How to be a student who cares about human rights
Lukrecija Balbieryte will definitely convince you to participate in more human rights events!
“I think what really interested me in human rights is the fact that these are a set of values that are kind of fundamental, they are values that humans all across the world have come together and agreed on.” - says...
New Wave of Violence Inside Football Stadiums
The Degrading Relationship between Fans and Players
Tom Abadie explores the topic of violence against football supporters and players in stadiums.
Football, a simple definition of the European sport: any form of team sport involving kicking a round ball. Also considered a religion, a way of life, an entity to any fan’s life, and most importantly...
In Defence of Our Music: The Case for "Mumble Rap"
Dan Eboka discusses the decay of music in our generation and the criticism of Mumble rap
From the grandeur of classical music, to the unruly harmony of jazz, the vile masculinity of Blues, the anarchy of Rock ‘n Roll, and the revolution that is Hip-Hop. Along with every genre past and present worthy of mention...
Learning to Accept Change via Doctor Who
Sam 'Jesta' Geden, on behalf of the Science-Fiction and Fantasy Society, reveals how 'Doctor Who' helped him built his acceptance and understanding of change
On Christmas Day 2017, the world said goodbye to Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor inTwice Upon a Time (Steven Moffat, 2017) as he embraced a new lease on life and regenerated into Jodie...
Colchester United vs MK Dons LIVE
Derby Day 2019 LIVE
HOW THE POSTERS IN MY ROOM KEPT ME SANE
Anna Bouziane who was the winner of our internal French Connection article contest, talks about her dreading experience when first came to the university.
One thing my few (two) friends will tell you is that I’m more of a reserved individual (read: anti-social). I describe myself as an ambivert who needs her alone time to...
Women's Week: This Is What You Need To Know
Cara Darroch recounts the events held by the Feminist Society during Women's Week.
Women’s Week is always a busy time for the Feminist Society here at Essex, and this year was no different. For those who missed it, or for anyone interested in the events of Women’s Week, here’s a recap of everything we did.
1000 Cranes for Hope: A story of hope, folds and union
Origami Society is a small group of students
that likes to meet every Tuesday evening to talk about their day, use their
creativity to fold origami designs and de-stress. You haven’t heard about us?
Well get your phone out, find us on Facebook and follow us @uoeorigami, I know,
I couldn’t resist. We are that one small society...
Wellbeing is just up the road. Visit Firstsite!
Natascha Rimo displays all the different activities promoted by Firstsite and how they can take you out of the box and improve your wellbeing.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in front of the screen whilst writing an essay? If the answer is yes, welcome to the club! As a final year student, I understand...
'Antisemitism has no place at our University'
Andreea Szasz talks about the Jewish society controversy and its aftermath.
Hundreds of students, staff and members of the public gathered in Square 2 last week to show solidarity to the Jewish community after the anti-semitism row.
The gathering was organised by the university as a series of measures to tackle the controversy. The row...
Climate change: the defining issue of our time
Dan Eboka addresses the issues on the perception of climate change in society.
Over time we’ve let the subject of climate change morph into near myth. A dooms day tale told and retold over time so that people are unable to acknowledge its reality or understand its very imminence.
The increase in greenhouse gases in and...
Anything you can do, I can do bleeding!
ILMA ALI AND MANSHA VIRK talk about Period Pride week which was celebrated at the University of Essex
The menstrual cycle is a monthly occurrence and happens so the ovary can produce eggs and the uterus can get ready for an egg becoming fertilized. We all know this, don't we? But the period week was...
Race to the Oscars - Did the Academy Get It Right?
Alex, Penelope and Shivani discuss the Oscar 2019 nominations - where the Academy hit bullseye, and everywhere it didn’t.
The 91st Academy Awards are fast approaching. It is arguably the biggest awards function of the year with numerous stars competing to win the coveted statue. Happening on 24th February at the Dolby Theatre in Los...
The Year of the Pig
Valentina Gomes dos Santos tells us about the Lunar New Year celebrations on campus
On the 5thof February, Chinese culture and tradition celebrated the beginning of a new year. Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, start on the 23rdday of the 12thlunar month of the Chinese calendar. This...
Fast Fashion: Making planet Earth it’s biggest fashion victim
Tomas Brennan raises awareness to the impact of fashion in the environment
In a time where it’s never been easier to buy clothes, with trends and fashions changing more rapidly than ever, it is not hard to imagine the impact this would have on the environment.
Fast fashion is the term used to express the idea...
“Vice”, Dick Cheney and the real POTUS
Penelope Magnani reviews another Oscars nominee: "Vice"
Following through on the road to the Oscars, we have Adam Mckay’s “Vice”, also known as Richard ‘Dick’ Cheney’s life and his time as Vice POTUS of the USA between 2001 and 2007. The movie itself wasn’t hyped. Having been nominated for Oscars, and being myself a massive...
MY LIFE IN MEMES
Savanna Rayment discusses one of the most important features of the millennial life: memes
A typical Tuesday evening. I’m at home, scrolling down Instagram. Between pictures of family dogs and political protests, there are photos that have been created to share complex experiences in both amusing and tragic ways. These are memes: graphics that have...
“MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS” IS THE PIONEER OF 16TH CENTURY FEMINIST ENGLAND
Penelope Magnani reviews the new acclaimed movie "Mary, Queen of Scots"
In 2019 women are still fighting for equality and recognizance. In Elizabethan England, however, apparently feminism was already perfectly in place, or so does Hollywood wants us to believe. “Mary, Queen of Scots” is the new movie featuring Saoirse Ronan, as Mary, and Margot...
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" WAS A MEDIOCRE FILM AND THIS IS WHY
Penelope Magnani hates and rates the acclaimed movie "Bohemian Rhapsody"
When I first heard that a movie about Queen was coming out in 2018, I was beyond ecstatic, I love Queen. In primary and middle school they were my absolute favorite band. I listened exclusively to Queen, knew every word of every song to my...