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MUSIC: Last month saw BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter, James Bay, bring his Give Me The Reason Tour to the @o2academyleicester 

Read the review now on our website 🎤

✍️: @harryfeatherston_ 
📸: @jamesbaymusic 

#review #leicester #musicreview #livemusic #uolstudentmag #studentjournalism

MUSIC: Last month saw BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter, James Bay, bring his Give Me The Reason Tour to the @o2academyleicester

Read the review now on our website 🎤

✍️: @harryfeatherston_
📸: @jamesbaymusic

#review #leicester #musicreview #livemusic #uolstudentmag #studentjournalism

Pride is here!! This month, LSM wants to dedicate our pitch call to all things Pride. With the help of our team and the @uollgbtsoc we’ve worked together to create a pitch call that covers lots of things that are essential to not only celebrating Pride, but for everyday life. If you’re interested in writing any of these - or even any of your own - drop us an email at lsm@leicester.ac.uk with the subject PRIDE 🌈

#pride #pridemonth #pride🌈 #pride2022 #studentmedia #leicester #media

Pride is here!! This month, LSM wants to dedicate our pitch call to all things Pride. With the help of our team and the @uollgbtsoc we’ve worked together to create a pitch call that covers lots of things that are essential to not only celebrating Pride, but for everyday life. If you’re interested in writing any of these – or even any of your own – drop us an email at lsm@leicester.ac.uk with the subject PRIDE 🌈

#pride #pridemonth #pride🌈 #pride2022 #studentmedia #leicester #media

MUSIC: Review: Wet Leg: ‘Wet Leg’

“Buoyed by the popularity of last year’s viral hit single ‘Chaise Longue’, Wet Leg have quickly become one of the most exciting new bands in the country. The Isle of Wight duo, consisting of vocalist Rhian Teasdale and guitarist Hester Chambers, have enjoyed critical and commercial success for their quirky, playful brand of indie pop. It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses for the pair, however.”

Our very own Harry Featherston is gracing us with a new music review for the @wetlegband album! 

✍️ Harry Featherston 

Read now: https://leicesterstudent.com/2022/04/12/review-wet-leg-wet-leg/

#uolstudentmag #uniofleicester #studentjournalism #opinion #music #wetleg

MUSIC: Review: Wet Leg: ‘Wet Leg’

“Buoyed by the popularity of last year’s viral hit single ‘Chaise Longue’, Wet Leg have quickly become one of the most exciting new bands in the country. The Isle of Wight duo, consisting of vocalist Rhian Teasdale and guitarist Hester Chambers, have enjoyed critical and commercial success for their quirky, playful brand of indie pop. It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses for the pair, however.”

Our very own Harry Featherston is gracing us with a new music review for the @wetlegband album!

✍️ Harry Featherston

Read now: https://leicesterstudent.com/2022/04/12/review-wet-leg-wet-leg/

#uolstudentmag #uniofleicester #studentjournalism #opinion #music #wetleg

NEW IN MUSIC 💬

Sexualisation of Women in the Music Industry 

*Content Warning: Extensive discussion of sexual assault*

“Women are often hypersexualised within both traditional and new forms of media, from Curley’s wife and her red lipstick signifying danger in Of Mice and Men to Kim Kardashian’s rapid rise to fame often being accredited to her sex tape. 

“The hyper sexualisation of women often includes often involves women being depicted in a light of sexual objectification, the emphasis is placed on the sex appeal of the female body. No matter what the industry, one thing can be agreed upon: sex sells.”

In the second part of this series, Sophie Mouzakitis explores and examines the current representation of the music industry and its problems. 

✍️ @sophmouzakitis 

Read now: https://leicesterstudent.com/2022/03/31/sexualisation-of-women-in-the-music-industry/

#uolstudentmag #uniofleicester #studentjournalism #opinion #music #musicindustry #femalerepresentation

NEW IN MUSIC 💬

Sexualisation of Women in the Music Industry

*Content Warning: Extensive discussion of sexual assault*

“Women are often hypersexualised within both traditional and new forms of media, from Curley’s wife and her red lipstick signifying danger in Of Mice and Men to Kim Kardashian’s rapid rise to fame often being accredited to her sex tape.

“The hyper sexualisation of women often includes often involves women being depicted in a light of sexual objectification, the emphasis is placed on the sex appeal of the female body. No matter what the industry, one thing can be agreed upon: sex sells.”

In the second part of this series, Sophie Mouzakitis explores and examines the current representation of the music industry and its problems.

✍️ @sophmouzakitis

Read now: https://leicesterstudent.com/2022/03/31/sexualisation-of-women-in-the-music-industry/

#uolstudentmag #uniofleicester #studentjournalism #opinion #music #musicindustry #femalerepresentation

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Freshers 2022: Tips for moving into halls

Moving into halls can be both exciting and stressful. On the one hand, you’ll be excited to make new friends, start your course, and enjoy independence for the first time. On the other, being left alone in an unfamiliar city will understandably seem like a daunting prospect. In this guide, I’ll be sharing a few tips I learned from my own experience in halls that can help make your first few days go as smoothly as possible. 

Democracy is worth more than a lollipop 

Students take for granted that they are given a real influence within the university through SU Executive Elections. The standard practice of offering sweets instead of actual reasons to vote confirms student elections as the exercise in futility people my age believe democracy to be.

REVIEW: The Batman

After Ben Affleck stepped aside both in front and behind the camera, director Matt Reeves was left with the great challenge of completely rebooting Batman for the third time in twenty years. He’s opted for a darker and more realistic interpretation – in line with his work on the new Planet of the Apes films.

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