True Crime: The Black Dahlia

By Becky Barnfather A World-Famous Case Before we begin, I must warn you that not only is this case world famous, but incredibly graphic in nature. You’ve probably read the case introduction in the paper, and now it’s time to delve into the theories of the case. Again, I need to warn you of the graphic content ahead. Are you ready? The...

The Death of Societies?

by Carys Svendsen We all know the scene: you’re whittling away the week with work and then society night (or nights, in some cases) rolls around. You’re excited: you get to see your friends and discuss common interests! You get to catch up with other people and watch great films or take part in game nights! Suddenly, as the year...

Clothes Swap Cinema & Co.

Many students will be familiar with Cinema & Co. in town - a versatile space that acts as a cafe, bar, gallery, independent film house and live venue. Now, they can add eco-conscious fashion to that list, as manager Anna Redfern organised their first ever Clothes Swap event earlier this year. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked...

Summer events in Swansea: Outfit planning

by Gwen Miles I’m coming to the end of my time at Swansea, and in my three years here I’ve planned my fair share of outfits for a variety of events. Summer events are always a lot of fun to dress for, because you don’t have to worry so much about the weather. Here’s my best advice - a combination...

Study Abroad: From Applicant to Co-ordinator

by Bronwen Beard Studying abroad as part of a degree programme can be a simultaneously thrilling and daunting process. This proves to be true for the dedicated staff at Swansea University who spend their days creating links with new institutions, assisting with applications, and helping students to make the most of their experiences. This interview with Leah Hewitt explores her experiences...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

by Henry Burgess As the summer term gets under way, it is likely that most of us will be busy with revision, deadlines and exams; with little time to spend lazing around scanning Netflix. So, I thought I’d review the, relatively short but worthwhile watch, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Written by protagonist, Jason Segel, the film is uplifting and brilliantly witty,...

Why you should give the DC extended universe another chance

by Michael Fraser Aside from Wonder Woman, critics and audiences have not been kind to the DCEU, and this I believe is a misunderstanding of their content. One common criticism levied against DC, is that their superhero movies are too dark. However, in my opinion, this should be praised rather than criticised. They tackle dark and human subjects, making the...

Is the horror genre still ‘good?’

by Alex Udraufski-Osborne The horror genre, like many others, is ever-evolving to meet the criteria of its audiences across the world of cinema. As we evolve as a society, so do our fears. But, is modern horror keeping pace? Or, better yet, is it even trying to? I am posing a question to you – is the horror genre still ‘good?’ Chew...

Titanic: The Last Great Hollywood Epic

by Carlos Tseng I doubt that there are very many of you who have yet to see the cultural phenomenon that is James Cameron’s Titanic. Recently celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, the film was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry for being considered historically, culturally and aesthetically significant. The story is told from the perspective of an elderly Rose Dawson...

Julia Michaels: An interview with pop’s behind-the-scenes gem

Whether you’ve heard her name or not, chances are you’ve heard her music. Julia Michaels is the song writing mastermind behind chart-smashing hits such as Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry,’ Selena Gomez’s ‘Hands To Myself’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Dive.’ She has penned nine Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, with a stream count of over 10 billion to date. Julia...