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Review: Perfume Genius @ The Haunt, 26/11

You know how we’re all supposed to have one word (or three) at the ready to describe ourselves with in job interviews and the like? Well, if Perfume Genius were…

SUDS: Cinderella – The Adult Pantomime

Writer/Director Judey Bignell took on a huge responsibility with this piece. She had less than a term to mould a heaving cast and a smart script into the first pantomime…

Students vote in favor of officer role restructure

Sussex students have voted in favor of the Students’ Union adopting the proposed restructure of Full-time and Part-time officer roles. 60 percent of students approved of adopting the restructure of…

St Vincent Review

Who would’ve thought that Annie Clark, more commonly known as St. Vincent, would be found playing a tour date in Eastbourne and not Brighton? The train from Brighton to Ashford…

Fear of Men Review

Thanks to the lovely warm up performance by The Hundredth Anniversary, Fear of Men were greeted by claps and cheers at The Hope. Following a busy Summer of touring and…

Student vote could swing 2015 election

Students could play a pivotal role is determining the result of the 2015 general election, according to research conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). In their report, entitled…

Access Sussex becomes Union campaign

The Access Sussex campaign has been accepted as an official Students’ Union campaign. The campaign was set up earlier this term by Miriam Steiner, who explained the struggles of disabled…

Former Badger writer wins Guardian Media Award

On 27 November, The Guardian held their 36th annual Student Media Awards, where a former Sussex graduate came runner-up in the reputable Student Reporter of the Year category. Gabriel Webber,…

New £3 student bus ticket to be introduced

The Student’s Union has managed to decrease daily bus fares for Sussex and Brighton students. The Brighton and Hove bus company has agreed to reduce the price of its daily…

University taken to Tribunal over Chatwells contract FOI

The University of Sussex is facing legal proceedings over an ongoing Freedom of Information dispute with a recent University graduate over details of their contract with catering company Chartwells. Former…

UKIP petition being reviewed by Students' Union Panel

A petition put forward by LGBTQ* Students’ Representative Emily Pinto to have UKIP banned from the University of Sussex campus is currently being reviewed by the Students’ Union Policy Panel…

University to be fined over £1million for breaching student number control limit

A Senate report has revealed that the University of Sussex can expect to be handed a £1,176,000 fine for exceeding the recommended number of ABB students they can enrol. The…

Sussex to create new ‘Computing, Robotics, Electronics and Mechatronics Centre’ with £10m of funding

A new centre as part of the School of Engineering and Informatics is set to open in early 2016, and will teach students about robotics and autonomous systems. The centre,…

Scrooge McDuck: ‘Bah, humbug!’

‘You can shout “Bah humbug!” all you want. But at the end of the day I’ve still snatched this 48 inch TV from you, haven’t I, and I’m the one…

Family, friends, and flying all the way back home for Christmas

Fascinating parties and balls, festive carols, mouth-watering meals and beautiful light decorations- all of these elements make Christmas fabulous and enjoyable. Being a Christian, Christmas also has a religious meaning…

Exam timetables: the wrong kind of challenge?

It appears to me that with time, the decisions that the University makes on behalf of students are increasingly difficult to comprehend. The latest example that I’ve come across is…

A response to 'Let's make time for UKIP'

Dear Badger, The central point of a recent piece, “Let’s make time for UKIP” seems fundamentally correct. The tyranny of Safe Space policies naturally offends the senses and much has…

Meet the Ugly Girls Club

What would you do if someone called you ugly? If you’re a member of Royal Holloway’s FemSoc, you start a viral selfie campaign. Victoria Rodrigues O’Donnell speaks to members of…

GTA V – Video Game Review

Rockstar have always set the benchmark for open world gaming, especially during the previous two console generations. Settings like Vice City and San Andreas feel like living breathing worlds which…

Let's make time for UKIP

I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw a faded anti-privatisation sticker written over with “The university is a factory – STRIKE!”. I laughed ironically as Sussex has certainly earned…