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Breaking: Spring referenda results announced
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Breaking: Spring referenda results announced

Jessica Hubbard - May 4, 2018

Students have voted to support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, reject Prevent and adopt new Gender Equality policies. Results for the Students' Union referenda were…

Sussex Festival cancelled
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Sussex Festival cancelled

Jordan Wright - April 30, 2018

The Students’ Union have cancelled their highly anticipated end-of-term event Sussex Festival: Desert Island Disco, which was due to begin on Saturday May 12th. The Students’ Union…

Students’ Union President Gustafsson and Liberate the Debate respond to the cancelled event
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Students’ Union President Gustafsson and Liberate the Debate respond to the cancelled event

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

These comment pieces represent the opinions of both the Students' Union and Liberate the Debate with regards to the  recent cancellation of the Society's freedom of speech…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
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Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for a neutral chair - a…

SU Election coverage – Dead Slate: all women elected for third consecutive year at Sussex
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SU Election coverage – Dead Slate: all women elected for third consecutive year at Sussex

Jordan Wright - March 23, 2018

The results are in for this year's Students' Union election, which saw 30 candidates running to be the full-time elected representatives of the student body at Sussex.…

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: Spring 17/18

Ketan Jha - March 23, 2018

Using his iPad to conduct while expertly running through the cadenzas, Howard Shelley’s dual role of conductor and soloist in a performance of Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto…

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More Brit(ish) than ever: A review of Afua Hirsch at Brighton Festival
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More Brit(ish) than ever: A review of Afua Hirsch at Brighton Festival

William Singh - May 9, 2018

Afua Hirsch’s 2018 book - part memoir, part polemic - provokes mixed feelings. So too did her discussion of the topic at this year’s Brighton Festival. Don’t…

Why I’m Jewish AND I support BDS
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Why I’m Jewish AND I support BDS

Sarah McIntosh - May 2, 2018

The idea of a land where my religious identity is welcomed and where I feel safe to be myself and live in peace is a beautiful idea…

Students’ Union President Gustafsson and Liberate the Debate respond to the cancelled event
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Students’ Union President Gustafsson and Liberate the Debate respond to the cancelled event

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

These comment pieces represent the opinions of both the Students' Union and Liberate the Debate with regards to the  recent cancellation of the Society's freedom of speech…

Amritsar: 99 years later and still no apology
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Amritsar: 99 years later and still no apology

William Singh - April 12, 2018

99 years ago on Friday, one British general marched his soldiers into an enclosed garden in the vicinity of the holy Golden Temple and sealed off the…

Should there be a more radical approach to SU politics?
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Should there be a more radical approach to SU politics?

Johnbosco Nwogbo - March 20, 2018

Yes Johnbosco Nwogbo There is a need now, more than at any other time, for the kind of radicalism and ambitiousness the Red Slate promises to bring…

Should students support the strikes?
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Should students support the strikes?

Johnbosco Nwogbo - March 14, 2018

Yes Johnbosco Nwogbo Universities are part of society. They don’t sit above society, nor do they transcend society. Problems in universities are de facto social problems. Lecturers,…

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Student research happening at Sussex
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Student research happening at Sussex

Nikolaos Manesis - May 1, 2018

(Image source: Flickr, Pixabay, Wikipedia) Another academic year is coming to a close and with it, the last edition of The Badger. To celebrate our last science…

For students, where does work end and rest begin?
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For students, where does work end and rest begin?

Lucy Pegg - April 17, 2018

Print Production Editor Lucy Pegg examines the difficult balance between work and rest for students. In an environment that blurs the line between productivity and recreation, can…

Academic Armchair: ‘Cinderella, you shall go to the ball”: a conversation with Ketan Jha
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Academic Armchair: ‘Cinderella, you shall go to the ball”: a conversation with Ketan Jha

Devin Thomas - March 23, 2018

In this week’s edition of the Academic Armchair the Features team sat down with Ketan Jha, an associate tutor of Sussex Law School. Alongside his work in…

Academic Armchair: Sexual Subjectivities within Neoliberalism
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Academic Armchair: Sexual Subjectivities within Neoliberalism

Devin Thomas - March 9, 2018

In this week’s edition of the Academic Armchair, we talked with former Sussex researcher and current graduate student in the school of Sociology Robyn Long about her…

Long Read: The Badger’s Tickell interview revisited amidst UCU strikes
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Long Read: The Badger’s Tickell interview revisited amidst UCU strikes

Freya Marshall Payne - March 8, 2018

In the wake of the UCU strikes, The Badger's former Editor, Freya Marshall Payne, revisits her 2016 interview with the then-new Vice-Chancellor, Adam Tickell. She explores how…

Brexit and future tech
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Brexit and future tech

Luke Richards - March 6, 2018

With a close eye trained on Brexit and contemporary Britain’s place in a fast-changing world, Science Co-Editor Luke Richards makes clear his opinion on how our nation…

Lifestyle and Culture

Interview with Chris Watson: Take a trip to No Man’s Land this spring
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Interview with Chris Watson: Take a trip to No Man’s Land this spring

Louisa Streeting - April 6, 2018

Sound recordist, Chris Watson, spoke to The Badger about his new installation piece featured in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts until 13 April 2018. From…

Brighton’s craft beer festival returns in April for third year
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Lifestyle
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Brighton’s craft beer festival returns in April for third year

Louisa Streeting - March 28, 2018

Brighton will become the hub of craft beer in more than a dozen pubs from April 27-29. The Brighton Tap Takeover returns for a third year bringing…

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The profound experience of community outreach

Charlotte Brill - March 9, 2018

This special girl, living in rural Zambia amidst wild animals and infested waters, has had a particularly difficult life. Like many children in Zambia, Joy is an…

Representing the People: Review
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Representing the People: Review

Louisa Streeting - March 9, 2018

Recognising the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act and International Women’s Day, The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts invited four alumnae of Sussex University…

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Interview with Philosophy faculty and COGS director Ron Chrisley
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Interview with Philosophy faculty and COGS director Ron Chrisley

Nikolaos Manesis - May 15, 2018

Ron Chrisley is a Reader in Philosophy, on the faculty of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, and is the director of COGS (Centre for Cognitive Science).…

Ethnic-bioweapons: between conspiracy and reality
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Ethnic-bioweapons: between conspiracy and reality

Luke Richards - May 8, 2018

Bioweapons exist, while ethnic-bioweapons are whispered conspiracies. Pandemics can fairly hazardous to human life, the 1918 Flu Pandemic killed 20-50 million people. A man made pandemic could…

Student research happening at Sussex
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Student research happening at Sussex

Nikolaos Manesis - May 1, 2018

(Image source: Flickr, Pixabay, Wikipedia) Another academic year is coming to a close and with it, the last edition of The Badger. To celebrate our last science…

Cambridge Analytica: did Facebook share your personal data?
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Cambridge Analytica: did Facebook share your personal data?

Luke Richards - April 14, 2018

The last couple of weeks have been tough for Facebook, as it reels from the public scrutiny it has received over its lackadaisical protection of personal data.…

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Sussex Women’s Rugby on brink of invincible season
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Sussex Women’s Rugby on brink of invincible season

Patrick Isitt - March 14, 2018

Sussex Women’s Rugby 1st team are on the brink of an unbeaten, title-winning season in the South Eastern 2A division, following a remarkable eight wins from eight…

Sussex Cup to replace varsity
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Sussex Cup to replace varsity

Deniz Karaman - February 14, 2018

This April the University of Sussex Students' Union will be hosting the first Sussex Cup. The Cup has been organised to replace the annual varsity games that were…

The Ashes: Test 2, Day 1
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The Ashes: Test 2, Day 1

Patrick Isitt - December 3, 2017

Will Hainsworth on the first day of the second Ashes test... Afternoon Session  The first ever day/night ashes test got underway this morning: England won the toss…

First Ashes test: the review
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First Ashes test: the review

Patrick Isitt - November 30, 2017

Our cricket writer Will Hainsworth with an extensive review of the first Ashes test... Day One The 2017/18 Ashes is underway and we were greeted not with…