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Meet The Hullfire 2021/22 Committee

The Hullfire Committee For 2021/22. 

We’re excited to share our stories with you this year. Whether this be universiety news or our opinions on the latest films, we’ll be bringing you all the news over the next year.

Amber Wiles

Editor and President

Skye Whitby

Deputy Editor and Vice President

Bella Wiles

Secretary and Arts, Culture and Music Editor

Adam Storr

Treasurer

Tom Parker

Head of Photography

Hannah Bowater

Sports Editor

Olivia Wale

Lifestyle & Wellbeing Editor

Melisa Sans

Social Media Editor

Hannah Claridge

News and Opinions Editor

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“Breaking the Glass Ceiling”: Women & Journalism

| Issue 013, Opinions | No Comments
By Siobhan Elizabeth Ball “Breaking the glass ceiling” is a phrase women in the 21st century have come to know all too well. In honour of Women’s History Month in March…

The 2022 Oscars Returns to the Dolby Theatre with a Few Surprises

| Arts & Culture, Film & Television, Issue 014 | No Comments
By Amber Wiles It is safe to say that the 2022 Oscars will go down in awards history. From historic wins, a surprising Best Picture winner and an on-air altercation,…

Putin’s War: Ukraine, The West and Democracy

| Issue 014, Opinions, World News | No Comments
By Nathan Honest During the last tumultuous weeks, the threat of World War Three has loomed in the minds of many. Western leaders are quick to discount this possibility; Joe…

The Day After Tomorrow…Today

| Issue 014, Lifestyle & Wellbeing | No Comments
By Siobhan Elizabeth Ball The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, based on the 1999 book The Coming Global Superstorm by…
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Previous Issues

Would you like to look back at our previous issues? Take a look at how the world has changed over the last year? Then look no further…

You can now view all our previous issues below!

News

Opinions

The West’s Response to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

| Issue 014, News, Opinions | No Comments
By Abigail Hardcastle Whilst the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to shock the world, governments internationally have turned to economic sanctions against Russia in an effort to cripple economy. These…

Partygate

| Issue 014, News, Politics | No Comments
By Kieren Allen Dodd The memory of Partygate, regardless of what the Conservative government would like to believe, is still fresh in the minds of many the British people. Jacob…

Potential Changes to Student Loans and GCSE Grades Target Working-Class Pupils… Again

| Issue 014, News, Opinions | No Comments
By Lauren Smith According to The Guardian, a total of “92% of English 18-year-olds” who entered higher education in 2020 got at least a grade 4 in Maths and English.…

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling”: Women & Journalism

| Issue 013, Opinions | No Comments
By Siobhan Elizabeth Ball “Breaking the glass ceiling” is a phrase women in the 21st century have come to know all too well. In honour of Women’s History Month in March…

Putin’s War: Ukraine, The West and Democracy

| Issue 014, Opinions, World News | No Comments
By Nathan Honest During the last tumultuous weeks, the threat of World War Three has loomed in the minds of many. Western leaders are quick to discount this possibility; Joe…

The West’s Response to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

| Issue 014, News, Opinions | No Comments
By Abigail Hardcastle Whilst the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to shock the world, governments internationally have turned to economic sanctions against Russia in an effort to cripple economy. These…

Sports

Arts & Culture

HUSU President of Sports Varsity Letter

| Issue 014, Sport, University News | No Comments
By Sian Doherty Between the dates of the 10th to the 12th of March, over 30 sports teams and societies from Hull University Students’ Union took on their University of…

They’re Fast, and Fans are Furious

| Issue 014, Sport | No Comments
By Hannah Bowater Formula One has for decades been a jewel in the crown of European sport with races in the continent making up the vast majority of the calendar.…

A Hollywood Ending for the LA Rams

| Issue 014, Sport | No Comments
By Hannah Bowater After waiting 55 years for a team to make a Superbowl appearance in their home stadium, the NFL got its second in a row this year as…

The 2022 Oscars Returns to the Dolby Theatre with a Few Surprises

| Arts & Culture, Film & Television, Issue 014 | No Comments
By Amber Wiles It is safe to say that the 2022 Oscars will go down in awards history. From historic wins, a surprising Best Picture winner and an on-air altercation,…

There’s a Place for All of Us

| Arts & Culture, Film & Television, Issue 014 | No Comments
By Gemma Curry The Hollywood tradition of whitewashing has spanned the decades, including but not limited to the musical genre. The original 1961 West Side Story movie immediately springs to…

Microtransactions in Video Games: Should More Regulation be Required?

| Arts & Culture, Issue 014, Opinions | No Comments
By Reece Parslow The United Kingdom’s video games market is worth nearly £6 billion. Although the UK has always been a world leader in the industry (particularly in game production),…

Music

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

How Can the Average News Reader Employ Strategic Theory to Understand the Russo-Ukraine War?

| Issue 014, Music, Opinions | No Comments
By Liam Scroggie The Russo-Ukraine War is now over a month old, and in and amongst the military mumbo jumbo, it is often difficult for the ‘average news reader’ to…

Remembering Tom Parker (1988-2022)

| Issue 013, Music, News | No Comments
By Isabella Wiles The Wanted star Tom Parker, who was diagnosed with an inoperable Glioblastoma brain tumour in October of 2020, has sadly passed away on Wednesday the 30th March…

COBA 2021: A Celebration of Black Achievement

| Arts & Culture, Issue 011, Local News, Music | No Comments
By Amber Wiles This Black History Month 2021, clothing brand Saint Aaspire hosted COBA 2021 at Hull University’s Asylum. The night hosted rappers, singers and spoken word artists from across…

The Day After Tomorrow…Today

| Issue 014, Lifestyle & Wellbeing | No Comments
By Siobhan Elizabeth Ball The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich, based on the 1999 book The Coming Global Superstorm by…

The University of Hull says Oh Yes to Net-Zero!

| Issue 014, Lifestyle & Wellbeing, University News | No Comments
By Laura Halliwell In the modern-day, it gets more and more vital that we lead more sustainable lives. Minimising our impact on the environment and the planet. On Monday the…

The Fast Rise of Slow Fashion

| Issue 011, Lifestyle & Wellbeing, Opinions | No Comments
By Laura Halliwell Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in sustainable fashion with shoppers, myself included, being more environmentally conscious. This is due to a growing…

Book Club

WE'RE LAUNCING A BOOKCLUB

OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH:

The Hullfire is excited to announce our collaboration with the Feminist Society. We will be choosing a monthly book club choice voted for by you, then at the end of the month we will get together for a discussion.
The book club is open to anyone, so you don’t have to be a member of either society. If you have a love of reading, grab yourself a copy and join us.
More details of our first meet-up will be coming soon, but in the meantime you can read out first book option of the year: Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis.

Societies Spotlight

Bringing you the University of Hull societies and sport teams

Societies

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About The Hullfire

Newly rebranded and established as a Society, we deliver the news to YOU

The Hullfire is the free, official student publication of Hull University Union. Newly established as a society, it has never been easier to get involved. Written and edited by the students, for the students, anyone can take part. Whether you’re passionate about Sports, Music, Current Affairs or you just want to write a one-off piece, we’re always welcoming new writers, digital editors, proofreaders more. We’re completely independent and aim to provide a balanced reflection of the diverse student experience with no political bias, so the possibilities to get involved are endless! Get in touch today.

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Our aim is to generate high-quality content across all genres of relevance to students, celebrating student life, the city we live and study in and global news. We aim to maintain a high level of professionalism over and above the standards expected of a student newspaper and be a force for good for students at the University of Hull. As we now operate as a society, your level of involvement is up to you. If being a writer to boost your CV is what you’re after, or if you are just looking to make some new friends and engage with the social side of a society, we welcome all.

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