News and Updates

Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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Can you Imagine Dragons?

[Saskia Brüske | Contributing Writer] Image: Saskia Brüske In case the band name Imagine Dragons rings a bell – which I’m sure it does – you might know they are currently touring Europe. They played in Nottingham last Friday as part of their two-week stay in the UK. Their second album, Smoke and Mirrors, is much darker than the first one (Night Visions), with lyrics that are so real and honest it just gets you. Thanks to the almost man-size drums the band used on stage, and t

Brownstock 2015: 5 must-see attractions

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] We recently released the Brownstock 2015 Preview with the low-down on logistics and the all important, star-studded line-up. Now with less than two weeks to go, it’s time to take a sneaky peak at the top 5 attractions and activities you can expect to see at the most popular farm in Essex on 10th,11th and 12th July. “All ready at the Farm” | #1 Bump Roller Disco The ultimate mobile roller disco is new to Brownstock this year, an

15 Crazy things we saw at Slam Dunk South

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Slam Dunk Festival South was one of the biggest transformations for the University and saw a whole host of hardcore, rock and metal bands descending on The Forum Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. There was plenty to see in terms of music and performances, and even more to feast your eyes on whilst people-watching. So we’ve compiled a list of the craziest things we spotted, from colourful fans and various tattoos, to some interesting fashio

Slam Dunk South: Trident Media’s Top 12 Bands

[Kealie Mardell & Shelby Loasby] Slam Dunk Festival made a triumphant return to The Forum Hertfordshire, living up to its promise to be bigger and better than ever before. Seven stages spanned across the site, including the Forum Auditorium, The Attic, and three outdoor stages. After a successful day at Leeds, Slam Dunk made its way to Hatfield on Sunday 24th May, before taking to Wolverhampton to finish off its Bank Holiday weekend tour. Slam Dunk South was the first site to

Linkin Park at London’s 02

[Aimone Sharif | Contributing Writer] The last time Linkin Park performed in the UK was this summer at Download festival, and no surprise they stole the show. As predicted when they announced a three day tour (22nd, 23rd and 24th of November) in the UK for the promotion of their new album The Hunting Party; the tickets sold out in minutes and the fans set their expectations high. When the London’s O2 doors opened at 6:30; the fans were ready for the time of their life. Warmin

Heroes and Villains

[Taveena Atsu | Features Sub Editor] On the 9th of November, we had the extremely talented de Havilland Philharmonics perform a classical concert with illustrator David Mayhew, and conductor Robin Browning. On the day, Mayhew, Browning and the orchestra intertwined art and classical music to perform a magical complication of children’s stories. Particularly passionate about art, Mayhew explains to us that he has ‘always loved art’. Typically, David illustrates children’s book