What's Going On In Kingston
The start of the year has been plagued with controversy for Spotify, with artists across the entire spectrum of music demanding their music be removed from the platform after it refused to condemn Rogan’s alleged COVID-19 misinformation.
Six rom coms from the 2000s to watch this Valentine’s Day
The 2000s brought us a lot: iconic old school pop, the peak of Disney channel and of course many questionable fashion trends. However, the best thing that the noughties gifted us is indisputably the golden age of rom coms. Sure, there are the ones that Netflix releases each year full …
LGBT+ History Month: Bisi Alimi on coming out and disrupting the system
Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi first gained recognition in 2004 as the first person to come out as gay on Nigerian national TV. Homosexuality is generally viewed as unacceptable in that country, and public display of same sex relationships can lead to a hefty prison sentence. Since then, he …
The name’s Bond, but who’s name is Bond?
By the time serial womaniser and suave super-spy James Bond takes to the silver screen again, he will be sporting an entirely new look. The ending of the franchise’s most recent incarnation saw a rather explosive end for the character under the tenure of Daniel Craig and has left many …
Students criticise KU’s support for self-isolation
KU’s concierge service introduced during the pandemic to support self-isolating students has been criticised by its users as inadequate. Students who relied on university aid when testing positive for Covid-19 complained that the assistance provided was limited and not well publicised.
New York Moves to Ban Delta-8 THC, In Blow to CBD Market
There are three main issues that people walk into Matt Tallarico’s CBD shop in Kingston hoping to solve: pain, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. Tallarico can relate personally with his customers who struggle with anxiety. He’s dealt with it for as long as he can remember, trying every natural remedy imaginable …
Nail Salon Workers Are Transforming Their Industry
When her boss told her it was finally time for her lunch break, Maritza Ovalles jumped out of her chair at the Bronx nail salon she worked at. Breaks were hard to come by during her 9am to 8pm shifts. It was 2019, but Ovalles says not getting a break …
Adam Hender exclusive: Rising star on his first UK tour | River Online
If it were not for a change in schools, musician Adam Hender might never have launched his music career.
Kingston graduate Harriet Kemsley becomes a comic star | River Online
A Kingston graduate has become a rising top comedy star, appearing regularly as a guest on popular TV show 8 out of 10 Cats.
Love Byeland: the finale | River Online
Sunday night saw the finale of the Winter Love Island, and like always, it was such a bittersweet feeling. We’ve spent the last six weeks emotionally invested in these stranger’s relationships, more so than our own, and we’re acting as though we’re best pals with the contestants. Now, we’re back …
Radioactive: A lazy portrayal of Marie Curie | River Online
For a woman who made such a massive impact in science, why were Marie Curie’s own story and her scientific achievements not good enough to focus on alone?
JLS return and have more than One Shot to make it count | River Online
JLS return and have more than One Shot to make it count “Let’s just get back together, we should have never broke up.” Eleven years on from the release of Beat Again, JLS have announced that they are reuniting for a UK tour, something fans have been looking forward to …
The frustrations of being left-handed in a right-handed world | River Online
The frustrations of being left-handed in a right-handed world Does being left-handed come at a price? Nicole Pihan uncovers the myths and truths around being left-handed and how lefties are not feeling left out. What do Albert Einstein, Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie all have in common? Like 10 …
One giant leap for woman-kind – women need more confidence to know their value | River Online
One giant leap for woman-kind – women need more confidence to know their value Samira Ahmed won her case against the BBC and will be paid £700,000 to make up the for the difference in her salary, which she was convinced she deserved. And to be honest, well done! Although …
Cases of coronavirus in Kingston keep rising as NHS declares the highest level of risk | River Online
Kingston University plans to remain open despite the first cases of coronavirus confirmed in the local area. As cases continue to rise in the UK, a spokeswoman for Kingston University said students should go about their normal routine. “The health, welfare and safety of all our students and staff remains …
Daniel Isn’t Real – or is he? | River Online
As a child, an imaginary friend can be a comforting necessity. But carried into adulthood, they can spell a recipe for disaster as is soon discovered in the new psychological horror film Daniel Isn’t Real.
Gengahr: “This album is a lot more personal” | River Online
Indie-rock band Gengahr has told The River that their new album Sanctuary is their most personal and emotional record to date.
Blossoms Continue to bloom with their latest album | River Online
Known for their indie-pop style, Blossoms third album Foolish Loving Spaces sees them go down a different path as they experiment with groovy guitars, disco and electro-rock.
Greed or Green: It was too hopeful of Greed to expect laughs at the expense of underpaid workers and refugees | River Online
Greed or Green: It was too hopeful of Greed to expect laughs at the expense of underpaid workers and refugees Greed had so much potential; a promising storyline, a fantastic cast and many celebrity cameos. But much like the fast-fashion the film is based on, it fell apart almost straight …
Week 5 Love Island roundup: proposals and dumpings | River Online
The untimely death of former presenter Caroline Flack has shocked Love Island fans. Tributes have poured in to commend Flack who took her own life on February 15. Caroline Flack had presented Love Island since its first series in 2015 before stepping down for this year’s Winter Love Island. She …
Nicholas Cage’s Color Out Of Space needs pigment of imagination | River Online
Nicholas Cage’s Color Out Of Space needs pigment of imagination “Do you know how much those animals cost us? They are alpacas! Alpacas!” It’s a line you would never expect to hear in a film that essentially is about a meteorite hitting Earth. Unless it was bellowed by Nicolas Cage. …
Week 6 Love Island roundup: babies, declarations of love and meeting the family | River Online
The final week of love island has been and gone, and we have only got one show until we have to face our boring, mundane lives again.
Kingston University 2020 Big Read shortlist announced | The River
Kingston University’s Big Read scheme announced their shortlist of six books this week. This is the sixth year of the project, and the shortlist was chosen from over 200 titles suggested by students and staff at the University.
Kingston University records 53 acts of violence by students since 2016
Kingston University has disciplined at least 53 students who committed acts of physical violence against other students or university staff since 2016.
Lack of black senior academics in UK “unacceptable”, says universities minister
The universities minister has slammed the lack of senior black academics in UK universities as “unacceptable”.
The Brit Awards at 40: 8 iconic moments | River Online
The Brit Awards are celebrating 40 years of being on TV, and we have seen some legendary moments in music over the past four decades.