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Having told our editor that I was ‘up for anything’ when it came to trying out societies, I soon felt that maybe I’d been a bit too over-enthusiastic when I volunteered to try out Canoe Polo, having no idea whatsoever what it involved and certainly no clue as to even whether you needed to be able to canoe to take part. What followed was many frantic Google searches, all of which led me to be standing in Bangor swimming pool changing rooms wondering whether I had massively overestimated how much my single kayaking experience on holiday had prepared me for…

T’was a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a film that perhaps you saw in your teens. This film that you are invited to see, will not be charging any kind of fee. In case you did NOT get the clue, BAWLS (Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society) will be showing the seasonal classic The Nightmare Before Christmas on the 9th of December. Jack, Sally and the Boogyman will be waiting in Main arts lecture room 3 at 6pm, waiting for an eager audience, hope to see lots of people there!

Well look at how fast the year is ade Ball hosted by Psych Society and going already and soon it will Nightline, there are still some tickets left be Christmas! I can’t wait to see and it promises to be an amazing night. what Santa has for me and for Nightline! Last year he gave me a teddy bear and he is still one of my dear friends who’s always there to listen to me, kind of like how Nightline is always around too. If you ever need to talk to anyone no mat- ter what it’s about then Nightline…

The Afro-Caribbean Society of Bangor in collaboration with the North-Wales Jamaican Society came together on the 10th of November, 2012, to deliver the biggest ever Afro-Caribbean event to hit Bangor University. The night was full of fun and was totally mind-blowing, with lights, cameras and lots of action. A Live Band was present to open the wonderful event of the night. As expected, the beautiful drum rhythms from the live band brought the whole Fridd Site (area of the night’s event) to a stand-still with students, et al. coming out of their accommodation and looking-on in awe and excitement. The…

by Becki WatsonThe last weekend of November marked Rostra’s first project of the year, Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone. The play follows the story of Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, in the years following her father’s banishment and death, and the war that killed her two brothers. After the new king Creon declares that one brother would be buried as a hero, and the other, Polynices, would be left unburied and unmourned for betraying the city, Antigone defies the law and buries her brother by herself. When she is discovered by the King’s guards, Creon sentences her to death, despite the protests…

By Robyn Wynn There is a rule in my house; no Christmas before December 1st. This is for the sanity of all around me as, for a month, I hail from the land of ice and snow. So, to fit as much Christmas in as possible, I attended the Betws-y-Coed Christmas 2012 in the ‘gateway to Snowdonia’ around 30mins drive from Bangor. The drive down the A5 was stunning, the mountains looked like someone had sprinkled them with sugar and some of the mini waterfalls had formed abstract sculptures of ice around their mouths. The 1st Saturday of December signifies something special in…

On the 24th November this year, Beaumaris held its annual Victorian Christmas event – an eclectic mix of elves, rather-tipsy looking Santas and all things Victorian. Being the Christmas addict that I am, I couldn’t resist a visit and dragged my less-than-enthusiastic friend along under the pretence of being ‘chief photographer’. With entertainment ranging from Barrel Organs to ice skating, it was difficult to know where to start, but as usual, my inner child prevailed and we went in hunt of the infamous ‘Santa’s Grotto’. With the sweet aromas of mince pies and roasting chestnuts filling our nostrils and ‘snow’…

We went to Women’s Rugby, Rygbi Merched this month and went to one of their pre match training sessions. What you all might not know is that Bangor University Women’s Rugby team is very successful; last year they only lost one match and couldn’t play one in the whole season. They also do some of the best fundraising events of the sports clubs, keep an eye out around Bangor for sweet tubs appealing for pennies. This is for the Mile of Pennies Appeal, the proceeds of which will go to Anglesey Riding for the Disabled and Evie’s Fund, a cancer…

Dafydd the Bear of Bangor Nightline here. Exam time is nearly upon us once again, which can be a grizzly time for everyone, even us bears. Perhaps you are worried that you haven’t revised enough for your big exam. Maybe you are nervous about how you will cope with your first university exam. Or maybe you just want a takeaway number to ease your revision-induced hunger pains. Whatever is on your mind, and whatever you want to talk about, Nightline is open every night during term time (even reading week), to listen to you. When other services are unavailable, and…

Many of you have enjoyed such classics as The Lion King, Shrek and Toy Story and you may also have enjoyed Afro Samurai, Bleach or Pokemon. But have you found a society that indulges this passion of yours? You have now! We are BAWLS, the Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society, and our aim is simple: to provide a society where people of all degrees can gather to discuss, watch and enjoy animation from all sources. We meet weekly in the Main Arts foyer on Sundays at 7pm, where we then go as a group en masse to Lecture room…

Bangor Business Society’s main aim is to unite students within the business school, from all years and all courses and to provide them with support, as well as social and academic events for them to enjoy and benefit from.  This year’s committee consists of 5 enthusiastic and hardworking individuals who are willing to put 100% in to make this academic year a successful one. So far we have been involved in Serendipity, the annual activities fair, promoting ourselves and meeting a lot of our members; meet and greet socials, including our BBS Quiz which proved a huge success with prizes…

Go to death and go to satire: The importance of staging Earnest, Sherlock Holmes, Dr Faustus and the Pirates of Penzance It’s never easy staging a well known play that everybody knows backwards and can quote verbatim, as I discovered by doing Blackadder whilst treading the boards in Rostra. From January to March, both BEDS (Bangor English Drama Society) and Rostra performed four productions native to the British Isles (a term that includes Ireland) and firmly engrained on our British psyche. The curtain went up on Irishman Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and Edinburgh’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s…

Minecraft society (MOBS) is a brand new society dedicated to players of the game Minecraft. For you gamer-types it’s really just a limitless sandbox to run around in but for those unfamiliar with gaming it’s essentially LEGO on a infinite scale with monsters (known as Mobs!) and explosives. This is all playable in multiplayer or single player  environments with no limitations with the cherry on top being that there is a ridiculously huge modding, or personalisation, community. My personal favourite is the Pokemon mod where you can catch and level them up and I believe someone has already built a…

Bangor University Brass Band have been offered their biggest gig to date in the form of entertainment at the Welsh National Football Cup Final. The match, which will take place on Sunday 6th May at Nantporth, the stadium of Bangor FC, is one of the highlights of the Welsh football calendar and is expected to attract around 1,000 people. The match will also be broadcast live on S4C. The band are delighted to have been offered this amazing opportunity after a year of heavy community involvement, including the Remembrance Day parade, Christmas caroling around the city and at Penrhyn Castle,…

This debate occurred on Tuesday 31st of January at 7.00 in MALT. One quick point, congratulations to Martin Ellis Parry for the preparation and event management work that went into making this debate possible. Congratulations to AGOR-A for putting on a debate that didn’t encounter any silence from the audience when they were requested to ask questions. There were four people on the panel; Rev. John Butler, Professor Stephen Jay Stern, Ann Farr and Michael Brodsky from the Israeli Embassy and the Chairman, Jochen Eisentraut. The debate lasted an hour and a half with quite a few questions asked from…

30 actors from BEDS transform Beaumaris into a Victorian Christmas paradise Last weekend 30 actors from BEDS took to the streets of Beaumaris to help transform it into a Victorian Christmas paradise, marking a year since BEDS’ first period acting event. In that time, the society has been heavily involved in 5 community events across North Wales, from entertaining the 30,000 visitors that attended the Conwy Feast festival to organising the inter-society Medieval Day out in Beaumaris. This most recent foray was yet another brilliant example of the positive role that students can play in the local community; with BEDS…