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The Big Collab: In Solidarity with Julian Assange

Written by: Zeeshan Tirmizi, Staff Writer, Laura Mellena, Staff Writer, Ray Das, Staff Writer Whistleblower journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s two-day trial began in London on 20 January at…

Student Spotlight: The Cross-Cultural Experiences of an International Student

Growing up in fancy Shanghai, Harry Shen wasn’t exposed to the marginalised sections of China. His perceptions changed when he went on a tour nationwide after graduating with a marketing…

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts at Sussex

Here at the University of Sussex, all students are prioritised both academically and personally, with attempts at inclusion throughout the curriculum and university policy. In beautiful, diverse Brighton, having a…

The Influence of Cancel Culture on Accountability: Progressive or Problematic?

In the era of hashtags, retweets, and viral memes, cancel culture has taken centre stage, turning the digital landscape into a rollercoaster of public reckonings. Cancel culture, a phenomenon rooted…

House-acquaintances: Is it Okay if They’re Not Your Mates?

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what does that make eight? While this may seem like a rejected GCSE Maths problem, in actuality it’s a question reserved for a…

Is Tik Tok the New Tumblr?: Advocating for Mental Health, While Encouraging Mental Illness

TW: Discussion of restricted eating, eating disorders, self-injury, and mental illness Teenage life in this day and age can be defined by a number of things; vapes, existential dread, unfortunate…

Courting Controversy: International Scrutiny Intensifies with Genocide Case Against Israel 

Written by: Akanksha Pandey, Senior Editor and Abigail Keyla, Staff Writer Eighty-three days into the Israel-Hamas war, the Republic of South Africa has filed a genocide case against Israel for…

Student Spotlight: Rio, Aurora and Brighton’s Drag Scene

Brighton is famous for its drag scene and produces some of the best talent in the country. Recently I had the pleasure of talking to my friend Rio Munn, a…

Aging in Silence

For university students, heading home for the winter holidays can be a welcome retreat from the bustling campus lifestyle to familiar home surroundings. But for elderly people, whose only relatives…

International Student’s Latest Woe: Graduate Visas To Be Reviewed

As a part of a series of newer measures to reduce net migration, the UK government decided to review the graduate visa route last December, all of them confirmed by…

ChatGPT: Essay Friend or Foe?

Written by: Muskaan Marwaha and Jasper White The evolution of learning has taken a pivotal turn with the introduction of artificial tools to assist students in their academic endeavours. The…

“What does a trans person look like?”

Miri FLC (pronouns he/him) is a Brighton born and bred singer-songwriter. He is a good friend of mine and incredibly worthy of all the love and praise I know he…

How Disinformation on Social Media Influences the Narrative

Beyond the amount of firepower, war is also about who controls the narrative. While various international and local media outlets are trying to cover the ongoing Gaza conflict, false information…

Can Mainstream Mass Media Discuss Modern-day Massacres?

As the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has been covered extensively by local and international news outlets, posts on social-media platforms about the conflict are often dismissed as “disinformation”; ignored on the…

Public and Private Allyship

Words by Alex Lewis As a person coming from outside the LGBTQ+ community I feel as if it is necessary to discuss the issue of allyship. It is imperative to…

Navigating Identity in Brighton

Words by Megan Delaney Brighton is the unofficial gay capital of the UK. Everyone here seems so unafraid to be themselves, free from any shame or questioning about who they…

Does the Global Warming message warrant the extreme actions taken?

Words by Alejandra Silva Romero “What is worth more art or life?” said an activist at the National Gallery (The Times, 2022). Global warming acknowledgment began in the 19th century,…

Not Wanting Children as a Twenty-Something-Year-Old

Words by Beth Brown, Features Editor Entering your twenties is a time when everything starts to feel very real. You are no longer comforted by teenagehood, and many twenty-something-year-olds start…

Harry’s in De-Spare

Words by Sophie McMahon, Comment Editor For most, the Monarchy has always seemed like a myth. A lineage placed on the highest pedestal, each member born into such immense privilege…

Musical Chairs 

Words by Alex Lewis If you’re like me, you need a place to study that isn’t also where you sleep. If you’re also like me you will have found out…