Hello! Rife Magazine ceased publishing new work in July 2022.

We've kept the magazine online as an archive and hope you'll still continue to enjoy all of its contributions from the last 8 years.

The Rife Team

Matt Bates

Matt Bates is currently a Sixth Form student who has fallen in to the trap of retail and is ready to get out. With a passion for media, the English language, human rights/equality and creativity, he is trying to get as involved in the world as he can and perceives the media to be the ideal channel maintain this. Aspiring to be a writer, journalist and all-round media-enthusiast, Matt wants to be able to make a positive contribution to the lives of others and raise important issues that are currently being shied away from by mainstream media. Matt is also a lover of double forward slashes, lemon tea and the internet.

Fourteen Things That Annoy Us About School

Whether you’re currently in school, sixth form, college or work, everybody comes across the same problems, irritations and down-right...

Is Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video Racist?

Matt Bates takes a look at some of the comments that surround Taylor Swift’s new music video.
Social Issues / / Matt Bates

Nine Ideas For Getting Your Dream Job Without a Degree

Matt Bates just got his A Level results.
Upskilling / / Matt Bates