Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose

Vanta Black

Vanta Black By Theotima Ioannou Vanta was born at a specific time and place. A specific Doctor said “your child is sick.” After an extensive examination of Vanta’s body, his parents found nothing wrong so, the Doctor was ignored. Vanta was a young adult when he noticed a dark stain on his fingertips. There was… Continue reading Vanta Black

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Uncategorized


When Cobalt Magazine set about thinking how they could contribute to the wider student society, we knew that it would be worthwhile getting involved with #WeGetConsent. It is one of the biggest campaigns that the Student’s Union is running this year, and responds to a topic that has long needed addressingc within the wider university… Continue reading #WeGetConsent

Cobalt Magazine, competition, Issue 9, Photography

Photography Competition Winner: Issue 9

For our first photography competition, in-keeping with our theme of "The Human Subject", submissions had to answer this question:  "A smile is rare, how do you capture one?" We had some amazing submissions and choosing a winner was incredibly difficult! Below you can see the fantastic photographs that were submitted for the competition...   (Submitted… Continue reading Photography Competition Winner: Issue 9

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose


Karmila Thomas There are over 20 different nationalities sitting in one hostel bar. A hostel with over 20 different cultures. Over 20 different histories - all encaged in over 20 different humans. Each traveler is looking for something; whether it’s knowledge, love, adventure, or themselves. If you want a story - talk to a traveler.… Continue reading Strangers

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose

These Eyes They See All

  Rhys Clarke September 11th, 2017. That was when The Eyes started to appear. Or, more specifically, the growths. Bulbous, flesh coloured, and foul-smelling. The growths appeared everywhere, in homes, on trees, on walls, on the roads, under the sea...anywhere with a surface, the growths appeared. Scientists were baffled. Us common folk were scared at… Continue reading These Eyes They See All

Cobalt Magazine, Issue 9, Prose

Humanity = A dish of mushrooms

June Ong Humanity is like mushrooms, It’s everywhere but some might be toxic. Humanity is like risotto, Risotto absorbs liquids, we absorb the qualities of everyone around us, be it good or bad. Risotto releases starch, occasionally, we might subconsciously lose our qualities along the way throughout this journey of life. Humanity is like parmesan,… Continue reading Humanity = A dish of mushrooms