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"25.10.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Super Hans at The Wardrobe | The Gryphon Before attending this gig, it was extremely hard to predict what I was going to experience from this hedonistic, morally corrupt icon of the new millennium. It soon transpired that this performance was a celebration of everything that the character of "Before attending this gig, it was extremely hard to predict what I was going to experience from this hedonistic, morally corrupt icon of the new millennium." The Gryphon • Clubs experienced Super Hans at The Wardrobe Leeds
"25.10.2016 20:00:00" "Before attending this gig, it was extremely hard to predict what I was going to experience from this hedonistic, morally corrupt icon of the new millennium." The Gryphon • Clubs experienced Super Hans at The Wardrobe Leeds
"25.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Human Cooperation: Come on, come on, let's stick together | The Gryphon Working together is often cited as being one of the things that makes humans special, however it's not a trait specific to humans. Indeed, we are a social ape and as such, we rely on our societal cooperation to achieve feats greater than the sum of our Team work can make a dream work (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"25.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Young vintage lovers in Leeds | The Gryphon When it comes to Generation Y and the 'Millennial' experience, the youth of today have a tough ride. Having drawn the short straw thanks to economic depression, climate change and the implications of the 'baby boomer' culture, insult is added to injury The Romantic youth of today... The Gryphon • Features finds out more about those who feel like the were born in the wrong era
"25.10.2016 15:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk '13th' Review – A meticulously timed documentary | The Gryphon This searing 2016 documentary highlights the deliberate criminalisation of African American citizens, and the ways in which institutionalised racism has transformed the nature of politics, incarceration policies and the overall African American fight for "This searing 2016 documentary highlights the deliberate criminalisation of African American citizens, and the ways in which institutionalised racism has transformed the nature of politics, incarceration policies and the overall African American fight for
"25.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk “Black lives matter on their own –and that doesn't mean that white lives don't matter.'' | The Gryphon On Monday 10th October, the event 'A Discussion on Black Mental Health' was held in the LUU as a part of Black History Month. The Gryphon speaks to Melissa Owusu, education officer at LUU and organizer of the event, in order to gain a greater The Gryphon • Features speaks to Melissa Owusu, education officer at LUU, in order to gain a greater understanding about mental health issues in the black community...
"25.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk John Williams' Heroes @ Leeds Town Hall, 16/10/16 | The Gryphon John Williams is arguably the most influential score composer of our generation, being awarded five Academy Awards and grossing over 20 billion dollars worldwide with his films. It seems appropriate to commemorate the 84-year-old's work while he has no Legendary tunes from the legend himself. The Gryphon • Music reviews John Williams.
"25.10.2016 11:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: World War 3? I don't think so! | The Gryphon News of Russia moving ballistic missiles into Kaliningrad sparked mixed reactions: resignation, anger, and apocalyptic fear. Further was Russian testing that shows, yes, the Russian Navy can still fire a missile out of a submarine. None of this should be "So, as long as nothing goes horribly, horribly, wrong, we'll all be fine." With Halloween around the corner, The Gryphon • Views sparks doom and gloom...
"24.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found Is Four Tet bored yet? (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"24.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Making Black History | The Gryphon If you speak to any hip-hop fans about 2016, somebody, and something, will almost definitely be the first thing they mention: Frank Ocean and his stunning album 'Blonde'. This was THE album. After 2012's 'Channel Orange' the wait for Ocean's follow up An ode to Frank Ocean courtesy of The Gryphon • Features
"24.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk From The Breakfast Club to Juno: low budget movies that made it big time | The Gryphon It is not common to see low budget movies excel at the box office as they're normally in the shadow of high concept blockbusters. The top 20 highest grossing films of all time consist mainly of big budget movies and sequels. For instance, it's not likely The best things in life are always on a budget (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"24.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk We don't need more Disney princes | The Gryphon It seems to be written in the Disney movie rule books that where there's a girl, there has to be a boy. But not just any boy. Disney law states that every girl needs a saviour, someone to complete what was so blatantly incomplete before and rescue her "The idea that a woman could just exist, complete and successful on her own, is seeming to be too much for even the fictional world, never mind the real one to grasp." Why Disney needs more free, independent women... (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"24.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found The BeeGees: staying alive? #SaveTheBees
(From: The Gryphon • Science)
"24.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found Introducing Leeds Freedom from Torture Student Group... (From: The Gryphon • Society)
"24.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Decline of International Football? | The Gryphon As domestic football has resumed, with entertainment and goals aplenty, there is a strong argument to claim that the recent international break is unnecessary and that there has therefore been a serious decline in international football. Indeed, Harry "Perhaps the real decline is not of international football in general, it is to be found in a declining English national side, especially when juxtaposed with its domestic league, largely regarded as the best in the world." Is national football deflating?
"23.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Gender, Sex and Rock n' Roll | The Gryphon With the recent celebration of National Coming Out Day, Sophia Simon-Bashall takes a closer look at the treatment of LGBTQ+ musicians by the music industry and even their fans. "Sexism and homophobia are still rampant problems both in the music industry and beyond, which means queer women get the worst of both worlds. Nobody's perfect, but dammit, we can do better" The Gryphon • Music discusses sex, gals and rock n roll
"23.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The World Applauds Ennis-Hill as She Bows out of Sport | The Gryphon Thursday October 13th marked the day that British legend, Jessica Ennis-Hill, retired from Athletics following an inspirational career on, and off, the track. After so many ups and downs, from injury prior to Beijing 2008 forcing her to miss the games, "It is easy to say that her success has provided the sport with an abundance of indelible memories across the years." The Gryphon • Sport bids farewell from the track to British legend, Jessica Ennis-Hill.
"23.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Art of Budgeting: Lunch | The Gryphon Being a student is all about mastering the delicate art of scrimping and saving and doing just about anything to avoid reaching that dreaded overdraft limit. This is certainly not always easy! If you've just left home, it is likely that budgeting for How best to spend those pounds wisely on campus... (From: The Gryphon Business)
"23.10.2016 15:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found He's just lingering like a bad smell. The return of Nigel Farage. (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"23.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 10 years later why is 'Wicked' as popular as ever? | The Gryphon The musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, found its basis in Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), an alternative telling of the plot explored within Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Realistically, who doesn't know the lyrics to Defying Gravity? (From: The Gryphon • Arts)
"23.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon asks whether the proposals by a London hospital that would require pregnant women to show ID is fair? | The Gryphon Whilst being understandably controversial, and a suggestion that I believe would be very difficult to properly implement, I do believe that it is fair to expect women to provide an identity document when booking in for their labour at an NHS hospital. It The Gryphon • Views discusses if ID is necessary when booking in for labour at hospital
"23.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Shooting on Pennsylvania university campus | The Gryphon In the early hours of Sunday morning, at the main campus in Lower Oxford Township, shots were fired at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Campus Watch: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Another shooting incident at a university across the pond...
"22.10.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk In the Middle with Jagwar Ma | The Gryphon Jagwar Ma burst onto the scene in 2013 with Howlin', establishing their own blend of 90's nostalgia, dance and psychedelic rock. Maise Leddy caught up with vocalist Gabriel Winterfield ahead of their UK tour to discuss new release Every Now And Then…. The Gryphon • Music sat down with Jagwar Ma ahead of their imminent UK tour
"22.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The decision has already been made: Psychology of voting | The Gryphon You walk into the voting booth and before you are your choices. You've weighed the facts, considered each candidate for their merits yet you remain uncertain about your choice. For some unknown reason you drift towards one candidate over the other. You The world waits with baited breath... but do we already know the outcome of the US Presidential Election? (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"22.10.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Can Leeds be at the heart of potential Brexit success | The Gryphon In the midst of the recent political and economic repercussions that have surrounded London in the past few months, it can become easy to be embroiled in the thought that 'the city' can prop up the nations current troubles. But to follow this dependent In this time of turmoil, can Leeds be the beating heart of Brexit success? (From: The Gryphon Business)
"22.10.2016 15:30:31" thegryphon.co.uk Why do politicians lie? | The Gryphon If there's one word to sum up 21st century politics, it's 'lying'. Be it the Lib Dems' promise on tuition fees, the WMDs in the Iraq war, or the £350 million the NHS is getting post-Brexit. In both the EU referendum and presidential debates it has been a "If there's one word to sum up 21st century politics, it's 'lying'." The Gryphon • Views discusses our political system and its torrent of lies...
"22.10.2016 14:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found This weeks optical treats from The Gryphon • Arts
"22.10.2016 12:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk We have the right to Bremoan | The Gryphon Despite being denounced as “unpatriotic Bremoaners” in a recent Daily Mail editorial, those of us who voted to remain should not be afraid to hold the government to account over it's half baked plans for Brexit. Remain voters like myself have to accept Brexit, Bremain, Bremoan. The Gryphon • Views discusses our right to a very British moan...
"22.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found University library resources are under threat, despite huge expenditure on academic infrastructure (From: The Gryphon • News)
"22.10.2016 10:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk “Never in a million years did I think I'd win a race” – The Gryphon meets Sam Tordoff | The Gryphon Many students have an extra job to earn some money while studying, but it's unlikely that you'll spend your weekdays working, and then race across Britain as a weekend job. Leeds driver, Sam Tordoff, was runner up in this year's British Touring Car Think you have an exciting part time job? This week The Gryphon • Sport met Sam Tordoff, who spends his weekends driving in the British Touring Car Championship.
"21.10.2016 18:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk “Wellness did not serve me well” – the pitfalls of clean eating | The Gryphon So called 'Wellness' bloggers such as Ella Woodward and the Hemsley Sisters have turned the clean eating craze into an immensely profitable industry. Recently, this trend has attracted backlash, especially from medical experts. A recent BBC3 documentary "I, like many others, have bought into the idea that chia seeds, matcha lattes and smoothie bowls will make me a better, happier and healthier person. Unfortunately, this romanticised, Instagram worthy lifestyle is only available to a lucky few." The
"21.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Deliveroo: How our new favourite takeaway app achieved such rapid success | The Gryphon Annual growth of 25% and a net worth of over $1billion in just 3 years, impossible for a start-up business I hear you cry! Yet Deliveroo with a presence in over 60 countries and an army of 5000 cyclists, has achieved the impossible. The seemingly Our brand new Business section looks at how our favourite culinary kangaroo has bounced to success
"21.10.2016 15:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk In the Middle with Blossoms | The Gryphon Blossoms are a five piece indie-pop band originating from Stockport in greater Manchester. Consisting of Tom Ogden (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Donovan (drums), Charlie Salt (bass, vocals), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar, percussion) and Myles Kellock "The evolution of the band was almost storybook, with all five members being born at the same hospital, attending the same school and living within a two mile radius of each other but only forming after their two previous bands splintered." The Gryphon •
"21.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk OKTOBERFEST, not exactly Germany… | The Gryphon Running from the 6th to the 9th of October, the event describes itself as an authentic celebration of German food, beer and music. Held in the grounds of famous former local brewery The Tetley, the venue was impressive. A giant 2,000 capacity German tent Not such German engineering... The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture reviews Oktoberfest
"21.10.2016 12:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk No/Gloss Film Fest: Films unlike anything you've ever seen | The Gryphon As well as the films of various length being screened over the two days, No/Gloss are offering the opportunity to take part in film panels/ workshops based on production budgeting and DIY distribution. There's also some amazing food on offer from Wood No Gloss Film Festival 2016 takes place this weekend - whet your appetite with this preview from The Gryphon • Arts
"21.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk GIAG Review: Cheerleading | The Gryphon On Friday, the 30th September, the Leeds Celtics Cheerleaders hosted their Give it a Go for their Pom team in Cromer Terrace. The Pom team has participated in competitions countrywide, including in Sheffield and Birmingham last year. The Leeds Celtics Fancy some kick-lines, tumbles and formation changes? Then get involved with the Leeds Celtics Cheerleaders! (From: The Gryphon • Society)
"20.10.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk As his second term comes to an end, The Gryphon asks: will the world look back favourably on Obama's time in office? | The Gryphon The first African American President of the United States had a lot to do in order to deliver the hope that he had promised. The quiet revolution that Obama has led, despite having to work with a Republican Congress whose “top political priority” was to Can we reflect on Obama's leadership skills with fond memories?
'Yes we can' Or can we? (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"20.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – I went to Love Muscle and the next morning there was a rainbow over Hyde Park | The Gryphon Love Muscle celebrated its first birthday at Wharf Chambers last weekend. It would be very hard to overstate just how much fun was had by all involved. The founders of Leeds' most important club night Love Muscle chatted to The Gryphon • Clubs on influences, inspiration and of course, homosexuality
"20.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found The Gryphon • Blogs discusses how to fulfill the lifestyle choice of the moment, the Danish term 'Hygge'
"20.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found The requested URL /2016/10/in-the-middles-hidden-gems-lauren-rycroft-and-cara-hammond-360-club-061016/ was not found on this server. "The 360 Club has always been a place for musical discovery, and Cara Hammond and Lauren Rycroft's double EP launch was no exception to that rule." The Gryphon • Music delves deep underground and rustles up some hidden gems
"20.10.2016 14:00:02" thegryphon.co.uk Page not found | The Gryphon "“I'm a bit British, or phlegmatic, about these things, so I didn't faint or anything” Prof. Haldane."
The Gryphon • Science gives a round up of the recent Nobel Prizes
"20.10.2016 12:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found Its Breast Cancer Awareness month, so see how your everyday beauty products have gained a twist of pink to help raise funds for Breast Cancer research (From: The Gryphon • Fashion)
"20.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 404 Not Found "2016 seems to have been a revealing year for drug scandals in the sporting world. From Lance Armstrong's prolonged cheating, to the exposure of the Russian Olympic squad, will athletes ever learn to stay clean?" The Gryphon • Sport discusses the ongoing
"18.10.2016 18:01:35" thegryphon.co.uk Historic Headingley building on Otley Road to become a Wetherspoons | The Gryphon The former Sunday school, designed by Leeds architect William Peel Schofield, opened 1914 and later became the music and arts block for Leeds Girls Grammar School, named the Elinor Lupton centre. The site has been empty since 2010 after the school closed. Wetherspoons make another controversial push to get their pub on the Otley Run... #WetherspoonsOtleyRun #TheGryphon
"18.10.2016 16:57:00" thegryphon.co.uk “There's definitely too much money in the professional game.” | The Gryphon There is an awful amount of money in the English Premier League, money that cannot be comprehended. Even when compared to other major leagues (Spanish, German, Italian), the financial muscle of the English league is staggering. Given this, there is no The Gryphon • Sport speaks to international football owner and coach, and author of 'Up Pohnpei', Leeds alumnus Paul Watson.
"17.10.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Have you picked up a copy of this week's Gryphon yet? Not sure where to get one from? This handy map shows you all the places on campus you can grab a copy.
Have we missed somewhere? Let us know where else you would like to see our newspaper stands on
"17.10.2016 08:03:00" thegryphon.co.uk Union Forum Proposals: Female-only gym hours? | The Gryphon The upcoming Union Forums are discussing some hot topics in the coming weeks. The Gryphon has cherry-picked some of the very best and interesting ideas to inspire you to get debating, get pro-active and get involved. The Union Forum proposals are here! Female-only gym sessions? Online check-in got your goat? Terrified of TEF? Have your say... #UnionForums #TheGryphon
"16.10.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk “Varsity could be cancelled” following rowdy behaviour | The Gryphon A University official has warned that the future of Varsity could be in danger following disorderly behaviour at the men's rugby final last Wednesday. University Police Officer PC Matt Guy told The Gryphon that Varsity "could be cancelled" following violence and misbehaviour at this year's rugby match, and a number of students have been fined £1000 each for pitch invasion.
"14.10.2016 10:01:26" thegryphon.co.uk Fugitive Found Hiding in Leodis | The Gryphon A fugitive was found hiding at a flat in Leodis halls of residence in the early hours of 5th October after a planned police raid. **BREAKING NEWS**
Following a firearms incident in Bradford, a suspect went on the run and was discovered at Leodis during a police raid.
He has since been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.
"13.10.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 3 Reasons to get involved in Black History Month – Society Edition | The Gryphon It's October and the Student Union is celebrating, along with the rest of the UK, Black History Month (BHM) – amazing events and performances are happening throughout this month in our union, including events by societies like the Black Feminist Society, The Gryphon • Society rounds up the best ways to support #BlackHistoryMonth
"13.10.2016 18:00:08" thegryphon.co.uk Colts run out of Luck in dying moments | The Gryphon On Sunday there was a sold out crowd at Wembley eager to watch a fierce football rivalry, however the likes of Rooney, Kane and Vardy were nowhere to be found. This was not your usual football match at Wembley and instead names such as Andrew Luck, Frank "This weekend marked the start of the NFL 2016 International Series in London." The Gryphon • Sport reports
"13.10.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Gryphon Give It A Go: Quidditch and Harry Potter Society | The Gryphon Harry Potter is the best-selling book series of all time, having sold over 450 million copies as well as being translated into over 70 languages. It's only fitting that such an accomplished and popular novel series be granted its own society at the For all you wizards, get involved with the Harry Potter Society! (From: The Gryphon • Society)
"13.10.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Gryphons stun lackluster Beckett in Varsity showpiece | The Gryphon On Wednesday evening, Headingley Stadium saw the climax of Varsity 2016, a Rugby Union match between the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett. Who would be bragging the win at the end of the night? A week on and we still revel in our win over Beckett in the Varsity Finale (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"13.10.2016 15:00:40" thegryphon.co.uk City do the Double | The Gryphon Manchester City Women have now firmly established their dominance in women's football, securing both the FAWSL title and the Continental Cup in the past two weeks. "Manchester City Women have now firmly established their dominance in women's football, securing both the FAWSL title and the Continental Cup in the past two weeks." (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"13.10.2016 12:30:51" thegryphon.co.uk Goodbye Ban Ki-Moon | The Gryphon While the presidential elections take the limelight, the race for the next United Nations Secretary-General trundles along in the background, as Ban Ki-Moon made his final address to the General Assembly last month. A Secretary-General rarely receives a Trump's toupee seems to have distracted the world whilst an equally important election is going on. The Gryphon • Views discusses.
"13.10.2016 10:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Foul Play: More Evidence of Football Corruption Surfaces | The Gryphon An undercover investigation by the Telegraph has revealed evidence of corruption and bribery at the highest level. Their evidence reveals that as many as eight managers and assistant managers are suspected of taking backhand deals or “bungs” as is Send them all off Ref! The Gryphon • Sport discusses more fishy behaviour in the football world.
"12.10.2016 21:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – Soul Control | The Gryphon The nine minds behind Soul Control have formed a cult following at a rapid pace, consilidating their position as some of Hyde Park's favourite sons. We caught up with Theo Victor to discuss the group's commitment to variety, improvisation and originality. "The nine minds behind Soul Control have formed a cult following at a rapid pace, consolidating their position as some of Hyde Park's favourite sons." (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
"12.10.2016 21:00:02" thegryphon.co.uk The Turner Prize 2016 | The Gryphon The Turner prize shook up the art world once again in 2015, awarding the prize to Assemble, a group considered by many to be a 'non-artist' collective. With the opening of this year's exhibition, the spotlight is back on the diverse, bizarre and ever "Gaudy, vital and more controversial than ever, The Turner Prize is back." The Gryphon • Arts takes a look at the nominees
"12.10.2016 20:32:39" thegryphon.co.uk Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Review – Keeping the Magic Alive | The Gryphon Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play that's been clouded in secrecy since it began production. At the showing I attended, each audience member was even given a pin with #KeepTheSecrets printed in big, bold letters on it. Without giving too much On a scale of one to ten, how much to you love Harry Potter?
Probably about nine and three quarters... (From: The Gryphon • Arts)
"12.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The female creatives you need to know about | The Gryphon As the last day of September arrived, as did the end of another fashion month. This year saw a somewhat revolutionary movement for women within the house of Dior. Italian born Maria Grazia Chiuri became the first ever women to take charge as creative Despite a predominantly female facade of models and clientele, the fashion industry has only recently heralded the female creative. The Gryphon • Fashion reports.
"12.10.2016 19:30:09" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – Inside Youth Club Sounds | The Gryphon Youth Club Sounds are returning to much-loved Hifi on Thursday 13th October, bringing with them their signature curation of SoundCloud beats and up-and-coming DJs who challenge the mainstream. We spoke to organiser Robbie Russell for an inside look at how Youth Club Sounds is back tomorrow evening. Curated by University of Leeds alumni, the night boasts a "signature curation of SoundCloud beats and up-and-coming DJs who challenge the mainstream" (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
"12.10.2016 19:00:10" thegryphon.co.uk Investigation into racist and anti-semitic t-shirts | The Gryphon Pictures taken by a fellow student reveal hateful phrases including: “Don't speak to me if you're not white,” and, “The Holocaust was a good time.” Campus Watch: University of Exeter
The wearers of t-shirts branding slogans including “Don't speak to me if you're not white,” and “The Holocaust was a good time.” are being investigated (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 18:45:31" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk 6 ingredients for glory! (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"12.10.2016 18:31:19" thegryphon.co.uk 400PPM Carbon Dioxide and no turning back | The Gryphon As of this September, we will never see CO2 levels drop below 400 parts per million. In a world where many won't believe, or simply choose to ignore, the existence of climate change; we have reached a point considered by some scientists to be a The inevitable, impossible and irrevocable has happened. (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"12.10.2016 18:00:11" thegryphon.co.uk Freshers' Week 'a waste of time and money' | The Gryphon Private school head teachers from around the country have called for universities to start lectures sooner and have branded Freshers' Week potentially “isolating and expensive”. Is it worth it for the free Domino's though? The Gryphon • News reports on the notion to scrap Freshers' Week...
"12.10.2016 17:30:08" thegryphon.co.uk Why New Girl is the best show on TV | The Gryphon I am a strong believer in the beauty of television. Lazing around on a Sunday afternoon is never complete without multiple cups of tea, bourbons and my favourite programmes. However, New Girl isn't just a comedy to pass the time between revising. It is a The Gryphon • Blogs fan-girls over New Girl....
"12.10.2016 17:00:02" thegryphon.co.uk Duke University aims to 'deconstruct toxic masculinity' | The Gryphon While most universities are preparing for a perfect welcome for freshers, the Women's Centre at The Duke University of Durham, North Carolina has come up with a rather interesting campaign. Campus Watch: Duke University
Innovative programs have been organised to achieve "male allyship and questioning and deconstructing toxic masculinity." (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk A sparse summer in film? | The Gryphon So that's it. The summer is over, and with it the blockbuster film season. But, if like me, you're wondering what blocks were actually busted by this holiday's rather dismal offering, then I am here to validate your disappointment. If, however, you chose "But, if like me, you're wondering what blocks were actually busted by this holiday's rather dismal offering, then I am here to validate your disappointment." (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"12.10.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: National Hate Crime Awareness Week in the UK | The Gryphon This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week across the UK, a time to recognise this prominent societal issue and spark discussion about how it can be combated. Hate crime in the UK has become an increasingly prevalent issue this year in the wake of "This week is a chance to start talking about hate crimes in society and on campuses and send a clear message that they will not be tolerated." #NationalHateCrimeAwarenessWeek (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 15:45:01" thegryphon.co.uk Amazing Aidan Asserts in European Showpiece | The Gryphon “It's not a race, it's a landmark” – the slogan of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. A pun that works in English as well as the original French, and it really does say it all about Europe's most prestigious horse race. Also, the world's richest race on turf, "“It's not a race, it's a landmark” – the slogan of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe." (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"12.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Hinkley Point C is finally given the green light | The Gryphon It is great news for Britain's nuclear industry as Hinckley Point C, a new nuclear power station, has officially been given the go-ahead for construction, despite previous fears that the whole project could be scrapped when the new Prime Minister, Theresa A new reactor at #HinkleyPoint has been given the go-ahead, as the one presently there is being decommissioned. (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"12.10.2016 15:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Two sudents shot dead after party turns into a nightmare | The Gryphon Two students at the Agricultural and Technical State University in North Carolina have been fatally wounded at an off-campus party, causing student safety to come under scrutiny. Campus Watch: North Carolina A&T State University
An off-campus party ended in disaster... (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 14:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk British universities consider their post-Brexit options | The Gryphon British universities are considering extending their campuses into the European Union due to heightened uncertainties surrounding Brexit over what sort of relationship they will have with the EU in the future. It hasn't even happened yet, but what will happen to Further Education post-Brexit? The Gryphon • News reports
"12.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Southgate's young England look for Stability | The Gryphon England fans are used to disbelief and shock when it comes to their national team. The low expectations England football fans have come to expect this year, from embarrassing Iceland defeat to the shock of the allegations against Sam Allardyce, are "Safety and stability seems to be the key focus for the England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate." The Gryphon • Sport discusses the appointment of Southgate as caretaker manager
"12.10.2016 13:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds' Team Spirit Outshines Results at the Track | The Gryphon The day began with some rather thrilling field events as Tom Medd and Zoe Thresher took one for the team and competed in the high jump, of which neither of them have attempted in the last 4 years, but any points against the well-prepared Beckett side University of Leeds 113 – 174 Leeds Beckett in the Varsity track events last week
"12.10.2016 13:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Beating the stress of University | The Gryphon Even though the new year at university has only just begun, I can already feel my stress levels on the rise. Going into my final year at Leeds, I can't help but feel overwhelmed by the fact that in less than a year, there's a good chance I'll be thrown Top tips from The Gryphon • Blogs on how to keep stress at bay...
"12.10.2016 13:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Loan system perpetuates inequality, study finds | The Gryphon A new academic study has found that the British student loan system reproduces inequalities due to the unspoken expectation that student loans will be supplemented by family income. "Money money money, always funny, in a Rich Man's world" - not such a laughing matter when you're a student (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Salford Survive in Extra Time | The Gryphon Salford Red Devils completed a remarkable comeback from 18-10 down to win the Million Pound Game in extra-time against Hull Kingston Rovers, to secure their survival in the Super League, and to ensure that Hull KR are absent from the top flight of rugby "Salford's ecstasy is Hull's misery" The Gryphon • Sport reports
"12.10.2016 12:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Communal printers: a victory for halls | The Gryphon Oxley, Lupton, Ellerslie and St Marks were the first to receive printers last year. Sentinel Towers, Lyddon, Central Village, Charles Morris and Devonshire followed closely behind, installing printers over the summer. Now Freshers can use up all of their free printer credits from the comfort of their halls (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 11:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk CAP subsidy: A constant cause of agro | The Gryphon Canadian poet and novelist, Brian Brett, once penned “farming is a profession of hope.” What was once a perfectly pertinent – if not overly idealistic – overview of farming, has now become very much outdated. Today, it is the profession of the rich and of "A recent investigation into the UK's direct recipient farms of CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) subsidies revealed that more than a fifth of the top 100 beneficiaries were owned by aristocratic families." (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"12.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Claims University IT cuts led to technical failure | The Gryphon The university has been experiencing serious technical failures all week, with the Portal, VLE, lecture capture and other IT services all crashing on Monday, and going down sporadically over following days. Under investment in our IT facility is leading to a demise in technical robustness... (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Stop beliddleing women! | The Gryphon After reading Rod Liddle's misogynistic piece on Emma Watson, all you can do is gasp. The irony is perfect. A speech at the UN on fighting for the equality of women, dismissed as 'whiny, leftie, PC crap'. There's a difference between going crazy, "After reading Rod Liddle's misogynistic piece on Emma Watson, all you can do is gasp. The irony is perfect." The Gryphon • Views discusses the recent attacks on #EmmaWatson
"12.10.2016 10:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Student halls shuts after fire safety inspection | The Gryphon Trinity Hall student accommodation, a 94-bedroom luxury student development in Woodhouse, has been shut down following an inspection by a West Yorkshire Fire Service Marshal. The brand new halls in Woodhouse has had to postpone its opening, and once again students were forced into temporary accdommodation (From: The Gryphon • News)
"12.10.2016 09:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon asks: Is the Bluetooth check in system fair to students? | The Gryphon Just over two weeks ago the new Bluetooth system went live, causing a massive shake up on campus. Leeds is following the general trend towards taking attendance more seriously, with policies such as mandatory attendance to pass classes being introduced in The Gryphon • Views discusses the fairness of the new check in system...
"12.10.2016 09:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk New university ranking system to drive up fees | The Gryphon The government has signalled that it is preparing to abolish the £9000 cap on tuition fees, allowing them to rise with inflation. An increase of £250 is expected for students applying for 2017 entry. Just when you thought fees couldn't get any higher... (From: The Gryphon • News)
"11.10.2016 18:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Is it time to start taking Hip Hop designers seriously? | The Gryphon In the midst of fashion weeks across the world and following London Fashion Week in September, global megastar Beyoncé released her highly anticipated second Ivy Park collection that she cofounded with Topshop owner, Sir Phillip Green. Without warning, Art meets Fashion as The Gryphon • Music questions whether Hip-hop designers' stitchin' is bitchin'...
"11.10.2016 17:35:39" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: National Hate Crime Awareness Week in the UK | The Gryphon This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week across the UK, a time to recognise this prominent societal issue and spark discussion about how it can be combated. Hate crime in the UK has become an increasingly prevalent issue this year in the wake of Time for hate crime awareness: 16% of students on UK campuses have experienced some form of hate crime according to an NUS survey
"11.10.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk A Love Letter to Julie Andrews | The Gryphon Earlier this month Julie Andrews turned 81. In considering her life's work I can't help but first think of her serenely gliding down a grand staircase atop a mattress in The Princess Diaries 2. This is the pinnacle of Julie Andrews as she is typically Why we love Julie Andrews (and why you should too (if you didn't already)) (From: The Gryphon • Arts)
"11.10.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk A New Diverse Direction; a model example | The Gryphon Unfortunately it's become fact that the fashion industry lacks diversity when it comes to models but is this an issue of the past or something that is beginning to change? Is the fashion industry too set in its ways to embrace diversity? The Gryphon • Fashion discusses
"11.10.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Hunt For The Wilderpeople Review – An underappreciated gem | The Gryphon Ask your average person what they know about New Zealand and they will invariably mention the use of its landscapes for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy; the opening shot of Hunt for the Wilderpeople makes it clear that Peter Jackson and co. barely The Gryphon • Arts takes a look at the new release set in the exquisite wilderness of New Zealand
"11.10.2016 15:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Brodka @ Leeds Beckett, 3/10/16 | The Gryphon Floating onto stage with glittery cheeks and a Princess-Leia-esque jumpsuit, Polish singer Brodka managed to make Leeds Beckett Union shimmer with her stratospheric vocals and celestial aura. The crowd were lulled by the band's starry synths, which melted "Floating onto stage with glittery cheeks and a Princess-Leia-esque jumpsuit, Polish singer Brodka managed to make Leeds Beckett Union shimmer with her stratospheric vocals and celestial aura." The Gryphon • Music reviews
"11.10.2016 15:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Emma Watson vs. The Sun | The Gryphon Since rising to fame as a child actress in one of the world's biggest movie franchises, Emma Watson has used her status to fight for gender equality. She first moved us with her speech at the UN HeForShe conference back in 2014, in which she explained The girl of the moment maintains decorum as The Sun chides her... (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"11.10.2016 14:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk What's new in science this week? | The Gryphon atmospheric oxygencarbon dioxidecomputing devicescontinental driftcurecyber securityenergy savingfossil fuelshimalayasHIVnewssam msciencethe gryphon Aside from reaching unprecedented atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels, The Gryphon • Science rounds up what else is new in the scientific world...
"11.10.2016 14:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Why Black Lives Matter still matters | The Gryphon Whilst scientists have solved the puzzle of what came first: the chicken or the egg, many sane people are still puzzled by the question of what came first: the troll or the alt-right? "What came first: the troll or the alt-right?" The Gryphon • Views discusses the importance of Why Black Lives Matter...
"11.10.2016 13:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Vegan victory or diet dilemma? | The Gryphon With the rapidly increasing number of vegan converts, Emma Purvis debates the benefits and pitfalls of this phenomena. With veganism straying away from its moral and economically sound roots, is the hype surrounding it a good thing? Or is it a step "Fish are friends, not food"
The pros and cons of Veganism (From: The Gryphon • Features)
"11.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Students play Pokemon Go as part of degree | The Gryphon In an attempt to make the business information technology course more “accessible”, students at Salford University are being asked to play Pokemon Go as part of their degree. Campus Watch: The University of Salford
Students have been encouraged to use the new augmented reality app to make their studies more 'accessible' (From: The Gryphon • News)
"07.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Vol 4 | The Gryphon What better way to recover from Wednesday's Varsity celebrations than a date night with Netflix? So retire your sports gear in favour of some sweatpants and delve into the depths of what's on offer this weekend with the help of our top picks. The ultimate weekend watchlist from The Gryphon • Arts
"07.10.2016 14:37:14" yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk VIDEO: Huge fire at industrial building in Holbeck, Leeds A major fire has broken out at a former printing factory in the middle of Leeds
"07.10.2016 13:01:52" The Gryphon **GIVEAWAY - CIRCA WAVES AT CHURCH THIS FRIDAY**
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"07.10.2016 11:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Billie Marten @ Headrow House, 27/09/16 | The Gryphon “Ah, circle time”, Billie Marten laughs as she sits down on stage and joins an audience whose legs were crossed around the edges of Headrow House's fairy light-covered event space. "If anything Billie's emotionally honest lyrics are the definition of being lionhearted, in an age where we prefer to hide our feelings behind social media" The Gryphon • Music caught Billie Marten at Headrow House last week
"07.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 'Miss Peregrine' review – Burton has lost the plot | The Gryphon Burton's latest offering left me feeling as confused as 'sandy claws' (Santa Claus) in The Nightmare Before Christmas when he wakes up in Halloween town. Is Burton too barmy this time round? The Gryphon • Arts reviews
"07.10.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Low Country by The Sword | The Gryphon The Sword's previous album, 2015's High Country, was met with mixed from critics and fans alike, who were understandably upset over the band's transition away from metal in favour of hard rock. Somewhat less understandably, the band has reacted to this A quick follow up to their 2015 album, The Gryphon • Music takes a listen to The Sword
"07.10.2016 10:16:31" The Gryphon **GIVEAWAY - CIRCA WAVES AT CHURCH THIS FRIDAY**
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"07.10.2016 10:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Writing of Blues And Yellows by Billie Marten | The Gryphon This Yorkshire gal has weaved her way onto the music scene with effortless, folk tunes perfect for autumn afternoons. Impressing audiences since age 9, Billie Marten is now 17 years-old and burst into the industry with YouTube videos; she even covered The Gryphon • Music reviews the hauntingly beautiful debut album from Billie Marten
"07.10.2016 09:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Head Job by Phil Rudd | The Gryphon On one magical evening in June 2009, I realised dreams actually do come true. As the sun started going down past the famous Wembley arch, I got to see my heroes AC/DC in action. Needless to say, I couldn't find my socks for weeks because they were blown "I've given this album every chance to grow on me, to no avail." Disappointment meets the ears when listening to new Phil Rudd (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"07.10.2016 09:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Illuminate by Shawn Mendes | The Gryphon Following the success of singles 'Treat You Better' and 'Stitches', Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes recently released his new album 'Illuminate'. It's no secret Mendes has become a teen heartthrob, helping to create a buzz around his latest "Heartfelt and raw, the record encompasses both the beautiful and crushing elements of being in love." The Gryphon • Music gives a listen to Shawn Mendes
"07.10.2016 08:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Return To Love by LVL UP | The Gryphon Since founding the beloved DIY label Double Double Whammy in 2011, LVL UP have been creating quietly wonderful alternative rock albums, filled with straightforward songs of love, heartbreak and millennial malaise. For their third album Return to Love – New tunes, but seemingly nothing special from LVL UP, as reviewed by The Gryphon • Music
"07.10.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Phishing scams target students | The Gryphon More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Don't get caught out! Leeds warns against phishing scams targeting students.
"07.10.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Remember Us To Life by Regina Spektor | The Gryphon Remember Us To Life is a mix of weird, wonderful, wacky and wonderful again. I feel as though if my life were a musical, her songs would fit in a most chaotic and colourful way- just check out 'Tornadoland' -and many of us know that Regina Spektor's songs "Our girl is back"
Regina Spektor returns with another spellbinding album (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 21:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk Red Fang & Torche @ Stylus, 29/09/16 | The Gryphon On last Thursday's menu at Leeds stylus was a mighty fine blend of heavy metal and stoner rock 'n' roll, brought to you by two of the genre's finest. "I've seen many stoner metal bands but very few indeed manage to do it this well." The Gryphon • Music enjoyed RED FANG + Torche last week
"06.10.2016 21:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Fools Paradise Festival | The Gryphon Following an inevitable Fresher's Week spent traipsing from room to room of Leeds' Student's Union, attempting to find newly made friends by wading through a dance floor that resembles a sticky sauna, many incoming Leeds students may have felt they had Once again adding a whole new twist to your Union, Fool's Paradise doesn't fail to amaze... (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
"06.10.2016 21:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk City Club by The Growlers | The Gryphon City Club is the album many fans of The Growlers have both craved and feared. Can the dreaded transition from surf rock to synths ever be a success? Will they lose their endearing likeability? New material from The GROWLERS is the "beat-driven love child of Californian grunge and slick NYC... The Gryphon • Music reviews
"06.10.2016 20:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk 10 Leeds spots you have to visit this year | The Gryphon Starting university is both an interesting and daunting transition in life. It can be overwhelming to arrive in a new city, for some even a new country, and when first arriving in Leeds it can be difficult to get the grip of such a big and vibrant place. Eat, sleep, meditate, repeat. The top ten hot tips courtesy of The Gryphon • Features
"06.10.2016 20:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A new society for all costume lovers | The Gryphon Freshers' week is long gone, and the first week of lectures has slowly but surely come to an end. But the year is still only getting started, and with a new year come new… societies. We've picked out a few of them that you might not know about yet – and The Gryphon • Society introduces Costume soc - don't let the performers go naked!
"06.10.2016 20:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Brudenell Groove's Fresh Start | The Gryphon Coming back for my third and final Leeds Freshers' Week after a year spent wallowing in the relative utopia of Munich's club scene, I was preparing myself for what had become the norm: a single mediocre night out at the Faversham followed by six days of "This was not a night for hearing classic after classic but for letting go and getting into the (Brudenell) groove. Expect more good things to come from these guys." The Gryphon • Clubs enjoys the gloriously grassroots Brudenell Groove's Fresh Start
"06.10.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. (From: The Gryphon • Fashion)
"06.10.2016 19:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: For how long will the past survive? | The Gryphon During the summer I went down to the Southbank with a friend to see a replica of London being burnt down to commemorate 350 years since the great fire of London. It was an exciting event to go and see. The public crowded round on both sides of the Thames "Maybe it's inevitable that the past becomes a story? A story being lost and twisted like rumours passed between children in the playground." The Gryphon • Views reflects on the poignant past...
"06.10.2016 19:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk In celebration of the creeps: 10 greatest Radiohead tracks | The Gryphon Radiohead have come a long way since their debut single 'Creep'. In fact, it's 24 years this week since Thom Yorke and the gang burst into public consciousness, asking what the hell they were doing there. To celebrate the anniversary, we got our heads Treat yourself to the best band in the world - The Gryphon • Music picks the top 10 from Radiohead
"06.10.2016 19:15:01" thegryphon.co.uk In the Middle with The Lumineers | The Gryphon Our Editor-in-Chief Jessica Murray talked to The Lumineers ahead of their UK tour next month. This is what they had to say… The Lumineers chat to our Editor-in-Chief on how they are "straying away from that folk Americana sound and more towards a regular rock set up." (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 19:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Flawed Dreams: Elon Musk and the Colonisation of Mars | The Gryphon At the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, Elon Musk announced his highly ambitious plans to establish a colony of one million people on Mars within 100 years. Musk was greeted rapturous energy. Despite this enthusiasm, is the colonisation of Is the colonisation of Mars possible? The Gryphon • Science discusses
"06.10.2016 18:45:01" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – Back to Basics: The Resurrection | The Gryphon Since December 2014 'Halo' sat on Woodhouse Lane as an abandoned myth, freshers' older siblings telling tales of messy 'Quids In' nights at a converted church handily situated right next to Flames. This week, however, Halo will be reopened as the revamped Holy smokes its like the coming of the prophet - the shell of Halo is being resurrected... Back To Basics: The Resurrection (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
Amen to that.
"06.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk A Cultural Victory in New York City | The Gryphon Amid the chaos of controversial hair at Marc Jacobs and Bella Hadid's fall at Michael Kors, one figure came out of this New York fashion week making positive history. New York fashion week brings positive history in the face of 21st century culture and religion (From: The Gryphon • Fashion)
"06.10.2016 18:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Sport Membership Prices Slashed for all Students | The Gryphon Leeds University, or University of the year 2017 as some may boast, has already proved its dominance in the field of higher education. With its three entrepreneurial awards and 90% student satisfaction rates, could it be any more impressive? Student sport that can [finally] be afforded by students... (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"06.10.2016 18:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk In The Middle with The Wailers | The Gryphon Ever since I can remember, I've always known who Bob Marley is. I knew all the words to Babylon System before I knew who The Beatles were. So to think that in a couple of minutes I would be speaking to Danglin Anglin, the lead singer of The Wailers, was a ITM with: The Wailers. The Legend of Bob Marley lives on... (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 17:45:01" thegryphon.co.uk Lowkey @ The Wardrobe, 23/9/16 | The Gryphon Approaching the Wardrobe to see Lowkey, I was nervous. Not only because I'd decided to jump in an Uber on a 2.7 surge, but because often, intricate, intelligent songwriting doesn't translate to a fantastic live show. "Lowkey was aiming for much more than nostalgia with this tour; it was about community. This was a celebration of the connection music generates." The intimate venue produced the goods once again (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk A round up of Milan Fashion Week | The Gryphon At Milan Fashion Week, all focus was on the FROW seating “digital famous” millennials and creating a show that was more Instagram-worthy and less so focused on the garments. Dolce and Gabbana epitomised this with a front row boasting the likes of "At Milan Fashion Week, all focus was on the FROW seating “digital famous” millennials and creating a show that was more Instagram-worthy and less so focused on the garments." The Gryphon • Fashion discusses
"06.10.2016 17:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Arnold Palmer: a true golfing legend | The Gryphon The word legend, especially in a sporting context, seems to be branded about all the time in social media and newspapers alike. Many times this term is of course justified, other times however it is simply hyperbolic. But Arnold Palmer was a legend. A "But Arnold Palmer was a legend. A legend of golf. A legend of sport. A legend of America."
The Gryphon • Sport pays homage to Arnie
"06.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Heads Up by Warpaint | The Gryphon After the release of bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg's solo debut and a collection of other individual projects for each member, Warpaint return with their highly anticipated third album, Heads Up. Not even a tour with Kurt Vile for drummer Stella Mozgawa and The Gryphon • Music reviews the wonderful new Warpaint album, 'Heads Up'
"06.10.2016 16:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon • Music sussed out the new one-day festival OnRoundhay last month...
"06.10.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk On our radar: the films you need to see this month | The Gryphon Directed by Tim Burton, it's being heralded as his best work in years. Expect the weird, the wonderful and the gothic in this tale of an orphanage that's home to children with some very peculiar powers. From peculiar children, to Obama, to Scientology to murder mysteries, The Gryphon • Arts picks the best new releases of this month.
"06.10.2016 16:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Taylor Powers to glory in Cardiff | The Gryphon Sixteen times World Champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor recaptured the magic of the height of his illustrious career to land the spoils last weekend in the inaugural PDC Champions League of Darts. Taking place at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena and being the Taylor is bang on target in Cardiff (From: The Gryphon • Sport)
"06.10.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Ape In Pink Marble by Devendra Banhart | The Gryphon You know how music evokes a memory either because of what you were doing at that time you heard the music, or just because it would soundtrack a memory so well? Like how Avril Lavigne's first album Let Go makes you glare out at the rain with a surge of The lazy lilt of Devendra Banhart 'Ape In Pink Marble' - The Gryphon • Music reviews
"06.10.2016 15:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk How to be a Human Being by Glass Animals | The Gryphon Glass Animals' second album sees them emerge from the murky and mysterious tropical jungle into new bright, bold and bizarre territory. The album grew out of the recorded conversations that lead singer Dave Bayley held with peculiar characters the band [Glass] Animals telling us how to be Human... (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk New Society Alert: Skate Society | The Gryphon Growing up, most of us dabbled in some form of skating or another. But what comes to mind when we think of the most daring and most popular form of skating? Why, skateboarding of course. #newsocietyalert. Recently, several students decided that a society Be a real live Sk8r Boi (From: The Gryphon • Society)
"06.10.2016 15:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Drivers ready to sweat it out in Malaysia | The Gryphon The Formula One teams visit the Sepang circuit in Kuala Lumpur for the sixteenth race of the 2016 season. The battle for the driver's championship is finely poised between the Mercedes pairing of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, with the German eight The Gryphon • Sport covers the Malaysian Grand Prix
"06.10.2016 15:05:06" thegryphon.co.uk Phishing scams target students | The Gryphon More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Students have been made victims of fraud... (From: The Gryphon • News)
"06.10.2016 15:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 'In The Mood For Love' and why you should be watching Chinese cinema | The Gryphon Before the film started the audience had the opportunity to listen to Chris Berry, professor of film studies at Kings College London, and David Tse, an actor, writer and filmmaker, discuss the recent explosion of the Chinese film industry. Chris Berry The Hyde Park Picture House put on a special screening and definitely got everyone 'in the mood'... (From: The Gryphon • Arts)
"06.10.2016 14:45:00" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Third Party, No Starty | The Gryphon It's the presidential race of 2016 and look how far we come. From a time in 2012, when even the slightest slip of the tongue would spell disaster for a candidate, to the colourful politics of 2016, where any day without at least one major: blunder, lie or Why third party candidates still fail to have a look-in... (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"06.10.2016 14:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Chapter & Verse by Bruce Springsteen | The Gryphon Chapter & Verse is an odd one. Less of a real record and more of a step by step guide to Springsteen's long and illustrious career, it's been released as the companion to The Boss' new autobiography. "Chapter & Verse is an odd one. Less of a real record and more of a step by step guide to Springsteen's long and illustrious career, it's been released as the companion to The Boss' new autobiography." The Gryphon • Music takes a listen to Springsteen
"06.10.2016 14:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk County Championship reaches thrilling conclusion | The Gryphon Last week saw the culmination of this season's County Championship Cricket tournament. After 15 games three sides still remained in contention for the title with just one fixture left to complete. From the north, The Reliables: Yorkshire looked to "The final day. 3 teams. One winner."
The Gryphon • Sport covers the cricket county championship the other week
"06.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Shape Shift With Me by Against Me! | The Gryphon After 2014's Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! had quite the task on their hands – how do you follow such a deeply political, darkly personal, and defiantly progressive album? Well. Somehow, they've managed it. The legendary Laura Jane Grace fronts another successful album from Against Me! (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 13:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Appropriation vs Appreciation; a fine line | The Gryphon Where is the line drawn between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation in Marc Jacob's and Ashish's latest fashion shows? Marc Jacobs and Ashish's latest fashion shows toe the line of cultural appropriation and appreciation - but do they go too far? (From: The Gryphon • Fashion)
"06.10.2016 12:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ The Wardrobe, 28/09/16 | The Gryphon The Wardrobe in Leeds may not be the biggest venue, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its intimate charm. Opening act Oliver Pinder set the mood for the evening with his impressive acoustic sound. Accompanied by his guitar and a piano he sang " Benjamin Francis Leftwich is the kind of artist that can silence a bustling room full of excited fans with one chord." The Gryphon • Music reviewed his gig last week
"06.10.2016 11:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk 'Iyalode of Eti' review: Joyous and tragic | The Gryphon After our recent interview with Director Moji Kareem, James Candler headed to the West Yorkshire Playhouse to give his thoughts on the finished production of Iyalode of Eti. "Iyalode of Eti is an absolute treat, which manages to bring something genuinely new to a play that has by now seemingly been studied and reimagined to death"
The Gryphon • Arts reviews Iyalode of Eti
"06.10.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk I Had A Dream That You Were Mine by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij | The Gryphon Hamilton Leithauser, frontman of The Walkmen, and Rostam Batmanglij, ex-keyboardist of indie favourites Vampire Weekend, have collaborated on a raw, genuine album that sings of heartbreak and spirit. Rostam's influence is obvious, with clear lines drawn Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam's new release is "...lively, full of love and contemplates with an unexpected flair." (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"06.10.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Editors picks: The shows and the looks | The Gryphon Struggling slightly to stream shows on our house's not so brilliant Wi-Fi in Hyde Park, I was semi-effective in leaving freshers' behind for the BFC's show space and London Fashion Week. A firm favourite and someone whose collection I was most excited to The Gryphon • Fashion gives the low down on London Fashion Week
"05.10.2016 21:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Chart – October in Leeds Top Picks | The Gryphon But with shorter days comes longer nights, and we all know what that means. Here's a selection of the DJs to watch out for this month across the city and a flavour of the music to expect. The Gryphon • Clubs compiles an exquisite audible selection from the artists gracing our city this month
"05.10.2016 20:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid by Die Antwoord | The Gryphon What more can Capetonian rave-rap duo Die Antwoord offer us with their fourth album? It definitely contains all the elements you'd expect: incredibly vulgar and shocking lyrics, quirky and varied instrumentals and electronic beats etc. However, this time DIE ANTWOORD - need we say more? (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"05.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – A Brief History of Clubbing in Leeds | The Gryphon Leeds is a diverse powerhouse of eclectic music housed in a multitude of independently run venues across the city. Charting back to the beginnings of the various scenes reveals the undeniable influence that forward thinking promoters have had in We know its the best place in the country for nightlife, but here's how it started (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
"05.10.2016 19:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk In The Middle's Hidden Gems- The Barmines @ Meatliquor, 23/09/16 | The Gryphon Before local outfit The Barmines took to the Meatliquor stage for an intimate night of musical adventure, the Gryphon caught up with front man Rob Burton to talk about the struggles of being an up and coming band in Leeds, their special partnership with ITM's Hidden Gems - The Gryphon • Music ventured down to MEATliquor Leeds and got a glimpse of The Barmines 'enchantingly realistic outlook on life'...
"05.10.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – Swipers on the Dance Floor | The Gryphon Prelinks is a new app for socialising on nights out. Since its launch in Leeds last Monday it has been downloaded over 1000 times in under a week. We caught up with Oli Whitfield, Prelinks' Manager for Leeds, to find out more about this new app. Pals and parties - The Gryphon • Clubs introduces the innovative new app, Prelinks Leeds
"05.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk LS6, The Clock Café never fails to keep the punters happy (From: The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture)
"05.10.2016 18:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: TV vs Netflix: a modern controversy | The Gryphon A cup of tea, the sofa and the television might, for many people, be considered the perfect trio. Regarded as respite after a lecture; a method of guilt-dominated escapism from revision; or perhaps a fitting cure for the hangover from hell, the comfort of Netflix and Chill; TV and bills? The Gryphon • Views discusses a real first world problem...
"05.10.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Mint Festival 2016 | The Gryphon To receive a backstage pass for Mint Festival left me feeling little less than ecstatic. To see Loco Dice, Ms Dynamite, Patrick Topping and many more for free, and even have the chance to meet and talk to them, was incredible. 'Poorly organised' 'Oversold' 'This disaster' 'Some positives'... Mint Fest did not impress The Gryphon • Clubs
"05.10.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Head Carrier by Pixies | The Gryphon 'Head Carrier' is the sixth studio album by alternative rock legends the Pixies, following their anticipated 2014 release of 'Indie Cindy'. The record has a laid back feel less concerned with status, steering the band in an exciting new direction whilst "It is merely an example of an excellent band continuing to develop and create their unique and original music" - all hail PIXIES (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"05.10.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "Paper…snow…..a ghost!!!" The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture discusses Friends Fest...
"05.10.2016 15:30:02" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk A literary adventure for The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture in Ho Chi Minh City
"05.10.2016 15:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Hands up if you still have no idea what Brexit is doing to us? (From The Gryphon • Views)
"05.10.2016 14:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Blossoms by Blossoms | The Gryphon It seems Blossoms have already racked up an embarrassment of ringing endorsements. Their debut album, Blossoms, shot straight to number one in the album charts as soon as it was released, with the five piece from Stockport's perfect blend of indie rock, Blossoms debut album gives us a taste of what's to come in the future... and we like it (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"05.10.2016 14:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk #JackFriday MEATLiquor – The best of both worlds | The Gryphon Take one-part award-winning cocktails, mix with a mouth-wateringly trendy menu, add a dash of live music and liberal amounts of Tennessee Whiskey, and what do you get? #JackFriday has come to Leeds. MEATliquor Leeds is definitely flavour of the month - here's why (From: The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture)
"05.10.2016 13:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "So you've done it, you've persuaded the powers at be that you have what it takes. The only problem is your personal statement was fictitious, the last book you managed to finish was in the Harry Potter series, and this summer your literary exploits
"05.10.2016 13:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Trick by Jamie T | The Gryphon Jamie T jumps back into the foray for Trick, with tracks 'Tescoland' and 'Dragon Bones' proving he can still capture the rawness of his first couple of LPs, while building on the tristful Carry on the Grudge. Jamie T's latest album "stirs up a deep urge for you and your mates to go to the nearest park and loiter, while at the business end of a 4-pack of Strongbow and working your way through a 10-pack of cigarettes." (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"05.10.2016 12:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Neurosis by Fires Within Fires | The Gryphon Over 30 years Neurosis have become a band praised by the alternative musical intelligentsia, cited by many artists, as well as by people with really big beards, as a key influence. I've never really 'got' Neurosis, but 'Fires Within Fires' has gone some "'Fires Within Fires' is a great, albeit short album that's caused me to re-evaluate this unashamedly unique band." - The Gryphon • Music listens to Neurosis
"05.10.2016 11:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk AIM by M.I.A | The Gryphon M.I.A. has never been one to hold back. Back in the 2000s, when pop stars were expected to offer up a politically sanitised version of themselves, the British rapper was a breath of fresh air with her criticisms of human rights abuses against the Tamil "AIM sounds like an artist trying to come to terms with a new more hopeful understanding of the world..." The Gryphon • Music reviews M.I.A.'s latest endeavours
"05.10.2016 11:00:01" Its October, that means Oktoberfest Leeds, beer, lederhosen and raucous behaviour! (From: The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture)
"05.10.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Take Control by Slaves | The Gryphon Take a look at the pink balaclava sticker-clad bus stops around Leeds and you'll see there's a definite buzz for Take Control, the second album from punk duo Slaves. Produced by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the 16-track album transports the listener to the In anticipation of Slaves visit to Leeds next month, The Gryphon • Music reviews their latest release
"05.10.2016 10:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Souled Out? Soul Rebels at The Wardrobe | The Gryphon For those unfamiliar, the recently refurbished Wardrobe, just opposite Leeds College of Music, hosts a range of live music events. The likes of Boy & Bear, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and The Hunna have graced the venue with their presence, to name just a An unsatisfied visit to the Wardrobe for The Gryphon • Music last week
"04.10.2016 21:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Rosetta by Vangelis | The Gryphon Vangelis is something of an illustrious name in the modern annals of electronic composition. Many will recall his now iconic soundtrack to the 1980s classic sci-fi noir film Bladerunner, featuring Harrison Ford moodily tracking down and terminating rogue For the star-gazers and late night studiers - this is Rosetta by Vangelis (From: The Gryphon • Music)
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"04.10.2016 20:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk After Jeremy Corby's landslide victory to retain leadership of the party, The Gryphon asks: is Labour doomed? | The Gryphon At his re-coronation as Labour's leader on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to draw a clean slate under his party's bruising post-Brexit civil war. Old adversaries would be welcomed back into the fold, and hopefully Labour would go on to effectively Debate: is Labour doomed? (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"04.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk “Counselling? Oh that's not for me” | The Gryphon When I first got put on to Citalopram (an antidepressant) in summer 2014, I was advised to also seek counselling, but I never did. I feared admitting that I had a problem I needed to get past, and going to the doctors in the first place was hard enough – "If you don't try and change your life, it will stay the same" - The Gryphon • Blogs discusses the taboo with counselling...
"04.10.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Public relations: The end of celeb privacy | The Gryphon Forever under our scrutiny, when a famous couple decides to part ways it is plastered over all of our media outlets. From Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's “conscious uncoupling” to Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' documented demise, none of these splits Internet trolls and the press have gorged gleefully at break of Brangelina - The Gryphon • Views asks if this is really fair
"04.10.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Arts: worth it or worthless? | The Gryphon The idea that a Bachelor of Arts degree is useless is by no means a new one. For years the debate between choosing to study something you love, or studying something that will earn you money has been at the forefront of every prospective university The Arts: worth it or worthless? (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"04.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The kids are alright! | The Gryphon Students do not have the best of reputations these days. Take this from a mature student who spent a decade in the “real world” before coming to university. It is a widely held belief that students are, apparently in league with immigrants and welfare "The honest truth of the matter is that people out in the “real world” are jealous of students." - The Gryphon • Views sticks up for students
"04.10.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Why I hate the word 'networking' | The Gryphon I am a Literature student at University of Leeds. My life revolves around novels, plays and stacks of colour-coded notebooks. Last year, studying and getting used to living somewhere new was enough. 'Networking' - almost as bad as 'Twerking' (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"04.10.2016 16:12:52" thegryphon.co.uk New nightclub Church set to open its doors this Friday | The Gryphon The Gryphon have two pairs of tickets to give away for the opening of brand new and exciting venue Church this Friday, featuring Circa Waves. **GIVEAWAY - CIRCA WAVES AT CHURCH THIS FRIDAY**
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"04.10.2016 16:00:03" thegryphon.co.uk Universities in South Africa close amid tuition protests | The Gryphon Protests for free university education in South Africa escalated this week, prompting at least four institutions to close temporarily just before the exam period is due to begin. Student protests reach climax in South Africa as universities close. #SAProtests #TheGryphon
"04.10.2016 15:00:50" thegryphon.co.uk How Clinton trumped Trump | The Gryphon The first presidential debate of the 2016 race will no doubt go down as one of the most surreal political moments in recent history. Trump, a loud mouthed xenophobe known for a challenging debating style was facing up against Clinton – one would expect a The Gryphon • Views analyses the first Presidential Debate as we creep nearer the all-important election
"04.10.2016 13:10:02" thegryphon.co.uk Left for dead: Why Labour must not forget the middle ground | The Gryphon After consolidating his position following re-election, Jeremy Corbyn will be the man leading Labour into the next General Election. Buoyed by an even greater margin of victory, he and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell unveiled their vision for Britain Corbyn clings on... The Gryphon • Views discusses the future of the Labour Party
"04.10.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Suicide rates at York University hit record high | The Gryphon The City of York council has launched an investigation after up to five students at the University of York killed themselves in one year. York sets troubling record as suicide rates soar.
"03.10.2016 20:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Bridget is back and but is she better than ever? | The Gryphon After a 12 year hiatus, Bridget Jones returns to the big screen. Jessica Newgas reviews the latest offering to see if the third in the trilogy lives up to its name. "A revival that was not essential but greatly appreciated, Bridget Jones's Baby was like catching up with an old friend, beautifully punctuated with laughter as we all relaxed into the nostalgia." The Gryphon • Arts reviews the return of Bridget
"03.10.2016 20:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Movies to watch when you're hungover this Freshers | The Gryphon Freshers hangovers are no secret, but never fear: the Arts team editors are here to help, with our four favourite hangover films. The The Gryphon • Arts editors pick their favourite hangover films so you don't have to...
"03.10.2016 19:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk What's so funny? The Psychology of Humour | The Gryphon A sense of humour is seen as something you either have or you don't – and as E.B. White put so poignantly, there's few things duller than explaining why things are funny. It's undeniable that laughter has been an essential part of human society since the “Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” E.B. White
The Gryphon • Science tries to find a sense of humour...
"03.10.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk A Leeds Night Out: The Freshers Guide | The Gryphon Monday: Mint Warehouse At Mint Warehouse you're starting your week the right way. You'll be guaranteed to be dancing all night and comfy trainers are a must (a pair you won't mind getting sticky from all the spilt drinks). Mondays lookbook for Can't decide what to wear? Let The Gryphon • Fashion guide you to looking on point every night this week
"03.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Uni of Leeds is Watching You | The Gryphon A new academic year equals changes around university. With our beloved Eddie B being renovated and the Hidden Café mysteriously having disappeared to a very hidden place, this year is no exception. But it is not just campus that is changing: technology is "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness..." - The new attendance monitoring system on campus rings some Orwellian tunes... (From: The Gryphon • Features)
"03.10.2016 18:15:00" thegryphon.co.uk Lack of accommodation at Warwick forces students to share rooms | The Gryphon Many students at Warwick University have been left no choice but to share single bedrooms or stay in hotels due to a rush of EU students enrolling ahead of Brexit. Campus Watch: University of Warwick
Student accommodation blunder means sharing is caring... (From: The Gryphon • News)
"03.10.2016 18:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk A round up of London Fashion Week: front rows, parties and crocs | The Gryphon After the sophisticated and civilised nature of New York Fashion week, true to form London brought a more 'anything goes' kind of attitude to the runway. With a model chopping off her hair on the catwalk of Ashley William's show and Charlotte Olympia What shoes does Voldemort wear? HorCrocs...
The Gryphon • Fashion gives a summary of London Fashion Week
"03.10.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk “When something like the Paris attacks happens, you completely chuck your running order out the window and you just wing it.” | The Gryphon BBC News presenter Martine Croxall expected a normal evening at work discussing the days' newspaper headlines when the Paris terror attacks suddenly gripped the entire world. She chats to Editor-in-Chief Jessica Murray about how she deals with the "BBC News presenter Martine Croxall expected a normal evening at work discussing the days' newspaper headlines when the Paris terror attacks suddenly gripped the entire world" - Our Editor-in-Chief interviewed Martine Croxall for The Gryphon • Features
"03.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk AW16 Trends: catwalk to student friendly high street | The Gryphon It's not easy being a student. No home cooked food, cheap wine and lusting after clothes you can't afford. So, here is a roundup of some of the trends for AW16, and where to get your (much cheaper) style fix. From catwalk crazy to student friendly. The pick of AW16 by The Gryphon • Fashion
"03.10.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Monkeying around: The Waterside Ape Theory | The Gryphon Could living in and beside water have been a key factor in human evolution and the adaptions that occurred from our ancestors? This quandary has formed the basis of a 2-part documentary programme, recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The Waterside Ape, "I wanna be a man, man cub, and stroll right into town, and be just like the other men, I'm tired of monkeying around!"
The Gryphon • Science discusses The Waterside Ape theory following a recent broadcast on BBC Radio 4
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"03.10.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 25% of freshers boycott York sexual consent talks | The Gryphon A quarter of new students chose to walk out of York University's first ever sexual consent talks after being handed flyers by an activist posing as a university official. Campus Watch: University of York
“Consent talks are patronising; if students really need lessons in how to say yes or no then they should not be at university” (From: The Gryphon • News)
"03.10.2016 15:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds shopping guide | The Gryphon Leeds has been named one of the top three places to shop outside of London with something to suit everyone, but where are the best places you should be heading? Here are our top picks… Leeds has shops to suit anyone and everyone. Here, The Gryphon • Fashion gives their top picks...
"03.10.2016 14:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Here's why so many films flopped this summer | The Gryphon It may seem bizarre to suggest that a summer in which we saw the gargantuan hits of Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil War has been in any way lacklustre. Finding Dory earned itself the accolade of largest opening weekend ever for an animated film, "Whilst Disney continues to morph into a terrifying mega-studio that owns both your childhood memories and the money in your wallet, the other studios were somewhat left behind. This was not a fantastic summer for blockbusters..." (From: The Gryphon •
"03.10.2016 13:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Strike a pose: Peek behind the offices of Vogue | The Gryphon In this new documentary, which aired last week, director, Richard Macer gains an exclusive look behind the doors of British Vogue magazine. As he reaches the fifth floor under the direction of the Condé Nast receptionists, while optimistically expecting a The Gryphon • Fashion discusses the recent BBC documentary which peeks behind the scenes of one of the world's best known magazines...
"03.10.2016 13:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Varsity, BUCS and beyond – Uni Sport Competitions Explained | The Gryphon Sports teams representing University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University will battle it out for supremacy in the twelfth edition of Leeds Varsity, which will take place on the 4th and 5th October, culminating in the mens rugby union first team match on With Varsity around the corner, The Gryphon • Sport guides you through the plethora of sporting events happening in and around our city...
"03.10.2016 12:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Fresher's Guide: The societies you should join based on what kind of person you are | The Gryphon There are over 300 clubs and societies at Leeds, so whatever your interests and abilities, there's guaranteed to be a society to suit you. We have taken some of the societies in the General Interest category and divided them into four groups – so whether 'Love your time at Leeds' and make the most of the incredible societies on offer no matter who you are or what you do! (From: The Gryphon • Society)
"03.10.2016 12:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds gets UK's First Junk Food Supermarket | The Gryphon Set up in 2013, the company began with a pioneering “pay as you feel” café initiative intercepting edible food which would otherwise become part of the 15 million tonnes of food thrown away in the UK each year. The Real Junk Food Project wins again! The battle against food waste continues... The Gryphon • News reports.
"03.10.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Varsity “all to play for” – Women's Rugby Captain | The Gryphon Ahead of the new season Leeds University Women's Rugby Captain Fran Robbs de la Hoyde spoke to The Gryphon, giving insight on her side's preseason preparations and looking back on the twists and turns of the last twelve months. The Gryphon • Sport chatted to the women's rugby team ahead of the imminent Varsity competition...
"03.10.2016 10:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The End of the 'Big Four'? | The Gryphon Last Sunday, on a mild New York evening exactly fifteen years on from the horrors of the 9/11 attacks, the eyes of the city, and of the world of tennis, turned on one match; a match that might just have shaken up the hierarchy at the top of the men's "Whether it has been succeeded by a Big Three, Four, Five or just a much more level playing field is what remains to be seen..." The Gryphon • Sport asks if this is the end of The Big Four...
"03.10.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Fire and Ice: Light Night returns | The Gryphon From the 6th -7th October, locations around Leeds will be transformed by an array of art instalments and performances for the city's annual Light Night, with the University of Leeds hosting 13 of the 53 free events. Go along and see the awesome illuminations! #LightNightLeeds #TheGryphon
"02.10.2016 19:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Flux Opening Party | The Gryphon Flux, the Leeds mecca for techno-fiends, disco-nuts and house-heads, returned once again to Beaver Works, bringing with it six rooms of some of the best DJs you can hear for miles around. "Truly a unique night that I'd recommend to anyone" - The Gryphon • Clubs went down to one of Leeds' favourite nights last week...
"02.10.2016 19:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Hip Hop Pop-Up Shops | The Gryphon With Drake, Justin Bieber and, perhaps most prolifically, Kanye West all hosting hugely successful pop-up shops this summer, the world of music merch has been truly fired into the 21st century. Musicians are beginning to offer fans a more authentic Hip-hop pop up shops were popping up all over the place this summer - The Gryphon • Music investigates
"02.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Chart – Downtempo Hangover Remedies | The Gryphon It's the end of Freshers' Week. You're probably hungover. No blurbs to put more strain on your brains, just some smooth downtempo tunes from some great artists to help get you back to your old self again. A selection of soothing tracks ideal for you to relax... (From: The Gryphon • Clubs)
"02.10.2016 18:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Yorkshire: it's not just about Leeds | The Gryphon So, you've arrived in the great city of Leeds. Your first few weeks as a student are bound to be hectic; with so much going on, you might feel so overwhelmed with choice that you might just be tempted to curl up on the sofa and spend your days making your You may be biased, but outside Leeds there is a host of wonderful places to escape to... (From: The Gryphon • Blogs)
"02.10.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Cheapskates' Guide to Gigs | The Gryphon This iconic Leeds venue, located slap bang in the middle of Hyde Park, has incredible gig bookings almost every night of the week. One thing new students may not know is that Brudenell occasionally transforms its games room into a gig space, putting on How to make the most of Leeds' incredible music scene on a student budget (From: The Gryphon • Music)
"02.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The History of the Hangover | The Gryphon Fresher's week is great for meeting new people, exploring Leeds and getting introduced to the Faculty that will be your academic home for your next 3 or 4 years here. However, and let's be honest here, it will probably descend into a survival game of 'how Some of you may be soothing a hangover this evening, so why not get informed on the history of the hangover? (From: The Gryphon • Science)
"02.10.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: One More Time With Feeling | The Gryphon On 8th September, Nick Cave released a film, One More Time With Feeling, to go alongside his new album Skeleton Tree. Daoud Al-Janabi gives us his take on Cave's latest venture. The Gryphon • Music reviews Nick Cave's latest artistic and musical endeavours
"02.10.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Green Age – where are we now and where are we going? | The Gryphon Visit any major city and you will be greeted with people going about their daily lives and routines. They'll be walking, running and using transport to take them to their destination, through a sea of other people trying to get to their destination "It took 12 years and 19 days to grow from 6 billion to 7 billion on the 31st October 2011. However, it only took 250,000 to get to our first billion. We have seen, and are seeing a phenomenal surge in population; by 2050 it is projected there will be
"02.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university | The Gryphon I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of new beginnings. Starting next week there will be 11,000 new people joining the university.There are very few institutions in the world where a quarter of the population The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university.
"02.10.2016 14:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Food – Staying in vs Going out | The Gryphon Leeds is a city that caters to all tastes. Literally. Whatever your appetite, whatever your budget, the labyrinth of backstreet cafes, big name bistros, and bizarre bars will provide. But univesity isn't all about splashing the cash, so here's a list of How to wow the crowd with your culinary knowledge either at home, or out in town. (From: The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture)
"02.10.2016 14:00:31" thegryphon.co.uk Get the most out of your freshers week | The Gryphon Whenever somebody mentions freshers week, people generally think of clubbing and chugging questionable spirits 24/7. But, believe it or not, this isn't the only thing to do. Here are a few things that I regret neglecting in my first few weeks of Top tips on how to make it through first year courtesy of The Gryphon • Blogs
"02.10.2016 13:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Why classics shouldn't be reserved for white actors: an interview with Iyalode of Eti's director | The Gryphon I studied it at university and was very drawn to the language, the imagery, the whole world of power-playing and struggle of women. I love strong women and The Duchess was somebody that I could relate to on a number of levels. I could see a strong The Gryphon • Arts talks to Moji Kareem, who is directing 'Iyalode of Eti', a Nigerian re-imagining of the famous renaissance John Webster play, 'The Duchess Of Malfi'.
"02.10.2016 13:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk A burqa ban helps no one, but it harms women | The Gryphon When armed police make a woman remove clothing on a beach, something is obviously wrong. The shocking images of police enforcing a controversial 'burkini ban' in Nice last month should have been a wake-up call to the consequences of any policy that "When armed police make a woman remove clothing on a beach, something is obviously wrong..." The Gryphon • Views discusses the burqa ban
"01.10.2016 20:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Player 2 has entered the game… | The Gryphon The endless small talk. “What year are you?” “What subject do you do?” “Uni of…?” … Friendship cannot be built on small talk. It must be built upon the pillars of drunken toast, horribly-informed political debates and the fact that you beat them 10-4 on The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture gives the pick of the games to avoid that awkward small talk...
"01.10.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Binge – Watch | The Gryphon We hear that you're feeling optimistic about your productivity this year. Although that's nice and all, here's a bunch of series in before that hand in tomorrow. Well you can't work all the time... (From: The Gryphon • Lifestyle & Culture)
"01.10.2016 19:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Wire Presents Joy Orbison and Bruce | The Gryphon I have been absolutely dying to see Joy Orbison for months and months, so the fact that he was to be at our beloved Wire for my own freshers finale (who says postgrads cant enjoy freshers' week?) was an absolute godsend. As expected it was a sell-out Last week saw two of the finest DJs hit the decks in Wire... The Gryphon • Clubs reviews...
"01.10.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Future of the Summer Olympics: Too Hot to Handle | The Gryphon This summer, no matter where you went or what you found yourself doing, you'd have been hard pressed to miss the plethora of sporting prowess that we have been treated to. No more so than with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, which proved to be With atmospheric carbon at unprecedented levels, and climate change an inconvenient truth, The Gryphon • Science looks at the impacts of this on future Olympics & Olympians
"01.10.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk ”The Fab Four”: meet your music editors | The Gryphon Album that made you love music: Definitely Maybe by Oasis. Love them or hate them, the Gallagher swagger made me realise that music was cool. The faces and musical minds behind The Gryphon • Music!
"01.10.2016 18:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Accidental Science: Our 5 Favourite F*ck-ups | The Gryphon We can often be fooled into thinking scientists have a carefully thought out plan and that no discovery happens by accident. Most of the time this couldn't be further from the truth, so let's explore some of the greatest scientific accidents: The scientists of the past often made accidental discoveries. The Gryphon • Science looks at some of the best...
"01.10.2016 17:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk The West's failure in Syria | The Gryphon The Syrian Civil War is currently approaching its sixth year. Estimates of its casualty toll range between 200,00-400,000. What was once one of the Middle East's most heavily entrenched autocracies has effectively imploded, an international refugee crisis Is the West's interference in Syria helping or hindering? The Gryphon • Views discusses the failures and horrors inflicted on the nation
"01.10.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Fresher pressure: embracing expectations and making this time your own | The Gryphon Fees may be on the rise once more, but a record number of 18 and 19 year olds are going to university in England. With so many of our peers attending university there are bound to be certain expectations of what the next few years will be like, fostered Taking on the pressure as a fresher... (From: The Gryphon • Views)
"01.10.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk What You Won't Have Thought of When Travelling With a Friend | The Gryphon This is a bit of a warning but also a sturdy starter pack for those thinking of having a jaunt of their own. There are certain things that go without saying before you go away: what you should take with you; to always have all your travel documents Jessie's top tips on how to travel safe with a mate and no hate... (From: The Gryphon • Features)
"01.10.2016 16:00:42" thegryphon.co.uk From Brazil to Briggate: Olympic heroes return | The Gryphon Yorkshire Olympians and Paralympians celebrated their success at Rio this week during a homecoming parade organised by Leeds City Council. Yorkshire's Olympians return to God's own county with a spectacular parade! (From: The Gryphon • News)
"01.10.2016 15:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Our Man in West Yorkshire: a beginner's guide to God's own county | The Gryphon Welcome to Yorkshire, a county unparalleled in terms of its natural beauty. Don't believe me? Well, you must have missed BBC Four's 'All Aboard! The Country Bus', a show that consisted solely of uninterrupted footage from a two-hour real-time bus journey 'Be not afeard the Dales are full of noises' - introduce yourself to Yorkshire (From: The Gryphon • Features)
"01.10.2016 08:36:28" AND THE WINNER OF THE 2 FRESHER'S FINALE TICKETS is GARETH FIELD! WELL DONE! WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE
"30.09.2016 18:32:25" The Gryphon **GIVEAWAY TIME**
The Gryphon has teamed up with hmv Leeds to give one lucky student a Lenco L85 Record Player and an LP of your choice from the Top 10 Student Record Picks in the article below.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply share this post AND THE WINNER IS...
We will be in touch about how to claim your prize!
"30.09.2016 18:21:24" thegryphon.co.uk Unileeds app causes confusion as registers move online | The Gryphon The University of Leeds has recently introduced a new update for its smartphone app, UniLeeds, which enables students to use Bluetooth to confirm attendance. With the update, some schools and departments now require that students 'check-in' at certain New Leeds Check-in app update leaves those without Apple or Android phones frustrated.
"30.09.2016 16:00:02" thegryphon.co.uk Not so Mint Fest | The Gryphon Live electronic music event Mint Festival took place at The Tetley on Saturday, but many were left appalled by long queues of up to three hours and overcrowding. They couldn't even organise a piss-up in the Tetley Brewery - Mint Fest overcrowding results in many angry customers.
"30.09.2016 12:22:46" thegryphon.co.uk ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Gryphon takes you back to 1950… | The Gryphon Locked away in the vaults of the Brotherton Library lie treasures unimaginable… or at least unexpected. From cookery books to original Shakespeare folios, Special Collections has a little, or a lot, of everything. With freshers now over, but many of you 'Your school days may not have been the happiest days of your life, but your University days may well be.' - The Gryphon goes back in time (From: The Gryphon • News)
"28.09.2016 13:33:44" issuu.com Freshers Guide 2016/17 Take a look at this year's Freshers Guide from The Gryphon for the students of Leeds! Missed out on a paper copy of the Freshers Guide? Still reminiscing Freshers Week and/or nursing Freshers Flu? Enjoy this academic year's first Gryphon online!
"27.09.2016 16:30:19" thegryphon.co.uk Lethal Bizzle and Miss Dynamite hit the Freshers Finale | The Gryphon The biggest night of the (post) Freshers calendar is fast approaching. This Saturday, hundreds will be heading to the union for what is essentially Fruity on steroids – the Freshers Finale. **GIVEAWAY - FRESHERS FINALE**
We've got two Freshers Finale tickets to give away for the event this Friday. Simply like our page and share this post to be in with a chance of winning!
Winners announced later this week...
"27.09.2016 16:12:42" thegryphon.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: First look at the new Eddy B | The Gryphon The library has been refurbished with new colour schemes on each floor, funky chair designs and a new postgraduate research hub. The refurbished Edward Boyle library is opening its doors to students tomorrow after a summer make over. Take a look at our exclusive photos and tell us what you think
"27.09.2016 07:33:29" The Gryphon's cover photo
"26.09.2016 18:37:17" Didn't make it to our Give It a Go today or missed out on one of our hand outs? Here's everything you need to know to get involved with The Gryphon
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"26.09.2016 16:30:01" In the wake of the success of projects like Leeds' The Real Junk Food Project, our Editor, Jess Murray, spoke to the founders of the pioneering new app Too Good To Go on how to continue the battle against unnecessary food waste.(From The Gryphon •
"24.09.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Freshers Feature – Your Leeds Event Guide | The Gryphon PryzmDrinks are £1. Getting knocked out by a group of locals outside Mcdonalds, priceless. Make it rain with your quids every Monday from 10pm. From cheap and cheerful to weird and wacky, we give you the low down on all of Leeds' best club nights
"24.09.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Stand-up stars at Leeds City Varieties | The Gryphon Ten years after her breakthrough performance at the Fringe, Shappi Khorsandi (Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow) is bringing her show 'Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey' to Leeds. A homage to her adopted country, expect The Gryphon gives you the low down on the comedians to look out for at Leeds City Varieties this year
"23.09.2016 16:29:00" thegryphon.co.uk Why are people supporting Donald Trump? | The Gryphon November's presidential election in America has proved unprecedented, with a non-conservative lacking in any political experience crushing the Republican Party's establishment. Not only that, but Donald Trump seems near-impervious to every scandal which Donald trump has taken the American population by storm over the past twelve months, but what's the secret to 'the Donald's' success?
"23.09.2016 15:05:47" thegryphon.co.uk Asquith House developers suspended over delays | The Gryphon The student accommodation company, Urban Student Life (USL), has been suspended for a year from the Code for Non-Educational Establishments by the Codes Full Tribunal. Such a suspension is very rare, and this is only the third time the tribunal has met. An 11 week delay in construction forced new students to live in hotels, jeopardising their academic attainment and well-being, even then, living conditions in the halls were unacceptable... Read more below.
(From The Gryphon • News)
"23.09.2016 12:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds – the Place to Be for Live Sport | The Gryphon Leeds is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the country for watching great live sport. Here, The Gryphon takes a brief look at four of Leeds' most successful sporting teams. Leeds is home to some of the country's greatest sporting successes - if you want to make the most of it during your time of Leeds, here's our guide to the city's best live sport
"23.09.2016 11:32:58" University of Leeds It's official. We're University of the Year. Learn more at www.leeds.ac.uk/universityoftheyear Very proud to announce that we are indeed University of the Year 2017! #Leeds
"23.09.2016 11:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Meet your new student exec | The Gryphon Student engagement – that's what I ran on and it's still what I'm most excited about. I think when I ran, only 46% of students knew what the forums were and that's not good enough. I want to impress upon people that they can change things around the The Gryphon chats to your new student exec about their plans for the year and what advice they would give to freshers
"22.09.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Preview – The Warehouse Project 2016 | The Gryphon Featuring line-ups straight out of the dreams of serious clubbers, the landmark event once again begins on the 23rd September at its home on Store Street. The sheer scale of genres involved means that there is something for everyone across the board. "Featuring line-ups straight out of the dreams of serious clubbers, the landmark event once again begins on the 23rd September at its home on Store Street."
"22.09.2016 18:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Feature – Farewell Fabric, Long Live Leeds? | The Gryphon Islington's iconic venue Fabric is the latest victim in an institutional war waged against youth culture, the greatest giant to be felled yet. In the early hours of Wednesday 7th September the unofficial decision to close Fabric became official following With London nightclub Fabric shutting down, is Leeds' nightlife under threat?
"22.09.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Is the rise in tuition fees enough to deter students from university? | The Gryphon The cost of attending university in the UK has always been a contentious issue. It is regularly debated who should pay what, how much they should be paying and what services should be provided as part of such an expensive financial investment. Plans With the University of Leeds announcing their plans to increase tuition fees to £9250, will the rise deter students from coming to university?
"22.09.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk University of Leeds to raise fees | The Gryphon The University of Leeds have confirmed that they will raise tuition fees to £9250 in the 2017/18 academic year. As well as this they have confirmed they will be accepting the A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “Leeds offers an outstanding education The University of Leeds has announced that it will be raising tuition fees to £9250
"22.09.2016 16:15:00" Become a Gryphon Journalist Become a Gryphon Journalist Become a journalist for Leeds University's official student newspaper, written by students for students! We print 3000 copies of our newspaper every Friday during term time and publish our work at www.thegryphon.co.uk
We cover everything from News, Want to become a Gryphon journalist? Write for an award winning newspaper? Get the chance to interview your favourite band or get free tickets to review gigs and shows? Come along to our Give It A Go on Monday to find out how to get involved.
"22.09.2016 12:35:08" thegryphon.co.uk Start your weekend with Jack Friday at MEATLiquor | The Gryphon Freshers week may be drawing to a close, but the weekend is only just beginning and Jack Friday at MEATLiquor is the perfect way to celebrate making it through your first week at Leeds. Jack Daniel's flavoured burgers and cocktails? What better way to start the weekend...
"22.09.2016 12:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Interview – Jamz No More: Elijah Speaks | The Gryphon Iconic Leeds Grime and Bass night played its final ever show in Leeds last term. We caught up with Elijah, a founder of the night as well as resident DJ in collabration with his partner Skilliam. We chatted to Elijah, founder of iconic Leeds grime night Jamz
"22.09.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds Night Owls: student superheroes | The Gryphon The Leeds Night Owls are your local student superheroes. Coming out in the darkest hours of the night; saving students; charging phones; the Night Owls are always on hand to keep you safe if you need them. Leeds Night Owls is a new student society, which aims to help students get home safely after nights out
"21.09.2016 18:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The alternative freshers' week | The Gryphon Want some variety? Grinding in a sweaty mass to Katy Perry not your scene? If clubbing isn't your thing, or you just need a break from heavy nights and heavier hangovers, don't panic! We at The Gryphon have put together a list of gigs and events to shake Getting sick of the crowded freshers club nights? Our music editors have got you covered with their alternative freshers week taking in all the city's coolest venues and gigs
"21.09.2016 17:01:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon asks: Should Britain hold a second referendum on its membership in the EU? | The Gryphon There are two excellent reasons for a second referendum on the EU. First, a margin of victory of two percent can hardly be called resounding, especially when you consider the second point: the campaigning was atrocious (not only on the Leave side but most “Brexit means Brexit” is wearing thin. It's like saying 'breakfast means breakfast'. But some people want bacon and eggs for breakfast; others toast and jam; yet others muesli and yoghurt…”
"21.09.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Sexual consent campaign gathers momentum in Leeds | The Gryphon The Gryphon interviewed Amy Cousens about her sexual consent campaign. She is putting forward a proposal to the Leeds City Council to make it mandatory for all clubs and bars in Leeds to put up sexual consent posters, as well as giving staff sexual The campaign to make it mandatory for all bars and clubs in Leeds to put up sex consent posters has been accepted by the council and is going to committee
"20.09.2016 17:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk An interview with the Creative Director of The Tetley | The Gryphon There are few names so closely linked with Leeds than Tetley. Found in virtually every pub in Yorkshire, the beer and the brewery from which it spouted are synonymous with the city and it is no surprise that the impressive headquarters can still be seen, The Gryphon interviews Bryony Bond, creative director of The Tetley, art gallery, exhibition space and host to this year's Mint Festival
"20.09.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Preview – Fools Paradise Festival 2016 | The Gryphon Following the success of last year's Fools Paradise Festival, which saw the likes of Hot Chip, So Solid Crew and Big Narstie perform in the diversely decorated University Union, Good Life returns on the 24th September with even more arenas and a strong Fools Paradise is coming to the union this weekend, have you got your ticket?
"20.09.2016 15:50:55" thegryphon.co.uk Vinyl. Is. Back. | The Gryphon The Gryphon has teamed up with hmv Leeds to give you the opportunity to win a Lenco L85 Record Player and an LP of your choice from the Top 10 Student Record Picks below. All you need to do is like The Gryphon page on Facebook and share this article in **GIVEAWAY TIME**
The Gryphon has teamed up with hmv Leeds to give one lucky student a Lenco L85 Record Player and an LP of your choice from the Top 10 Student Record Picks in the article below.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply share this post
"19.09.2016 19:39:44" thegryphon.co.uk New cafe opens in Worsley building | The Gryphon The new cafe on level 9 of the Worsley building, named Pure, has a focus on healthy food options with lunchtime salads and sandwiches. PURE is a brand new cafe offering healthy salads, fruit smoothies and herbal teas
"19.09.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Freshers Special – where to party and why | The Gryphon Well curated line-up? Powerful sound system? Animated crowd? All key ingredients for a good night out, but not always enough for a great one. So you've arrived in Leeds and freshers week is spread out before you - but where are the best places to party? The Gryphon gives you the low down on the city's best clubs
"19.09.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Chart – Editor's Top Tracks of Summer | The Gryphon Chaos in the CBD – Significant Others (Rhythm Section International)From the south London pair's downtempo 'Invisible Spectrum' EP which follows their breakthrough 'Midnight in Peckham' released one year ago on Rhythm Section International. Have a seat Summer may be over, but you can still relive those warmer days with our Clubs editors' top summer tracks...
"19.09.2016 15:05:02" thegryphon.co.uk Hundreds take to streets to show refugees are welcome in Leeds | The Gryphon This weekend, a rally took place in Leeds to show that refugees are welcome following an attack on a Polish man last Friday. Hundreds took to the streets of Leeds this weekend as part of a Refugees Welcome rally, following the attack of a Polish man last Friday
"19.09.2016 14:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Preview – Patrick Topping's Alternative Otley Run | The Gryphon For any students returning to Leeds this September, Mint Fest marks the arrival of Freshers' Week ahead of a new year of clubbing, and obviously studying, in the party capital of the North. As a way of celebrating the festival's 5th birthday, Hot DJ and producer Patrick Topping's alternative Otley run is taking place today #TopplyRun
"19.09.2016 10:46:08" thegryphon.co.uk Back to Uni style guide | The Gryphon So you've stocked up on all the boring Uni supplies such as kitchen appliances and bedding and now it's time to make sure your Uni style game is on point. Remaining stylish whilst still looking casual and staying comfy can be a challenge, but don't worry; Still in summer fashion mode? Struggling to find the perfect back to uni outfit? We've got you covered...
"18.09.2016 15:05:53" Become a Gryphon Journalist Become a Gryphon Journalist Become a journalist for Leeds University's official student newspaper, written by students for students! We print 3000 copies of our newspaper every Friday during term time and publish our work at www.thegryphon.co.uk
We cover everything from News,
"17.09.2016 15:24:20" thegryphon.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: Old Bar revamp unveiled for first time | The Gryphon Old Bar will open its doors this evening for the first time in six months following it's revamp as part of the £20 million union upgrade. Take a look at the new Old Bar, opening its doors for the first time today. What do you think of the refurbishment?
"16.09.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk In The Middle with Meadowlark | The Gryphon Meadowlark are Bristol natives Kate McGill and Dan Broadley, who combine their skills to create a chilled and relaxing blend of folk vibey folk music. Their new single 'Quicksand' follows hot on the heels of their recent EP Paraffin. In this new single, We caught up with Meadowlark ahead of their headline show at Headrow House on 26th September to ask them about their inspiration for their new single and their dynamic as a new band
"16.09.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Hell or High Water – A world-weary Western for the modern era | The Gryphon The latest offering from British Director David Mackenzie (Starred Up) sees him team up with writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario), to deliver a slow-burning Western for the modern era, Hell or High Water. The film revolves around two brothers Toby (Chris "This is a film that saturates itself in failure."
"16.09.2016 14:31:05" Timeline Photos We're at the International Freshers outside the union until 5pm - come say hi and pick up a copy of our freshers guide!
"16.09.2016 12:49:28" Timeline Photos Our first issue is now in the stands! Pick up our Freshers guide for the ultimate guide to student life - from our lowdown on the best of Leeds nightlife to the perfect hangover films, we've got it all...
"16.09.2016 11:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk University of Leeds exhibits rare Shakespeare folios | The Gryphon The university is to put on an exhibition of rare original William Shakespeare folios dating back as early as 1623, 7 years after the playwright's death. The collection has been put on display to commemorate 400 years since the Bard's demise – thought to The collection has been put on display to commemorate 400 years since the Bard's demise
"15.09.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Gottwood Festival 2016 | The Gryphon The summer of 2016 saw Gottwood return to the island of Anglesey for the 7th time. Living just along the coast in North Wales I've been able to attend the festival for the past four years – and I have to say it just gets better and better. The venue is a Harry Pemberton reviews this years Gottwood Festival: "This small festival on a remote island in North Wales is up there with the biggest and the best."
"15.09.2016 16:00:03" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds University seeks Brexit clarification | The Gryphon The University of Leeds has issued a statement to The Gryphon seeking to reassure students in the wake of a Brexit vote which continues to be mired in uncertainty. The University of Leeds has issued a statement to The Gryphon seeking to reassure students in the wake of a Brexit vote which continues to be mired in uncertainty
"15.09.2016 12:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk 10 things we learnt from the Premier League: September 10-12 | The Gryphon This weekend saw Premier League football return after the international break, and was full of intrigue, with the first meeting between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in English football living up to the pre-match hype, Leicester becoming the first All the things we learnt from this weekend's action
"15.09.2016 11:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Preview: OnRoundhay festival | The Gryphon The one-day festival 'On Roundhay' has returned to Leeds after a decade-long wait. As well as music in the park, the festival will boast a wide range of food and drink stands, loads of literature-based events like a live story-telling stage, as well as a Not ready to say goodbye to music festival season? Head to OnRoundhay this weekend
"13.09.2016 16:14:46" The Gryphon's cover photo
"07.09.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Rosberg revs-up title battle, as old heads hang up their helmets | The Gryphon NICO Rosberg made it two victories in two weekends at the Italian Grand Prix, leading every lap in Monza to claim his seventh victory of the season, moving him just two points behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with only six races remaining. Rosberg and Hamilton continue to battle it for the F1 title
"06.09.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Are we all a bit of a Fleabag? – Review | The Gryphon BBC Three's newest comedy Fleabag is a sharp-witted, gloriously non-PG exploration of a young woman's struggle to come to terms with loss. Her attempts to juggle this alongside her dysfunctional relationships and the general challenges of being a If you haven't seen it already, get yourself to BBC Three, think twice about inviting your mum to sit with you and get watching.
"06.09.2016 16:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: The Get Down | The Gryphon Created by Baz Luhrmann, music co-produced by East Coast hip-hop golden child, Nas, and costing $120 million to produce, The Get Down is a melting pot with all the right ingredients to rival Stranger Things to the title of Netflix's best original series "The Get Down is a melting pot with all the right ingredients to rival Stranger Things to the title of Netflix's best original series of 2016"
"06.09.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Green Age – where are we now and where are we going? | The Gryphon Visit any major city and you will be greeted with people going about their daily lives and routines. They'll be walking, running and using transport to take them to their destination, through a sea of other people trying to get to their destination In the big battle against climate change hope, not fear, should guide the way
"05.09.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk The Odyssey of The Yorkshire Dales | The Gryphon CAMPING. At its best, an edifying rendezvous between man and nature. At its worst, an excruciating week of bitter, sleepless nights and cabin fever. This summer, I camped with my family in the Yorkshire Dales, a stone's throw from Leeds (provided you can If you're a bit strapped for cash this summer, why not plan a holiday right on your doorstep?
"05.09.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Brexit: the aftermath | The Gryphon This week, Theresa May confirmed that there would be no turning back with invoking the Lisbon Treaty. After June's referendum result, the UK is set to leave the EU, a first in the organisation's history. Meet the people applying for new passports in the wake of the EU referendum
"05.09.2016 13:13:10" thegryphon.co.uk Festival Review: Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, 27-28/09/16 | The Gryphon The UK festival scene might be known for its name-grabbing giants like Glastonbury and V Festival, but last weekend saw one of the UK's lesser known festivals, Victorious Festival, prove that you don't need the big name to be successful. If the crèche We take a look back at this year's Victorious Festival - the sophisticated seaside alternative to Leeds fest
"02.09.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Preview: Bestival 2016 | The Gryphon For many music lovers, the start of September represents the wrong end of summer, and the rapidly approaching end of the summer's plethora of festivals. For the punters of Bestival however, the event must invoke the words of Al Pacino in the final It's nearly time for Bestival again...
"01.09.2016 16:01:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Revolt. She said. Revolt Again 'shakes foundations' | The Gryphon Four empty chairs against a black reflective screen faced the small, but enticed, audience as we took our seats in Stratford's exciting new dramatic space: The Other Place. Having seen Alice Birch's work before, I braced myself for discomfort and "As the title reveals, this play was a relentless revolt against society's treatment of women in the 21st century. "
"01.09.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Trove – the new style app | The Gryphon How many hours do you spend scrolling on Instagram and searching for #ootd? How many hours do you spend on ASOS trying to find the perfect outfit? How many fashion blogs do you check weekly if not daily to help you decide what to wear? If the answer is Lacking style inspiration? New app Trove has got you covered...
"31.08.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: The best of Edinburgh Fringe 2016 | The Gryphon It's time to review Edinburgh. By this I do not mean assessing the qualities of Scotland's capital, but instead attempting to distil the explosion of theatre, comedy, dance, circus, spoken-word, magic and the many other performances that make up the We take a look back at this year's Fringe, including The Leeds Tealights's show Tension - "This is sketch comedy with an edge – it's no wonder the show was sold out."
"31.08.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Andy Murray looking to finish off a near-perfect year | The Gryphon The final major of the tennis calendar, the US Open, begins today, with Andy Murray looking to top off what has been an incredible season for the Scotsman, even by his high standards. Indeed, he has won both Wimbledon and Olympic Gold, a feat only Rafael How will Murray fare in this year's US Open?
"31.08.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Bake Off is back | The Gryphon There is little more that can cause as much of a nationwide pandemic than the return of our beloved Great British Bake Off. #GBBO was trending all day on Wednesday and has been plastered over the internet since way before it was due to return. Nothing After last week's jaffa cake chaos, what will this week's episode hold?
"31.08.2016 11:32:49" thegryphon.co.uk Postcards from Abroad: Aarhus, Denmark | The Gryphon This summer, I had the opportunity to go and study in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, in eastern Jutland. When thinking of places to visit in Denmark, most people probably wouldn't be able to think past Copenhagen, but as the 2017 European Capital Never heard of Aarhus? It's the 2017 European Capital Culture and full of authentic Nordic charm
"25.08.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk NUS calls on students to join rent strikes | The Gryphon The National Union of Students is calling on students living in university rented accommodation across the country to join rent strikes this year, in a campaign for more affordable student living. Following the success of UCL's Cut the Rent campaign, NUS are calling on student in halls across the country to go on rent strike
"24.08.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk In the Middle with White Room at Y Not Festival | The Gryphon From left right: Tristan Sava (Guitar/keys), Josie McNamara (Bass), Jake Smallwood (Vocals), Jacob Newman Guitar, Hen Sava (Drums). In The Middle chat to White Room backstage at Y Not festival about The Beatles, Blur and ice cream
"24.08.2016 12:52:17" thegryphon.co.uk Preview: Nick Cave's new film showing for one night only, 8th September | The Gryphon The feature film, One More Time With Feeling, is accompanying the release of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' sixteenth studio album Skeleton Tree. The one day only cinema event provides the first chance to hear the new tracks from this widely anticipated Feature film, One More Time With Feeling, is accompanying the release of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' sixteenth studio album Skeleton Tree
"23.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Eleven Acts to Catch at Victorious Festival (and One Unmissable Music Legend) | The Gryphon With Victorious Festival returning to the southern sea-side town of Portsmouth on the 27th and 28th August, we take a look at who to catch when you're not soaking up the sun, beer and other delights the festival has to offer. If you're heading to Victorious Festival this weekend, these are the acts not to miss
"23.08.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Stranger Things: Back to the 80s | The Gryphon The reason for my choice of insult will become apparent to you when you watch this piece of television genius. The Duffer Brothers' science fiction horror takes place in 1983 in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. It follows the story of 12-year-old The Duffer brothers' homage to 80s pop culture is the latest Netflix Original
"23.08.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Home of the Strange by Young the Giant | The Gryphon Young the Giant return with what can only be praised as a great alternative album. That is to speak generally. What's great about this band is how it's so difficult to pinpoint what their specific sound is – but specific it certainly is. They combine the The Gryphon reviews Young the Giant's latest offering... "The overall product is something which really shouldn't work, but it does."
"22.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Corbyn's vision needs to be harnessed, not dismissed | The Gryphon On a grey, rainy day in Liverpool, an estimated seven to ten thousand people gathered for a rally. Their numbers were so great that they spilled out onto the streets, stopping traffic and closing Lime Street. Holding banners and cheering, they prepared "For too long Labour has simply trotted out whatever line they think will most appeal, but when it comes to politics, actions speak an awful lot louder than words."
"22.08.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Blonde by Frank Ocean | The Gryphon Rhythmic grooves, layers of auto-tune? Perhaps a drunken 3am boogie to 'Ignition' by R. Kelly? Or maybe, as a fellow anxious soul, you expect a man who insists he has lots more “dollar” than you, plus plenty of bitches and hoes, thank you very much. Frank Ocean's long-awaited album is finally here...
"22.08.2016 11:34:30" thegryphon.co.uk Should Hillary's email scandal really matter? | The Gryphon As another storm, caused by Donald Trump's inability to keep his mouth shut, passes, undeniably attention will now fall on the biggest storm in a teacup in political history; that of Hillary Clinton's emails. Hillary Clinton's email controversy has blighted her campaign from day one, but is it really that important?
"18.08.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk How a cardboard box can soothe your low days | The Gryphon Anybody who has been through counseling for a mental illness has probably heard of the phrase 'self-soothing'. This is a very effective strategy- taught extensively during Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- which aims to distract the person before any Next time you're feeling down, try this self-soothing technique...
"17.08.2016 17:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Ten Acts To Watch At Leeds Fest 2016 (And Two You Can't Miss) | The Gryphon With Leeds Fest just over a week away, we took a look at some of the most exciting acts set to take Bramham Park by storm. Heading to Leeds fest next week? Make sure you don't miss these...
"17.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Suicide Squad has 'very few redeeming features' | The Gryphon Negative reviews of not only Suicide Squad but also the entire DC cinematic universe have been met with hostility by fans, who are adamant the film isn't as bad as everyone says it is, with even calls to shut down popular critic site Rotten Tomatoes. Suicide Squad has received some pretty negative reviews from critics, but is it really that bad?
"17.08.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Cricketing success for England and Yorkshire | The Gryphon It has been an exiting season for Yorkshire, as they have competed, as all counties do, in three different trophies this season, vying to win each of them. Yorkshire had, going into the campaign, won the County Championship, the pinnacle of domestic It's been a great summer for cricket for both Yorkshire and England
"16.08.2016 13:11:00" thegryphon.co.uk Tennis a menace for top seeds as Murray prevails | The Gryphon The men's single final was a fitting finale to nine day's of action at the Olympic Tennis Centre, with Andy Murray becoming the first player to win multiple golds in singles, by beating Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in a gruelling four-hour, four-set The tennis had us all gripped to our seats at this year's Olympics, with Murray taking home the gold
"16.08.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Secret Garden Party Review: The hippie utopia proves that smaller festivals can be just as exhilarating as their bigger cousins | The Gryphon Secret Garden Party (SGP) might be small, but it is a perfectly-formed festival situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Attracting big-name acts, rising stars, and a whole raft of brilliant food and drink stands as well those stalls that only seem to The Secret Garden Party might be small, but it's one of the best festivals in the UK...
"15.08.2016 18:00:09" thegryphon.co.uk Government plans to rank universities opposed by LUU student execs | The Gryphon Leeds University Union student executives Melissa Owusu, Taiwo Ogunyinka and Jamie Ali have added their names to a Guardian open letter opposing the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Teaching Excellence Framework will rank universities according to the quality of their teaching, with plans to link this to tuition fee rates
"15.08.2016 16:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Doctor Faustus – An Incoherent Mess | The Gryphon Doctor Faustus, Marlowe's original tale of man who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power, is widely considered a theatrical classic. However, these days Faustus's middle section proves to be a problem for modern theatre makers. Full of Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington stars in a modern retelling of the classic tale Doctor Faustus
"15.08.2016 14:34:33" thegryphon.co.uk Whitlock Makes History: Team GB's Greatest living Gymnast | The Gryphon Over the last few days, it is safe to say that Britain was glued to their television screens by the utterly superhuman skills of the men's artistic gymnastics. Max Whitlock became the first Brit to win a medal in the all-round men's gymnastics in 108 years
"14.08.2016 17:28:38" 5 years after his second album, Bon Iver is back and has released two tracks ahead of his upcoming LP
"13.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Holiday edit – festival | The Gryphon Worlds away from the consistent sun of Coachella, the British festival calls for practicality in its fashion choices and this year a move beyond fringe and flowers. Helpfully a few staples go a long way in minimising packing and accounting for the Heading to a music festival this summer and looking for that killer outfit? We've got you covered...
"13.08.2016 09:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Why weight gain needs more respect | The Gryphon Weight gain is still such a sensitive, vulnerable aspect of our lives. It's seen as a negative thing, a promotion of obesity, a reflection of an unhealthy lifestyle, a symbol of greed… And the list goes on. But weight fluctuation is in fact a normal "It would be great to live in a world which is judgment-free, embracing the different body shapes and types, and promoting self-care rather than self-hatred."
"12.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Labour needs to get its head out of the clouds | The Gryphon The Tories. They've been in power for six years now, implementing a deeply unpopular programme of austerity; making numerous miscalculations along the way on things like tax credits, junior doctors and corruption scandals; enduring a civil war over Europe Is Corbyn the hero we need or just plain stubborn?
"12.08.2016 11:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Mint Festival Preview | The Gryphon In the overcrowded promotional scene of Leeds there is one team which stands prominent over the general melee. Mint's stranglehold on the club scene through Mint Club and Mint Warehouse have provided some of the greatest nights of my time at Uni, and I'm Mint Festival is back, and this time it's at the Tetley
"11.08.2016 17:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review | The Gryphon With tickets for The Cursed Child sold out until December 2017, I had to get my hands on the script that could potentially change my life. By that I mean surely there'd be a Hogwarts acceptance letter sitting in the play for me, or perhaps I was just It's already caused a storm, but does the latest Harry Potter live up to the hype? Warning, spoilers within....
"11.08.2016 12:54:14" thegryphon.co.uk For All We Know by NAO | The Gryphon NAO is 31 years old and has just released her debut album, For All We Know. This follows months of hype, several well-received singles, and a packed-out Glastonbury set on the Park Stage this June. It's a mark of how dedicated she is to the grind of the Following her success at Glastonbury in June, The Gryphon reviews NAO's debut album For All We Know
"10.08.2016 09:51:02" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds University maintains highest ever score in National Student Survey | The Gryphon Student satisfaction remains at the highest level in the University's history, according to the results of this years' National Student Survey. University of Leeds and Leeds University Union maintain their highest ever student satisfaction scores in the 2016 National Student Survey
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"23.05.2016 15:37:53" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds University jumps seven places in the Guardian's 2017 league table | The Gryphon The University of Leeds has moved up in the rankings by seven positions in this year's Guardian's University League Tables 2017, overtaking universities including York and Edinburgh. It now ranks joint 16th with Southampton with a score of 74.9. The University of Leeds jumps seven places in the Guardian's 2017 league table, overtaking York and Edinburgh.
"23.05.2016 14:11:00" thegryphon.co.uk Fast Fashion – The Rise of Online Shopping | The Gryphon Online shopping has developed very quickly over the years, and its rise has been sufficiently aided by websites such as eBay and ASOS Marketplace, as well as the mobile app Depop. These platforms are very different to the usual fashion retail websites, Well we do love ASOS here in the office...
"22.05.2016 13:08:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Florence Foster Jenkins – A Tragic and Hilariously Terrible Siren | The Gryphon The world couldn't seem to get enough of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy New York socialite often referred to over the years as 'the worst opera singer in the world'. Even today, she remains unforgotten, with two films inspired by her life story Meryl Streep plays the world's worst opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins.
"21.05.2016 13:06:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Well Fed Student: Healthy pancakes | The Gryphon This is the easiest and tastiest recipe for filling, fluffy, American-style pancakes, without any guilt. It's a filling, healthy breakfast that feels like a real treat. I usually use a gluten-free flour like buckwheat flour or brown rice flour, but you The easiest and tastiest recipe for filling, fluffy, American-style pancakes, without any guilt.
"20.05.2016 16:04:00" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Laptop letting you down? We've been trying out some swanky news ones.
"18.05.2016 18:22:23" thegryphon.co.uk LUU pledge to continue fight against sexual harassment | The Gryphon Leeds University Union have announced the next phase of the 'We've Got Your Back' campaign, in a vow to continue the fight against sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus and in the city. LUU unveil plans for next stage of their 'We've Got Your Back' campaign
"18.05.2016 15:28:54" thegryphon.co.uk Silencing the Truth: Why Natasha Devon was Right to Speak out Against the Government | The Gryphon At the beginning of this month, campaigner and entrepreneur Natasha Devon was dropped as the Conservative government's 'mental health champion' in the Department of Education having only been appointed to the role in August of last year. The role was At the beginning of this month, campaigner and entrepreneur Natasha Devon was dropped as the Conservative government's 'mental health champion' in the Department of Education having only been appointed to the role in August of last year.
"17.05.2016 15:28:51" thegryphon.co.uk Review: The Bodyguard – Annoyingly enjoyable | The Gryphon Bold and brilliant, The Bodyguard at Leeds Grand Theatre stars X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as superstar Rachel Marron, who falls in love with the bodyguard hired to protect her from a sinister stalker. Lawrence Kasdan's screenplay has been met with "The Bodyguard has absolutely no pretensions. It's a splashy showpiece of Whitney Houston's back catalogue and never claims to be more"
"16.05.2016 16:55:05" thegryphon.co.uk Government unveil plans to base tuition fees on quality of teaching | The Gryphon Universities minister Jo Johnson has today revealed that universities in England may be able to increase their tuition fees based on the quality of education they provide. Quality of teaching will be linked with tuition fee levels for the first time
"16.05.2016 12:43:51" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Universities: A safe space?
"13.05.2016 15:32:22" thegryphon.co.uk “The solution is choosing to stay in Europe and seek reform from there onwards” | The Gryphon The pressing question on the political landscape in Britain today is, without doubt, that of Europe. The trouble is there's no easy answer to this question. But with that being said, it is clear that Britain is better off staying in the European Union. A "The pressing question on the political landscape in Britain today is, without doubt, that of Europe. The trouble is there's no easy answer to this question."
"12.05.2016 16:27:02" Timeline Photos Our lovely team this year at The Gryphon.
"12.05.2016 13:41:17" thegryphon.co.uk Postcards from Abroad: The truth about Spanish fiestas | The Gryphon Hola everyone! It's been a while since I've posted anything so I thought it should be about something fun and just a little spectacular… so the famous Spanish fiestas immediately sprang to mind!They'resomething that you think of immediately when someone Apparently a fiesta is more than just a regular party... bring us the sangria please!
"11.05.2016 13:30:34" thegryphon.co.uk Winifred Halliday: a centenary for a former Gryphon Editor | The Gryphon The Gryphon takes a look at the student life and times of former Gryphon Editor, Winifred Halliday, who held this prestigious position during the First World War – a time when female students did not enjoy the same freedoms we have today. The Gryphon takes a look at the student life and times of former Gryphon Editor, Winifred Halliday, who held this prestigious position during the First World War – a time when female students did not enjoy the same freedoms we have today.
"10.05.2016 16:12:46" thegryphon.co.uk Barbaric and Wild: 'One of the most memorable performances of my three years at Leeds'. | The... Brought to us by the fourth and final group of final year students from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Barbaric and Wild is a long way from any theatre experience you will have had within Leeds. It was a highly immersive production, Brought to us by the fourth and final group of final year students from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, Barbaric and Wild is a long way from any theatre experience you will have had within Leeds...
"10.05.2016 13:59:22" thegryphon.co.uk A Russian roulette: Depression or Anxiety? | The Gryphon In challenging the stigma associated with mental illness, I've vowed to be as open and honest about my very real battle with it. I should not be ashamed, although it does make me want to crawl into a corner and hibernate sometimes that my brain's wired a "My mood is in a constant limbo, oscillating between feeling too much and being overwhelmed to feeling nothing".
"09.05.2016 14:03:07" thegryphon.co.uk Society Spotlight: Buddhist Meditation Society | The Gryphon Breathe in…breathe out…breathe in…breathe out…. Yes, it's that time of the semester again. Come May, we students find ourselves plunged into a season of countless all-nighters and cramming sessions. Even if you're one of the good ones, who either: (A) Breathe in…breathe out…breathe in…breathe out…. Yes, it's that time of the semester again.
"08.05.2016 13:32:55" thegryphon.co.uk Standing at the crossroads | The Gryphon As a final year university student, I find myself at a crossroads – hundreds of paths forking off in different directions each one offering me a different future and a different life. Spinning around with no idea what path I should venture down leads to "As a final year university student, I find myself at a crossroads – hundreds of paths forking off in different directions each one offering me a different future and a different life."
"07.05.2016 14:28:41" thegryphon.co.uk Spring Has Sprung | The Gryphon Spring is the season of bloom and marks the breaking out of prints, denim and crochet aplenty. Make the transition to spring with ease by blending wardrobe staples with playful prints and textures. Don't shy away from floral prints but keep them modern Now the sun's finally out perhaps it's time to bust out the summer wardrobe....
"06.05.2016 16:20:26" thegryphon.co.uk Exams got you down? Get to HISTFEST | The Gryphon The most anticipated History Society event of the term, HISTFEST is back and promising to be as spectacular as ever. For those of you not in the know, HISTFEST is a festival run by History Society every year, combining fun with fundraising for great For those of you not in the know, HISTFEST is a festival run by History Society every year, combining fun with fundraising for great causes.
"06.05.2016 09:31:36" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Super scrambles | The Gryphon Lots of people don't see breakfast as a proper meal, but it is just as important as the others, and it's good to try to get a balanced combination of carbs, protein, and fruit/veg into every single meal. A portion of protein at breakfast time will satiate Breakfast is super important, so here are some delicious ways to start your day.
"05.05.2016 14:54:15" unionupgrade.com Old Bar, Riley Smith Hall and Mine back in time for Freshers The deal has been done, the plans finalised, the asbestos stripped out and Sir Robert McAlpines' builders can finally start on site as the main contractor for the Union Upg... Old Bar, Riley-Smith Hall and Mine will be back in time for Freshers.
"05.05.2016 08:21:48" Timeline Photos A common antidepressant may reverse heart failure after a myocardial infarction (heart attack), scientists claim.
"04.05.2016 16:00:44" thegryphon.co.uk Uni in hunt for new building contractors | The Gryphon Associated Architects has drawn up outline designs for an Innovation and Enterprise Centre, which will be built off Woodhouse Lane on a plot in the south east corner of the main campus, once a building firm has been enlisted. The University of Leeds is on the hunt for a builder to construct a £29m University gateway project.
"04.05.2016 11:21:06" thegryphon.co.uk Concerns grow over new head of IT | The Gryphon The University has come under fire over the recent appointment of new director of IT, Jim Slack, following revelations regarding his former employment history. The University has come under fire over the recent appointment of new director of IT, Jim Slack, following revelations regarding his former employment history.
"30.04.2016 16:46:47" thegryphon.co.uk Local anger over litter-strewn Hyde Park | The Gryphon Litter left strewn across Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park following recent sunny weather caused discontent among students and local residents. Litter left strewn across Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park following recent sunny weather caused discontent among students and local residents.
"29.04.2016 15:59:56" thegryphon.co.uk Waste not, want not – LUU breaches its policy on food waste | The Gryphon In light of recent investigations into the Union's food policy, The Gryphon examines what appears to be a haphazard approach to preventing waste and what goes on behind the scenes in some of its busiest catering outlets. In light of recent investigations into the Union's food policy, The Gryphon examines what appears to be a haphazard approach to preventing waste and what goes on behind the scenes in some of its busiest catering outlets.
"29.04.2016 11:04:11" Timeline Photos Read our last issue of the year online at http://issuu.com/thegryphon/docs/15
"28.04.2016 15:30:46" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Eye In The Sky – Vital viewing for today's world | The Gryphon Eye in the Sky, which arrived in cinemas earlier this month, is a profound and chilling piece of cinema directed by Gavin Hood, concerning the all too familiar struggles of decision-making – both politically and militarily – on the current geopolitical Worth a watch for its stellar cast alone.
"28.04.2016 14:07:13" thegryphon.co.uk University of Leeds rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels | The Gryphon The University of Leeds announced on Thursday that it would reject students' calls for it to bring an end to its investments in companies responsible for the extraction of fossil fuels such as BP and Shell. Despite students voting overwhelmingly in favour of divestment in last November's referendum, the University has rejected calls to divest from fossil
"27.04.2016 16:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk The best alcohol-free beer? I've tested them so you don't have to! | The Gryphon There are many reasons why someone might drink a non-alcoholic beer. You might be driving, allergic to alcohol, trying to detox or you may be teetotal. However, with summer approaching there aren't many things better than a beer enjoyed outside in sun. You might be driving, allergic to alcohol, trying to detox or you may be teetotal.... We've tried out some alcohol free beers so you don't have to!
"26.04.2016 15:55:01" thegryphon.co.uk Ethical Fashion Brands To Know | The Gryphon With the idea of sustainability and ethical practices being at the height of importance, it has become a necessity that our society responds in accordance, and this is true for the fashion sector as much as any other. Fashion and clothing brands are "Fashion and clothing brands are beginning to reflect upon the responsibility they have to help change the way the industry currently works in order to preserve the world we live in."
"25.04.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Cielo Blanco's new menu: A Mexican street food feast | The Gryphon The fusion of vibrant prints and traditional tiling, inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, together with the restaurant's striking industrials features, provided a distinctive backdrop to this Mexican street food experience. Mexican food AND Mexican booze? We're in.
"24.04.2016 14:30:08" thegryphon.co.uk Review: SMS's Grease – It's Electrifying | The Gryphon After SMS's (Stage Musical Society) well-received production of West Side Story earlier this year, expectations were high for their latest production, Grease. Luckily, the audience was not disappointed. ♪ ♫ I got chills, they're multiplyin' ♪ ♫
"23.04.2016 14:06:41" thegryphon.co.uk Are the Designer-High Street Collaborations Worth the Hype? | The Gryphon High street collaborations with renowned designers do in theory seem like a great idea. However, in reality these collections end up over-budget and under-stocked, resulting in an undignified battle for the last sequin clad Balmain dress. After a Something to consider before you update your wardrobe for summer.
"22.04.2016 15:37:05" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Breakfast At Tiffany's leaves a Lott to be desired | The Gryphon Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's was met with a lukewarm response at Leeds Grand Theatre on 5th April. If you're not already familiar, the classic story portrays writer, Fred (Matt Baker) as he becomes fascinated Our Arts team had a Lott to say about Breakfast at Tiffany's....
"22.04.2016 12:58:40" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: T is for Top telly to watch when you're depressed | The Gryphon As I'm curled up on the sofa in the clutches of depression once more, in the onesie that I haven't got out of for three days (yes, onesies are back – spread the word (did they ever leave?!)), I got to thinking what else I would do when I felt so terrible Telly is the best.
"21.04.2016 15:29:28" thegryphon.co.uk Suffering in life: If everything is wonderful, nothing is | The Gryphon Over the holidays a nice old couple were going door to door, promoting their religion, but I found the way they went about it quite odd. My parents were out, so I struggled off the sofa to get the door, and no sooner had I done so, the wily looking one on "A nice old couple were going door to door, promoting their religion, but I found the way they went about it quite odd. I struggled off the sofa to get the door, and no sooner had I done so, the wily looking one on the left unleashed her first question,
"21.04.2016 12:33:10" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon speaks to Lucie Ward, one of the junior doctors staging a peaceful protest outside the Department of Health's Leeds HQ at Quarry House, about the current state of the NHS, working conditions for junior doctors, and the implications of the
"19.04.2016 10:53:10" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Rory Claydon argues that "the Left must confront its rampant anti-Semitism"
"18.04.2016 16:22:53" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "I won't apologise for the side effects of my mental illness"
"14.04.2016 12:29:09" thegryphon.co.uk Bare boobs or burkinis: inside the empowered woman's wardrobe | The Gryphon From Susan Sarandon to Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Theresa May – ripping women apart for their appearances is nothing new. And whilst judging a woman based on her outfit choice is vomit-inducing at the best of times, at worst it can be something far more "From Susan Sarandon to Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Theresa May – ripping women apart for their appearances is nothing new"
"13.04.2016 16:41:14" thegryphon.co.uk Edinburgh University first in UK to oppose conflict minerals | The Gryphon The University of Edinburgh has launched a new policy designed to limit the purchase of goods containing minerals that could have been sold to fund illegal and immoral conflicts. The university is leading the way in the fight against the trade of minerals which fund war and exploit workers
"13.04.2016 14:36:03" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon launch 'Racism on Campus' survey in partnership with student media nationwide | The... Student newspapers across the UK have launched a national survey to investigate the prevalence of racism on campus after a racist incident at Warwick University garnered national attention last week. The Gryphon has joined fellow student media outlets nationwide to investigate the prevalence of racism on campuses nationwide.
"13.04.2016 12:17:40" thegryphon.co.uk How does aircraft noise affect our taste perception? | The Gryphon If you have been on an airplane before and ate food on board, or heard stories of airplane food from friends and family; a common theme seems to be that people complain that the food served on airplanes is tasteless or bad. The question as to why airplane Maybe this is why plane food tastes so bad.
"12.04.2016 12:28:42" thegryphon.co.uk Postcards form Abroad: Hamilton, Canada | The Gryphon Kit is a Civil and Structural Engineering student currently on an international year abroad at McMaster University in Canada. Based in Hamilton, about an hour from Toronto, she is looking forward to exploring the picturesque Canadian scenery in contrast Civil and Structural Engineering student, Kit, has sent us a postcard all the way from Hamilton, Canada!
"11.04.2016 18:19:09" thegryphon.co.uk How irrational is your phobia? | The Gryphon At the age of 12 I sat down to watch the first Final Destination film which my dad had loaned from the local library. This was possibly one of the greatest mistakes of my life; to this day the thought of watching that film causes my heart to beat out of Did you know there are three kinds of phobia?
"11.04.2016 10:49:00" thegryphon.co.uk Blue Eyes: Political intrigue in Sweden | The Gryphon Nobody ever thought Sweden would become right wing. Not the haven of neutrality, meatballs and rotten fish. But alas it has and, with the Sweden Democrats polling at around 20%, Sweden needs to come to terms with the way it views and presents itself. This Blue Eyes follows a young woman, Elin, who returns to work at the Ministry of Justice during an election campaign to find that her predecessor has gone missing.
"10.04.2016 16:55:09" thegryphon.co.uk One pound bus fares introduced for students | The Gryphon Successful lobbying by Jonny Foster, LUU Community Officer, has resulted in First Bus launching a new price structure that will include one pound tickets for students on popular routes. The number 1, 6, 28 and 56 buses will be offering £1 fares for students
"10.04.2016 10:23:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Blood Brothers – Celebrating 29 years of success | The Gryphon Blood Brothers returned to the Leeds Grand Theatre last week to coincide with its 29th anniversary. A musical which many will associate with reading the original text at GCSE, or perhaps having seen it on a school trip, Blood Brothers has managed to ♪ ♫ Tell me it's not true ♪ ♫
"09.04.2016 15:52:27" thegryphon.co.uk The Depression Diaries: The secrets of self-harm | The Gryphon If I knew at the time that this one small cut would be the start of, what I'm starting to see as, a life-long battle, I maybe would have thought twice. "If I knew at the time that this one small cut would be the start of a life-long battle, I maybe would have thought twice."
"09.04.2016 09:02:50" thegryphon.co.uk Where to get outside this spring (other than Hyde Park) | The Gryphon Roundhay Park should definitely be your number one priority this spring for a day out. It is one of the biggest and most popular parks in Europe, and for good reason. When the sun comes out it's stunning, and with a variety of different flower gardens and For when it's time to leave the library... and when it's not raining...
"08.04.2016 15:16:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: BBC3 strike lucky with Thirteen | The Gryphon The number thirteen has been shrouded in superstition for centuries, and after a bit of Wikipedia research, full moons and Jesus Christ's Last Supper are apparently to blame. In BBC3's new drama, aptly named Thirteen, I'm sure protagonist Ivy Moxam (Jodie #Thirteen not an unlucky number for BBC3
"08.04.2016 11:58:05" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk A runner's guide for people who hate running.
"07.04.2016 14:13:00" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "Yes, we want to reduce obesity, but this is not the way to go about it"
"07.04.2016 10:08:00" thegryphon.co.uk The A Word: Is autism a spectrum or a label for life? | The Gryphon The Lake District provides a stunning backdrop to BBC's The A Word, as the extended Hughes family gather for Joe's fifth birthday party. As much as this family try to be perfect, nobody can avoid the fact that Joe (Max Vento) is disinterested and avoids Our Lifestyle and Culture team discuss The A Word and autism diagnosis.
"06.04.2016 12:42:15" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "We are all victims of the university hype"
"31.03.2016 15:54:11" thegryphon.co.uk Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – A messy disappointment | The Gryphon Batman and Superman in the same movie – entering the cinema, audiences will be hoping for the best superhero film they’ve ever seen. They will be disappointed. This isn’t just the story of Bruce Wayne trying to get revenge on Superman for the destruction Our art editors weren't too impressed.
"27.03.2016 18:27:14" thegryphon.co.uk Three bodies found at house in East End Park | The Gryphon The bodies, believed to be that of two women and a man, were found by officers at an address in the inner city area of East End Park shortly after midday following a call raising concern for the occupants. Three bodies found were found at a house in East End Park, Leeds
"27.03.2016 10:52:44" thegryphon.co.uk Easter: a commercial eggs-travaganza? | The Gryphon Heralding the start of spring, Easter is a Christian festival and well-observed tradition across the world. The Gryphon investigates the origins of Easter and reflects upon its role in todayâ€™s society. The Gryphon investigates the origins of Easter and reflects upon its role in todayâ€™s society.
"26.03.2016 15:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Food for Fuel | The Gryphon When it comes to exercising a fundamental aspect of your training will be your diet. If youâ€™re over eating your workout will be in vain, and if youâ€™re under eating you wonâ€™t have an effective training session. Why both under-eating and over-eating are stopping you from getting the most out of the gym.
"26.03.2016 12:30:55" thegryphon.co.uk University leaders call for new rules on sexual violence allegations | The Gryphon In November 2015, a taskforce was set up to crack down on sexual violence on university campuses after Sajid Javid, the business secretary, ordered university vice-chancellors to investigate the “sexual and verbal assault” against women and sexist “lad University leaders call for new rules on sexual violence allegations.
"25.03.2016 10:08:45" thegryphon.co.uk Eat your way through Leeds this bank holiday | The Gryphon Friends, family, fry ups, lie-ins, walks, parties – by no means an exhaustive list, but I’d be surprised if none of the above feature in your typical bank holiday. Over the years, however, I’ve detected a level of anxiety surrounding these extra days off, Reliable sources of pleasure are often of the edible variety so, here’s a round-up of Leeds’ finest food and drink events this Easter bank holiday.
"24.03.2016 15:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Guilt-free study snacks | The Gryphon When you are staring at a book or computer screen for hours on end during revision time, or twenty pages deep in your dissertation, the last thing you want is a rumbling belly. However, we all know the feeling when you’re three packets of crisps down and For when you've been to Flames one time too many....
"24.03.2016 14:42:17" thegryphon.co.uk Bodies found on Ben Nevis in hunt for missing climbers | The Gryphon Rescue teams searching for two climbers missing for more than a month on Ben Nevis have recovered the bodies of a man and a woman. Two bodies found on Ben Nevis have been confirmed as missing climbers, Tim Newton, a University of Leeds student, and Rachel Slater.
"24.03.2016 11:49:58" thegryphon.co.uk EU Referendum: should we stay or should we go? | The Gryphon In the student bubble, it is easy to hear the Euro arguments without engaging with them. But we all know that these are real issues that will impact our lives both as students and UK citizens. There are actually several ways that the Referendum decision ♪ ♫ Should we stay or should we go? ♪ ♫
"23.03.2016 19:13:38" thegryphon.co.uk Headingley student house raided after noise complaints | The Gryphon Officers from Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) visited the 6 bed house on Richmond Mount earlier this week, and removed two televisions, computer gaming equipment and four sets of speakers. The visit followed a number of complaints from neighbours Police say they have seized televisions, speakers and gaming equipment following a string of noise complaints.
"23.03.2016 17:52:06" thegryphon.co.uk Panic over proposals for more private universities. | The Gryphon This week, government ministers are pushing ahead with plans to expand opportunities for private providers to become universities. This has caused panic as many fear it will cause an American style catastrophe. This week, government ministers are pushing ahead with plans to expand opportunities for private providers to become universities.
"23.03.2016 10:33:34" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: R is for Regrets | The Gryphon In Italy we have this saying, ‘meglio vivere di rimorsi che di rimpianti’. The problem is that English commonly uses the same word for both the Italian “rimorso” and “rimpianto”, which is regret. Therefore, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "At some point in your life, you can’t help but think that it is not how it was supposed to be"
"22.03.2016 12:31:04" thegryphon.co.uk Multiple casualties in Brussels terror attacks | The Gryphon A number of explosions have rocked Belgium this morning, with twin blasts at Brussels airport and another at Maelbeek metro station close to the EU buildings an hour later. Up to 30 people are reported to have been killed by explosions at Brussels airport and metro station
We will keep you updated as more details emerge
"22.03.2016 11:24:30" thegryphon.co.uk How To Get Away With Murder: Sass, sex and murder | The Gryphon To be frank, if you haven’t seen any of Shonda Rimes’ work by now I’m not sure I can help you. You’re clearly a hermit and one with appalling television taste at that. But, in the interests of philanthropy, I am willing to educate you. Because I’m a "The screaming and pain and gruesomeness make you never want to repeat the experience, but you love it so much you can’t stop."
"21.03.2016 16:52:19" thegryphon.co.uk “My initial idea was to empower women.” | The Gryphon According to ‘Prowess’, a UK organisation supporting women in business, women make up around 17% of business owners in the UK with numbers increasing in recent years. A survey from Prowess also found women are more likely than men to think about the We spoke to Chelsey Needham, a Leeds graduate, who has started up her own local business ‘InnerSense Guru’, aiming to provide a range of holistic treatments including yoga classes, massage therapy, alongside running her own alternative alcohol-free club
"21.03.2016 08:17:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review – Goodbye to Bloc. | The Gryphon Those of you with even half an ear on the electronic music scene will have been aware of the finale of Bloc – a techno festival at Butlins, Minehead. "Those of you with even half an ear on the electronic music scene will have been aware of the finale of Bloc"
"20.03.2016 18:26:53" thegryphon.co.uk Thirteen European university students die in Spanish coach crash | The Gryphon At least thirteen European university students, all of them women, have died in a motorway coach crash in North East Spain. British students were on board the coach but it is not yet known if they are among the dead or injured. British students were on board the coach at the time but have yet to be confirmed amongst the dead or injured.
"20.03.2016 17:23:14" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon We sent our fashion team out to find us the prettiest things that they could.
"20.03.2016 11:52:22" thegryphon.co.uk University student receives two-year sentence for dealing drugs | The Gryphon Leeds Crown Court heard that University Student Luke Fairless, 21, had ordered 100 ecstasy tablets from the Silk Road website to be delivered from Holland to his address at the time in Hyde Park, Leeds. Student Luke Fairless, 21, will serve a 2 year prison sentence, complete 200 hours of unpaid work and abide by a four month 7am to 7pm curfew.
"19.03.2016 16:34:20" thegryphon.co.uk What causes Brain Freeze? | The Gryphon Unfortunately for some, the excruciating moment when you guzzle spoonfuls of ice-cream in pure exhilaration only to suffer to agony of a brain-freeze is far too familiar. Brain freeze (or sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, if you prefer) occurs when We've all had it, but what is it?
"19.03.2016 11:36:01" thegryphon.co.uk It’s time to get mental health on the curriculum | The Gryphon Last year, child and adolescent mental health services were cut by £35m, alongside an 8% reduction in available beds on mental health wards. Even though David Cameron has recently promised to reinject money into these services, it would be too optimistic "Around 1 in 10 young people aged 5 to 16 had a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder"
"18.03.2016 22:19:15" thegryphon.co.uk Police seeking witnesses after man seriously assaulted in Union | The Gryphon West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted at a heavy metal band gig in Leeds University Union last month. A man has been left needing two metal plates fitted after being attacked while attending a gig at the Union.
"18.03.2016 18:00:02" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds named most entrepreneurial university by Guardian University Awards | The Gryphon The University of Leeds has been named the country’s most entrepreneurial university by the Guardian University Awards. More good news for the University of Leeds.
"18.03.2016 17:10:00" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Grimsby – The sad decline of a once great comedian | The Gryphon Grimsby is the fifth full feature film written by Sacha Baron Cohen, and the audience will find that his ridiculous style of comedy is beginning to tire. It is about a spy, played by Mark Strong, who is found by his brother, Nobby (Cohen himself), after "The main reason for this movie’s failings are in the script."
"18.03.2016 14:17:20" thegryphon.co.uk Girls in Green Battle to the Last | The Gryphon The University of Leeds women’s rugby union team came up agonisingly short in the final of the BUCS Trophy against Birmingham. They were playing at an event called BUCS Big Wednesday, an extravaganza that brought together the best university sporting On Wednesday, the women's rugby union team were narrowly beaten in the BUCS Trophy final, having put in an immense effort to be incredibly proud of.
"18.03.2016 07:19:00" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Questions | The Gryphon One thing I have come to realise is that life is full of the unknown. At the start of every day, you will not know every minute detail of what will occur during the next 24 hours. This may scare some of us, and excite others, or maybe a bit of both. For "What will it be like? Who will I know? Will I be okay? Will I be happy?"
"17.03.2016 16:31:49" thegryphon.co.uk The Night Manager: Not your average hotelier | The Gryphon Don’t be put off by the slightly tame title – The Night Manager is anything but. The six-part ‘cloak-and-dagger’ drama boasts a high profile cast and features stunning locations, as we follow Tom Hiddleston’s eponymous night manager/soldier-turned- spy The series cleverly weaves spine-chilling, suspenseful scenes with witty dialogue and fast-paced action.
"17.03.2016 11:09:19" thegryphon.co.uk University of Leeds offers sixth best student experience in country | The Gryphon The University of Leeds offers students the sixth best student experience in the country according to a survey released today. It's the sixth year in a row that Leeds has finished inside the top ten best universities in the country according to students. This year students ranked the University of Leeds higher than Cambridge.
"17.03.2016 10:42:53" thegryphon.co.uk With a rising number of countries and companies giving women time off for their periods, The... The fact that a company announced they would allow women to take time off work during their menstrual week, whilst shocking a significant number of people, did not come as a surprise to me and did not seem wholly unreasonable or controversial. The reason With a rising number of countries and companies giving women time off for their periods, The Gryphon considers both sides of the menstrual leave debate.
"16.03.2016 16:47:26" thegryphon.co.uk Woman Crush Wednesday: Qimmah Rosso | The Gryphon As a fitness fanatic, I admittedly have a slight obsession with the incredible Qimmah Russo, a self-made athlete. Built from pure muscle, Russo has worked ridiculously hard to reach her fitness goals, and now she works to inspire others to achieve theirs. "Built from pure muscle, Russo has worked ridiculously hard to reach her fitness goals, and now she works to inspire others to achieve theirs."
"16.03.2016 08:25:00" thegryphon.co.uk Girls That Lift: Let’s break the stigma | The Gryphon I’d like to attempt to break the stigma that is too often associated with girls in the gym. I’ve been lifting weights in the ‘boy section’ for over three years now, and have experienced all the looks, the questions, and the awkwardness which helps create "I’ve been lifting weights in the ‘boy section’ for over three years now"
"15.03.2016 19:58:31" thegryphon.co.uk #FreeKesha | The Gryphon Heather Nash discusses what it means to be a woman in the music industry when your autonomy isn’t the top priority, and how it exposes those who are afraid to rock the boat. Heather Nash discusses what it means to be a woman in the music industry when your autonomy isn’t the top priority, and how it exposes those who are afraid to rock the boat.
"15.03.2016 13:30:01" thegryphon.co.uk Legal highs to be banned in new “Psychoactive Substances Act” | The Gryphon The Psychoactive Substances Act, set to be enforced on 6th April, states that any substance will be illegal to produce or supply if it can produce a psychoactive effect. You've got until 6th April to stock up on poppers.
"15.03.2016 11:30:09" thegryphon.co.uk Copeland Fighting for a Female Cause | The Gryphon SITTING down in the Edge café having just lead a women’s boxing taster session for a group of Leeds University students, Stacey Copeland might have looked a bit disappointed that it was all over. Stacey Copeland has managed to carve out an elite-level career in two of the most male dominated sports in the world. She's represented England on the football pitch and won medals in the boxing ring. Fiona Tomas spoke to her last week about her
"14.03.2016 16:19:00" thegryphon.co.uk North Brewing Co. taproom launch | The Gryphon With the end of term rapidly approaching and deadlines passing, we’re all in need of a treat. After too many weeks spent in an overcrowded Hyde Park Pub, it’s time to venture out and try somewhere new. The North Brewing Co is an ideal place for some We know it's only Monday, but beer anyone?
"14.03.2016 12:51:03" thegryphon.co.uk Spring Awakening: MT strips back and wows | The Gryphon Do you remember being fifteen? Awful, wasn’t it? MT’s production of Spring Awakening revisits all the feelings of that turbulent time – confusion, boredom, anger, fear, and of course, the all-encompassing sexual frustration. Based on German playwright’s "Do you remember being fifteen? Awful, wasn’t it? MT’s production of Spring Awakening revisits all the feelings of that turbulent time – confusion, boredom, anger, fear, and of course, the
"14.03.2016 08:05:54" thegryphon.co.uk Feminism and The Modern Man | The Gryphon As I begin writing this article, I am acutely aware of, and rather dismayed at, how noteworthy some may see a male writer attempting to contribute to the discussion of feminism in the women’s week edition of The Gryphon. For those people, let me first "As I begin writing this article, I am acutely aware of how noteworthy some may see a male writer attempting to contribute to the discussion of feminism in the women’s week edition of The
"13.03.2016 16:07:05" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Fiona Willmott tells us about her experience of the Great University Vegan Challenge.
"13.03.2016 12:35:40" thegryphon.co.uk Ghostbusters: Calling Hollywood out | The Gryphon The first trailer for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters arrived last week, and was seemingly met by a wave of derision from fans of the original. They were shocked that this new take on the story – one which is only described as ‘four scientists saved Are you a man? Did you hate the new Ghostbusters trailer? Ever stopped to wonder why?
"12.03.2016 16:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk Burt & Nelly have put nutella on pizza. Bravo. Bravo.
"12.03.2016 13:16:32" thegryphon.co.uk Time for a living wage at LUU? | The Gryphon A recent information pack issued by Leeds University Union to all Leadership Race candidates has revealed that the biggest concern facing students during their first term at university was “money and finances”, overtaking 2014/15’s top worry of “work/life Bar staff at both Terrace and Old Bar receive either the National Minimum Wage of £6.70 for over 21’s, or £5.30 for those between the ages of 18 and 20.
"11.03.2016 20:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk UCU expose gender pay gap in higher education | The Gryphon The University and College Union (UCU) has published a report, “Holding Down Women’s Pay”, which names and shames the UK’s higher education institutions which have the largest gender pay gaps, to mark International Women’s Day. The University & College Union's report found that on average, female academics still earn £6,103 less than their male counterparts.
"11.03.2016 19:09:04" Timeline Photos Meet next year's Gryphon editor, Jessica Murray!
"11.03.2016 16:31:08" thegryphon.co.uk Over 7000 vote in Exec & Gryphon elections | The Gryphon A total of 7744 students cast their vote in this year’s leadership race, a slight decrease from the 8,488 students that voted last year, despite the voting period being extended by three days. The results of this year's leadership elections are set to be announced from 6pm today. LSR and LSTV will be broadcasting the results live from the Union Foyer.
"11.03.2016 12:50:38" thegryphon.co.uk University mourns loss of Dr Anthony Carrigan | The Gryphon Dr Anthony Carrigan, a lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Cultures in the School of English since 2013, has died following a period of illness. Dr Anthony Carrigan, a lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Cultures since 2013, has sadly passed away.
"11.03.2016 09:48:16" thegryphon.co.uk In The Middle introduces… TUSK | The Gryphon Emerging as one of Leeds’ brightest new bands, TUSK received the audience they deserved at an overflowing 360 Club. A vibrant four-piece, TUSK infused vibes of psychedelic rock with gritty, hard-hitting overtones to deliver an upbeat and charismatic set. A vibrant four-piece, TUSK infuses vibes of psychedelic rock with gritty, hard-hitting overtones.
"10.03.2016 16:32:32" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Quantity | The Gryphon I’d always hated maths. I despised the boring simplicity of finding the one correct answer; using theory after theory to calculate the size of shapes I didn’t care about. "Numbers emerged in my head; counting how many people were smaller than me. Counting how many girls were talking about dieting over the summer. Noticing how many boys joked about the girls being
"10.03.2016 15:01:34" luu.org.uk Leeds University Union A charity with over 30,000 student members. You have just an hour left to vote for your new Exec officers and Gryphon editor.
Be sure to vote to make your voice heard.
"10.03.2016 11:49:14" luu.org.uk Leeds University Union A charity with over 30,000 student members. You have just over four hours to vote for your new Exec officers and Gryphon editor.
Be sure to vote to make your voice heard.
"10.03.2016 08:13:01" thegryphon.co.uk The fault is not in our stars: Britain’s love for pseudoscience | The Gryphon In a conclusion so inevitable one almost wonders why the task was ever embarked upon, a recent study has declared that there is no discernible evidence, whatsoever, that homeopathy works as an effective treatment beyond the capabilities of any placebo. At best, homeopathy can sometimes have a ‘placebo effect’ upon people, but nothing more than that.
"09.03.2016 19:59:26" thegryphon.co.uk TG Present: A Clockwork Orange | The Gryphon Theatre Group’s decision to take on such a dark, challenging play was a brave one; filled with tough scenes including both physical and sexual violence, the cast confronted these scenes with real maturity, allowing them to be harrowing but not excessive. Theatre Group's decision to stage A Clockwork Orange may have shocked some, but they rose to the occasion with maturity and finesse.
"09.03.2016 16:10:35" thegryphon.co.uk Fresh Meat: Not fresh, just charred | The Gryphon The final run of Channel 4’s undergraduate comedy came lumbering out of the starting blocks onto our screens this Monday past. With stunted pacing, rehashed subplots and an overshooting of the same erratic cynicism that saw the third series go careening It's taken them five years to complete three years of uni, and it shows. We watched Fresh Meat so you don't have to bother.
"08.03.2016 18:37:39" thegryphon.co.uk Old Bar to close for renovations | The Gryphon As part of the ongoing Union upgrade, Old Bar will be closed from March 21st. Although no re-opening date is yet confirmed, it would seem that Old Bar will not be operational again until Freshers Week 2016. Goodbye my lover, goodbye my friend.
Old Bar is closing for renovations at the end of next week.
"08.03.2016 17:52:35" thegryphon.co.uk Postcards from Abroad: The 5 different stages of culture shock | The Gryphon Lucy is a History & French student (no, not just French History), spending her year studying at Paul Valery University in Montpellier. A self-proclaimed Brunch Queen, she enjoys music festivals, yoga and Hugh Grant films. After living in South Korea when Lucy is enjoying the relaxed coffee culture in France, however is struggling to adapt to life without Yorkshire teabags.
"08.03.2016 11:44:53" thegryphon.co.uk Universities in England accumulate record surpluses | The Gryphon Universities in England accumulated record operating surpluses worth nearly £1.8bn last year, as their balances were filled by the first full group of students paying the £9,000 tuition fee. Universities in England have made a record surplus thanks to the first full cohort of students paying £9,000 tuition fees. The University of Oxford now boasts a bigger surplus than all Scottish universities
"08.03.2016 07:59:32" thegryphon.co.uk Tackling in Rugby: why schools shouldn’t ban it | The Gryphon ACCORDING to 70 doctors and health experts, rugby is “a high impact, collision sport” and therefore tackling should be banned in school rugby, in order to prevent injuries to the children who play. This has undoubtedly led to plenty of opinions being "Injury is an issue in rugby that must be taken seriously, but that is true for all sports"
"07.03.2016 19:03:13" thegryphon.co.uk Preview: Polo @ Brudenell Social Club 8/3/16 | The Gryphon Tuesday night marks the return of Polo to Brudenell Social Club as part of their first run of shows since dropping the ethereal ‘Visions of Fortune’, the latest in a line of synthy progressive pop tracks. The duo arrive fresh from a successful set at Tomorrow night marks the return of Polo to Brudenell Social Club
"07.03.2016 14:44:54" thegryphon.co.uk Student attacked at Leeds train station | The Gryphon The 19-year old woman, who was in a large crowd at the time, was punched at the top of the stairs onto the station’s overbridge at around 8:30am on Thursday 3rdMarch. A student from Rotherham has been left suffering from panic attacks after being attacked during rush hour.
"07.03.2016 13:16:36" thegryphon.co.uk Rhinos Look to Charge up the Table | The Gryphon Leeds Rhinos finally got off the mark in the 2016 Super League side with a hard-fought 20-16 win against Huddersfield Giants. The two sides came into this match propping up the division, which was surprising given that they had finished the 2015 Super 8s Leeds Rhinos did just about enough on Friday night to edge past Huddersfield Giants and claim their first victory of the season, as Alex Bowmer, who was at the match, writes: http://bit.ly/1Tk0qPc
"07.03.2016 08:25:41" thegryphon.co.uk Vogue 100: A History and Legacy Worth Knowing | The Gryphon Vogue UK – Britain’s most prestigious fashion magazine – is turning 100 this year. But how did this infamous publication develop into the Vogue we all know and love today? Vogue UK – Britain’s most prestigious fashion magazine – is turning 100 this year.
"06.03.2016 16:03:15" thegryphon.co.uk “Parlez-Vous Français?” Is the French Language Under Attack? | The Gryphon The Gryphon explores recent changes in the French language, why these revisions have been proposed, and the effects that they may have upon communication. The Gryphon explores recent changes in the French language, why these revisions have been proposed, and the effects that they may have upon communication.
"06.03.2016 12:50:38" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk "Phobia is a word that is often thrown around too lightly. I’m guilty of doing it myself; my claim to have a ‘phobia’ of spiders is a little far fetched."
"05.03.2016 18:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk (Anti) Social Media | The Gryphon Technology is evolving and faster than ever before. Simultaneously, social media is becoming more and more an innate part of our lives and, in some cases, is taking over completely. The Gryphon explores the positive and negative effects of Social Media – The Gryphon explores the positive and negative effects of Social Media – and the extent to which being online really is a conscious choice.
"05.03.2016 15:59:10" thegryphon.co.uk #EDAW16: Eating Disorders and Social Media | The Gryphon Anorexia. Even typing the hatred word makes me shiver- never mind saying it. Memories of weekend trips to the eating disorders clinic to visit my best friend come flooding back. I was on daily duty to clock her eating habits to her mum, repeatedly "Don’t let someone you love become another harrowing statistic."
"05.03.2016 12:29:18" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Stick with the seasons | The Gryphon If you are eating on a budget, it is always a good idea to eat in season – i.e. produce that’s currently being grown in the UK. Firstly, it’s CHEAPER, as there is a lot of it going spare, and on top of this seasonal fruit and veg are often on special We're trying to be good this weekend.... honest...
"04.03.2016 16:18:01" thegryphon.co.uk NHS: Nutritional Health Service | The Gryphon It might have passed you by but, as of 2014, medical students no longer study nutrition, which has two concerning implications. The first is the welfare of patients, as many medicines and treatments depend upon the support of a healthy diet to work "As of 2014, medical students no longer study nutrition, which has two concerning implications...."
"04.03.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Meet Joo-il Kim: The Man Defying Pyongyang | The Gryphon The Gryphon speaks to Joo-il Kim, a prominent member of the North Korean community in New Malden, about the challenges he has faced under the North Korean regime and as a refugee here in England and what is still to come. The Gryphon speaks to Joo-il Kim, a prominent member of the North Korean community in New Malden, about the challenges he has faced under the North Korean regime and as a refugee here in England and what is still to
"04.03.2016 09:22:25" University of Leeds To celebrate the return of House of Cards we've created an opening titles homage featuring the city of Leeds and our campus.
#houseofcards The University are getting into the spirit to celebrate the release of the new series of House of Cards.
Voting for the Leadership Race opens at noon. Do any of the candidates impress you as much as Frank Underwood? Or is LUU democracy overrated?
"03.03.2016 16:44:00" thegryphon.co.uk How To Be Single – Far more progressive than expected | The Gryphon The trailer promised a sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. And, to be fair, it totally was. But it was an actually good sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. "The trailer promised a sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. And, to be fair, it totally was. But it was actually a good sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick
"03.03.2016 07:40:01" thegryphon.co.uk The Return Of The Tracksuit | The Gryphon Years ago the tracksuit was something only associated with middle-aged sports coaches and PE teachers. Well, how times have changed. Just as we’ve almost edited Juicy Couture’s designer tracksuit days from our fashion-disaster memories, sportswear has We are secretly very happy about this.
"02.03.2016 18:20:01" thegryphon.co.uk Partying with Anxiety | The Gryphon It’s a Thursday night. Everyone’s getting ready for Mission. Sarah’s doing her makeup, Alex is showering, David and Francis are already getting a buzz onto JB’s new album— and you’re hyperventilating on the floor of your room because your back hurts a bit Bradley Young talks partying with anxiety.
"02.03.2016 12:07:10" thegryphon.co.uk Campus Watch: 26/2/2016 | The Gryphon Students at the University of Texas will soon be allowed to carry handguns on campus. President Gregory Fenves has approved the 2015 Republican-led Texas Legislature to allow guns on public college campuses throughout the state. Although the University Campus Watch: 26/2/2016
"02.03.2016 10:31:36" youtube.com Twirling for Freedom Using the snow as an excuse to not make it to lectures/seminars/labs/#leadluu question time?
From 11am our Twitter will be bringing you non-stop coverage of candidate question time. 7 straight hours of #leadluu. There will be agreement. There will be
"02.03.2016 07:31:01" thegryphon.co.uk Review: Room | The Gryphon Inspired by the real Joseph Fritzl case, Emma Donoghue’s Room is a powerful and poignant story about the strong maternal bond between a mother and her son. Born and held captive in a room with his mother, Jack is an admirable character who bravely risks Read the book the film is all about.
"01.03.2016 16:25:00" thegryphon.co.uk Video Games – increased aggression or a healthy pass time? | The Gryphon Rock n’ Roll, Television and Social media. In the days when these developments first came about it was thought they would negatively impact society and create anti-social cynics out of younger generations. This led to headlines suggesting that these forms "It would appear that when looking at the link between video games and violence, the jury is still out."
"01.03.2016 12:00:13" Photos from The Gryphon's post Don't forget that every student on campus gets a vote to decide who you want to be your next Gryphon editor. In the running this year are Jess Murray and Greg Whitaker. Why not have a read of their manifestos below?
Voting opens Friday 4th March.
"01.03.2016 08:12:25" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Smoothie bowls | The Gryphon Smoothie bowls are one of my favourite breakfasts: they’re basically like a fruity ice cream/soup. They taste like a dessert but you don’t get the sick feeling that comes after a bowl of actual ice cream, and they are full of goodness to give you a The best breakfast we've had in ages...
"29.02.2016 16:17:03" thegryphon.co.uk It happened in a Wetherspoons | The Gryphon So a bit about me: I’m in final year, I speak French, I’m from Merseyside, I think that the Obamas should be everybody’s relationship goals, I love morning walks through the park, I can be high-maintenance one day, so laid back I could fall over the next, And LGBT History month comes to a close with "it happened in a Wetherspoons"...
"29.02.2016 07:39:00" thegryphon.co.uk Israeli Spokesperson Sparks Protests on Campus | The Gryphon Members of Leeds University Union’s Palestine Solidarity Group staged a silent protest on Wednesday to show their opposition to Yiftah Curiel, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in London, speaking at an event organised by LUU’s J-Soc and POLIS. Members of Leeds University Union's Palestine Solidarity Group staged a silent protest on Wednesday to show their opposition to Yiftah Curiel, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in London, speaking at an event organised by LUU’s J-Soc and
"28.02.2016 18:36:06" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: P is for Perception | The Gryphon From inside the café I gaze out of the window, watching the people pass by. Fog curls through the air, leaveseddying across the street as mycoffee cup warms my freezing hands. "Some days it’s a real struggle to like the face staring back at me."
"28.02.2016 13:04:59" thegryphon.co.uk Forum To Debate: “Should Equality Mean Equality?” | The Gryphon A proposal has been made to LUU’s ‘Better Union’ forum that the Union should “give a voice to those who are being silenced by those who claim their voices are too loud”. A proposal has been made to Leeds University Union's ‘Better Union’ forum that the Union should “give a voice to those who are being silenced by those who claim their voices are too
"27.02.2016 17:17:07" thegryphon.co.uk A jab in the dark | The Gryphon Vaccinations are one of the most controversial topics in modern medicine; the petition for the NHS to vaccinate all children and new-borns against the deadly meningitis B is the most recent story about vaccinations to make the news. This petition has Is it time for the NHS to vaccinate all new born babies against meningitis B?
"27.02.2016 12:18:30" thegryphon.co.uk LUU Music Society Campaign to Stop Old Bar Renovations | The Gryphon LUU Music Society (LUUMS) have launched a petition to prevent Old Bar from being renovated, as part of the union’s multi-million pound upgrade. "Old Bar is perfect as it is, as can be seen from the fact that it’s constantly packed, you can’t improve on perfection so don’t even try. #saveoldbar."
"27.02.2016 09:23:27" thegryphon.co.uk Cruel Britannia: Remembering Oluwale | The Gryphon An artistic insight into racism, police brutality and mental health, ‘Oluwale Now’ is a daylong event celebrating the life and death of David Oluwale, a victim of terror at the hands of Leeds City Police. The Gryphon explores the life and death of David The Gryphon discusses the importance of remembering and celebrating the life of David Oluwale in Leeds's history, in conjunction with LUCAS and Remember Oluwale - The David Oluwale Memorial
"26.02.2016 07:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk Make the first move, you won’t regret it | The Gryphon I’ve never been the prettiest girl in school. Actually, as a teenager I wasn’t pretty at all. I can hear you saying this is not true: that I’m beautiful and full of interesting qualities. Well, trust me when I say that when I was seventeen I was totally "Making the wrong move is still better than regretting not having moved at all"
"25.02.2016 16:48:11" thegryphon.co.uk Behind the scenes at Chester Zoo | The Gryphon Channel 4 have done it again. With another addition to The Secret Life of… series brand that gave us a glimpse into the mind-sets of 4, 5 and 6 year-olds, and now animals at home at Chester Zoo. The series explores a new angle to animals living in one of Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
"25.02.2016 07:56:54" thegryphon.co.uk Total Recall – The Science behind Genetic Memory | The Gryphon Have you ever known something without having a clue why? Well, memories, experiences and knowledge that we have never experienced or learnt ourselves can be inherited from our ancestors. This occurs through genetic or ancestral memory; memory which is Have you ever known something without having a clue why?
"24.02.2016 16:51:23" thegryphon.co.uk “SLOCO creates a platform for students to actually share their university experiences” | The Gryphon The Gryphon chats to OBrien Alaribe, founder of SLOCO.co.uk, a brand new website for Leeds students to find out about campus events, nights out and how to make the most of their university experience. The Gryphon chats to OBrien Alaribe, founder of SLOCO.co.uk, a brand new website for Leeds students to find out about campus events, nights out and how to make the most of their university
"24.02.2016 13:35:29" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Lunar New Year veggie ‘duck’ jackfruit recipe | The Gryphon My pescatarian housemate has been craving duck pancakes, so when we heard about jackfruit – a fruit that is native to Southern China and Southeast Asia which has the consistency of pulled pork or crispy duck when baked – we had to give it ago. We decided It's a good job we've had lunch.....
"24.02.2016 10:30:00" thegryphon.co.uk University Investment Breaches Long-standing ‘Policy’ | The Gryphon An investigation by The Gryphon has found that the University of Leeds has invested £749,822 in tobacco giant Altria, against University policy, alongside investments in several other controversial businesses as part of the University’s multi-million An investigation by The Gryphon has found that the University of Leeds has invested £749,822 in tobacco giant Altria, against University policy.
Multiple investments in defence contractors, and companies with allegations of tax avoidance and human rights
"23.02.2016 16:27:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds Physics Student Missing On Ben Nevis | The Gryphon University of Leeds Physics undergraduate student, Tim Newton, is missing after failing to return from an outing on Ben Nevis at the weekend. Tim Newton failed to return from an outing on Ben Nevis at the weekend.
"21.02.2016 19:44:11" Record Swap Record Swap Record Swap is an opportunity for you to discover new music by swapping any of those old records you no longer listen to with someone else's. Bring along your records and browse through our collection!
Feel like you can't part with any of your Head down to Record Swap, at Lambert's Yard, on Tuesday and discover new music by swapping those old records you no longer listen to with someone else's!
"19.02.2016 15:00:13" Timeline Photos The Leadership Race 2016 has officially begun.
"19.02.2016 10:03:18" Timeline Photos Unfortunately, our website is down at the moment. We'll be up and running again as soon as possible.
In the meantime, pick up a copy of The Gryphon from stands today, or read online at http://issuu.com/thegryphon/docs/12/1
"19.02.2016 08:20:01" thegryphon.co.uk The Importance of ‘Time to Change’ day | The Gryphon On the 4th of the February, it was ‘Time to Change’ day. Now, some of you might not know what this day exactly is, or it may be the first time you’ve heard of it – but I must stress that is one of the biggest landmarks in the fight against mental health Why 'Time to Change' day is one of the biggest landmarks in the fight against mental health stigma.
"18.02.2016 16:06:16" thegryphon.co.uk A-Z of Mental Health: O is for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | The Gryphon Amongst friends, family and even through the media, I’ve heard phrases such as: “Oh I’m so OCD, I always need to fluff my pillows before guests arrive”; “I’m sorry the house isn’t immaculate – I’m just not OCD you see” and “Oh I always need to ensure my "If I had a pound for each time I heard the term ‘OCD’ used out of context, I’d be a rich woman."
"18.02.2016 07:40:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Art of Drag: What Ru Can Do For You! | The Gryphon Start your engines! That’s right, RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for season 8 of this cult phenomenon reality series. Wait, what? You haven’t heard? Where have you been! RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality TV show which each year sets to find out America’s next Start your engines! That’s right, RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for season 8 of this cult phenomenon reality series.
"17.02.2016 16:37:00" thegryphon.co.uk The well-fed student: Savvy spending edition | The Gryphon Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Abu Bakr and Asda Online seem to be where we all shop the most. To hunt down the best bargains in Leeds, I’ve found in places like Millie’s and Taste of the Orient (on Vicar Lane), Kirkgate Market and Aldi to add to this list and Yeah, our student loans are running out too.
"17.02.2016 07:33:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Psychology of Sexuality | The Gryphon Sexual orientation is described as our patterns of emotional and sexual attraction, with the American Psychological Association further highlighting an emanating sense of personal and social identity, based on those attractions. Alas, the understanding There are very few issues which are as hotly contested as the determination of a person’s sexual orientation.
"16.02.2016 16:24:00" thegryphon.co.uk The Gryphon asks: Should people have to serve LGBTQ* couples if they feel it goes against their... In the 21st century, religion is no excuse for discrimination. Whether it’s homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, or anything else besides we should be doing all we can to end such unfounded prejudices. In a society which prides itself on liberalism The Gryphon debates: Should people have to commercially serve LGBTQ* couples if they feel it goes against their religious beliefs?
"16.02.2016 11:21:00" thegryphon.co.uk www.thegryphon.co.uk This time last year we were praising the music scene for harking back to its ‘queer’ roots because of a revamp of disco and all things funky. Nowadays, LGBTQ* musicians are ruling the charts as we gradually begin to accept the sexual diversity of our
"16.02.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Bisexuals in Love | The Gryphon The Gryphon talks to students, Emma and Joe, about bisexual acceptance at university, gender roles, and gender-blindness. The Gryphon talks to students, Emma and Joe, about bisexual acceptance at university, gender roles, and gender-blindness.
"15.02.2016 19:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Leeds medical students to get pioneering ultrasound training in UK first | The Gryphon In a UK first, medical students at the University of Leeds are to be given ultrasound training during the full five years of their degrees. In a UK first, medical students at the University of Leeds are to be given ultrasound training during the full five years of their degrees.
"15.02.2016 16:32:01" thegryphon.co.uk “The problem isn’t the voters, the problem is the politics, the politicians, the political... The Gryphon speaks to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett about the ‘Green surge’, climate change, feminism, and the difficulties facing BME candidates in British politics. The Gryphon speaks to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett about the ‘Green surge’, climate change, feminism, and the difficulties facing BME candidates in British politics.
"15.02.2016 08:19:22" thegryphon.co.uk ‘LGBT’: Terms and conditions may apply | The Gryphon LGBTTTQQIAA. You would be forgiven if you were unable to explain what each of those letters stands for. As someone who is part of this ever-expanding acronym, I even find myself unable to name each of the featured terms. In order, it stands for: Lesb "It seems somewhat strange that we seem to have an ever-expanding list of terms and categorisations in a time when many young people who identify as LGBTQ* are rejecting being given any particular label."
"14.02.2016 16:19:53" thegryphon.co.uk A Tragic Truth In These Tinder Times | The Gryphon In an age where our smart phones play cupid, it is hard to predict just how many Valentines Day tables will be booked for Tinder veterans this February. "In an age where our smart phones play cupid, it is hard to predict just how many Valentines Day tables will be booked for Tinder veterans this February."
"14.02.2016 11:17:39" thegryphon.co.uk So here it is: My Coming Out | The Gryphon Coming out never really gets any easier – and you will probably never have to stop doing it. That feeling of terror rises up inside of you, that makes you feel like you might vomit, never really goes away. Even if it’s only for a fleeting second befo "I lead an odd existence where my university friends only really know me as someone who dates women, so it confuses them that my family don’t know that about me."
"13.02.2016 15:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk Black Swan Pub’s excitingly English new menu | The Gryphon Black Swan Pub on Call Lane have released a brand new food menu, and hosted a tasting session to introduce it. Specialising in traditional British food with a contemporary twist, the new menu was set out to compliment the existing theme by adding a n Get down to Black Swan Leeds if you want some proper food.
"13.02.2016 11:41:00" thegryphon.co.uk What does ‘Love’ mean to Leeds? | The Gryphon The Gryphon focuses on the notion of love and speaks to students from varying sexual orientations on campus in the week running up to Valentine’s Day to find out their perspectives on love. As we near Valentine’s Day, instead of focusing on the chocolates, cards, and flowers, we might benefit from examining our notion of what we think love is.
"12.02.2016 19:38:00" thegryphon.co.uk Junior Doctor Contract Imposed Despite Strikes | The Gryphon The controversial new junior doctor’s contract is set to be imposed by the government, despite a nationwide strike that took place on Wednesday. The Health Secretary claims the new contract is part of the government’s plan to introduce a seven-day NHS.
"12.02.2016 15:44:38" thegryphon.co.uk Record Nominations in LUU Leadership Race | The Gryphon With nominations closing today in the Leeds University Union Leadership Race, LUU have confirmed that this year has seen a bumper number of nominations and applications for all positions. Over 50 students have put themselves forward.
"12.02.2016 12:04:06" thegryphon.co.uk LURUFC Players Banned After ‘Inappropriate’ Social Media Activity | The Gryphon Three members of Leeds University Union’s Rugby Union Club have been handed a one week ban from matches and social events for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour on social media, with one of these members found to be responsible for publishing tweets of an off An internal investigation carried out by LURUFC has handed one member found guilty of sending derogatory tweets containing homophobic slurs from the club's official Twitter account, a one week ban. They are also expected to provide the club's committ
"12.02.2016 10:25:50" Timeline Photos Not going into uni today? Read the latest issue of The Gryphon online!
"12.02.2016 08:00:00" thegryphon.co.uk In The Spotlight: Belly Dance Society | The Gryphon This week, The Gryphon speak to Mel, the belly dance instructor for the society, who explains that despite people’s misconceptions about the dance form, belly dancing is more than just shaking hips. The Gryphon talks to LUU Belly Dance, and apparently there's more to it than shaking your hips...
"11.02.2016 17:00:03" thegryphon.co.uk Galentine’s Day: Eliminating Girl Hate | The Gryphon “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year" - Leslie Knope
"11.02.2016 08:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Does my Pet Love me? | The Gryphon Over recent years, academics from around the world have been paying the question of non-human emotion the attention it is due. Many of us, (myself included) would happily testify; I love my dog and my dog loves me. But for science, this kind of thesi We hope the answer is 'yes'...
"10.02.2016 17:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk The Oscars 2016: Not so Black and White | The Gryphon Here we are again; for the second year in a row there’s outrage over the whitewashed Oscar nominations. The Academy has churned out another bleached list of nominees. Considering the backlash they received last year, you would expect a change. But 20 Rebecca Newson tells use why she is hoping this year’s promise of dramatic change isn’t as empty as the last.
"10.02.2016 08:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk The mad and terrifying world of Donald Trump | The Gryphon Channel 4 sent Matt Frei on the campaign trail of controversial billionaire-come-tycoon-come-celebrity, Donald Trump, in the race for the Republican nomination and his bid for the White House. The title, The Mad World of Donald Trump, may sound like Channel 4 sent Matt Frei on the campaign trail of controversial billionaire-come-tycoon-come-celebrity, Donald Trump.
"09.02.2016 17:06:01" thegryphon.co.uk The Dangers of Parents and Social Media | The Gryphon Here we go, after about a year of protest she just wouldn’t let it go. Next I’m hit with a long list of her friends whose daughters have accepted them and how unfair I was being. Its not that I had anything to hide, I just didn’t want her knowing whe Amelia tells us why she was reluctant to accept her mum's friend request...
"09.02.2016 13:00:01" thegryphon.co.uk Teachers boosting A-level predictions to help uni applicants | The Gryphon An increasing number of teachers are now deliberately overestimating their pupils’ predicted A-level grades in order to secure them offers from top universities. Figures from UCAS show there has been a 9 percentage point increase in those predicted a Teachers boosting A-level predictions to help uni applicants
"09.02.2016 08:02:00" thegryphon.co.uk Adam Mohammed: An open letter to my fellow Muslims | The Gryphon Any scepticism over ISIS’s abilities were quickly quashed by the ruthless,unprecedented acts that a quiet November night in Paris fell victim to. Thisdeath cult was driven by the belief that ‘any ‘infidel’ should be enslaved andexecuted and saw thems Adam Mohammed talks Islam and ISIS.
"08.02.2016 17:35:36" Leeds University Union Happy Lunar New Year! A Lion dance outside the union.
"08.02.2016 16:58:00" thegryphon.co.uk Veganism – Fad or Future? | The Gryphon The Gryphon explores the possible growth of veganism in 2016, the use of it as a fad diet as well as an environmental action. The Gryphon explores the possible growth of veganism in 2016, the use of it as a fad diet as well as an environmental action.
"08.02.2016 08:39:28" thegryphon.co.uk Mental Health A-Z: N is for Normal | The Gryphon Initially, during our school days, all we want is to fit in. We want to blend in with the rest of the crowd; liking the right kind of music, writing with the right sort of pen and owning the right sort of pencil case. Being accepted into a group is o Charlie Collett gives us this week's Mental Health A-Z
"07.02.2016 18:12:00" thegryphon.co.uk Students Affected by Building Delays | The Gryphon Property development company Pinnacle Student Developments have come under fire for failing to complete building work on time, meaning many students had to move in to alternative accommodation or live in half finished developments. Property development company Pinnacle Student Developments have come under fire for failing to complete building work on time