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System and Set One Twenty bring Chris Leibing and Ben Klock to Leeds

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Now that summer is near, Leeds’ clubbing calendar is filling with a slew of terrace parties. In some instances, these events offer little more than the chance to grab a quick pic for the ‘gram, with overpriced mojitos and wavey sunglasses front-and-centre. The music can be an afterthought. But not … Read More

Not-so-Superfoods

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With the public constantly becoming more aware about what we eat and the issues associated with our food, it seems like new superfoods are springing up daily. Often promoted by Instagram and Twitter personalities with perfectly shiny white smiles, there’s always a new obscure Mexican berry to try or a … Read More

The cat’s out of the bag: the Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret

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Hidden deep in the Netherlands, you might be lucky enough to find Best Kept Secret festival tucked away in the idyllic village of Hilvarenbeek. The festival takes place between 8th-10th of June, and despite its modest size year after year it’s line up is yet to falter. In 2017 BKS … Read More

Gene Genie: Biohacking For Better Health

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Play David Bowie – Jean Genie When former NASA scientist Josiah Zayner pulled out a syringe during a genetic engineering workshop last October and injected himself with a gene editing enzyme, he became the first person to try to hack his own genome – and a pioneer in the biohacking … Read More

What SUP: How Can We Limit Single Use Plastics Pollution

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Single use plastics (SUPs) are plastics that are used once and then disposed of, which includes plastic bags, drinks bottles, take-out coffee cups, and plastic straws. However, rather than being recycled, a significant proportion of this plastic ends up polluting our oceans. The issue was emphasised in BBC’s Blue Planet … Read More

Old Before His Time: The Man Researching His Own Premature Ageing Condition

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English and French student Stephanie Green is currently doing an internship with the charity EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe in Paris. In time for Rare Disease Day 2018, she had the opportunity to speak to Sammy Basso, the world’s eldest person living with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria. “Happiness is often a choice … Read More

InTheMiddle with Gengahr

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With their release of the album ‘Where Wildness Grows’, Gengahr have just returned from their headline European tour and are now travelling the UK. The Gryphon had the pleasure of catching up with lead singer, Felix Bushe, about all things Gengahr. So you’ve just come back from your European tour, … Read More

Jorja Smith mixes dance and commentary in ‘Blue Lights’

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Instead of stumbling through second year like myself, Jorja Smith spent her transition out of teenagehood storming through the internet music scene. Originally released in 2016 when she was only 18, Jorja uploaded the emotive and impactful song ‘Blue Lights’ onto SoundCloud and the rest is history. Smith recently released … Read More

Childish Gambino releases the revolutionary ‘This Is America’

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Childish Gambino, the musical alias of Donald Glover, released the video for his latest single ‘This is America’. In less than a week it has racked up nearly 78 million views, and justifiably so. This is America is a chaotic and incredibly poignant narrative on the current state of the … Read More