What is social media?

  Words By: Mat Smith  Social media is the lovechild of the internet, but what should it be defined as? It could be seen that social media is something that is purely another form of media somewhere where views and expressions should be posted and listened to, a way of consuming our information, this however…

Will Brighton & Hove MPs speak out against the gagging law?

‘38 Degrees is the angle at which an avalanche happens. In the UK, 38 Degrees will enable people to act together, to create an avalanche for change’. Britain, the birthplace of modern democracy has a ‘gagging law’ bill at the House of Lords committee stage. The colloquially named gagging law is part two of the…

The Perfect Body…?

With an ever-growing media industry more and more young people are heavily influenced by what they see on television, social networking and in magazines. A serious topic that is frequently brought up is the idea of the ‘Perfect Body’. Young children grow up with the image of a ‘perfect body’ in their minds which is…

It’s a Swing Thing

So it was my brothers 22nd birthday, ordinarily your first assumption of a Saturday night in Brighton might not be a hot, sweaty room filled with jazz and swing dancers. I’m not fantasising here, this is really where we ended up. My first experience of swing dancing was at the Green Door Store, located just…

World AIDS Day 2013

Words by Lily Pritchard December 1, World AIDS Day, is an opportunity to take action. It is a chance to promote testing and to help reduce stigma and discrimination around HIV and AIDS. The message is for people to ‘Act Aware’ and ‘Fact Up’ about living with HIV in the 21st Century and to use…