Category : Debate

Libraries Are For Studying, Not For Snacking

10 months ago / 0 comments

At first thought, the introduction of snacks into the library may sound like a good thing. Many universities around the UK are more lax than Leeds about the consumption of food and drink. York, for instance, allows drinks and cold food, whereas our libraries limit us to bottled water only. … Read More

To Wash Or Not To Wash

10 months ago / 0 comments

  Leeds University Union are having a referendum to decide whether or not they should pressure student accommodation providers to include laundry credits worth 20 washes and 20 dries in the prices of their rent. There are a number of reasons why they should include this credit scheme in the … Read More

Should we support Russell Brand’s revolution?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The comedian, actor and now political activist Russell Brand has recently released his third book, ‘Revolution’.  Its publication follows controversial Newsnight appearances, columns for The Guardian and even a spot guest-editing The New Statesman. The Gryphon asks: should we support Russell Brand’s revolution of the British political system? Yes  Ella Griffiths I’ve always … Read More

Is ‘I Pray For You’ patronising?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you are the religious sort or a confirmed cynic, many have experienced a friend or acquaintance who is keen to tell you that you feature in their prayers. For some, this is a compliment. But to others, it is another method of imposing one’s religion. The Gryphon asks: is the … Read More

Debate| Is The Tab's 'Which far-right group are you? quiz acceptable?

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, The Tab published a quiz on their website entitled,’Which far-right group are you?’. Although some might interpret it as no more than light-hearted satire, LS Debate asks, is this latest post by The Tab acceptable?

Debate | #banbossy

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, businesswoman and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg launched a new #BanBossy campaign aiming to ban the word “bossy” on the grounds that it discourages young girls from ambition and leadership. With support from celebrities like Condoleezza Rice and Beyoncé, the campaign soon received a lot of media attention. Yet it … Read More

Debate | Would Scotland benefit from independence?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Later this year a referendum concerning the independence of Scotland will take place. The Scottish referendum has the ability to dramatically alter the landscape of Britain and Scotland, but will this change be for the better. LS Debate asks, would Scotland benefit from independence? YES Jazz Anderson Fourth Year English  … Read More

Debate | Is Spotify killing the music industry?

5 years ago / 0 comments

At over £103million, music streaming services such as Spotify accounted for 10 per cent of total music revenues last year, compared to 7 per cent the previous year. Despite its dramatic rise to fame many artists and musicians have been critical of spotify, opting to leave the streaming site. LS Debate … Read More

Debate | Is Denmark right to ban religious slaughtering?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, Denmark’s government banned the religious slaughter of animals for the production of halal and kosher meat stating that “animal welfare takes precedence over religion”. Although supported by animal welfare activists, this move has been labelled as “anti-Semitic” by Jewish leaders and “a clear interference in religious freedom” by … Read More

Debate | Should drugs be legalised?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, in an interview on Channel 4, Russell Brand continued his rampage against the establishment, this time focusing on our current drug laws, the so-called ‘war on drugs’. He suggested that “people don’t want drugs to be illegal anymore, they don’t want their heads of politicians buried in the … Read More