Swansea University Lacrosse Club Summer News

Swansea University Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams had an incredibly successful season last year. With an undefeated season in the Western 1A for the...

Another great year for Swansea University Badminton

Swansea University Badminton have had a successful year with a lot of victories. At the start of the year, we lost two of our teams...

A Glimpse At Varsity Spirit

This Varsity was the spot of Cardiff's defence of their Shield and title. The day was graced with beautiful weather and even finer camaraderie....

Capturing A Snippet Of Varsity

Varsity was an exciting, eventful and energetic day for both competitors and spectators. It was a day of triumphs and losses with the upper...

Swansea University Kickboxing

On the 23rd of March, Swansea University Kickboxing took part in the University Kickboxing Championship in Leeds, a huge event with almost 249 fighters...

A Poem From The Soul

A Poem from the Soul I was once told Poetry comes from the soul. Told, It flows out of you So, I listened. Listened to my soul, To what she had...

The Lights Are On

In the broken elevator. Tom pressed the alarm five minutes ago. The shock-second, when the elevator shuddered, is over. He did the automatic; pressed...

Howards End – The Ultimate Period Drama

It’s hard to find a film that is both eloquent and insightful in its search for meaning and nourishment, but Howards End also finds...

The Top 5 Indie Games of 2019

Afterparty Available on PC/ MAC. Produced and written by Night School Studio, this vivid game relies on its electric storytelling. This game’s atmosphere is unusual...

Google Steps into Console Gaming

With hundreds of millions of people watching gaming content on YouTube every single day, will Google really be able to make this platform a...

Live Review: The Amazons

11th February, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach. I walk inside out of the cold night to be greeted by a small, intimate venue known for...

Balley Records: The Home of Modern Punk

Founded by Idles manager Mark Bent and Idles vocalist Joe Talbot, Balley Records is revolutionary as the home of hardcore punk bands due to...

Summer Ball

We’ve got a stellar line-up for Summer Ball this year with some of the biggest artists in the country coming to join us for...

Women’s Hockey Head to Varsity

The day arrived and the Swansea University Ladies varsity squad were up early ready to get the bus to Cardiff. The girls were excited...

How Swansea Women’s Hockey Prepare for Varsity

The lead up to varsity can be a very stressful and straining time for the Swansea University Ladies varsity squad. Having a well thought...

Varsity: How Do Swansea Teams Prepare?

On April 10th, thousands of Swansea University students will descend on Cardiff for the most hotly awaited event of the year- Welsh Varsity. For...

BUCS Indoor Athletics Nationals 2019 Report

In what is always one of the most exciting weekends of the athletics calendar, BUCS Indoors was upon us once again and saw the...

Club in focus: Sailing

Swansea University Sailing Club kicked off the year with a sizeable intake of first years who came along to our taster session, showing mixed...

I Had the Time of My Life: Dirty Dancing – The...

The revamped version of the timeless classic did a brief stint at the Grand Theatre at the end of February. Being a colossal fan...

Passover

This time of the year means so much to so many different people. Around the corner are many religious holidays which people all around...

Making your Own Chocolate Easter Egg

Those of you with a sweet tooth will probably be looking for something special to sate your appetite this Easter, and what is a...

Going to University with a Learning Disability

Throughout my entire sixteen years in full time education, I have always been aware of having a learning disability. In my case, it’s dyspraxia....

White Noise

by Sebastian Fletcher

The Sky is Not Blue

by Lizzy Brown  

How Moneyball is an Outside Shout for Best Sporting Movie Ever

With Varsity rapidly approaching, the focus on sport has really picked up, infiltrating the thoughts and actions of everyone at Swansea. No? Maybe it’s...

Why we need to talk about intersectionality

Intersectionality is a word that we’ve heard a lot over the course of recent years. In a world as diverse as ours, it only...

The Rule of Thirds

Taking a professional looking photograph is easier than it seems, and by following the ‘Rule of Thirds’ this varsity, the photos you can capture...

Signifying Home

Gaming has become a way in which to discover a whole host of possibilities, but how much of Welsh culture, or indeed Wales itself,...

Euthanasia: Boon or Bane?

Derived from the Greek language, the word ‘euthanasia’ refers to the act of consciously ending one’s life with the intention of relieving them from...

Managing you

Managing time is a hurdle that every individual has to navigate, even after finishing university. Now that exam season has arrived, it quite easily...

Elections ’19

They campaigned and you voted - now meet your new elected officers for 2019/20

The Death of the Batfleck

When it was announced 5 years ago that DC were progressing their cinematic universe with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was excited....

They Are Us

In the wake of tragedy, it takes strength to hold a community together, and New Zealand’s president Jacinda Ardern has done just that. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...