Good Will Hunting: A review

An Oscar winning movie, but is it worthy of that title? Or is it just another overrated dud? (Here’s looking at you, Black Panther)...

The Waterfront’s Spring 2019 Film Preview

Winter is ending and with it the revival of all things pretty: the flowers, the crops - nature in all of its essence. This...

Club in Focus: Swansea University Karate

This year, Swansea University Karate Club has had some wonderful achievements. Just before the Christmas break, the club had their first grading for the...

Mac’s hats

Mac Demarco is undeniably a great artist. A multi-instrumentalist and producer whose 3 albums have been met with critical acclaim. Since the release of...

Bikini Kill: Modern Day Rebel Girls

The Riot Grrrl of the 1990’s is still considered to be one of the most prominent movements in music. No group pioneered this underground...

Verve 37: For the Love of Tapas

Verve 37, “an award-winning wine bar and restaurant” reached out to us here at Waterfront in the hope of receiving some coverage, not only...

What should you give into for Lent?

This time of year is possibly the least stressful in the life of a student - exams are not yet with us and the...

Birdman

If somehow Alejandro González Iñárritu's excellent movie Birdman slipped under your radar, do yourself a favour and go see it. The writing is off...

Roma: The truest form of a cinematic experience

There are a million ways to begin describing a film, but one can only begin describing Roma by calling it one of, if not...

Period.

I am a woman, 21. I once had a friend say to me that they wanted to be girl, a woman. There are many...

Let’s talk about Polyamory

Let’s face it: love is a weird thing. It comes in so many shapes and forms, and nobody quite understands it. Some say it...

The Great Unknown

Sometimes it is the answer to the necessity of fleeing, to set oneself free from the psychological and physical pressure of a particular place....

It’s normal not to be okay

Mental health has become an increasingly prevalent part of our society. The unrelenting pace of modern life is enough to drive the most organized...

Behind the curtain of Legally blonde

Having watched the show, I couldn’t wait to find out a bit more about what had been going on backstage. Here is what Director...

Ohmigod you guys: The Taliesin goes Blonde

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February, the Swansea University’s Performing Arts societies came together to put on a collaborative performance of the Broadway...

Mastering a DSLR camera

We are a culture that is technologically dependant: social networking, the internet, mobile phones; we spend the majority of every day consumed by one...

My maintenance mantra

Student housing can be complex. The whole process of looking for a suitable house and finding a reliable letting agency can be overwhelming. After...

Mary Queen of Scots – Dramatic Feud of Historical Inaccuracies

Highland accents, strong female leads, the most anti-climactic battle since Gary King Vs. the Network (The Worlds end) and inexcusable inaccuracies. Catholics and Protestants,...

Why the World Loved ‘Spider-Man – Into The Spiderverse’ so much

For those of you who’ve yet to see this film, I’d highly recommend watching it before reading this. In fact, I’d recommend watching it...

Mrs. Miniver: When Greer Garson Galvanized a Nation

Perhaps one of the most oddly enjoyable films I have ever watched is Mrs. Miniver. As a fan of William Wyler, I became curious...

Bird Box, a new Netflix level?

Dear Reader, you may remember that I wrote recently an article for this very publication discussing A Quiet Place and how it shows numerous...

Waterfront’s Bloody-Cold Winter film round-up

Ah. It’s almost time to shed a layer (or two) and save on those massive energy bills as Winter comes to its inevitable end....

Diverse flavours and unique interpretations: Maisie’s and their new menu

Following our recent article on the latest addition to the Swansea dining scene, Maisie’s Gin Bar and Restaurant, the team graciously invited us back...

Windsurfing Competition- Where the Fancy Dress is as Important as the...

The first weekend of December is the time of year that most people feel ready to cuddle up on the sofa in the warm,...

Racial Harassment in Welsh Universities

Let me take you back to November 2018, around the announcement of the Vice-Chancellor’s suspension. It overshadowed the incident where racist slogans were found...

Agony Aunt – February 2019

Should I be dating if I don’t have my life together? First off, what student has their life together?! I always think it is good...

Blind Date – January 2019

Our Editor-in-Chief Carys and international student Mustafa volunteered to take part in our blind date event. They met up in JC’s, drink vouchers in...

Romantic affordable dates for Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is hard to know what to do to celebrate with a long term partner, or even...

Experimenting with a darkroom

During the height of studying over the Christmas holidays, finding new ways to procrastinate was key. And, obviously, I wanted to integrate photography into...

Maisie’s Gin Bar & Restaurant

From the team behind Crepe Vine, the newly opened Maisie’s Gin Bar and Restaurant is a charming and cosy establishment with a peaceful, welcoming...

Reasons to study abroad in Germany

In recent years, Germany has become a popular destination for undergraduates choosing to move their studies abroad for a semester or two. According to...

Who’s on your Valentine’s playlist?

It’s that time of the year again, ladies and gentlemen. Whether you’re having the time of your life out on a romantic date, or...

Society Spotlight: Swansea University Hispanic society

This issue’s Society Spotlight is focusing on Swansea University's Hispanic Society. Founded by James Walker, Sean Muñoz and Sebastian Saavedra, this society has been...

The Effect: We’re Affected

The Effect, a play by Lucy Prebble (creator of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and ENRON), tells the tale of two young volunteers,...

Swansea Sirens Cheerleading Squad Ready for 2018/19 season

It's a busy time for us (the Swansea Sirens) at the moment as we're currently in the process of training and putting together our...

The new fundraising platform set to transform Swansea

It is often mentioned and encouraged that during your time at University, you should volunteer at least once. Not only do you get to...

Why the education system can only take us so far

School is the learning ground for how to retain and reciprocate information. Yet, what it means to live and become independent is overlooked. Upon...

South America: Expectation vs. Reality

Flashback to 3 years ago. I was applying for University and there was only one set of criteria when it came to choosing a...

LGBT+ Figures & Activists throughout Welsh History

Wales has a rich history and culture, including a wealth of LGBT+ history. From writers to royalty, there have been numerous LGBT+ figures and...

Seal of Approval for SUSAC

It was a sunny October Sunday at Oxwich Bay and we had just surfaced from a brilliant dive on the Solor, a Norwegian ship...

Live Music at Swansea Uni

If you were asked to name live music events around Swansea, you’d probably struggle to think of any beyond the Summer Ball. However, live...

How to make the ultimate pres playlist

It’s 8:00pm, you’ve done a house clean to standards your mum would still find disgusting, and your mates are only an hour away. As...

Escape the Exam Stress

Christmas has been and gone in a flurry of family days and drunken nights, and it’s now that dreaded time: exam season. Even reading...

The Chappaquiddick Incident

Chappaquiddick: a haven of isolated beaches. Perfect for the cyclist and the hiker; attracting the tourist and the sportsman; the leisure seekers and the...

Brunching at its Best

Swansea is full of great places to go out to brunch, so much so that the sheer choice can sometimes feel daunting. As someone...

A New Year’s Resolution on Palm Oil

With Iceland’s banned advert becoming a viral sensation, palm oil is on everyone’s minds. Deemed “too political” by advertisement board Clearcast, it details the...

Rotten Tomatoes and the Box Office

‘Rotten Tomatoes’ has been around for many years now and is subject to much debate. The generated scores (film are deemed as “rotten” or...

Learning a new language while studying abroad

The thought of moving to a new country for a year abroad can be an exciting, but equally terrifying, experience, even more so when...

Exam Stress & Relationships

January exams. It’s the topic of all conversation and nothing feels worse than revising – except not revising. Coming back to university after spending...

Agony Aunt – January 2019

My birthday is coming up and I have a strong feeling my boyfriend is going to propose but I think we should wait till...

How to Adult

Moving to university for the first time can feel as though responsibility has been catapulted at you whilst you were looking the other way. Juggling...

SimRace 1 Review

Looking for indoor entertainment in the winter months? Organising a social for your society? Or just keen to try out virtual reality? Try SimRace1....

Hit or Miss?

You’ve heard it all; you’ve seen the compilations on YouTube; you’re aware of the memes it’s producing. Tik Tok is the new platform on...

Is Instagram Bad For My Mental Health?

With nearly one billion users, Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms around. A free, easy to use app that allows people...

Why am I still being told how to dress?

The “Burka Ban” has been at the centre of much conflict over the course of the last few years. With a growing global concern...

So Welsh Labour has a New Leader. What Does That Mean?

On 6th December 2018, it was announced that Mark Drakeford would be taking over for Carwyn Jones as Leader of Welsh Labour. The Finance...

Swansea University American football ‘Titans’ celebrate 10 years

Swansea University American Football Club, or ‘The Titans’ as they are known, are celebrating their ten year anniversary of competing. As they reminisce of...

October sports news round-up

The first month of term seems to have flown by, but not without some outstanding displays of sport. The first Team of the Week chosen...

Watchmen

The modern-day film industry is filled with superhero movies. Between Marvel and DC we seem to be getting five to six superhero movies a...

The Lion in Winter

When we think of Christmas, we usually think about presents and family and friends all gathering together. Not often do we associate the festive...

Agony Aunt – December 2018

I moved to uni last month and my boyfriend and I have already broken up. I feel like I missed out on freshers and...

The Peterson Case

Michael and Kathleen Peterson seemingly had it all: the perfect family; the perfect house; the perfect marriage. All of this changed in a matter...

Lost & Found

A young kid moped around all day Asking for his sister Ever since that foggy day He had sorely missed her. They were playing by the old well By...

Burn the Roses

Burn the roses, so their thorns won’t cut you again. Burn the sunflowers, for the sun is gone, and lie in shadow. The fire will give you warmth. Burn the...

Illiterate in the Language Of

Dear my XXXX, Ever since I met you I found something that speaks to me It’s so strange, for the first time ever I can feel my...

The Box

You find a box. Just a regular box. Sides all flawlessly square. Corners at perfect 90-degree angles. A box that really says, “This is a box.” You open it...

2019 Games preview

2018 has been an extraordinary 12 months for gaming with some of the finest and most complete games being released, with the likes of...

Country at a Glance: Bali

Bali has recently become the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago, attracting tourists from around the world. Bali has activities to...

Chile on a Shoe String

Chile is home to some of the world’s most varying climates and landscapes, making it the perfect place for any traveller who is new...

The Pizza Boyz

Pizza. It’s a food that brings us joy - encompassing a myriad cheesy, meaty and saucy goodness. Domino's and Papa John’s are a safe...

Make Your own Festive Drink

With the passing of Halloween, we find ourselves looking to Christmas. A distant dream in this bleak world of overbearing assignments and deadlines. To...

Settling into Life at Uni

The fun of Freshers is now over for everyone and the reality of deadlines hits you. How do you cope with that? A part...

Amser Nadolig (Christmas Time)

Have you ever been interested to pick up some Welsh during your time at university here in Swansea? Why not get in the festive...

Picfair: Everything you Need to Know

In a digital era, everyone is a producer of their own content and it’s becoming increasingly easy to display your work online. For budding...

Our Mental Health is a Disability – An Open Letter

Someone with depression is not ‘just sad’. Someone who has anxiety does not just get ‘a little nervous’. We have taken steps forward where...

The right to gender neutral toilets

Going to the toilet is a basic human right. Bathrooms are an amenity that everyone should have equal access to, surely? In recent years,...

The Year of the Sea

Throughout 2018, we have all seen a great deal of cultural change, both on a local and global scale. It seems that celebrating the...

It’s time to talk about PTSD!

*Disclaimer: Contains a brief description of sexual assault and descriptions of PTSD. I am not writing this as a medical article; yes, I’ll describe symptoms...

Nothing to See-zure here

There’s a lot of words for what I have. Some people call it daydreaming (they’re wrong), some people call it being dizzy or dozy...

The King and I: A Triumphant Return to the West End

Over the summer, many theatregoers and I had the privilege of seeing the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical gloriously revived at the London Palladium....

Open mic night at the Perch

Almost every pub in Swansea has an open mic night, with a range of different people who participate. Some will feature almost exclusively musical...

Xtreme to host Student Radio Association conference in 2019

On the 8th of November at the Student Radio Awards at the O2 arena, Xtreme Radio Swansea University's very own radio station were announced...

Sexual Harassment Procedures are Failing – Leanne Wood

Current procedures are inadequate for dealing with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said. Speaking in the Welsh...

Xtreme Radio’s 50th Birthday

I bet you are wondering what Xtreme Radio is and why you should care. Well, we’re Swansea University’s student radio station and this year...

Decrease in Welsh Students’ Uptake of French and German Language Courses

There has been a continual drop in the number of students from Wales taking language courses at university, according to admissions service UCAS. The...

My Epilepsy Journey

When people think of epilepsy or seizures, most would automatically imagine convulsions caused by flashing lights, or that epilepsy is an obvious disability and...

Movember

With so many worthy causes out there to support, why donate some of your hard-earned cash to Movember? Unlike women’s charities and fundraising events...

Dorothy Watson commemorated as part of Pages of the Sea Armistice...

On Sunday 11th November, the people of Swansea converged on the beach to witness the drawing in the sand of a portrait of Dorothy Watson...

Interview with Ben Harries from Clwb Rygbi Tawe

Hi Ben, thank you for agreeing to talk today. So firstly, tell me about Clwb Rygbi Tawe. Clwb Rygbi Tawe is a relatively new club...

Macbeth – Director’s Cut Review

I’ve been bored in theatres before, but this was the first time I’d ever been bored by Macbeth. The performance history of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play...

Club in Focus: Hockey

Here at Swansea University, we have two Hockey clubs; a Ladies’ club and a Men’s club. Each boasts incredibly successful sides from elite performance...

Ladies day 2018 raises £642 for Mind

Our annual ‘Ladies Day’ took place on Wednesday 3rd October, and was an event which saw women from a number of sports teams compete...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Review

Last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins left us with an appetite to want to traverse the ancient world further. Fortunately, 12 months later Assassin’s Creed...

Agony Aunt: November 2018

I cheated on my partner. I have nothing but regret but they won’t give me another chance. What should I do? Cheating, no matter on...

Online Dating & Long Distance: When it’s right it’s right

William and Rebekah Shackley are dear friends of mine, whose wedding I was fortunate enough to attend last April in Las Vegas. It seemed...

Eminem vs Machine Gun Kelly

Now that some time has settled in the long awaited war of words between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly, I am sure that I...

Young Minds

One in five young adults are diagnosed with a mental health disorder; I myself being one of those one in five. Mental health disorders, specifically...