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News

UEA January news in brief

Uea(SU) continue pro-Palestine boycott Union Council has voted to continue the SU’s boycott and divestment sanctions to support Palestinian interests. During the debate the Council’s Vice-Chair said Uea(su) should show it does not align with the Israel state. Jewish Society’s Daniel Burns called the policy “anti-Semitic”. Later in the same night Council voted in favour…

Global

Brexit Box 05/11/2019

After parliament failed to reach a Brexit deal by the initial deadline of the 31st October 2019, and blocked the possibility of a no-deal Brexit through a law known as the Benn Act, Boris Johnson was forced to request an extension from the EU.  The extension was granted by the EU Council on the 28th…

Features

Why we shouldn’t look forward to 2019

Remember the panic of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse prediction? For a few years we were apocalypse-crazy, shovelling down disaster movies, zombie flicks, and dystopian fiction as quickly as we could. If this ‘end-of-the-world’ craze can teach us anything, it’s that the grass was apparently not greener on the other side. Now that global extinction is…

Features

Why we should look forward to 2019

2018 was a difficult year for most, but 2019 seems to be a year we can look forward to. Last year, the world of entertainment saw positive representation of minority communities in cinema, with films such as Love, Simon and Black Panther. 2019 promises more of the same. With new seasons from The Good Place,…

Editor's column

The Concrete Drugs and Alcohol Survey is out

The holidays are over, the mince pies have been eaten, and the decorations are coming down. It’s always a rather slow time of year, when the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s which seems to be synonymous with that time of year (whether you celebrate either) has faded and the dreary rainy days…

Sport

January transfers: winners and losers

Transfer deadline day passed without the intense drama and overpriced deals we have become accustomed to, but many significant transfers were made by Premier League clubs in the past month. Arsenal The Gunners bolstered their defence with the signing of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista. The loan departures of Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: January

In winter we sit side by side at 4am, waiting for the sunrise; we will be here for hours watching the window, counting stars which could be suns and planes which could be stars which watch us back, and then finally she stretches and rises, painting our silent morning yellow until we cringe against the…

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