Author: Kerry Maxwell

Note from the Editors – Issue 27

So… 2019 is well underway. We cannot believe we are bringing out our third issue of the year. Time is flying…even if it felt like January didn’t! But we at The Print are putting those January blues to bed. In our latest issue, you will find us focusing on the new and exciting prospects of …

Redwan Shahid: “We’ve had great success with student interns”

In a recent interview with The Print, Vice President Education at QMSU Redwan Shahid expressed his delight with the success that has been had with the paid interns working on student experience at Queen Mary. Shahid said, “It was something I suggested to senior management and they were quite on board with it. So instead …

Racism in Afghan Society group chat

Late-night intruder in Afghan Society’s group chat leaves trail of racism and rape jokes Queen Mary Students’ Union is investigating claims of racism amongst Afghan Society members, after “offensive comments” screenshotted from a Whatsapp group were shared online. A statement was made by the Students’ Union after these messages were publicly posted on social media …

Note from the Editor: Issue 26

So… we’re looking a bit different! We’ve had a full-on makeover. From our font to our layout, we decided that it was about time we shook things up a little bit. And if we dare toot our own horn (*toot toot!), we are absolutely loving it! But don’t just take our good looks at face …

A Survival Guide to Freshers’ Week

– Don’t be afraid to get social. Go to Drapers. Drink the red beer (if you dare). Dance to generic grime and wind up in one of Mile End’s finest chicken shops. Alternatively, if that sort of thing isn’t for you, join a club or sport society. Take plenty advantage of all the opportunities presented …

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Should my degree be cheaper? I study English, come on!

Last week, on the ‘Home gals’ group chat, I found myself comparing timetables with my soon-to-be-Doctor and nearly-qualified-Engineer friends. Now, as an English and Drama student, I never once have kidded myself into thinking that my contact hours would rival those studying science degrees. However, the realisation that I have to attend university only eight …

Kerry’s Corner: ‘Colourblind’ or racist? There’s a difference

Recently, it’s come to my attention how more and more people are promoting a “colour-blind” approach to life. My Facebook newsfeed is full of mums posting how “my baby doesn’t see colour”, people declaring that they “just don’t register race” and, my personal favourite, how “we’re all the same race really. You know. The Human …

Kerry’s Corner: The Brightest Blackout

Fashion and feminism? Well, we all knew I’d pipe up at some point! Cynical opinions of ‘Hollywood Fakery’ and lazy protesting aside, I think it’s fair to say that the 2018 Golden Globes was less of a fashion show, and more of a show of power. A tidal wave of ‘Time’s Up’ pins washed across …

Kerry’s Corner: Stop attacking me for liking Christmas

I firmly believe that Christmas isn’t just one day; it’s not simply ‘seasonal’ or a ‘holiday.’ Rather, Christmas is a lifestyle choice. And believe you me, it is never too early to celebrate!  Bright, summer evenings are dead and gone, Halloween is a ghost (unapologetically punny!) and Bonfire Night… well, it’s hardly relevant, really.  It …