Charlie Harrington “Captain Marvel provides a role-model of female empowerment for young girls, as we should acknowledge that the superhero genre is ultimately marketed towards children.” Even before its release, Captain Marvel was a topic of widespread controversy on the internet as certain groups have called for boycotts of the female-led superhero film. Dozens of YouTube videos have emerged in recent weeks with titles such … Continue reading What does Captain Marvel mean for Women?
Service Station Maybe you could buy me a neck cushion, an overpriced coffee or a Krispy Kreme from WHSmith. You could laugh at me in baggy on-the-road clothes, glorified pjs you might say. Perhaps you’d wait for me outside the loos and we’d moan about how they need a good clean. We might discuss how strange it is to have gambling stations here. If I … Continue reading ‘Service Station’, Leila Dickinson
i think stars taste like tinfoil i think stars taste like tinfoil. hearts are always wine- dark, tempered, stomach-stirred, ripe like my mother’s berries, our saved summers. but stars are crisp, sharp-edged, burnt hollow, stamped static. they taste warm until the blood stops tasting sweet and starts tasting like metal again. and a few times a year i wrap myself up and i werewolf myself … Continue reading ‘i think stars taste like tinfoil’, Hannah Bean
Fairies Never Die As we lollop as one Into the darkness, never the sun, We find comfort in fear. With the loneliness and guilt we sleep here Because it’s as soft as a knife, And hey, who doesn’t love a knife? It cuts off the delusional life Which beats in sync with reality. But as the drum beats harder, And the dark becomes darker And … Continue reading ‘Fairies Never Die’, Anon.
The Founder x The Orbital Storytelling Competition | Anon. Daily routine was important to Nick; alarm going off, hitting the snooze button, showering, applying gel to his receding hairline and eating a hearty bowl of All Bran while catching the end of the weather report on Good Morning Britain. Everyday he would catch the 8:10am train, grabbing a cappuccino from Starbucks. He had it … Continue reading Short Story: ‘The District Line’ by Anon.
Thomazeau Cyril | RHUL Alumni, and Founder of BELEAF Social media and its gathering of the world is transforming the way we behave and work together. From this has arisen the trend towards collective goodness, a much-needed hand to help manoeuvre political uncertainties. The UK plagued with Brexit negotiations dominates the discussions and headlines. Similarly, America has its topic of uncertainty, President Donald Trump. Society … Continue reading What Comes After Social Media Gathers the World
Deputy Sports Editor | Jack Wright From Monday 25 February, Royal Holloway’s Women’s Football club will be running a range of events across campus in order to promote the ‘Female Is Fierce’ campaign. Each of the evening events being hosted, whether active or social, highlight inclusivity and place a key focus upon Royal Holloway’s female athletes. Women’s Football Charity Secretary Kate Roberts, with help from … Continue reading Women’s Football ‘Female Is Fierce’ Campaign
Student | Rita Mataruka Picture this: you, drenched in sweat, pathetically trying to work your glutes (so that you can obtain that Beyoncé bum you’ve always wanted) amidst a host of intimidating athletes, glistening and grunting their way through reps. Scattered amongst these professionals are beast machines, resembling closer to aliens than exercise equipment. For some, I just described your natural habitat. But for the … Continue reading Review: Our New Uni Gym
Lifestyle Writer | Amy Butcher University can lead to some big changes in your friendships. You’ll meet a LOT of new friends, but that doesn’t mean you completely disregard the old ones. Your school friends might now be dotted all around the country… some may have even ventured ‘up north’, or abroad as they go to find themselves on their gap year. Whatever the situation … Continue reading Guide to Long Distance Friendships