Inside Issue 99 of The Stag, you can find beautifully designed articles on everything from coverage on important issues, handy tips to get through socially distanced learning, sustainable content and so much more!
Offensive Posters Comparing Black History Month Events to Segregation Placed Around University of Surrey Campus
Peter Ferguson reports on the offensive and right-wing adjacent posters seen across the University of Surrey Stag Hill Campus.
Rachel Quick recommends three pieces in the media that, in her opinion, raise the voices of the LGBT+ community.
Maisie Holcombe reviews Bastille’s 2021 single ‘Distorted Light Beam’, considering the importance of uplifting music in a challenging time.
Anton Barnwell highlights the prevalence of poor mental wellbeing in students, and explores the options that are there to ease the pressure.
Kieran Loughlin reviews James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021), considering its place and distinction within the superhero film genre.
Luka Dehnbostel marks Suicide Prevention Day with a reminder of the mental health support available at the University of Surrey.
Betsy Goodfellow reviews the timeless Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, The Phantom of the Opera, and her first theatre experience post-pandemic.
Rosie Willoughby reviews Marvel Studios’ Black Widow (2021) and discusses the value of female-led superhero films.
AS I SEE IT – Gwyneth Paltrow’s BreadGate: Why Women Don’t Need Another Excuse To Punish Their Bodies
Hannah Gravett criticises The Guardian’s response to Gwyneth Paltrow’s panic over consuming carbs.
Hannah Gravett looks at the recent Khloe Kardashian scandal, arguing that by defending the exposure of her natural photos she is further perpetuating the damaging desire for perfection in young women.
Rosie Willoughby reviews Marvel’s first tv series on Disney+, WandaVision, discussing the way the show handles grief and its presentation of female characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In response to the anti-Asian mass shooting in Atlanta, Russell Sherrard-Smith explores the racism against Asian people and the prejudices we continue to believe.
Following the announcement of TALA’s collaboration with ASOS, Yasmin Norvill examines whether this partnership has undermined TALA’s sustainability efforts.
Maisie Holcombe explains why she believes the easing of restrictions will be difficult for some people.
Reflecting on the disappearance of Sarah Everard, Hannah Gravett examines what it means to be a woman in Britain today, highlighting the painful experience of communal grief and the heartbreaking statistics of which we have become numb to.
Gigi Bushell describes her recent experience of burnout and offers her tips for dealing with it in the future.
Harry Moreby analyses the risk to LGBTQ+ rights from Brexit in light of the anti LGBTQ+ comments from the Prime Minister and members of the Government.
Gigi Bushell reflects on her experience eating a vegan diet throughout the month of January and debunks the mistruths about being vegan on a student budget.
AS I SEE IT – Debating ‘Beanz on Bix’ in the House of Commons Isn’t Cute: It’s an Embarrassing Insult to the Thousands Lost to the Virus
Following Weetabix’s viral tweet last Wednesday, Hannah Gravett argues that the politicians’ engagement with the debate is inappropriate following their repeated mistakes during the pandemic.
Betsy Goodfellow argues that, by using her platform to discuss issues of politics and misogyny, Taylor Swift becomes an important feminist icon.
Rachel Quick takes a deep dive into the Golden Age of children’s television and reflects on why it resonates so deeply with the older generations.
Gigi Bushell opens up about her decision to return to university for a postgraduate course and gives her advice on retraining in a different field.
Following the discussion on ‘This Morning’, Maisie Holcombe contributes to the debate surrounding influencers ‘essential’ trips to Dubai, arguing that it is an insult to workers on the frontline.
Hannah Gravett argues that the government’s resistance to extend the temporary £20 weekly rise in Universal Credit is a disgrace, and insists that for many across the country £20 is a lifeline.
AS I SEE IT – Are OBE’s Outdated? The Celebratory Remains of Britain’s Colonial Past and the Celebrities Who Decline Them
Hannah Gravett looks at past celebrities who have earned OBEs, arguing that Britain’s imperial past affects the reception of this prestigious award.
Laura Gainor argues that we must rethink how we engage with racists and better seek to deradicalise them through conversation.
AS I SEE IT – Twitter Locks Trump’s Account: Why Social Media Defying the President is Too Little Too Late
Following Twitter’s suspension of Donald Trump’s account last week, Hannah Gravett argues that the decision comes too late, as the damage has already been done.
Amber Penter shares how recent political events in the US strained her relationship with members of her family.
After watching Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary “A Life on Our Planet”, Alice Brooks reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic is reversing global sustainability efforts
Leon Lynn recounts his recent experience in a hospital and reassures that they are taking sufficient precautions during the pandemic.
This festive season, Betsy Goodfellow articulates why she believes The Muppet Christmas Carol is the best adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novel.
Gigi Bushell gives her top tips for students and graduates job hunting during the pandemic.
Neelam Bhohi reveals the factors that have disproportionately effected women during the pandemic and argues for there to be an investment of support.
Luka Dehnbostel writes about the lack of support for teachers and the options to better help them and students
Gigi Bushell shares six of the best virtual Christmas markets this year.