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From script to stage, MTSoc’s production of 9 to 5: The Musical

From script to stage, MTSoc’s production of 9 to 5: The Musical

Harriett Doggett, Assistant Director of Musical Theatre Society’s new musical, takes us backstage for an insight into the staging of ‘9 to 5’, playing from 7th March.

Moth

Moth

Wrapping up our celebration of LGBTQ History Month we have a poem by Cerys Hudd, describing the intensity of love as a moth to a flame.

Bonnie & Clyde: The West End Musical – Review

Bonnie & Clyde: The West End Musical – Review

Nour Morsy and Ivy Ivanova share their thoughts on the award-winning West End musical ‘Bonnie & Clyde”, which is currently playing in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.

LGBTQ+ History Month Workshop – LGBTQ+ Readings of Disney Films

LGBTQ+ History Month Workshop – LGBTQ+ Readings of Disney Films

The Stag’s Treasurer, Jodie Thompson, writes about her experience at the Stag x DisneySoc x LitSoc collaboration for LGBTQ+ History Month.

Your candidates for Surrey Decides 2024

Your candidates for Surrey Decides 2024

Surrey Decides is annual election for the Surrey Students’ Union student officer team. Here at The Stag, we encourage every student to make their voice heard, so we reached out for comment from all of this year’s candidates. These are the manifestos we received, unedited and in their own words.

Hollow Harmony

Hollow Harmony

Like the regularity of the waves crashing against the shore, Cerys Hudd returns with a poem for our Creative Writing section.

EARS ScraphEEp Challenge 2024

EARS ScraphEEp Challenge 2024

EARS Publicity Officer, Douglas Potter, takes us through the annual ScraphEEp robot building competition, which took place earlier this month.

The Secret Fairytale

The Secret Fairytale

Regular writer for our Creative Writing section, Cerys Hudd, offers us a poem in celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Tourism for the photo’s sake: seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

Tourism for the photo’s sake: seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

The Stag’s Head of Marketing, Ivy Ivanova, recounts her experience visiting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre – and questions the motives of modern tourism.

“And Then There Were None” at the Yvonne Arnaud – Review

“And Then There Were None” at the Yvonne Arnaud – Review

Ivy Ivanova shares her thoughts on the newest theatre adaptation of the world’s best-selling mystery novel, now available to watch in the Yvonne Arnaud

I am just a child.

I am just a child.

Cerys Hudd writes a searing poem about family relationships as part of The Stag x LitSoc Creative Writing Competition.

The Corner Shop

The Corner Shop

It’s time for another entry into our Creative Writing Competition collaboration with LitSoc! Now read about Cerys Hudd’s paradoxical storefront in The Corner Shop.

Renaissance

Renaissance

Next up in our Creative Writing Competition collaboration with LitSoc, is Sheeba Pathak’s touching tribute to guide dogs and their impact.

A Testimony

A Testimony

This semester we hosted The Stag x LitSoc Creative Writing Competition. We are pleased to announce Nour Morsy as the winner for her poem, A Testimony.

Travels with The Stag – Beneath Bangkok: Exploring The Other Side of a Top Travelling Destination

Travels with The Stag – Beneath Bangkok: Exploring The Other Side of a Top Travelling Destination

Creative Writing Editor, Nell Beard, digs deep into her experience volunteering with children in Bangkok, explaining what she learned, what it meant to her, and why you should consider volunteering at home or abroad.

The Shared Kitchen – Original Student Recipes

The Shared Kitchen – Original Student Recipes

Debut writer, Madi Holland, introduces us to her new series, The Shared Kitchen, where she’ll be giving us student-budget, student-friendly recipes that will spice up our everyday cooking.

‘Quarter Life Crisis’ – Baby Queen’s Take on the Twenties

‘Quarter Life Crisis’ – Baby Queen’s Take on the Twenties

Nour Morsy gives us her thoughts on Baby Queen’s new album, ‘Quarter Life Crisis’: from romanticising the everyday to navigating the twenties.

You Matter a Lot, actually – A Plea About Palestine

You Matter a Lot, actually – A Plea About Palestine

Nour Morsy discusses the ongoing conflict in Palestine, describing the history, current situation and what people around the world can learn.

HMRC and The Shadow Cabinet – A Direct Attack on Terfism in the UK, and then some more magic

HMRC and The Shadow Cabinet – A Direct Attack on Terfism in the UK, and then some more magic

Returning writer Millie Russell conjures up an all-inclusive book review of the first two instalments of Juno Dawson’s ‘Her Majesty’s Royal Coven’ trilogy. From social justice to magical government organisations, Millie gives queer readers two more books for their ‘TBR’ pile.

Travels with The Stag to Efteling and Phantasialand

Travels with The Stag to Efteling and Phantasialand

Rosie Willoughby gives her tips on making the most of your trip to the theme parks De Efteling and Phantasialand, from which airport to fly into, to top attraction picks.

Travels with The Stag as an exchange student

Travels with The Stag as an exchange student

Deputy Editor, Rosie Willoughby, introduces our latest series, Travels with the Stag: featuring student-friendly advice and commentary on exploring new places, starting with a widely accessible opportunity: studying abroad.

This article was partially written by AI

This article was partially written by AI

Ivy Ivanova, our Head of Marketing, investigates the new world of generative AI: the concerns, risks, and questions of how it may be used in the future.

Climate Doomerism – How to stay positive during the Climate Crisis

Climate Doomerism – How to stay positive during the Climate Crisis

Sustainability Editor, Matt Cockfield-Hall, shares some hopeful tips for how to not feel paralysed by the Climate Crisis.

Barbie Movie: A Review

Jodie Thompson shares her thoughts on the highly-anticipated Barbie movie, as well as its importance in today’s society.

Loving Differently

For the last day of pride month, our anonymous author writes a poem about experiencing love through a different lens.

One fantasy, One familial, Both fun: Queer Book Reviews

Millie Russell reviews and discusses two different, yet excellent pieces of queer media. One is a slow burn fantasy, the other is a familial novel.

Wild Night At The Zoo, Anyone?

Fancy a different kind of Zoo experience? Tomi Ogunlewe reviews the London Zoo night experience, which is available until the 28th July.

Poetry makes nothing happen…?

Laurel Moore introduces us to her handmade poetry anthology about nature and environmental concerns that was recently launched at an event on campus. All of the profits go to Greenpeace.

The Department of Conspiracy – A Review

‘Nour Morsy received and reviewed ‘The Department of Conspiracy’ by Cal Georgeson, a book released in January of this year that is all about espionage, fake news, and unintended heroism’

‘Welcome to Subtract’: Ed Sheeran’s Touching Live Debut of his New Album

Brandon Kartick tells us all about his experience at Ed Sheeran’s heartfelt live debut of his new album Subtract while giving us a brief history on Sheeran as an artist and the meanings behind his songs.

Guildford Borough Council Elections 2023- this week

Emma Bleeck summarises the parties’ environmental action plans that their representatives voiced at the recent question time evening at Zero Carbon Guildford in preparation for the forthcoming council elections on May the 4th.

“Richard III” at the Rose Theatre – A Review

Emma Bleeck went to the press night of “Richard III” at the Rose Theatre and expresses her thoughts on the performance and the production’s changes to the classic play in her review.

Queer book recommendations – Celebrating all identities

Emma Bleeck introduces you to her favourite queer novels. Have a read if you’re looking to widen your reading list for all types of moods and genres!

This is how you do a farewell concert

Ivy Ivanova tells us about Panic! At The Disco’s concert. Being one of their last shows after announcing their disbandment, she takes us through the incredible experience of attending the concert.

A Welcome to University of Surrey Voices

Scarlett Furness introduces Surrey Voices, a society where contemporary music lovers can meet and learn to sing iconic tracks and original songs.

A Welcome to MADSoc

Caleb Berney introduces MAD Soc, where lovers of music and drama can get together and have “a space to relax and express my creativity”, without the need for previous experience.

65 is good, actually

Rosie Willoughby reviews 65, a simple action movie but which includes genuine performances by Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt.

“The Unexpected Twist” at the Rose Theatre – A Review

Emma Bleeck watched the musical adaptation of Michael Rosen’s novel, The Unexpected Twist, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and shares her thoughts on the production’s Oliver Twist retelling.

My experience as a late diagnosed autistic

Letty Raby shares their experience as an autistic person, from the challenges of life without a proper diagnosis and support, to the freedom of knowing who you are and what makes you happy.

Embracing Neurodiversity: A Journey to Understanding and Acceptance

Sam Buss talks about the challenges of being a neurodiverse student, and how Neurodiversity Celebration Week provides an opportunity for discussion and destigmatisation, focusing on the celebration of differences.

Firedance live review

Jodie Thompson shares her thoughts after watching Firedance live, a show that features Strictly‘s biggest stars, fire performers and live music.

Introducing VP Activity candidate: Max Nugent

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. VP Activity candidate Max Nugent talks about his manifesto and his plans for the future of the Union.

Introducing VP Activity candidate: Phoebe Blackmore

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. VP Activity candidate Phoebe Blackmore talks about her manifesto and her plans for the future of the Union.

A Welcome to Japanese Society

Sophie Chen, Vice-President of Japanese Society, tells us about the activities on offer at her society; including language sessions and cooking events.

A Welcome to the University of Surrey Canoe Club

Harry Warman, The University of Surrey Canoe Club Secretary, introduces the society which is a great community of people that not only do kayaking events together but a whole range of activities.

Introducing Voice Zone candidate: Archie Jones

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. Voice Zone candidate Archie Jones talks about his manifesto and his plans for the future of the Union.

Introducing Community Zone candidate: Michael Yeung

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. Community Zone candidate Michael Yeung talks about his manifesto and his plans for the future of the Union.

Introducing Support Zone candidate: Isobel Adamyk

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. Support Zone candidate Isobel Adamyk talks about her manifesto and her plans for the future of the Union.

Introducing VP Activity candidate: Dudi Zairi

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. VP Activity candidate Dudi Zairi talks about his manifesto and his plans for the future of the Union.

Introducing VP Activity candidate: Amy Obi

All Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. VP Activity candidate Amy Obi talks about her manifesto and her plans for the future of the Union.