World Autism Awareness Day 2021

World Autism Awareness Day occurs every year on April 2nd. The United Nations says that over the past year, the “COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened...

I Think God Made A Mistake

The bags under our eyes carry darkness; Unhuman hands stretch them open like curtains, But if we blink like shutters of a camera Are we asleep or...

Artist Spotlight – Tame Impala

Whether you are into swirling psychedelic rock, shimmering synth-pop or classic disco and electronic music, Tame Impala has you covered. It is the passion...

So What’s Wrong with Sia’s Music? An Autistic Perspective 

Several choices were made in 2020. Out of many terrible paths taken throughout that cursed year, one choice stands above them all.   Sia announcing her...

The Construction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt – a...

The colossal east-facing Sphinx monument (pictured) is widely recognised and admired. It sits on Egypt’s Giza plateau and has been the subject of much...

Incredible Swansea Uni Nursing Students Raise Over £2000 to fund iPads...

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to re-evaluate our appreciation for key workers and all of the brilliant work that they do on...

Health Benefits of Tea

Tea has a long history in various cultures: from the southwest of China during the Shang dynasty, to the first Portuguese priests in the...

Time Management

One of the biggest problems some students face is managing their time while getting used to newfound independence, freedom, and responsibility. I’ve put together...

Multi Level Marketing: The New and Improved Pyramid Scheme, Maybe

Everybody knows that pyramid schemes are illegal, and as a society we have accepted they are bad. Right? So why are so many people...

The Women Who Are Saving The World

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8 2021) I wanted to write about five important women who are doing their best to save...

Bethan’s Book of the Month – Tell Me Your Secret

Bethan’s Book of the Month By  Bethan Bates Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson If you are someone who has read my last few book reviews, you...

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Rising Star Of American Politics Or More...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, otherwise known as “AOC”, is a New York congresswoman who represents a younger side of both the Democratic party and the Congressional...

Female Designers That Will Make You Feel Empowered

No matter the field of work, it’s always great when you see someone being amazing at what they do. It leaves us with the...

Award-Winning Tirion Turns to STEM

As we approach International Women’s Day this month, it seems only appropriate to celebrate the success of Swansea University’s high-achieving female STEM students. Tirion...

International Women’s Day: Why We Still Need It

International Women’s Day falls every year on the 8th of March. Variations of this event have been occurring for the best part of the...

Celebrating Trans Women on International Women’s Day: Marsha P. Johnson and...

March is a month with many important days and dates, including St David’s Day, St Patrick’s day, Justin Bieber’s birthday (and before you ask,...

Can You Name 5 Women Artists?

In 2016, The National Women in the Arts Museum began the project #5WomenArtists, which involved asking the question ‘Can you name 5 women artists?’...

Joy Harjo’s “She Had Some Horses”: An Indigenous Woman’s Voice in...

Since March 8 is International Women’s Day, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the female US poet laureate, Joy Harjo, and...

Gender Bias in the Music Industry

Women experiencing gender bias in the music industry is unfortunately not a new concept. Though, in a post #MeToo era, could we finally see...

Tennis’ Most Influential Woman: Althea Gibson Breaks the Colour Barrier

During the 1940s and 50s, most tournaments prohibited African-American athletes from competing with white athletes. Despite this, Althea Gibson still launched herself to international...

The Local Scene – International Women’s Day Edition

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year around the world. As a result of this celebration, we are spotlighting two local...

Don’t Call Her Daddy: A Critique of the Call Her Daddy...

The Call Her Daddy (CHD)  podcast is run by Alexandra Cooper for Barstool Sports.  Last year,  it hit the news because one of the...

Women Shouldn’t Have to Punish Themselves to Feel Empowered

Most sexually active single people or any one on any dating app, will have experienced or been offered a one night stand. There are...

Why Remember Women? A Sneak-Peak into a Few of Bollywood’s Lost...

With International Women’s Day crawling closer, it’s high time that light is thrown upon some key figures that have doubtlessly contributed to the making...

Volunteer Opportunity for Developing a Covid-19 Nasal Spray!

In the future, it may be possible to use a nasal spray to protect against Covid-19 - and you could help to make it...

Dispelling Common Vaccine Myths

With over a quarter of the UK population receiving the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, we find ourselves encountering myths and rumours regarding...

St Piran’s Day

St. Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall and is celebrated annually on the 5th of March. St. Piran is said to have...

Embracing Welsh Identity

Over the last few years, there have been a number of factors that have contributed to my desire to learn the Welsh language. I...

Thinking of Wales: Winter Haikus 2021

  Swans in the snowfield Reminding me of Welsh vibes Yearning to return A land of seaweed Either as food or product Laverbread for Jack Old stone hills show scars Forests of...

St. David’s Day Welsh Cakes Recipe

We're the Swansea University Baking Society, and we are celebrating St David's Day by hosting a 'Welsh Week', during which our members will bake...

Katie’s Top Tips to Tackle Food Waste

When I was in my first year at University, I threw away far more food than I care to admit. I found it hard...

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi

Mae'r ffordd rydyn ni'n meddwl am ddigwyddiadau allweddol yng nghalendr cymdeithasol Cymru yn newid. Wrth gwrs, mae newid yn normal, ond mae'r newid yng...

St. David’s Day

The way we think about key events in the Welsh social calendar is changing. Of course, change is normal, but the change in Wales...

Ubuntu: I am because we are

In this time of isolation it is too easy to lose a sense of oneself, and searching for my own identity like many of...

Isolated: The Student Lockdown Experience

As the year began, we all would have had some expectations for what may happen during the year 2020. Maybe passing exams and spending...

Accepting Imperfection: New Year’s Resolutions and Other Failures

As someone who has always struggled with anxiety and failure, I know how hard it can be when things are less than perfect. However,...

Erasmus Erasure

As Britain bids goodbye to the EU, studying abroad is set to change. As of January 1 2021, the United Kingdom has officially exited the...

Pride Around The World

Pride parades are a major part of LGBTQ+ pride celebrations, with events occurring across the globe. Usually, these parades take place during the summer,...

Vegan Past Veganuary

As Veganuary comes to a close, you may be wondering whether to keep going on your plant-based journey. Doing so is certainly a wonderful...

Rugby Union: A Driving Force in the LGBT+ Movement

It is fair to say that when it comes to sport and LGBT+ issues, it is behind other sectors of society, particularly in male...

The Top 5 Most Wonderfully Unconventional Societies at UK Universities

Everyone knows that joining a society at University is a great way to meet people and develop new interests. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast,...

Children’s Mental Health Week: 1st – 7th February 2021

Mental health has never been so high on the public agenda as it is at the moment, with everyone feeling the mental strain that...

Landing of the Perseverance

Perseverance is scheduled to become the latest rover to descend upon the Martian surface; proudly following in the tracks of Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity,...

Trump’s Second Impeachment: An Infamous First in US Politics

By the time this magazine edition is published, Joe Biden will be President of the United States. This new chapter in American politics will...

“It’s not enough” – Swansea Rent Strike continues to push for...

“University students since the start of the pandemic have been treated as cash cows, not just by the university and its chancellors but by...

Others and Ostracism: The Problem of News Disproportionality

Where is the price tag? How do you measure human problems as more or less significant? What makes my history baseless, and yours, the...

Dydd Miwsig Cymru

Sefydlwyd Dydd Miwsig Cymru gan DJ BBC 1 Huw Stephens yn 2013. Pwrpas y diwrnod dathlu yw codi ymwybyddiaeth o bob ffurf a genre...

Welsh Language Music Day

Welsh Language Music Day was founded by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2013. The celebratory day’s purpose is to raise awareness of...

The Waterfront Team’s 2021 Music Desires

2020 was a disappointing year. Nobody can deny that! So for some positivity for our first publication of 2021, we at the Waterfront wanted...

The Local Scene – February

Icantdie Icantdie is a three-piece heavy alternative rock band from South Wales. Started in 2016 as a self-funded bedroom demo project by Kyle David Smith....

Shawn Mendes – Wonder

Shortly after the release of his self-titled third album in 2018, Mendes makes his return with his new smashing, first-class album ‘Wonder'.   Written and recorded...

Magic, Charisma & Love: The Montenegro I Know

Veljko Vlahović (1914-75) is poignant when writes of Montenegro as “sea foam and snow dust, a dance of steep cliffs and headlong streams, uproar...

LGBT+ Books

Since February is LGBT+ History month, some people might be looking for some media about/inclusive to the LGBT+ community. Included in this list are...

The Unbelievable Reality: Cyberpunk & Modern Technology

Cyberpunk 2077 is a contemporary game (2020) that allows a player to explore a vast world filled with multiple quests, with some ultimately affecting...

Top Ten LGBT+ Films and TV Shows

Content Warning: a number of the films and shows listed below deal with sensitive topics such as homophobia, conversion therapy, death, sexual assault, and...

Valentine’s In Lockdown

This Valentine’s Day, along with everything else at the moment, will be very different. With lockdowns continuing into February, a lot of people will...

We Need More Men in Dresses and Women in Suits

It’s undeniable that the last 12 months have been very trying for everyone, but as a queer person it has been an odd experience....

Margery Kempe’s Spiritual Medicine: Suffering, Transformation and the Life-Course by Laura...

On Wednesday 9th December, Dr. Laura Kalas, from the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing, and co-director of Swansea’s Medical Humanities Research Centre,...

LGBTQ+ History Month

The month of February is LGBTQ+ history month. This month is very important to the LGBTQ+  community; we remember those who paved the way...

Fashion Challenges And Choices For 2021

On December 31st, 2020, as the clock struck midnight signaling the beginning of a new year, it’s safe to assume that many of us...

The Dark Winter, 2021: A New Hope

米国 悪い夢 A dark winter begins ‘Witness Me!’ the darkness shouts The people shout back 雪 Yuki is her name Her sisters dance around me Falling to the ground ダース・ベイダー Like leaves of...

Breakfast at Epiphany’s

Barbeque sauce Smothered on his bacon, Like my kisses on the Stubble of his chin; Crispy, charred. Two tea-bags Cuddled in his cup; Crushed to copy the Strength of our love; Bitter, timeless. One...

Bethan’s Book of the Month – Cinderella Is Dead

Bethan’s Book of the Month By Bethan Bates Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron Published in 2020, Cinderella Is Dead is Kalynn Bayron’s debut novel. It is a...

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd: Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer  

Q&A with Vivienne Dodd, our Trans and Non-Binary Awareness Officer   By Bethan Collins     Bethan – To start things off, would you mind introducing yourself?   Vivienne - I’m...

Post-Veganuary Blues 

Post-Veganuary Blues  Katie Phillips, SU Welsh Officer In 2017, I went vegetarian overnight after watching the documentary ‘What the Health’. It opened my eyes to the...

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre 

Swansea University Students’ Union Advice and Support Centre  By Chris Ravenhill  There has been an advice centre at Swansea University, fully funded and supported by the...

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

Movember – Raising Awareness of Men’s Health Interview with James Brooker, the Swansea University Movember Ambassador By Lauren Stodolnic   Lauren: Hi James, so what is Movember? James: We...

Addiction during the Pandemic

Addiction during the Pandemic By Abhishek Subhash   One thing that many people have struggled with during the COVID 19 pandemic has been addiction. When we think...

Study Abroad Culture Shocks! 

Study Abroad Culture Shocks!  By Jade Hughes Studying abroad is exciting and rewarding, but you might encounter some surprises along the way! I spoke to Swansea...

Christmas in Germany

Christmas in Germany By Jade Hughes During my year abroad in 2018-2019, I had the chance to experience a magical Christmas in Bavaria. As I reminisce...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in...

Will the Biden presidency bring a renaissance of environmental policy in the US? By Ladislav Zeman The regressive environmental policy of the Trump administration culminated with...

The Great Green Wall Project

The Great Green Wall Project: Africa’s ambitious all encompassing answer to the modern world By Fin Harris   Globalization has thrust the world into a frenzy of...

Sustainable Book Buying Guide

Sustainable Book Buying Guide By Bethan Bates   Alongside books and reading one of my passions is eco-sustainability. This means that I work to improve my part...

10 Tips for Sustainable Christmas Celebrations

10 tips for sustainable Christmas celebrations By Lucie Stepankova   Oh, Christmas. It’s the most unsustainable, materialistic and overconsumption-focused time of the year. A holiday celebrating the...

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event

SUCES x Dynamic Dunescapes Beach Art Event  By The Conservation Society (Amy Shorley and Karolina Yagüe) Hi everyone, we’re the Swansea Conservation and Ecology Society! We’re...

Resurrecting the Media Society

Resurrecting the Media Society By Mathurin Aron   Who are we and what do we do?   We are the Swansea University Media Society, a dying society aiming to...

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event

LGBT+ Speed Friending Event By Cara O'Sullivan - LGBT+ President   In light of the current COVID restrictions it has been hard to organize in-person events, which...

ORIEL SCIENCE MUSEUM OPENING SOON

ORIEL SCIENCE MUSEUM OPENING SOON By Sophie Sadler Swansea University’s Oriel Science will soon be opening the doors to its new venue in the city centre. The...

Surviving 6 months of night

Surviving 6 months of night By Christina Karekla Both Poles experience 6 months of daylight in summer and 6 months of darkness in winter due to...

NASA to return to the moon by 2024

NASA to return to the moon by 2024 By Owen Wallace On the 11th of December 2017, the 45th anniversary of the last Apollo landing, “Space...

The US Election: What is going on?

The US Election: What is going on? by Louis Bromfield, PhD student in Politics Given how 2020 has unfolded, it was no surprise that the US...

Welsh Government statement on student travel for the winter holidays

Welsh Government statement on student travel for the winter holidays Jordan Onslow   The Welsh Government on the 11th November issued a statement in conjunction with Welsh...

What Makes A Christmas Song

What Makes A Christmas Song By Cat Daczkowski From Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ to Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody,’ songs are the aspects that...

The Local Scene

The Local Scene By Cat Daczkowski Hook: Every month in this section, we will highlight musicians, venues and other music-based organisations in the South Wales area....

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative

The “Save Our Venues” Initiative, is it too late to save the industry?  By Jordan Onslow In the COVID era, it is difficult to keep track...

oh, to gouging eyes out

oh, to gouging eyes out by Jan Delos Santos  It is tiring to be this complex in nothing  but thoughts and words and sound.  It is too much...

Haikus from the Plague-Lands

“Haikus from the Plague-Lands” by Benjamin Nichols 1. Nature goes to sleep, The silly apes keep routine, The dark winter starts. 2. Spring a distant thought; Once the good survive...

Bethan’s Book Of The Month – The Gravity of Us

Bethan’s Book Of The Month By  Bethan Bates The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper   I picked this book up over lockdown for one very simple reason: it...

A MOST UNUSUAL PITCH: A DRAGON’S DEN FANTASY

A MOST UNUSUAL PITCH: A DRAGON’S DEN FANTASY by Ikeke Azeke Nervous wrecks are the norm when entrepreneurs step into the Den. But our protagonist, JC...

Finding the Perfect Student House

Finding the Perfect Student House By Rhianydd Sword Finding a student house for second year onwards is arguably an important part of university life. It can...

Student Ambassadors Do Movember

Student Ambassadors Do Movember By Iwan Taylor-Evans This year, the Student Ambassador Scheme at Swansea University has formed a Movember Team, to raise awareness for both...

Is It Possible to be Sustainable and Have a Wardrobe with...

Is It Possible to be Sustainable and Have a Wardrobe with the Latest Trends? By Rhianydd Sword A question that I always used to ask myself:...

Greenwashing: Fast Fashion’s New Tactical Weapon 

Greenwashing: Fast Fashion’s New Tactical Weapon  By Lucie Stepankova   As we’re all becoming more aware of how important it is to make greener choices on a...

Two Poems

Two Poems by Sophie Apps “Untie Me” Time buried me in a casket – I gorge on your name; Hungry for a different set of vowels and consonants. In...

Things That Are Red

Things that are Red by Abhishek Subhash Things that are Red: The eyes of a stoner, The pen of a teacher, The pavement where they chewed paan, The ketchup I...

NaNoWriMo: How Did it Go?

NaNoWriMo: How Did it Go? By Catrin Lawrence For the last few weeks, I’ve been taking part in my first ever National Novel Writing Month, a...

PCOS – The Hidden Battle Many Women Face

PCOS - The Hidden Battle Many Women Face By Cat Daczkowski Hook: PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects 1 in 10 women. When I was...

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering 

How To Get Involved With Digital Volunteering  Make-A-Smile Swansea    Make-A-Smile is a charity founded by Luke Morgan, a Cardiff University student. He intended to create an...

SU Consent Workshop

Trigger Warning: Talks about sexual assault, sexual misconduct and rape   The Student’s Union has been hosting a range of different Zoom activities, from debates to...