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Microaggressions come in all shapes and sizes

I begin by describing a recent encounter I had which, after some post-event analysis, I recognised as an evening glistening with microaggression. This is the thing about microaggression, we so often downplay it – or even fail to recognise its presence altogether – because of how subtle and, well, micro it is.  During a recent…

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Concert culture: manners maketh moshpit

On 5 November 2019, the classic rock band Feeder, most well-known for the songs Buck Rogers and Just a Day, played at the LCR to a mixed crowd, though consisting mainly of older male non-students. During the set the band was met with an uproarious crowd, swelling in enthusiasm as they began to focus more…

Sport

LCR Pole Fitness showcase a triumph

UEA Pole Fitness presented their ‘Focus’ Showcase last week to a packed LCR. Over 150 tickets were sold for the event, which was hosted by SU Activities and Opportunities officer Oli Gray and UEA Pole Fitness president Oksana Shlonimskaya. The evening saw performances from a number of club members at beginner, intermediate and advanced level…

Sport

Happy New Year for UEA Futsal in league and cup

It’s been a great start to 2019 for UEA Futsal, with league and cup success at the Sportspark. The men’s seconds are through to the semi-finals of the Midlands Conference Cup after a thrilling 4-3 extra-time win over Anglia Ruskin, while a perfect 2019 record of three home wins from three has seen the firsts…

Music

Gig fatigue: addressing the symptoms

By the time I walked out of You Me At Six at the LCR in December, I felt like I was gigged out. I had seen a band give a performance which was energetic, fun and, important, very good, but felt utterly bored with live music. No smiling, singing along or moshing. Gigs have lost…

Sport

The season so far for UEA Ultimate Frisbee

Aye-Aye, or UEA Ultimate, is the university’s Ultimate Frisbee club. And before you ask, yes Ultimate Frisbee is a real sport. Feel free to join the club at one of its four training sessions each week if you don’t believe me. Despite some disappointing losses, the club has been doing well this academic year, growing…

Sport

High hopes for UEA Angels Cheer Stunt

Excitement is building and preparations are well underway for UEA Angels Cheer Stunt’s 2019 season. As well as the usual national competitions and Derby Day, UEA Sport’s reigning team of the year are hosting several events including the return of the club’s Blind Dates event in the LCR, and an upcoming showcase next week where…

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