Emily Fedorowycz


To vote or not to vote?

Concrete takes a look at the arguments on both sides of the debate on whether it is worth voting. Yes – Emily Fedorowycz Over the past few years, the lines between the political parties have become increasingly blurred, and for some this has been a source of discouragement when it comes to poll time. But…


Glitz, glamour and gender equality

Ever entertaining, this year’s Oscars of course didn’t fail to please fans, but one winner in particular caused a bit of controversy with her award acceptance speech. Patricia Arquette, who won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Boyhood, outright called for equal pay for women in America, continuing backstage: “It’s time for all the…


Modafinil – effective or not?

Ever heard of smart drugs? What about Modafinil? Well according to a survey of almost 2000 students from UK universities, it seems 1 in 5 of us have tried it. The smart drug of smart drugs Modafinil (street name “daffy”) is part of a group of drugs called eugeroics that promote wakefulness and attentiveness. Usually…


Underwear 101

Lost in lingerie? Boxer trouble? You’ve come to the right place. When it comes to underwear and trying to figure out what our partner might like to see us in, many of us can become buried in advice and troublesome thongs. Well, don’t get your knickers in a twist just yet, because Concrete Fashion are…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: The Letters

Mouth and me in sync. Lip curling around angry faces Terrified of starting a fire For the fear of getting burned or turning bridges into ash. Tongue rooted in reason The season so cold it whitens your bones But it’s time. When you’ve found the value And strength to find root in the ground And…


50 things to do before you leave UEA

Whether you’re just starting or this is your last year being part of the beloved UEA, here’s a compiled list of things we thought you shouldn’t miss. 1. Visit the theatre royal/playhouse 2. Make friends with the LCR bouncers 3. Make your own alcohol: note that flavoured vodka counts (go get the skittles!) 4. Feed…

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