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Robert Clowes discusses memory and the future

Sam Duthie Making my way to the latest lecture in the Cognitive Science (COGS) series, an unplanned change in scenery this week meant that we viewed the lecture in The…

Drug addiction and law: a brain perspective given by Dr. Hans Crombag

Christa Orchard On Wednesday 14th November, as a part of a series of events organised by Sussex Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Dr. Hans Crombag, assistant professor in the psychology…

A sceptical take on Michael Shermer

Sam Duthie Trawling through the open lectures at Sussex this month, I practically swooned like a schoolgirl when I heard Michael Shermer would be giving a talk at the Brighton…

A premature neonate has a 50% chance of survival. What will you do?

Hannah Faith Leigh Option A: to continue treatment in the form of intensive care; the child may survive but with severe deformities. Option B: Switch to palliative care and withdraw/withhold…

SexSoc discuss the problem of female genital mutilation

Morten Watkins & Katie Dichard On Wednesday 31st October, the medical school’s sexual health medicine society (SexSoc) held their first event. They screened the documentary Africa Rising; a powerful film…

US election: It's the grassroots, stupid

Gabriel Raeburn Think back to the week before the American election. According to Gallup, Republican Mitt Romney held a five percentage point lead over President Obama. Romney also had twice…

Liberal students and 'Tory scum'

Tom Foster Sussex students are often as liberal as Brighton is, and I don’t think anyone can doubt these liberal dispositions incline us to bear left in the political spectrum.…

‘What happens on Tour stays on Tour’

Chloë Langer Tennis Social Secretary The alarm rings at 8am, I have half an hour to get my baby outfit on and start pre-drinking with the other ‘tour-virgins’, before heading…

Gym class review – spinning

Victoria Ayininuola Waking up at 7:30am for a fitness class would fill most people with dread, but not me. As a morning person a spinning class first thing is perfect…

Domestic Violence

Just because we do not witness the extremities of domestic violence in the private space does not mean it is not there. What happens behind closed doors should be a…

Fifty Shades of Grey nominated for National Book Award

Abby Faires Fruitful work of fan fiction or dumbed-down BDSM? E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey will be one of six contenders for this year’s Popular Fiction Book…

Girls, girls, girls: what is it about American TV imports that we just can't get enough?

Jack Stockdale HBO’s new show, Girls, finally reached British television sets this October, but what has its hype got to do with the increasing British hunger for American TV? We…

Music: What do Sussex students actually listen to?

Joe Wilson Early Monday morning, feeling lightly toasted, I took myself around campus, with my trusty Dictaphone, to try and find out what Sussex students actually listen to. You’ve seen…

Women’s Volleyball starts season with a Boom

Phillipa Hesketh This year the women from the Sussex volleyball team are daring to dream big. Composed mainly by last year students who want to end with a bang, the…

Swim Sussex makes first splash at BUCS

Richard Gow Swim Sussex Team Captain The University of Sussex Swimming Club competed at the BUCS short course individual championship for the first time over the weekend at ponds forge…

Fencing brings home the beacon… and a plate!

Fergus Rees-Gildea Fencing ClubOn Saturday the 6th of December 4 members of the Sussex fencing club woke early and took the train up to Victoria to take part in the…

The Big Debate: Coca-Cola boycott

Should the Students’ Union continue to boycott Coca-Cola? YES – Ben Lucas Why should anything be boycotted? Boycotts are a form of activism, where financial support is withdrawn from a…

The Seven Psychopaths – CINECITY

Christos Papadogeorgopoulos Brighton’s 10th Cine-City festival opened with a screening of the much anticipated ‘The Seven Psychopaths’. Although the showing was not the films debut, it hasn’t been out long…

Shoot The Wrx: Jeff Keen

Ruth Atkinson Brighton Museum and Art Gallery have JUST opened a new exhibition, “Shoot the Wrx”. The show is a collection of renowned experimental film-maker and artist Jeff Keen’s work.…

Big Keen Screen

Marie Hawkins Jeff Keen. This name may not ring a bell, but if you see his explosive, energetic and eccentric short films you won’t forget it. Four of his best-known…