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Activities & Opportunities Officer and UEA(su) issue Sportsnight statement

UEA(SU) and Activities and Opportunities Officer, Lizzie Payne, have released a joint statement following the incidents which took place at Sportsnight last week (6th October) and the subsequent reforms to the club night.  In the statement, the SU apologised for the disorganisation, citing unexpected attendance numbers and security concerns as the reason for the cancellation...
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16 dead in Russian plane crash

A plane full of skydivers has crashed in Russia, claiming at least 16 lives, and seriously injuring the remaining passengers, who were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital. With 22 originally on board, 20 passengers and two crew members, sources say that the plane had almost split in half as it collapsed in Menzelinsky, a...
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​​Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced the winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov.  Both journalists have “safeguarded the freedom of expression” and represent “all journalists who stand up to this ideal”. The chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, recognised “their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the...
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Deputy Editor Freyja Elwood in conversation with UEA(SU) Officer Aaron Campbell: “I’m proud to be authentic even if that goes against what society would expect me to be”

For this issue of Concrete, I was given the opportunity to speak to Aaron Campbell, the welfare, community, and diversity officer at the Student Union (SU). He shared his insights on his time at UEA, Black History Month and his hopes for the future. Day-to-day, Aaron describes his role as: “Taking care of people, looking...
Science

Zombifying Bacteria that Stops Plants from Ageing

Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have discovered how parasites can manipulate plants into slowing down their ageing process. It is hoped understanding this process may help to prevent the loss of crops threatened by disease.   Parasites attaching to plants can often lead to them failing to grow and reproduce. This means they...

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Dolly Carter – Editor-In-Chief
Freyja Elwood – Co-Deputy Editor
Sam Gordon Webb – Co-Deputy Editor

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The Messages of the 2021 Met Gala

Following the Coronavirus pandemic, the Met Gala was rescheduled to the 13th of September this year, with vast anticipation surrounding the event. Seen as the main fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is regarded as the annual crescendo of fashion, art, and popular culture. According to Vogue, the event...
Fashion

The 2021 Met Gala: What is “American Fashion”?

“Who gets to be American?”  This year’s Met Gala – New York’s most exclusive fashion event of the year – set out to answer exactly that question. Two exhibitions with unique themes, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, and In America: An Anthology of Fashion,​​ aimed to celebrate the broad and multi-layered nature of individual...
Fashion

The Return of London Fashion Week

September for the fashion world only means one thing: Fashion Weeks. Here in the UK, the London-based event saw 130 designers showcasing their spring and summer 2022 collections. Although the week is memorable for any fashion fan, this year’s shows were perhaps much more anticipated, with the models gracing the catwalks in person without restrictions....
Gaming

13 games coming to Xbox Game Pass

Hooray Xbox Game Pass subscribers, 13 games are waiting for you to pick up and play!  The new games include 5 existing games and 8 new releases that were scheduled to launch from the 15th of September. Whether you are looking for an adventurous story or a battlefield, there is something for you.  These 13...
Gaming

Best games for mobile phones

An often-overlooked way of playing video games is through your mobile phone. Both the App store and the Google Play store have plenty to offer for everyone, so I thought I’d take a closer look. 1.     Pokémon Unite is a popular free game in which players can engage in team battles. It allows...
Gaming

My all-time favourite game

When I think of my favourite game, I think of hours spent in my room, playing The Sims 4, creating characters and little stories within the game.  The franchise is basically a life-simulator game where you can create your own ‘sim’ and walk them through life, completing milestones like getting a job, building a house...

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  • 13 games coming to Xbox Game Pass
    Gaming

    13 games coming to Xbox Game Pass

    Hooray Xbox Game Pass subscribers, 13 games are waiting for you to pick up and play!  The new games include 5 existing games and 8 new releases t...

  • Best games for mobile phones
    Gaming

    Best games for mobile phones

    An often-overlooked way of playing video games is through your mobile phone. Both the App store and the Google Play store have plenty to offer for eve...

  • My all-time favourite game
    Gaming

    My all-time favourite game

    When I think of my favourite game, I think of hours spent in my room, playing The Sims 4, creating characters and little stories within the game. ...

  • Do Video Games Encourage Violence?
    Gaming

    Do Video Games Encourage Violence?

    The link between engaging in graphic video gaming and impulses to inflict real-life violence continues to be a debate of strongly divided opinion.&nbs...

  • Should GTA be remastered?
    Gaming

    Should GTA be remastered?

    In August, several rumours were floating around suggesting that the original Grand Theft Auto trilogy could be seeing a remake. This includes GTA III,...

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