Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /var/sites/t/thebadgeronline.com/public_html/wp-includes/post-template.php on line 316
Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
1041 views
1041 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
5087 views
5087 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1910 views
1910 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2466 views
2466 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1608 views
1608 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
1305 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
1495 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1714 views1
1714 views1

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1618 views
1618 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1608 views
1608 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1516 views
1516 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
2076 views
2076 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1638 views
1638 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1692 views
1692 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1902 views
1902 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4571 views
4571 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
1723 views
1723 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1835 views
1835 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1534 views
1534 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1773 views
1773 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1799 views
1799 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
596 Views

Monitoring our monitors

Ruth Walters discusses the work of Sussex Sweatshop Free and their involvement with tech workers’ rights

Sussex Sweatshop Free is a student-led campaign group working to raise awareness of the electronics industry and aims to pressure the University of Sussex to affiliate with the organisation ‘Electronics Watch’.

The industry has grown at an exponential rate over the last decade, workers shoulder this growth by working excessive hours on precarious low pay contracts; being exposed to hazardous materials. From the mining of precious metals for circuit boards to the carcinogenic chemicals used to clean screens, technology comes at a cost.

It is easy to feel helpless as we cannot avoid using technology and currently there are very few ethical alternatives available on the market. Luckily, however, there are organisations working tirelessly to improve working conditions and respect workers’ rights, through these we can direct our support for workers. Electronics Watch is an independent worker-led monitoring organisation which supports demands for: democratic unions, better pay and improved conditions in the industry.

The mission of Electronics Watch is “to help public sector organisations work together and collaborate with civil society monitors in production regions to protect the rights of workers in their electronics supply chains.” In principle, this allows institutions who buy large quantities of technology, to collectively put pressure on the industry and increase transparency between the ‘consumer’, civil organisations and factory owners.

 It would cost Sussex University £3,000 per year to affiliate with Electronics Watch. Affiliation would ensure that the manufacturing of all ICT hardware bought would be closely monitored. Affiliation with Electronics Watch would also mean directly contributing to an organisation making tangible changes to the electronics industry.

Sussex currently buys its electronics through procurement companies, none of which monitor the products in line with Electronics Watch. These companies have associations with Electronics Watch but these are in no means substitutions for individual affiliation. The University could take individual action to support the workers who make our technology through its own affiliation. Demet Dinler, a Lecturer in Social Anthropology has commented: “As a scholar researching and teaching on global supply chains and labour rights, I fully support the Sussex Sweatshop Free campaign on electronics.

Affiliation with Electronics Watch would bring greater transparency and accountability to the overall supply chain from which Sussex buys its infrastructural equipment and it would be great to see the values of social justice we aim to cultivate in class be implemented in practice on our campus. I am proud of and inspired by our students who did the research to offer evidence and raise awareness on the issue.”

Sussex Sweatshop Free campaign is associated with the student charity People & Planet, the largest student activist network campaigning to defend human rights, end world poverty and protect the environment. Recently, members of the campaign at Sussex took part in People and Planet’s ‘48 hours of Action against Samsung Union Busting’ in Library Square.

According to the International Trade Union Congress, Samsung has engaged in union busting – a practice which prevents workers in its factories from forming, joining or organising within trade unions – through sacking union members, threatening migrant workers with deportation and locking union members out of factories. In July, Samsung fired South Korean worker Yong-Hee Kim for association with trade unions who, in protest, climbed a Samsung tower and has remained there since in protest of Samsung’s repression of union organisers.

People & Planet’s Sweatshop Free Co-Ordinator, Ella Wilkinson said “Without the freedom to join a union it is practically impossible for workers to ensure they have access to adequate pay, safe working conditions and a dignified work environment. Whilst some employers may satisfy workers grievances on an individual level, it is only when workers come together that they can achieve long-term, systemic change for themselves and for others.”

Last year, Sussex Sweatshop Free co-hosted a film screening of ‘Complicit’, a documentary which showed the plight of workers who had developed leukaemia as a result of working in factories assembling smartphones, tablets and laptops in China. It followed the work of grassroots human rights organisations and workers who were in legal battles with Samsung over occupational leukaemia.

This demonstrates the wider need for trade unions as a place for workers to have a voice, especially in industries where health is on the line. Although it will take a while for the electronics industry to change completely, Sussex Sweatshop Free want the University to be part of the big steps forward that are happening as a result of worker-led monitoring through Electronics Watch.

 If you would like to hear more about the campaign or get involved, find us on Facebook ‘Sussex Sweatshop Free’ or email sweatshopfree@sussexstudent.com We usually meet every Monday at 6-7pm in Meeting room 3, Falmer House and anyone is welcome to come along. For further information please look up http://electronicswatch.org/en and www.peopleandplanet.org

Image credit: Gerd Leonhard

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
1041 views
1041 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
5087 views
5087 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1910 views
1910 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2466 views
2466 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1608 views
1608 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
1305 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
1495 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1714 views1
1714 views1
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1618 views
1618 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1608 views
1608 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1516 views
1516 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
2076 views
2076 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1638 views
1638 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1692 views
1692 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1902 views
1902 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4571 views
4571 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
1723 views
1723 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1835 views
1835 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1534 views
1534 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1773 views
1773 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1799 views
1799 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
84 views

Breaking down the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Michael Humphreys - January 27, 2020
Vote Like A 4-Year Old Might
Comment
777 views
777 views

Vote Like A 4-Year Old Might

leo2r - December 11, 2019
Exhibition Focus: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Artist Focus
372 views
372 views

Exhibition Focus: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

gracesowerby - December 10, 2019

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

Why We’re Striking: An Interview with Sussex Lecturers
Campus News
1375 views
Campus News
1375 views

Why We’re Striking: An Interview with Sussex Lecturers

Becca Bashford - December 2, 2019

In a joint interview, Dr Nadya Ali, Lecturer in International Relations, and Dr Arabella Stanger, Lecturer in Drama, talk to our News Editor Becca Bashford about why…

Another Wave of Strike Action to Hit Sussex Campus
Campus News
296 views
Campus News
296 views

Another Wave of Strike Action to Hit Sussex Campus

Becca Bashford - November 18, 2019

  By Heather McKnight. Sussex University and College Union (UCU) members are among those at sixty UK universities to vote for another wave of industrial action. Unless…

‘Numb’ and ‘Three Fifths Human’ – Black History Month poems by Shaznay Martin
Arts
329 views
Arts
329 views

‘Numb’ and ‘Three Fifths Human’ – Black History Month poems by Shaznay Martin

shaznaymartin - October 22, 2019

‘Numb’ I’m numb at this point Literally, I can’t feel my joints. My body is an empty vessel My mind is absent - I’m tired of the…

Sussex’s student-led campaigns making a difference right now
Campus News
475 views
Campus News
475 views

Sussex’s student-led campaigns making a difference right now

Chris Ahjem - October 21, 2019

With over 20,000 students enrolled at the University of Sussex, it’s not surprising that many of them take an interest in changing the world around us -…

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom
Arts
1041 views
Arts
1041 views

Steve Coogan: From Student Life to Stardom

Jude Whiley - October 21, 2019

The last time I was in Lewes, somebody attempted to blind me. Looking for friends at the Bonfire festival, and exhausted by miles of walking, I’d crouched…

‘Stand-Up History Brighton’ – A Review?
Arts
375 views
Arts
375 views

‘Stand-Up History Brighton’ – A Review?

Jude Whiley - October 8, 2019

I feel a particular ambivalence toward review and criticism. While I have used them in the past to filter my consumption, I’ve also found myself incredulous at…

Katy Perry’s latest controversy captures contemporary Pop’s key problems
Comment
463 views
Comment
463 views

Katy Perry’s latest controversy captures contemporary Pop’s key problems

Gemma Laws - October 4, 2019

In July, a six-year-old song struck a chord in pop culture for all the wrong reasons. Following a four-year legal battle, a Los Angeles jury declared that…

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival
Music
1361 views
Music
1361 views

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival

Lara Antoine - February 15, 2019

We are nearing that time of year where Brighton is flooded with arts and culture festivals. Following shortly after the Fringe, Brighton Festival runs from 4th- 26th…

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara
Interview
3998 views
Interview
3998 views

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara

Chris Ahjem - November 27, 2018

Tis the season, to indulge in some incredible drag performances! Iconic queens spanning many series of RuPaul’s Drag Race will grace the Brighton Dome on December 3…

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)
#CINECITY19
2327 views
#CINECITY19
2327 views

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)

Yazz James - November 13, 2018

Suspiria is a surprising and radical reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 film. The story is centred around Susie Bannion (Jessica Harper/Dakota Johnson), a young American, who moves…

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
5087 views
Arts
5087 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018

We got the chance to talk to Catherine from Brighton & Hove’s local organisation, Little Green Pig, who work with young people to unlock their imaginations and…

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY
1910 views
#CINECITY
1910 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018

I did not always believe in the magic of cinema. Sitting in one of a thousand identical cinemas, looking at the waves of unoccupied seats, can make…

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
2466 views
Arts
2466 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018

On the 30 November it was the last Tuesday of the month, meaning, of course, I was at The Hope and Ruin ready for Hi Zero, as…

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview
Arts
1820 views
Arts
1820 views

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview

Emma Nay - November 6, 2018

On the 10th of November in Falmer Bar’s own Room 76 a series of musicians and poets are coming together to protest against the arms trade. The…

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary
Arts
1841 views
Arts
1841 views

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary

Hal Keelin - November 2, 2018

As one of the best things to come out of the 20th Century nears its 50th anniversary, it is a chance to look back at Laurie Lee’s…

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event
Arts
1669 views
Arts
1669 views

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event

Florence Dutton - October 29, 2018

Over recent years, relentless injustice has caused a surge in female self-reclamation, especially across the media. More and more women from marginalised communities and backgrounds are coming…

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
1608 views
Arts
1608 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018

On Sunday evening, The Haunt welcomed a trio of poets from America and Canada as part of Neil Hilborn’s UK tour, treating guests to an uplifting night…

Top Stories
1305 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018

Finding your feet in a brand new city can be overwhelming and confusing at first, however Brighton offers a range of alternative travel options to satisfy all…

Freshers 2018
1495 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018

As we begin a new school year, this is a great time for Sabrina Edwards, the new Science editor, to reflect on the best scientific breakthroughs of…

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
1714 views1
Arts
1714 views1

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018

Upon my transfer to Sussex University, I found Robert Cowen’s Common Ground a particularly comforting read. After nearly a year out from academic study, I was finally…

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
1618 views
Arts
1618 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018

Striking up laughter in cinema screens once again, Rowan Atkinson may have given up playing lovable Mr. Bean, but he hasn’t retired as Johnny English just yet.…

Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
1608 views
Comment
1608 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018

“I believed he was going to rape me.” are the stand out words in Christine Ford’s final testimony at the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh as an…

What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
1516 views
Arts
1516 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018

  All you need to know about autumn at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts If you have not seen the ACCA’s new autumn programme, you…

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
2076 views
Arts
2076 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, Sussex Student Union organised a number of interesting talks and events across October. One of these exciting opportunities was a chance…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA
Film & Theatre
1701 views
Film & Theatre
1701 views

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

Anonymous - October 10, 2018

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set.  The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer…

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development
Arts
2459 views
Arts
2459 views

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development

Kate Dennett - October 10, 2018

To commemorate to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I found it increasingly difficult to draw attention to just one book of relevance in recognition of this…

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective
Campus News
2008 views
Campus News
2008 views

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective

Chris Ahjem - October 9, 2018

Annually, the University of Sussex welcomes thousands of new students to our Falmer campus and every year the Student’s Union and Brighton based clubs and businesses increase…

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known
News
3715 views
News
3715 views

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known

Chris Ahjem - October 6, 2018

To celebrate National Badger Day here are 10 fun facts about our animal kingdom namesake Badgers can run up to 16-19 miles per hour which is the…

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
1638 views
Arts
1638 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018

This coming week marks the celebration of Libraries Week, an event solely dedicated to praising the work of libraries across the UK. This annual event is taking…

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
1692 views
Interview
1692 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018

The young star is often a tricky title to navigate. There are the big names, who explode into the world with noise, bright light, a big record…

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry
Lifestyle
2723 views
Lifestyle
2723 views

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry

Rachel Badham - October 3, 2018

Fenty Beauty, launched in September last year, is a makeup line created by global superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. It’s not uncommon for celebrity…

Why we should all embrace drag
Features
1902 views
Features
1902 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Once an art form disregarded by many, 2018 bears witness to the continuous rise of drag as a legitimate, celebrated art. Spearheaded by RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
4571 views
Arts
4571 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the…

Brighton Needs You!
News
1723 views
News
1723 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018

Brighton is a vibrant and thriving city that many students at Sussex are lucky enough to call home. But there are many in the area in need…

Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
1835 views
Arts
1835 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018

Starting university comes with both exciting but potentially daunting changes, with both moving away from home and studying at degree level posing to be two new challenges.…

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist
Film & Theatre
1674 views
Film & Theatre
1674 views

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist

Olek Młyński - September 18, 2018

One key film in the development of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s was The Incredibles (2004). It’s comedy, vibrancy, and general sense of fun…

France in Fine Fettle
Sports
1534 views
Sports
1534 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Prior to the start of the quadrennial tournament this summer, football fans across the world grew sceptical over Russia’s credentials and ability to host the most prestigious…

Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
1773 views
Arts
1773 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018

Boredom is impossible when you throw yourself into everything this weird and wonderful city has to offer. The specific and unique cultural wonders of Brighton are indeed…

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
1799 views
Arts
1799 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018

During this year’s Pride Festival, Brighton had the honour of welcoming international pop star and voice of the early 2000s, Britney Spears, to the main stage. Undoubtedly,…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
Campus News
4054 views1
Campus News
4054 views1

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

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Written by the News Team. Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for…

Arts
74 views

Inspirational story weakened by lacklustre directing – Just Mercy Review

Michael Humphreys - January 27, 2020

Copyright Warner Bros A story that is sadly all too common, a crime is committed, a corrupt, racist and desperate police force need a criminal, and so…

News
84 views

Breaking down the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Michael Humphreys - January 27, 2020

The Oscars, whilst being far from perfect, do stand to promote and award the year’s best cinema. However, with a controversial comic-book origin story, two Netflix originals…

Vote Like A 4-Year Old Might
Comment
777 views
Comment
777 views

Vote Like A 4-Year Old Might

leo2r - December 11, 2019

Words by Oscar Johnson   If we teach our children from the outset to help each other up and to share, why can’t we practice that in…

Exhibition Focus: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Artist Focus
372 views
Artist Focus
372 views

Exhibition Focus: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

gracesowerby - December 10, 2019

One hundred and seventy years after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood first exhibited their paintings, London’s National Portrait Gallery are celebrating the divine feminine muses of this historic art…

My Top 10 Albums Of 2019
Arts
715 views
Arts
715 views

My Top 10 Albums Of 2019

leo2r - December 9, 2019

It's been a great year for music, with many new artists releasing strong debut albums and promises of a prosperous career. We're only a few weeks away…

Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
Arts
411 views
Arts
411 views

Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

leo2r - December 8, 2019

Words by Rosanna Weber On October 4th, Nick Cave released his latest album Ghosteen, a double album, his first since Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus in 2004. Unlike…

Live Review: Temples @ Komedia
Arts
472 views
Arts
472 views

Live Review: Temples @ Komedia

leo2r - December 8, 2019

Words by Luke Edison   This Monday 2nd December, Komedia’s doors opened to Temples, a psychedelic rock band originating from Kettering, Northamptonshire. Having heard about their mesmerizing…

Sussex Ranger Takeover
Culture
348 views
Culture
348 views

Sussex Ranger Takeover

Rory Hinshelwood - December 5, 2019

By Rory Hinshelwood, Rosie Bettis, Zoe Taylor, and Max Morris-Edwards This week the team behind new-blog-on-the-block, Sussex Ranger hijack foodies focus to introduce their guide to student…

Should some reality TV shows be banned?
Comment
427 views
Comment
427 views

Should some reality TV shows be banned?

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

The Big Debate is a regular Badger feature which brings the spirit of competitive debating to the printed page. Two writers tackle a contentious topic, representing polarised…

Elitist campus accommodation
Comment
717 views
Comment
717 views

Elitist campus accommodation

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

By Eric Barrell With my tutors going on strike over casualisation and unequal pay, and my own struggles in cheap halls with near constant maintenance issues, I…

Let’s vote for manifestos, not idols
Comment
471 views
Comment
471 views

Let’s vote for manifestos, not idols

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

By Issy Anthony - Comment Sub-Editor I want us to question how we look at politicians, and more specifically, political leaders. This is the first election I…

Less work, more play: the 4 day week
Comment
402 views
Comment
402 views

Less work, more play: the 4 day week

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

By Will Day With Labour’s proposal to implement a four-day working week, the concept of working less for the same pay has been thrust into the public…

The knife crime crisis
Comment
275 views
Comment
275 views

The knife crime crisis

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

Joe Pearce discusses the ethical debate around ‘stop and searches’ Knife-crime is a sensitive topic, one often dividing opinion nationally. To combat gang-wars and possible intent to…

Bloodshed and tyranny in Colombia
Comment
500 views
Comment
500 views

Bloodshed and tyranny in Colombia

Rebecca Spencer - December 4, 2019

By Laura Lucia Rodríguez Peña Colombia has a long history of war and conflict. Nevertheless, in 2016 the National Government signed a peace agreement with the biggest armed…

Authentic cities and towns in Japan
Culture
10822 views
Culture
10822 views

Authentic cities and towns in Japan

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Vanessa Hung Always popular with travellers, Japan is a country with world-class cities, stunning landscape, spectacular natural scenery. Whether you have been to Japan before; or…

The evolution of iPod
Culture
207 views
Culture
207 views

The evolution of iPod

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Josh Talbot In the modern age of streaming technology, it is hard to imagine a time where there wasn’t an exhaustive library of songs literally at…

Brighton international eats
Culture
1225 views
Culture
1225 views

Brighton international eats

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Maaya Takata From vegetarian or vegan restaurants to cosy cafes for afternoon tea, from casual brunch to fine dining, Brighton offers various types of places to…

What’s going on with Falmer Moat?
Culture
164 views
Culture
164 views

What’s going on with Falmer Moat?

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Alana Harris  As the observant amongst us will have seen, the previously empty moat surrounding Falmer square has been filled with water. Many may be intrigued…

Christmas in Brighton
Culture
135 views
Culture
135 views

Christmas in Brighton

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Cloe Grampa Christmas is just around the corner and it seems that everywhere is getting into the festive spirit, but if the fairy lights around town…

Campus under Siege: Hong Kong Universities become battlegrounds
Culture
543 views
Culture
543 views

Campus under Siege: Hong Kong Universities become battlegrounds

vanessahtl - December 3, 2019

By Charlotte Brill Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests are showing no sign of fatigue. Over the past few weeks, University campuses across the region have become the flashpoints…