Roar Staff

  • Your daily prescription of music

    09:00 Buffeted by sour commuters? Lost your ticket? Smash on through the barriers to Beastie Boys’ massive Sabotage. Anything is possible. 11:00 Groovy and infectious even...

  • The seven weirdest music videos of 2013

    James Andrewes takes a look at some of year’s most weird and wonderful music videos. Breach – Jack Hair is objectively quite weird, and this...

  • A personal tribute to Nelson Mandela

    A very personal piece on the imperfect but inspirational figure of Nelson Mandela.   17th March 1993, 7am: in a suburb of Johannesburg, a baby...

  • What’s next for the UK?

    Discussing the idea of Scottish independence: its origin, merits, shortcomings and its potential impact on the UK.   On September 18 2014 Scots will vote to...

  • Underwatched & underrated: Looper

    Last year’s Looper was missed by most, but loved by those who caught it.   The year is 2012. Olympic fever hits Britain, and blockbuster...

  • Should Shakespeare be modernised?

    Are you a fan of modern interpretations of Shakespeare? Arts Editor Jessica Moffatt-Owen was skeptical, so find out what she thought of this revamped production...

  • ‘Depression is my muse’

    By Steph F Does pain really breed creativity? Steph discusses this difficult question, whilst giving us an insight into depression.   For as long as...

  • Don’t tell me to take a chill pill

    by Anonymous    As third-year students, stress is rife for all, but people deal with stress in very different ways.   Some people thrive off...

  • The power of the human mind

    Emma Wyeth looks into how the infamous novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest portrays and explains the treatment of mental illness.   One Flew...

  • Is the war against skinny over?

    The global fashion industry is accused of promoting eating disorders by championing ultra-slim figures season after season. How much is it actually to blame for...