meet the new candidates.
Go Green have been awarded over £145'000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund for the fourth time.
With the red carpet event showcasing many fashion designers and their designs, all eyes were on what the stars of the 89th Academy Awards were wearing. We asked RGU students what they thought.
Radar went along to the much anticipated Busted concert at the AECC on Friday night.
With acting talent being recognised and a mix up with the Best Picture award, the Oscars last night proved to be entertaining and a hot topic of discussion. We spoke to students on campus to see what they thought of the awards.
Radar has reviewed electropop LANY's new music video for 'ILYSB'.
Radar reviews Rag'n'Bone Man's debut album 'Human'.
Radar met with the Gender Equality Society and we are excited to introduce the brand new society on campus.
RGU Union are looking for students’ feedback about timetabling as part of plans to make improvements to their timetables.
Societies are a huge part of University life, so Radar had a chat with Caroline Ngondo, President of the League of Anime, to see what makes her society tick.
RGU Union’s Annual General Meeting was held yesterday, with six motions having been discussed and voted on.
Here are 5 reasons why an Escape Game would be the perfect first date.
RGU are offering free Mindfulness based stress management sessions for students to attend.
Radar's list of must-watch movies for Valentine's Day.
Voting for the RGU:Union’s By-Elections 2016 had ended earlier today (17th November 2016), and the results have just come in.
Here are 5 easy DIY gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that you can do with your significant other or, even if you’re single, with your best friends.
Here is Radar's handy guide to Valentine’s Day baking that will be sure to make your day perfect.
Multi-Platinum artists the Fun Lovin’ Criminals made sure they were ‘back on the block’ this weekend following a sold-out show in Aberdeen
Previously known as Aberdeen Business School, the Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, and the Department of Information Management have merged to create the School of Creative and Cultural Business.
RGU Law Student Harry Campbell recently hiked to the Mount Everest Base Camp and took a break to read the Winter Edition of Radar!
First Aberdeen have joined with RGU.
The indie pop group Blossoms blew the roof off The Garage, Aberdeen in their first ever appearance in the city.
Pick up the latest copy of the magazine from RGU:Union today.
Featuring the rising star London based duo, Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, making up Dusky, the Aberdeen gig follows their second album release “Outer”.
An exhibition called “Mostly White” produced, curated and funded by Contemporary Art Practice students from Gray’s School of Art going up in Under the Hammer, open to the public from the 12th of December.
RGU Union is aiming to build on previous success by implementing two new themes as part of the Student Partnership Agreement this year.
The week long ORGUMN event is intended to showcase diversity at campus, and highlight the contributions that international students bring to RGU, and to the Granite City’s community.
With all kinds of accommodation to consider, it’s often hard to find the right place to stay, but with RGU:Union releasing the new ‘Live Right Campaign’, this task should become easier for students.
Radar was given the opportunity to see Simply Red at the AECC on their 25th Year Album Tour.
Meningitis is an often poorly-understood condition which can affect anybody. Students, however, are the most at-risk. RGU student Amy* spoke with Radar about her experience with the condition.
"Language is the first weapon drawn in conflict". Could 'Arrival' be 2016 biggest hit?
The Accountant is a thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man with autism who acts as accountant of some very dangerous people.
Radar went along to the by-election Question Time event where students were given the chance to hear directly from the candidates and to ask questions about their campaign aims.
Thirteen Gray's School of Art students were invited to Hospitalfield to assist in the setting up of the upcoming DUSK Winter Season Open Weekend exhibition featuring artists Ewan Murray, Judith Hagen and Frank Dobson.
The latest Marvel hit featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.
Tom Cruise is back as Jack Reacher in this latest Lee Child adaptation thriller.
WWE Live returned to Aberdeen on Monday night after 6 years away from the Granite City. Read our review of the show here.
Radar interviewed RGU Principal, Ferdinand von Prondzynski, about his take on the commitment.
Aberdeenshire singer-songwriter Emeli Sande has returned with her new album 'Long Live the Angels' and has been named as an Ambassador for Aberdeen's Music Hall.
So, introvert Cath isn't loving her new college experience. She struggles to fit in, has severe anxiety, she’s scared like most people starting something new... and she's introduced to the world of boys.
With the revival now less than a month away you have exactly 153 episodes to watch (or rewatch) on Netflix. The four-part series will bring Lorelai and Rory into modern day as we catch up with our favourite coffee in Stars Hollow.
Jake Bugg takes the stage at Glasgow’s O2 Academy for his 'One on One' 2016 tour.
Radar had the opportunity to meet with local author, historian and owner of Hidden Aberdeen Tours, Dr. Fiona-Jane who told us some haunting stories about some popular student landmarks.
Dress up for Halloween in style this year. Cheap costumes are always a winner, but continue reading to find out some easy and inexpensive ways to throw together a last-minute outfit.
Lou Reed continues to demand attention from old and new fans, even 3 years after his death.
Get ready for Halloween and Trick or Treaters by making some homemade pumpkin spiced cookies!
Trying to compare The Walking Dead comics to The Walking Dead TV series is like comparing a crow to a rook - there is very little difference between the two. Making this adaptation from page to screen one of the very best.
Rima Chaudhry is a fourth year student at Gray’s School of Art and is President of the Film Society. Radar sat down with her to find out a wee bit more about her, and what she does.
The RGU Go: India project is the latest development linked to the award winning Aberdeen Youth Games initiative
The latest instalment in the Fifa series is out and it does not disappoint. The marmite of the gaming world Fifa, often gets a lot of mixed reviews every year, but this year is different with the game containing something for everyone.
Amongst the YouTube greats of RadBrad, Pewdiepie and Smosh Games, have you ever heard about a dedicated female YouTuber who plays more than just the Sims?
This past week Radar had the opportunity to sit down with local musician Harry Livingstone and talk about his music and his influences within the industry.
A Tiger Woods comeback will have to wait.
Radar’s sports editor recaps the highlights (and lowlights) of the 41st Ryder Cup
During the summer, plans were put in place to dissolve the faculties at RGU and replace them with 11 schools and one graduate school. This took effect on the 30th September.
It’s not all about Peculiar Children and birds: it’s a film directed by Tim Burton.
2016 has been a tough year for Aberdeen’s job market but there is still hope for students looking for a part-time job.
Do we secretly want some distance between us and the movie star?
In need of some fashion advice for this semester? Follow this guide with Do’s and Don’ts on what to wear to University and more importantly, what not to wear.
The 10th October is World Mental Health Day. But for someone with a mental health condition, it is their everyday.
Whether you’ve had the update for a month or a day, we’ve run down a few of our favourite features and proving iMessage can take back the messaging app crown.
The fast-moving events of the US election continue, with more controversy similar to that which led to the revocation of Trump's RGU honorary degree.
Radar’s own Anna is currently studying abroad in America. Read her updates to find out if study abroad is something you would like to do!
Radar’s own Anna is currently studying abroad in America. Read her updates to find out if study abroad is something you would like to do!
Martin Creed, London-based Scottish artist visited the university to talk with students about his work and creative experimentations with fear, personality, philosophy and music.
?After 30 days of late drama, underdogs and refereeing of the highest standard, it is perhaps only fitting that Euro 2016 has culminated in Portugal lifting a shock first European Championship.
If you’re not new in Aberdeen, you’re probably already familiar with them. If you are new in Aberdeen, then you will get to know them and we are here to warn you about them.
Volunteering is when you give your time, skills and effort to a good cause, such as a society, organisations, for people or places. You can commit as much or as little as you wish and it is flexible to fit around your studies.
Andy has just graduated from journalism and has been involved in RGU's student radio over the past few years.
There have been a number of controversial films and filmmakers in cinema’s brief history. A Clockwork Orange, Salò, Swingers, the list goes on along with The Passion of the Christ, whose sequel has recently been talked about by Mel Gibson.
To me, though, there remains only one king of controversy. That comes courtesy of D.W Griffith.
“More uncertain than ever.” "The beginning of an awful racism wave." Find out what RGU students have said about the Brexit Vote.
It's the end of the year, so it's time to take a look back on what has been an incredible few months for sport at RGU!
The superhero era is now! With so many movies, TV series, comics being released and announced, one can get lost within this marvellous universe. So we’ve created a this beginner's guide to help.
We run down the top five TV series returning to our screens this month.
RGU Feminist Society presents a Red Tent Event created by Shelagh Brown in collaboration with Women’s Equality Champion, Anna Hughes MacIver.
Throughout the last few weeks we have been traipsing the hallways, scouring the buildings and perusing cafeterias, trying to track down the stylish scholars of Robert Gordon University!
In the past few month, two words became the main focus point in the science world: gravitational waves. Everyone seems to be talking about them, every article mentions them, but for many people these aspects may appear just confusing.
At University lots of people get involved in student life usually by either joining societies, sports clubs, or media groups. A role that people may not know about though is the Union's Equality Champions.
Many people say that university can be the best four years of your life, but there are going to be some times when you might need some support or even just somebody else to talk to.
It is back. You are back in the Wasteland. Couple of years ago you were roaming the streets of post-apocalyptic Vegas. This time you are going back in time to witness how it all began.
Presenters from RGU:Radio give us a run down of their favourite songs and albums from 2015.
We take a look at some of the best and worst movie blockbusters from the last year.
Alex from Stooshe chats to us about their new single, Lock Down.
We chat to Dundee indie four piece Model Aeroplanes in the run up to their show as part of RGU Freshers 15