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AS I SEE IT – Are OBE’s Outdated?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.

AS I SEE IT – Why You Should Befriend Your Nearest Racist

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.

AS I SEE IT – Understanding the Fallout of Confronting a Family Political Division

Amber Penter shares how recent political events in the US strained her relationship with members of her family.

COVID-19: the Virus Undermining Attenborough’s Sustainability Efforts

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

AS I SEE IT – Don’t Be Scared to Visit a Hospital During the Pandemic

Leon Lynn recounts his recent experience in a hospital and reassures that they are taking sufficient precautions during the pandemic.

Why The Muppets is the best version of A Christmas Carol

This festive season, Betsy Goodfellow articulates why she believes The Muppet Christmas Carol is the best adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novel.

Just Relax and Accept the Crazy: Job Hunting Advice to Help You Hustle in the COVID Era

Gigi Bushell gives her top tips for students and graduates job hunting during the pandemic.

AS I SEE IT – The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in STEM

Neelam Bhohi reveals the factors that have disproportionately effected women during the pandemic and argues for there to be an investment of support.

As I see it – Teachers deserve so much more support

Luka Dehnbostel writes about the lack of support for teachers and the options to better help them and students

I’ll Be Ho-Ho-Home for Christmas Markets This Year

Gigi Bushell shares six of the best virtual Christmas markets this year.

AS I SEE IT – Isolation: It’s Nothing New For Students

Isobel Kavanagh compares this year’s attempt at a traditional Christmas to students’ return to university, arguing that the negative impact of isolation was inevitable.

Talking COVID with Surrey Sports: An Interview with Surf Club

In her new series, Clarisse Fullerton chats to the President of Surf Club about how they’ve adapted to the pandemic this semester

AS I SEE IT – It’s Been a Year and I’m Still Mad about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

A year after its release, Rosie Willoughby reflects on her disappointment after watching ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.

The 93% Club, Fighting for Equal Opportunities in an Unequal System

Russell Sherrard-Smith talks with Emma Bowler from the 93% Club Surrey, discussing social mobility and how to change the playing field.

AS I SEE IT – The Absence of Exercise: Were the Government Right to Close Gyms?

Maisie Holcombe argues that the health benefits of keeping gyms open during lockdown largely outweigh the risks of catching the coronavirus.

AS I SEE IT – The People’s Princess Reborn: How ‘The Crown’ Introduced Diana to Generation Z

Hannah Gravett responds to the representation of Princess Diana in the newest series of The Crown, and explores why she’s become such an icon for Gen-Z

Unmuted: How I Found My Voice as a Student with a Stammer

James Tatam opens up about his experience of living with a stutter and how he has learnt to dealt with at university and beyond.

AS I SEE IT – How Good Grades Can Make You Dumb

Leon Lynn explains why he believes grades aren’t everything, and how taking up hobbies outside of your field can improve intelligence and aid in greater employability opportunities.

It’s All Zoom and Gloom Right Now: How to Stay and Slay at Home During Lockdown 2.0

Gigi Bushell offers her top tips for students on how to best survive lockdown 2.0

White Supremacist Posters Spotted at the University of Surrey and in Guildford

White Supremacist posters have been spotted around the University of Surrey and Guildford town centre, Peter Ferguson reports.

Guildford MP Votes Against Extending Free School Meals for Children

Irene García reports on Guildford MP’s vote against the expansion of free school meals.

The Arts Saved Us During Lockdown, But Now Who Will Save Them?

Hannah Gravett explores the importance of the arts and the financial neglect they have suffered from the government.

AS I SEE IT – Fake It ‘Till You Make It

Gigi Bushell discusses her experience of imposter syndrome and the best ways in which to tackle it.

Surrey’s Award-Winning Placement Year: Stories From the Students it Failed

Charlotte West discusses the potential failings of Surrey’s placement scheme and chats to other students about their experiences.

These Divided States of America: Trump vs. Biden

James Penny analyses the major issues at stake in the 2020 US election, exploring its importance and the candidates’ likely paths to success.

As I See It – Trump Wants to Ban WeChat (and TikTok) and That’s a Really Bad Idea

Russell Sherrard-Smith argues against the Trump administration plan to ban WeChat and the issues faced by Chinese Americans.

As I See It – Are Gymshark to Blame for Their Own Backlash to Body Positivity?

Isabel Rolfe looks back at the the controversy following Gymshark’s Instagram post of Nelly London in their activewear and discusses how much the brand are too blame for the negative response

As I See It – Lockdown Had Its Silver Linings

Betsy Goodfellow reflects on her experience on lockdown and considers the potential benefits of the extra time.

Centre Staged: Bastille

Charlotte West catches up with Bastille about their daring new singles, the future of live music, and frontman Dan Smith’s psychic abilities.

AS I SEE IT – The Tories Blame Game: Is the Conservative party Devoid of Owning Up to the Tragedy of COVID-19?

Hannah Gravett analyses how the conservative government dealt with COVID-19 and identifies how they’ve been shifting the blame to the electorate.

Losing My Dad: The Battle Between Grief and Guilt

As it approaches the year anniversary of her father’s death, Bea Costley opens up about her experience of dealing with grief, and the surprising guilt that accompanied it.

Overcoming Gym Intimidation and How to Begin Your Lifting Journey at Surrey University

Jolena Scholz explores the feeling of intimidation at the gym, felt particularly by women, and provides advice on how to combat this at Surrey

How COVID-19 has Altered Queer Expression

Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on the community, Karim Acolina explores why now more than ever LGBTQ+ people must come together and celebrate their identity.

CBD Oil: Does it Deserve the Hype?

Lydia Halsey uncovers the mystery surrounding CBD oil, exploring its positive impacts on anxiety; while dismantling the misconceptions that have surrounded CBD

Student Wellbeing in a ‘Pre Post-COVID’ World

The Peer Support Team discuss the importance of wellbeing during this difficult time, and the ways in which their new Peer Support Scheme can aid students

The Screen Where It Happens: Hamilton The Musical

Following the release of hit musical Hamilton on Disney+, Rachel Murray assesses the themes of the show and extracts their relevance to the political climate of 2020

The Many Lives of Ray Bradbury

James Tatam reflects on the iconic life of author Ray Bradbury. Discussing intricate details of his life, his work and his notable impact on Hollywood to this day.

How to Eat Sustainably at University: 5 Simple Steps

Hannah Gravett looks at the best ways to eat sustainably, especially for new students arriving at Uni for the first time!

Surrey Library to Operate at 45% Capacity in Semester One

The University of Surrey’s library reopens with COVID regulations in place, preventing students from spending no more than 12 hours a week to study in the library, Charlotte West reports.

Fitness on Instagram: How I Use Social Media to Hold Myself Accountable

Jolena Scholz explains how and why she started using Instagram to track her fitness goals.

Why Minorities Fail

Laura Gainor explores why minorities face prejudice and apparent failure in society today whilst examining the intersection of privilege.

The Democrats Have Learned Nothing From the Last 4 Years, and a Kamala Harris VP Pick Proves it

George Buskell argues against Kamala Harris’s selection as the Democratic Party VP pick and unpacks her controversial career

Closing the Gaps

Nduka Nduka-Eze explores the BAME attainment gap in the UK and how it manifests in a university setting.

The Rise of YouTube Workouts: Are They Tackling Diet Culture?

Emma Brine explores the nuances behind the rise in YouTube workouts during lockdown, questioning whether it is simply another avenue promoting diet culture.

Starting University Amidst a Pandemic

Alice Brooks provides advice for new students who will have to cope with settling into university with social distancing in place.

Taylor Swift’s Album ‘Folklore’: A Review

Clarisse Fullerton gives a rave five star review for Taylor Swift’s latest album, Folklore.

A Black Curriculum: How Willing are Surrey Schools to Make a Change?

Nadia Fernandes writes about the necessity to diversify school curriculums and her campaign to get her former school in Surrey to adopt a new approach.

The Government’s Implementation of Calorie Counts on Menus Will Make ED Recovery that Little Bit Harder

Hannah Gravett discusses the government backed plan to enforce calorie counts on restaurant menus and the detrimental effect that will have on those recovering from eating disorders.

Centre Staged: Melanie Baker

Have you been looking for some calm acoustics to accompany the recent flurry of summer days? Yasmin Norvill interviews up-and-coming artist Melanie Baker.