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The Downfall of Marvel: Has the MCU Reached its Endgame?

Picture the scene; it’s April 2019. Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man sacrificed himself for the sake of the Universe, and Chris Evans’ Captain America lived his dream life with his…

Review: Invincible S2, Ep. 8

CONTAINS SPOILERS, TW: Violence As we come to the last edition of this academic year, I thought it fitting to return to the same show I reviewed in the first…

Favourite Childhood Games: A Walk Down Memory Lane

MovieStarPlanet Written by: Semhar (Semi) Tesfazgy, Editor in Chief For every fashion-obsessed kid who had unfiltered access to the web, there was no greater game than MovieStarPlanet.This “free-to-play” online social…

Confessions of an Ex-Gamer Girl

Ohhh, so you played the Sims right? Or Minecraft, but you don’t actually go caving or beat the game? Whilst both those statements are certainly true about myself, girls don’t…

In the Cage and Beyond: Victor Hugo’s UFC Journey

Victor “Striker” Hugo won his entry into UFC last year in Dana White’s Contender Series. UFC is the biggest championship platform for mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. We spoke with…

Jayden Seales Interview: Pacer Sets Sights on Test Return

Jayden Seales is eying up a return to test cricket this summer, after a barnstorming start to life in Sussex. After he was forced to withdraw from a stint by…

Varsity Reports

Women’s Hockey Written by: Ruby Wheeler, Staff Writer On Wednesday 24 April, Sussex Women’s Hockey went up against Brighton Women’s Hockey in a fiercely contested match that ended in a…

Puppy Yoga Studio Opens in Hove

For more than 5,000 years, yoga has served as a practice that promotes spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing. In the 21st century, its proliferation around the world has caused it…

Bruha: Flavours of Resilience from the Philippines

Nestled in the Lanes stands the low-key frontage of Brighton’s sole Filipino restaurant, Bruha, crafting artisanal dishes with cultural fusion by a British-Filipino owner. It has not turned a profit…

A Candid Interview with Brighton’s Peace Camp 

Every week I venture into Brighton from campus for work, and every bus journey down Lewes Road, I was hit by the same questions: “I wonder if people actually live…

Budget Cuts Lead to Backlogged Bins

Financial struggles and budget cuts are an issue that most councils across the nation are facing at a rapidly developing rate. Brighton & Hove City Council have been confronted with…

Disabled Students Not Receiving Necessary Adjustments

Student-led campaign group Access Sussex hosted a demonstration 1 May in Library Square to raise awareness for their fight for an accessible University of Sussex campus. The group published an…

Southern Water Hikes Bills Amidst Ongoing Pollution Controversy

After increasing water bills earlier this year, Southern Water has now unveiled plans for an alarming 44% annual increase from 2025 to 2030. This places an unavoidable burden on consumers…

Sustainable Sussex Fortnight Encourages Green Action

From 15 – 29 April, the University’s Students’ Union, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), and a range of campus food spots collaborated to bring to the community Sustainable Sussex Fortnight,…

Sussex Education Awards Celebrate Innovation 

The Sussex Education Awards 2024 took place on 18 April at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). These awards commend the academic and professional services staff of the…

RAAC Replacement Finishes in Bramber House, Continues Elsewhere

Following governmental warnings against the use of the building material Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) last year, the University of Sussex has been replacing identified areas of the dangerous material…

Novel Materials win Pitch for the Planet 2024

Two teams with ideas to produce or use sustainable fabrics have each won £5000 in project funding in the Pitch for the Planet competition. On 24 April, four teams stepped…

Early Termination of Housing Contract for Postgraduate Students On Campus

Postgraduate students living on-campus will have their housing contracts terminated one week earlier than agreed upon, with students expected to move out from 7 September 2024, instead of the original…

How to Handle End of Year Assessments (Without Losing Grip on Reality)

Study Smart Think of university as a nine-to-five job. But dedicating full days to sitting at a desk is not only unattainable but will reduce your focus levels. Design a…

Reawakening Fashion? Micro Trends and the Met Gala

By Lydia Rosevere, Staff Writer With the rise of social media-based aesthetics, ‘cores’, and micro trends, it is easy to get caught up in the culture of overconsumption. The Costume…