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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…

What’s On in Brighton

Spring is here, and with May approaching, we have even more exciting theatre events ranging from comedy, clubs, music, talks, tributes, theatre productions, and performing arts. There is something for…

Fight or Flight Under the Spotlight?

Ever found yourself daydreaming about rocking out on stage, living the glamorous life, or being interviewed like a superstar? Have your nerves forced you to derail an otherwise promising career…

My Favourite Show…

IN THE HEIGHTS Written by: Santiago Buitrago, Staff Writer We can’t talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda without discussing the international hit that was Hamilton, and how it established Miranda’s voice as…

The Psychological Benefits of Re-reading

Debates surrounding reading are familiar to any bibliophile – from the 21st century dispute of book vs. Kindle, to whether the author should ‘die’ after publication or continue to spout…

Review: My Fourth Time, We Drowned by Sally Hayden

In this unyielding exposé of the UN, EU, and the global multi-billion-dollar smuggling/human trafficking industry, Sally Hayden expertly interweaves her own experiences with those of the hundreds of refugees and…

When the Book Was Better than the Movie

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Written by: Maisie Knights, Books Editor and Head of Social Media While the newest Hunger Games addition to the franchise isn’t…

Do Judge a Book by its Cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover, as the idiom goes. While I understand the sentiment, it’s actually terrible advice when taken literally. Metaphorically, sure! When it comes to people,…

Grassroots Music Needs Help Now More than Ever

Upon the release of the Glastonbury lineup in March, heads turned to the posters for over 100 of the biggest names in the current UK music scene were stacked atop…

Everything Music At Oscars

At only twenty-two, Billie Eilish has won the affection of millions of fans, has earned critical acclaim for her music, and plenty of prestigious awards. She already has a staggering…

The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Latin Music

As an avid listener of old-school Latin music, I was interested in finding out why this eccentric genre is not generally pushed through mainstream music anymore. It has remained a…

What Happened to the Beach? by Declan McKenna: Mature and Reflective

Declan McKenna, indie pop star and musical prodigy, released his third studio album What Happened To The Beach? in February 2024. This album is my personal favourite of his, having…

Oscars Fatigue: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Disregard the Academy

Another year, another lengthy sigh upon opening my phone the morning after the Oscars. I didn’t watch the charade live; I haven’t for years. Unsurprisingly there was a boring monologue…

Dune 2, Barbie and the Decline of Media Literacy

CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DUNE 2 Dune as a franchise is profoundly anti-colonial and anti-imperialist. Its storyline is about the dangers of idolatry, how religion can be used to control the…

Why is Animation so Disregarded, Disrespected and Devalued?

I have always had a deep love and respect for animation. It has provided me with heart-touching moments, awesome fight scenes and conveyed the power of the human voice. I’ve…

Shakespeare in Love: How Classic Plays Inspire Rom coms

Shakespeare: inventor of popular phrases; the man responsible for my less-than-stellar A Level English grade; and, now, the inspiration behind some of the best-loved romantic comedies of a generation. When…

Game Recommendations by Genre

Cosy: Stardrew Valley Written by: Semhar (Semi) Tesfazgy, Editor in Chief When a day jam-packed with work and assignments comes to a close, there’s nothing better than unwinding with a…

Is Bella Goth the New Barbie?

It’s happening. The Sims is finally getting a big-screen adaptation, with even bigger names attached, including Margot Robbie of Barbie fame to produce. The Sims was released in February 2000…

What’s On in Brighton?

The anxious chatter as the crowd fills the room, the sense of trepidation as the audience takes their seats and the silence that descends as the curtain rises. The theatre…

SMUTS’ The Addams Family: Reviews

“It was a great combination of talents with great direction”★★★★☆ Bella Rosanes, Staff Writer Going into the show, I didn’t know what to expect. It has been a while since…