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.
Emma Bleeck offers her thoughts on the theatrical adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel, Noughts + Crosses, at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Betsy Goodfellow argues that, by using her platform to discuss issues of politics and misogyny, Taylor Swift becomes an important feminist icon.
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.
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AS I SEE IT – Are OBE’s Outdated?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.
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.
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
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.
A year after its release, Rosie Willoughby reflects on her disappointment after watching ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.
Maisie Holcombe argues that the health benefits of keeping gyms open during lockdown largely outweigh the risks of catching the coronavirus.
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
Hannah Gravett explores the importance of the arts and the financial neglect they have suffered from the government.
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.
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.
Laura Gainor makes the argument for greater diversification in the workplace and why it’s an overall benefit to everyone.
Rubi Ager recalls her experience of the London Black Lives Matter protest and criticises the media for their portrayal of the protesters as violent.
In the past three years, there have been some controversial changes within western politics. Sophie Pike investigates the effect of protest votes.
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?