Editor| Cassandra Lau Recent Netflix originals have either starred actresses – like Jameela Jamil from The Good Place, and Lili Reinhart from Riverdale – who have publically advocated for body positivity, or characters who represent diverse ages, ethnicities and body types. Series like GLOWbreakdown stereotypes with multi-dimensional and bold female characters, for instance, Carmen (Britney Young) “challenges stereotypes of fat bodies as inherently unfit or unhealthy” … Continue reading Does Netflix celebrate or capitalise body positivity?
Cassandra Lau | Editor A huge congratulations to those who have been elected Sabbatical Officers in Royal Holloway Students’ Union for 2019/20. The past week has been extremely exhausting for those involved in the campaign process for the SU elections. It is incredible to see the enthusiasm and effort put in by all candidates in spite of the wind and rain. With great pleasure, The … Continue reading Interview with Royal Holloway Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers for 2019/20
Editor | Cassandra Lau This week kicked off with World Soil Day which is celebrated annually on the 5th December at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations headquarters in Rome. This year’s focus was on soil pollution, a “virtually invisible” impact of the changes people have made to our planet. Soils are a “nearly forgotten resource,” says FAO Director General José Graziano da … Continue reading World Soil Day: How to tackle soil pollution with 1 action
Editor | Cassandra Lau Following a £27 m restoration of its Theatre and East Court supported by National Lottery and Haringey Council, our beloved Alexandra Palace will be hosting its first ever Christmas carnival to run 1st to 16th December! The Theatre and East Court were closed off from the public for 80 years, and last weekend, the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) … Continue reading Ally Pally Gets a Make Over!
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 2 October 2018 | Library Event Space | 12:30 – 13:30 Many thanks to all those who made an effort to come to The Founder’s Fair! Here are a few notes for those who did not make it or for those who want to know more about us. The Founder Fair Highlights. / Film by Marketing Director, Sally Gibbs Part I We … Continue reading Summary: The Founder’s Fair
Editor | Cassandra Lau This year, I thought it would be exciting for some of Royal Holloway’s professors, heads of department, lecturers, and researches to share with us some of their personal horror-thriller indulgences. Many have confessed to not being a fan of scary movies; however, there are some exceptional books and films that truly worth the post-horror paranoia. Stewart Boogert, Head of the Physics … Continue reading Halloween Special: What are your teachers’ favourite thrillers?
Editor | Cassandra Lau Many probably recall being told off for wasting or playing with food as a child. Many might also recall hearing the familiar phrase, “Don’t waste food! There are children starving in Africa!” Digging into why its such a commonly used phrase, here are some interesting comments by people on Quora: “Not wasting food” seems to be a basic principle and even … Continue reading Food System Impact: How to Adopt a Sustainable Diet
For the first time, three female Asian students lead Royal Holloway’s top media outlets! Continue reading “It is the strangest yellow, that wallpaper!”: rising above the Yellow Peril
Editor | Cassandra Lau World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year to encourage “all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. It also creates a platform for greater awareness and understanding towards mental health. With ever increasing populations, competition and … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Young People & Mental Health in a Changing World