Editor's Picks

Editor's Picks

Here is showcase of just some of the student journalists' talent at UEL

Performing According to Type

Adiba Khatun continues her series on South Asian Wedding with an appreciation of the clichés she loves to hate. Is there anything in this world that doesn’t have a cliché to call its own? South Asian...

What’s Preventing You From Talking To Me?

Norwegian student Terry Sorensen spent six months asking the Metropolitan Police to talk to him about the UK's anti-terrorist Prevent strategy. Now about to return home, he's given up on both British police and...

East London Is Dead?

Certainly not yet. But Alex Blacklock finds that the Shoreditch creative scene is already faltering. To say that East London is currently a creative hub, isn't exactly news to anyone. It was as far back as...
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Is This Fruity Enough For You?

For today's Fruit Test, our crew members bit into a range of fruit imported for sale in East London. See here what they made of it: This is the second in the Culture Shock series,...

Solution To The Housing Crisis?

Cally Skinner sees new houses popping up in Lewisham. East London is well known for its love of pop-ups, but now there is new kid on the block: pop-up villages. The first of these is to...

Love Conquers All

After a disastrous arranged marriage, a southern Iraqi woman defies her family and finds eventual happiness with her two sons and the love of her life. As an Arab woman from a culturally strict and...

Ducking, Diving and Sports Merchandising

Drew Goodsell reckons it’s not true that street stallholders are only interested in ripping us off. In recent times, mainstream media seem to have taken a dislike to market stall sellers, criticising many of them...

Shakur’s Tale: Prison Works!

Of course it's not always like this, but Sevi Kemal spoke to one ex-con whose life was transformed from the inside. This is the tale of a life turned around in prison. After a particularly...

If They Are Generation A, Then We Must be Generation D

D for Debt is the letter that defines my Generation, writes Rising East social media editor Thomas Hedley. This article is written in response to Generation A: the young Londoners helping to shape the world...

Dear Entertainments Officer, Book Us Some Magic, Please!

Aurora Krogh notifies the UEL students' union Entertainments Officer: what we want is The Magic Gang; when do we want them - now! The Magic Gang live up to their name. I know because I...
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Down But Not Out In London

Immigrants continue to define East London, and some of them are illegal. Their precarious legal situation is made worse by an atmosphere in which they are mistrusted, because of the association of immigration with...
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Golden Shit Hits The Right Spot

https://vimeo.com/148872415 Intrepid reporters Jenny Cottee (words) and Sydney Kauffman (video) enjoyed the shock of their lives at a not-yer-typical East End song-and-dance night. Be warned! With a name like Baby Lame’s Shit Show, we should have...

‘Tis The Season….To Be Healthy?

Molly Horne weighs up the merits of a glass of buck's fizz versus cold pressed green juice. Well, I know which one I would prefer to start my Christmas morning with (clue: orange over green)....

‘Tis The Season….To Hook Up on Tinder?

Jessica Ann Gray asks how we can best avoid being lonely this Christmas. As we approach Christmas and the New Year, I have seen at least two opinion pieces that accuse apps such as Tinder, Zoosk and...

Cosplay Versus Oddplay

Seconds away for the Cosplay showdown, hailed as the greatest clash since Ali v Frazier. In the red corner, Callum Crumlish insists it's not OK to be Super Mario for the day. What happens...
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Snap, Crackle and Bop!

Only last week, when I first wrote about it, Brick Lane’s Cereal Killer café seemed harmless enough. I even recommended it as the place to go for an enjoyably over-priced combination of nursery food...
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The Other Jihad: The Brit Fighting With Kurds Against ISIS

Ferdia Carr talks to Londoner Mark Ramsay, who recently joined Kurdish forces fighting ISIS. In northern Syria, right now, there are British citizens pitched against each other on opposing front lines. The volume of British...
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The Hackney Miscarriage says ‘we’re all hipsters now’

Rising East’s new columnist pops up with a partial defence of the Hipster. Welcome to the pioneering instalment of The Hackney Miscarriage. It was going to be printed in re-purposed cargo containers on sheets of...

Hot Talk: Free Speech And Campus Radicalisation

Hot Talk presenter Azana Francis cross-questions Dusty Amroliwala, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of East London (UEL), Imran Hossein, UEL Students' Union President, and Tom Slater, Spiked Online, on where to draw the line on...

EastEnders 30 Years On: how was it for you?

Since they weren’t even born when the first episode of EastEnders aired 30 years ago this week, Rising East’s young journalists are obliged to restrict their reminiscences of the celebrated soap to this century...

Behind the Lines in Parliament Square

Rising East reporter Matt Anderson takes us behind the protesters' lines at the demonstration that took place in London's Parliament Square on November 5th. He joined around 3000 marchers who clashed with police as part...
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Dear Westminster

The morning after her grandparents backed the winning candidate in the Clacton by-election, Sian Davis penned an open letter to Britain’s political class, setting the record straight on why they voted Ukip. Today, after the...

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