OPINION: Davis Cup Dying?

Tweet The World Cup of Tennis is in serious danger. Every year, more and more top players don’t take part in what should be one of the pinnacles of their career. Saying that Great Britain have won in my lifetime is amazing, it may not happen again. Why is the Davis Cup seen as optional? Even though they don’t offer any ranking points for playing, it should be a privilege to represent your country. At the start of 2017, Novak Djokovic was the only player inside the top ten who…

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OPINION: The New Manager Effect

Tweet Managing in the Premier League is a minefield. Frank de Boer found out the hard way – sacked at Crystal Palace after just 450 minutes of football, the shortest ever PL-era reign – leaving his managerial career in tatters. But who could blame Crystal Palace for acting so rapidly? The Dutchman’s replacement Roy Hodgson has propelled The Eagles to 14th, after spending their first five games pointless and scoreless. Palace are not alone, with six out of the bottom ten clubs sacking their managers this season alone. But does…

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Veganism: An Extremist Cult?

Tweet Many vegans and activists for the cause have been likened to that of extremist cults, but this is not the case at all. As a student recently starting my course and living in Eastbourne, I was astounded by how alien the lifestyle of residents here appears to that of Brighton. Neighbour to one of the most vegan friendly recognised cities in the UK, Eastbourne seems to have so little acknowledgement for the dietary movement and the benefits it evokes. This lack of awareness stirred up confusion in my mind and…

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Opinion: A lack of quality and the cap-gifting culture has overseen England’s decline

Tweet By Sam Smith In 2006 England travelled to the World Cup with one of its strongest squads since 1966. The ‘golden generation’ were one of the favourites to win the competition in Germany and rightly so. David Beckham captained a team that featured Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole in their esteemed primes. Gary Neville, David James and Beckham provided valuable experience in their 30s while Wayne Rooney, at the tender age of 20, was already playing regularly in a successful Manchester United side…

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Should UK Security Be Improved?

Tweet By Jack Willard This year the UK has witnessed several devastating terrorist attacks. These attacks have proven to happen anywhere and at any time, therefore making them known as being unpredictable. An example of the unpredictability of these attacks, is back at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester earlier this year on the 22nd May at the Manchester Mens Arena. What made the attack so unexpected was the fact that it happened during the events of a concert which consisted of a very young demographic. The attack took place…

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The Rise of Alcoholism in Students

Tweet Is drinking all fun and games or a mask to hide behind? Martha Salter reports the relationship between alcohol and mental health. “Coming to a uni four hours away from home it has been hard to adjust, so with student prices and new faces every day my alcohol intake has definitely risen.” A student aged 20 studying Business, living in the halls of residence in Brighton gave me his opinion on whether he thinks he has become more reliant on alcohol or inclined to have a drink since starting…

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