Kent’s Netball Side Suffer Defeat

Month: March 2014

Kent’s Netball Side Suffer Defeat

In the first of a set of round-robin matches which included Cardiff, the Kent side looked to round-off their session with a successful play-off campaign. However their bid to stay in the Premier South took a knock after they lost 54-34 to a dominant Hertfordshire side. The first quarter saw the Hertfordshire side strong in attack, and with good pace. Kent were just managing to stay in touch, keeping the gap at quarter time down to just 3 points (10-13). Into the second quarter and Hertfordshire were even stronger, keeping the scoreboard ticking over with points on each of…

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Rap is the New Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll. We the new rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them” – Kanye West has proclaimed. His interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe has amassed a huge 2 million hits in only 5 months, and has spiraled a trend of online parodys along the way. It’s easy to pick on the bravado of West, a man who crowns himself as “the fucking be all, end all of music”, a “vessel for God”, and the “Shakespeare, Walt Disney, Nike, Google” of his generation. But, he does make a valid point…

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Kent Ballroom and Latin Dance Club Present Striktly Kent Dancing

Similar to the glamorous BBC Strictly Come Dancing or ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Striktly Kent Dancing sees four Kent celebrities from other societies on campus take up the challenge of learning a brand new Ballroom or Latin dance in a few, short weeks, before performing in Eliot Hall on Sunday 30th March. Committee members from sports teams and societies all over UKC will be pairing up with professionals from Ballroom and Latin. This year’s pairings are: Chris Bull (Vice President of Sports) and Grace Evans; Stelina Duk (President of the Women’s Basketball) and Gareth Hopkins; Josh Lacumbre-Gibbs (Vice…

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Review of T24’s The Great Gatsby

Newspaper Culture Editor Rebekah Chilvers reviews T24’s production of The Great Gatsby, and finds out just how great Gatsby really was. T24’s stage production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, was exciting, passionate and full of 1920s pizzazz. That’s not to say it was unflawed – but what adaptation of Gatsby isn’t? Fitzgerald’s masterpiece has been tried and tested for decades since it was published in 1925, and it’s been seemingly impossible to capture his words perfectly for anyone – though, saying that, this adaptation does a pretty darn good job. For starters, the acting was, for me, the…

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Tolkien’s precious translation of Beowulf gets published

Julia Mitchell explains Tolkien’s translation of the famous poem, Beowulf. If you’re a fan of Middle Earth then there’s some exciting news ahead, as it’s recently been announced that JRR Tolkien’s formerly unpublished translation of the epic poem Beowulf is set to be released later this year. The book, titled Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, has been edited by Tolkien’s son and is due to be published by Harper Collins on the 22nd of May. It’s also going to include the previously unpublished short story Sellic Spell, as well as a series of lectures that were delivered by Tolkien…

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