• Amazon on Fire – What can we do?

    More than 72,000 fire outbreaks in Brazil have occurred this year – an increase by 84% from 2018 (according to the National Institute for Space Research).  Though the Amazon rainforest feels geographically far from the UK, it remains the heart of the planet. Since July, the deforestation rate was...
  • Introduction To: Brazilian Music

    A place thriving with a rich and diverse musical culture, Brazil has been instrumental to the development of contemporary sonar developments, and though it is sometimes overlooked, in this article I aim to highlight its importance and introduce you to some of the most essential musicians and movements that...
  • Sexual Harassment in Brazil Nightclubs: Dress Sensor Technology Demonstrates How Common Sexual Assault Is

    Within the global female community there is an unfair but shared knowledge that women are sexually assaulted and harassed in everyday life. This common female experience seems almost innate to women because it is something we are forced to live with. However, the sheer proliferation of the matter is...
  • Graduate Reflections

    University has been deemed a core step in bridging adulthood and by no means is this an exaggeration. The simplest way to describe it? The most extreme way to experience a broad spectrum of different things which inevitably prepare you to cope with whatever comes your way. Let’s face...
  • Best ‘Alternative’ Christmas Films

    We all know that one person. The action movie fanatic determined to be contrary who, whilst others sit around enjoying It’s a Wonderful Life and Love Actually, can’t help but pipe up with the oh-so-original claim: “Actually, Die Hard is the best Christmas film”. The clear (by now tiresome)...
  • Tribute to Brazilian sporting icon Carlos Alberto

    When one thinks of great Brazilian footballers, attacking players such as Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Zico come to mind. Carlos Alberto, however, gives all of them a run for their money in terms of his influence on Brazilian football. Carlos Alberto, capped 53 times by Brazil, sadly died of...
  • Thank Goodness for Team GB

    Team GB’s unprecedented success at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came as a welcome relief, after what has been a summer of turbulence at best. In four pulsating weeks of sport, our inspirational athletes performed at the highest possible level, which saw Britain punch...