Valentina Gomes dos Santos guides us through the positivity of having your heart broken
I am hopeless romantic. I genuinely have no shame on putting this out there from the start, because even though I like to portrait myself as a tough and rational woman, just by browsing through my Spotify playlists you will be...
The 10 Most Iconic Stan Lee Cameos of All Time
Shivani Dubey remembers some of the iconic moments that made Stan Lee a legacy
On November 12th, 2018, the world lost the legend that was Stan Lee. He lived a full life of 95 years and in that time, he left behind a legacy that the world will forever remember him by. He is responsible...
Movember: How To Make A Successful Charity With Style
Tom Abadie raises awareness to the importance of Movember in the prevention of prostate and testicular cancer
It all starts by removing all facial hair at the end of October or the first day of November; and then you let it grow for a month: “No shave November”. Some may continue to shave their beards...
HONNE kept me Warm on a Cold Night
Valentina Gomes dos Santos reviews HONNE's concert in London
I am a proud concert freak. Approximately 14 years ago, when I was six years old, my mother took me to my first concert, and I haven’t stopped since. By now, I have attended more or less 50 concerts , with a high number of those...
IT ENDS NOW
Ilma Ali gives us an insight on the "It Ends Now" campaign and how the SU is tackling the issue of sexual harassment on campus
Recently, the University of Essex Student Union organized an It Ends Now Campaign to covertly address the incidents that have taken place on the Colchester campus. Their intention is to...
'Every FED' turned into a night out I tend to avoid
Arran Wylde Eccles talks about FED nights and the harassment others experienced during their night out.
During my first year at Essex my flatmates and I had a somewhat unusual tradition.
It was something we liked to call “Every FED!” And to my embarrassment you may be aware of this ritual, given the alcohol we...
Sexual harassment meeting - 'the first step in a long journey'
Andrea Szász shares the general feedback of the meeting and talks to the SU President who explains what the aims of this 'town hall' were.
All society and sport clubs’ executives were invited on very short notice – less than 24 hours - for a general meeting “to discuss encouraging safe and respectful behaviour on...
Unspoken mental health
Border Personality Disorder is a mental health illness but not many people speak about it. Even though the writer of this story wants to remain anonymous, she wants to share her experience and encourage others to speak up.
"I feel that this has been completely left out of a lot of mental health talk because...
Fantastic Cast or a Beastly Decision?
Charley-Ann, president of the Harry Potter Society, discusses the chosen cast for the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
The casting of Johnny Depp has brought about a lot of controversy amongst fans of the Harry Potter franchise, and the prequel films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This being due to the...
US 2018 midterm elections: interest in politics can shape our future
Eric Berfela looks at how the American public awoke from their apathy-infused slumber during the US midterm elections.
President Donald Trump has had arguably a smooth sailing for the first two years of his presidency due to Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He has been generally well shielded...
Dear America, please vote out rapists
Shivani Dubey and Penelope Magnani discuss sexual assault within the American political system and how voting can change it.
On 6th October 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was elected Supreme Court Judge. Millions of hearts broke worldwide, as an alleged sexual assaulter was elected to the highest Judicial position of America. It’s absolutely disgusting how America and...
The challenge of seeking discomfort
Penelope Magnani talks about battling fears and living life to the fullest.
On the 25th of September 2018, Will Smith turned 50. A birthday like any other, a celebrity like no other, except for a twist: this birthday celebration wasn’t going to be like every other birthday. On his 50th birthday, Will Smith jumped from...
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Aleeza Shah explains the bonfire night tradition
Everything you need to know about the SU Fireworks Night and our love/hate relationship with Guy Fawkes.
Bonfire night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, takes place
every 5th of November across England since its start in 1605. Here's
everything you need to know about the National celebration, and why we
celebrate it by...
Sophia Pinheiro Vergara gives her insight on the polemic Brazilian presidential election.
In an extremely divided election, the far right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won the Brazilian presidential election – a potentially devastating blow to democracy. This far-right, pro-torture, pro-guns, pro-dictatorship, anti-LGBT, racist, misogynist, fascist won the election with 55.5% of the votes in the second and...
SRA Chart Show 14/10/2018
Rebel hosted the National Student Chart Show in October! If you missed it, catch up with all the action with Tom & Pascal here.
Freshers Fair 2018
The video team headed down to Freshers Fair to interview societies and sports clubs across campus- asking why students should get involved with them!
Welcome to the Riot Club: TAS Posh Preview
Eleanor Perrin previews the Theatre Arts Society's upcoming production of Laura Wade's Posh.Gudrun...
The Matchstick Project: Setting Fire To The Musical Stage
Tom Abadie looks into Tom Grovestock's Matchstick Project, a new way of promoting artist by bringing the music to people's doorstep.
Tory Joy, Lib Dem Woes and a New Councillor for Essex Students at the Colchester Local Elections
Ben Dean-Titterrell breaks down Colchester's local election results
Jesse Harrison Lowe takes a deeper look into the recent comments from Kanye West