Pride and Prejudice, And A Pandemic

Rosie Willoughby reflects on Jane Austen’s timeless classic and explains what makes its readers always return for more.

‘Blackfishing’: Why Jesy Nelson Has Caused A Stir

Karim Acolina discusses the controversy surrounding Jesy Nelson’s new music video and explains why ‘blackfishing’ is problematic.

My Queer Book Club: Recommendations That Make Me Feel Seen

Rachel Quick recommends three pieces in the media that, in her opinion, raise the voices of the LGBT+ community.

The Escape We All Need Right Now: BASTILLE’S New Single

Maisie Holcombe reviews Bastille’s 2021 single ‘Distorted Light Beam’, considering the importance of uplifting music in a challenging time.

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.

REVIEW: WandaVision – Why I’m Excited To See More of Wanda Maximoff

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

Top 5 Audiobooks for the Insomniac

Hannah Gravett lists her top audiobooks to help you sleep, from childhood favourites to a political biography

AS I SEE IT – Why Taylor Swift is a 21st Century Feminist Icon

Betsy Goodfellow argues that, by using her platform to discuss issues of politics and misogyny, Taylor Swift becomes an important feminist icon.

AS I SEE IT – The Golden Age of Children’s TV and Why it Means So Much to the Older Generation

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.

AS I SEE IT – Why Influencers in Dubai are a Problem

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.

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.

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

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 – 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.

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

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.

Taylor Swift’s Album ‘Folklore’: A Review

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

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.

Glee: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Kieran Adamson looks back at the life of the TV phenomenon ‘Glee’, reviewing it’s best and worst bits and exploring the mark it’s left behind.

PSA: Zac Efron is still hot and body shaming is still not

In response to the recent discourse surrounding Zac Efron’s ‘dad bod’, Yasmin Norvill discusses why our society is so fascinated by stories of weight loss and weight gain. This article contains references to eating disorders.

TV or Silver Screen: How Cinema Must Adapt

Reflecting on the impact of the pandemic, Rachel Quick analyses how our relationship with cinemas may change in a post COVID-19 world.

Black Lives Matter – How we can all Contribute to an Anti-Racist Society

Shadele Brown writes in support of Anti-Racist movements and shares educational resources to help people be productive instead of performative in their activism.

Centre Staged: Dutch Criminal Record

Portsmouth based indie surf band, Dutch Criminal Record are set to have their biggest year yet. Yasmin Norvill interviews them.

Students Save Our Theatres: An Interview with Florence Andrews

Lily Pearce speaks to Theatre Society’s, Florence Andrews about the future of theatre in a post COVID-19 world and promotes the ‘Students Save Our Theatres’ national campaign.

Creativity as an Escape in a Pandemic

Samuel Awonuga describes the inspiration behind creating the ‘Surrey at Home’ anthology released by the Community Zone last week.

Centre Staged: Marsicans

Yasmin Norvill interviews up and coming indie stars, Marsicans in the first instalment of her brand new series ‘Centre Staged’

LGBTQ Representation in Film: A Look at the Stats

Lily Pearce investigates recent statistics regarding on screen LGBTQ+ representation and argues the importance of diversity in film.

Black Lives Matter: Poetry and Art

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Lisa Ncube has written a poem about racism and created a painting to accompany her words

Learning to take Pride in Coming Out

Deputy Editor Pete Ferguson shares his journey on how he came to terms with taking pride in being LGBTQ+

How Your Favourite Fast Fashion Brands are Exploiting the Pandemic, their Workers and You

Editor in Chief Yasmin Norvill examines the exploitative measures fast fashion companies have asserted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is Time for a New Narrative for the Black Community

Louisa Daley discusses her experience as a black student and how the curriculum failed to provide a full insight into the nuances of black identity.

Putting the F into Festival Line Ups

Yasmin Norvill explores current festival lineups and highlights the extreme lack of women filling headline slots, and not for a lack of audience appetite.

Why Ecuador should be your first solo travel trip

Eve Willis recounts her recent trip to Ecuador and looks at why this South American country is the perfect place to test the waters of solo travelling.

Conversations With Surrey’s Anonymous Instagram Poet

Rosa Heaton has a discussion with Surrey’s successful instagram poet, known as Perseus. Exploring his inspiration and tips on running a successful account.

Hands.

A short story by University of Surrey student Will Brook.

Sustainable Beauty Alternatives

With the UN declaring a ‘Planetary Crisis’, Megan d’Ardenne explores the impact of the cosmetics industry and what we can do to help.

‘Everyday Life’ by Coldplay

Edward Ward comments on Coldplay’s upcoming new album, after it’s strange announcement in a small welsh newspaper alongside some cryptic social media.

The Booker Prize 2019 Explained

Kieran Adamson explores the recent Booker Prize, controversially awarded to two authors. He looks into the reasons behind the decision and public responses.

Anushka & Bertie: The Pawfect Day at Pug Café

Bethany McAtee interviews Anushka Fernando, founder and owner of Pug Café, and her inspiration Bertie the pug.

Knives Out Review

Michael Slavin reviews ‘Knives Out’ a new film starring Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer. Currently screening at Guildford Odeon.

The Paper Ticket

The Paper Ticket is a short story written by English Literature student Michael Raine.

Pho The Love of Food in Vietnam

Bethany McAtee explores the food scene in Vietnam, with advice on how to find the best dishes and make the most out of a visit.

The Ultimate Student Travel Guide to Rhodes

As beautiful as Venice, as ancient as Athens, and a litre of wine for only €5! Megan d’Ardenne recounts her visit to the greek island

Unpacking What it Means to be a ‘New Writer’ with James Tatam

Rosa Heaton interviews Literature Student James Tatam on Surrey New Writer’s Festival and what it means to be a ‘new writer’

Navigating Mountains, Fjords and Rural Roads in Norway

Bethany Mcafee recounts her recent trip to norway, providing a student friendly guide to making the most out of a visit.

In Defence of Bella Thorne

Izzy Rolfe gives her thoughts on the recent Bella Thorne scandal ahead of her upcoming book launch

Inside the Coffee Tent: Meet Beau

Beau Cleveland-Copeman and Yasmin Norvill catch up in the Coffee Tent to chat about his upcoming poetry book, exciting ventures and artistic inspirations.