Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Forty years after the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide are still living with HIV. Despite AIDS-related deaths reducing to more than 51% – since its peak in 2001 – it is estimated that the illness still caused almost a million deaths in 2017. (UNAIDS.org) This year the fight to defeat HIV and AIDS … Continue reading ‘Know Your Status’: World AIDS Day 30 Years On
Editor | Cassandra Lau Royal Holloway’s Musical Theatre Society brings a spooktacular performance of The Addams Family to the Student Union’s main stage. Director Harriet Williams has steered the society towards a different direction this year, bringing “some comedy to the society”. Besides loving a good laugh, Williams explains, “I wanted something different: something fun and funny.” Admitting that “comedy’s quite hard”, she says she has been … Continue reading The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance
Editor | Cassandra Lau When I first landed in London in 2012, I recall walking into a souvenir store with dim white lights, and overstocked shelves of snowglobes, stationary, cups, plates, clothing and you name it. Amongst all the clutter of miniature London attractions, the one thing that stood out to me was the slogan, Keep Calm & Drink Tea. Back when the 1939 … Continue reading Who Picked My Tea?
Editor | Cassandra Lau Based on new research co-commissioned by the Martin Roberts Foundation and a 2018 iteration of Achieve – a two day event featuring prominent celebrities delivering talks on health, wealth and happiness -, “millennials are less content in their lives while also being more likely to feel envious towards celebs and social media stars.” Millennials, or Generation Y, are described by … Continue reading Millennials Are Less Content With Their Lives
Deputy News Editor | Sindhooraa Satheesh A joint team of researchers from Royal Holloway’s School of Biological Sciences and the University of Osnabrück in Germany have made an important discovery on seed biology; specifically, on the plant aethionema arabicumor stone cress. It seems that the stone cress is unique in fruit and seed dispersal stages, and it in fact produces 2 types of fruits. … Continue reading Plants find way to survive no matter the terrain
News Editor | Iffah Ahmed The Athena Silver SWAN Award from the Equality Challenge Unit has been awarded to The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. The award recognises and appraises outstanding commitment and excellence in the progression and development of gender equality. Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) was originally launched in 2005 and was principally aimed towards progressing women’s advancements … Continue reading Royal Holloway’s Geography department recognised for gender equality
Editor | Cassandra Lau The thought of renting a student accommodation can be terrifying to many, especially if you have had no prior experience or guidance on what the procedures are and what you should be keeping an eye out for. Many said that they wish they had advice from students in years above, so I created a survey that gathers responses anonymously so that … Continue reading How Do Egham’s Estate Agencies Compare?
Editor | Cassandra Lau After intense campaigning, far-right Brazilian candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, wins the presidential elections with 55.13 per cent of the popular vote against 44.8 per cent for Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party. The disheartened faces that roam the streets of Brazil conjures a not too long ago election which determined Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The … Continue reading Far-Right Brazilian Candidate Wins Polls: 6 Controversial Topics With Quotes
Editor | Cassandra Lau Last night, at Royal Holloway’s SU Main Hall was a display of the university’s most talented and creative individuals. Many societies showcased excerpts of their work and accomplishments, and the money raised these three nights will be going towards the Forest Estate Community Hub in Englefield Green. Photography Displayed around the hall were some of the Photography Society’s finest works. Abel Fenwick’s … Continue reading A Night At The Theatre: A Display of Royal Holloway’s Most Talented
News Editor | Iffah Ahmed Following the cost of rent, it has been identified that on average, students spend £364 per month on living costs, where most of the funds contribute towards socialising and food. It has been recognised that students across the nation, from Scotland to the Midlands are spending equal amounts to those located in London but are receiving less Student Finance to … Continue reading The average student spends £364/month: How does your uni compare?