2020 May



Musical theatre for beginners

10th May 2020

Hannah Patterson Views Editor Think you don’t like musicals? Views Editor Hannah Patterson is here to tell you why you’re wrong. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “I know musicals. I watched Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat when I was seven and I hated it.” And I understand that feeling, I do. Musical ...


A hard pill to swallow: women deserve better contraception

10th May 2020

Lucia Posteraro Multimedia Editor The contraceptive pill needs a makeover, one that doesn’t destroy the mental health of the women who rely on it. The moment I started taking the contraceptive pill for the second time, I was at rock bottom. Whilst my first attempt at hormonal contraception was for a feeling of control over ...


Red carpet fashion must evolve, and so should the celebrities who walk it

8th May 2020

  Eve Kershman Writer Eco-consciousness is the new black If this period in our lives has taught us anything, it’s that the tired out phrase “Covid-19 doesn’t discriminate” repeated in the mouths of multiple celebrities simply isn’t true. As A-listers lock themselves in their multi-million dollar mansions, Ellen Degeneres’ comment that “quarantine is like prison” ...


Concerts to boogie (or cry) to during lockdown

8th May 2020

  Annie Hansson Writer Sick of those five hour Netflix binge sessions? Tired of Tiger King memes, nomination challenges and Houseparty quizzes? The GG have you covered. The internet’s endless supply of great but often well-hidden content has never seemed clearer than in the present situation. While we can’t go out and experience the power ...


Lockdown: choose your prison

8th May 2020

  Lucy Donaldson Writer Lockdown fever is spreading fast, but where is it worst? It’s day 21, or 200, of lockdown. Sleep patterns are no longer a thing. The highlight of your day is now watching Tiger King conspiracy theories on YouTube and checking the downstairs neighbour isn’t exceeding her one daily jog. You’ve baked ...


Why Tiger King deserves to have its documentary status revoked

7th May 2020

Ella Bagameri Writer Whilst Joe Exotic might claim to be king of the jungle, he certainly shouldn’t be championing your social media feed. In many ways, Netflix’s new documentary series Tiger King resembles a Baroque painting: it’s unnecessarily complicated, grotesque and full of drama – but you can’t look away. Due to its compelling nature, ...


Isolation creations: the 10 day art challenge

7th May 2020

Rebecca Scott Culture Editor Join Culture Editor Rebecca Scott as she attempts to ground herself in creativity when class cancellations have left her feeling directionless With classes having now been cancelled for a while, the COVID-19 lockdown is feeling more bleak each day. It seems as though many students have fallen victim to a sleep ...


The NHS is not a charity – not now, not ever

7th May 2020

Kimberly Mannion Writer Despite the coronavirus crisis concocting feelings of national wartime unity across the country, we must not stop asking the government to deliver on basic promises. The phrase “give more money to the NHS” is the first item on any politician’s shopping list of must-include phrases for a media appearance. Something regurgitated to ...


GTA contracts cut short due to coronavirus

7th May 2020

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief A number of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) have had their contracts cut short due to the coronavirus crisis. GTAs from the School of Social and Political Sciences received an email telling them there would not be enough work available next year for those on two year contracts to complete the second year, ...


Sport on the page

2nd May 2020

Luke Chafer  Writer Luke Chafer guides you through some of the best sportsbooks to get your sporting fix during self-isolation  The current Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a sporting void, and whilst some have opted to watch a number of replays of great sporting triumphs to reminisce summers gone, one other alternative to get your ...