“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.

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.

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.

The international student experience

Former President of The Stag, Sharmishtha Chahande, reflects on her experience applying to the University of Surrey as an international student, and how her decision has affected her life.

“Noughts + Crosses” at the Rose Theatre Kingston – A Review

Emma Bleeck offers her thoughts on the theatrical adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel, Noughts + Crosses, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

The Play That Goes Wrong – A Review and Interview

President and Vice-President, Luka Dehnbostel and Rosie Willoughby, visit The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, writing a review, interviewing one of its stars, and offering students a lucky discount for tickets.

Glass Onion: a review

Rosie Willoughby shares her thoughts on Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion, and how the movie mirrors the reality of 2022 through its characters and plot.

International Students’ Day: testimonies from current Surrey Students

Luana Vasconcelos interviews international students at the University about the challenges they’ve overcome, top advice for fellow students and their favourite thing about studying at Surrey.

Five reasons why I recommend ‘Americanah’

Luana Vasconcelos celebrates Black History Month by recommending ‘Americanah’, a novel that highlights black stories in a positive, genuine way.

Don’t Be An Idiot, Avoid Bitcoin

Joel Parr examines the common misconceptions surrounding the money-making system Bitcoin, and the risks that come with using it.

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.

AS I SEE IT – The Kardashian Paradox: THAT Khloe Photo that Broke the Internet

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.

AS I SEE IT – Is TALA’s Collaboration with ASOS Undermining their Sustainability Efforts?

Following the announcement of TALA’s collaboration with ASOS, Yasmin Norvill examines whether this partnership has undermined TALA’s sustainability efforts.

AS I SEE IT – It’s Okay to Be Anxious About the Easing of COVID Restrictions

Maisie Holcombe explains why she believes the easing of restrictions will be difficult for some people.

AS I SEE IT – LGBTQ+ Rights in a Post-Brexit Britain

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.

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.

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.

Generation Z and 2021: A Chance to Change

Kasia Ozorowska discusses why she believes Gen Z struggle so much with their mental health compared with previous generations

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

Robyn 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.

AS I SEE IT – Why Giving Vulnerable Families an Additional £20 Shouldn’t Be Up For Debate

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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’.

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

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.

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.

Wear a Fucking Mask

Nick Werren argues for everyone to wear a mask while examining the political battlefield surrounding the topic. Article contains frequent strong language

To Pub or Not to Pub? The Polarisation of the Nation: the Unexpected Symptom of COVID19

Hannah Gravett reflects on the reopening of pubs last weekend and urges the public to direct any anger towards the government rather than each other.

Why Diversification in the Workplace is a Positive Initiative

Laura Gainor makes the argument for greater diversification in the workplace and why it’s an overall benefit to everyone.

Don’t Trust the Media: The Truth About the BLM London Protests

Rubi Ager recalls her experience of the London Black Lives Matter protest and criticises the media for their portrayal of the protesters as violent.

How the GP Freeze Failed Me

Alone without basic healthcare, medication or advice. Pete Ferguson reveals his experience when The Guildowns Group Practice began refusing new patients.

What’s With the Rainbow Crossing?

Sophie Pike explores the controversy surrounding Surrey’s recently added colourful crossing. Misspent university funds or a positive statement of inclusion?

Censorship in the Media

Sophie Pike explores censorship in the media, exploring both traditional media outlets and also the controversy surrounding censorship on social media.

Veganism on Campus: Eating and Awareness

Holly Saunders explores many reasons why people are vegan, including environmental awareness and healthy eating and the need for greater awareness.

Should Politics Be Used as a Platform for Extreme Protest?

In the past three years, there have been some controversial changes within western politics. Sophie Pike investigates the effect of protest votes.

Is the Romance Genre Ruining Real Relationships?

Sophie Pike offers a perspective on how real long term relationships are threatened by the portrayal of romance in film, tv and novels.

Stop feeding us Mental Health

Mental Health. Social media portrays mental health conditions as desirable: something that’s cool to have. by Sophie Pike

“Asking for help should not be taboo”

2018 is the year that saw revolutionary change. Women have been fiercely stepping forward and fighting to get their voices heard. Yet one is left to wonder: what does this mean for men? by Viktoria Rangelova

She may come from a ‘life of privilege’, but Southampton SU President Emily Dawes is allowed to have an opinion

Hannah Mickleburgh explores the recent media controversy surrounding Southampton SU’s president Emily Dawes’ tweets but does she deserve the backlash?