Category : Features

‘Creating To Survive’ in the African Diaspora : an interview with Kaozara, Sistren and Zodwa Nyoni

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On Thursday 30th November, the English department presented an exciting and dynamic event called ‘Creating to Survive’, exploring and celebrating art and expression in the African diaspora whilst challenging the notion of the ‘diasporic everyday’ in contemporary society. The event included discussion, spoken word from Kaozara and art. The members … Read More

Bathroom Politics: Clubbing for Wheelchair Users

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It’s a Friday night, which for many means one thing: clubbing. I find myself migrating towards the venue we have chosen alongside a host of glitter faced, plaid-clad revellers following pre-drinks at a friend’s house on campus. Amongst our party are two of my close friends, who are wheelchair users; one of whom … Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – “Isn’t That Just Laziness?”

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) is often brushed off as tiredness or attention-seeking, if it’s recognised at all. After all, everyone gets worn-out. In reality people have died from CFS, and at its worst those with CFS cannot physically get out of bed. So why is it not taken seriously? Continuing our … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

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As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

Trouble in Paradise: Avoidance, Evasion and Offshore Accounts

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The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public relating to offshore investments. Named ‘The Paradise Papers’, these leaks revealed the private financial affairs of … Read More

Employed and in Poverty – Britain’s New Underbelly

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Stephen Armstrong, an investigative journalist, published his book ‘The New Poverty’ this year, in an attempt to document a troubling new trend in Britain: in-work poverty. The Gryphon spoke to him last week as he visisted Sheffield to talk about those who are in employed, yet in poverty in Britain. … Read More

Sibongile Tshabalala – ‘Battling HIV in South Africa’

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The Gryphon speaks to Sibongile Tshabalala, activist and chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign, about the continuing fight against HIV and the struggle to make treatment affordable. In the early Noughties, 1700 South Africans died per day as a result of diseases caused by HIV. Antiretroviral drugs, also known as ARVs, … Read More

Gender Neutral Toilets, At Last!

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In recent years, it seems that there is a political argument concerning almost everything in society and appears this is unlikely to change. However, I may be the first to admit that I never thought going to the loo would become a subject for political discussion. After all, it is … Read More

Controversy continues post-October Strikes

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From the 11 to the 13 of October, various lecturers went on strike at the University of Leeds to protest the recent developments regarding the basis upon staff may be dismissed from work. To give context, the University and College Union (UCU) aimed to put pressure on the university management to remove the ‘some other substantial reason’ clause (SOSR). The introduction … Read More

Movie Reviews – More Harm than Good?

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Before I decide to see any movie in the cinema, I always look at the reviews. A film review can tell me whether a movie is a waste of time or not, and makes my cinema-attendance much cheaper. I find comfort knowing that the next two hours of my life … Read More