Category : Features

Keep Calm and Carry on

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Edmund Goldrick outlines the danger with the ‘tough it out’ attitude towards illness in the work place and university. Who’s at risk? And what should we be trying to change? Catch any bus, go to any university lecture, office, supermarket, and you will likely find clearly sick people toughing it … Read More

Why is My Rebellion White?

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Features editor Jessie Florence-Jones looks at the whitewashing of punk and its still thriving existence in Asia and Africa. When someone says punk, the first thing to come to mind for most people is a safety pin through a body part, a load of studs and a mohawk. Growing up … Read More

Heavy Metal LGBT+

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Heavy metal has always had an affiliation with the dark – here Edmund Goldrick investigates how this darkness strays beyond the occult and spooky into the sociopolitical.             This was supposed to be an uplifting piece about LGBT+ in Heavy Metal and the progress that’s … Read More

Where the Wild Things Are

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George Crompton discusses where to find examples of wilderness in Britain, despite all the challenges it faces. In these times of conformist despair I often find myself witless and with nowhere to turn but the endless monotony of city-living; walking the perilous plank of narrow pavements, with traffic lights permanently … Read More

Wheels of Change

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Hannah Macaulay looks into the empowering affects of increasing numbers of all-girl skate crews around the world. If you’re tired of sexism and certain things being coined as gender-specific, the solution to your frustration may be easier than you think. Some suggest the answer lies in women jumping on skateboards … Read More

Harajuku is dead – and Gwen Stefani should avoid the funeral

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Bethany Donkin discusses the recent demise of Harajuku publication FRUiTS, and how cultural appropriation has contributed to its fall… This week marks the end of an era for Harajuku magazine FRUiTS. The magazine’s creator and photographer Schoichi Akoi claims that the print edition will be coming to an end as … Read More

Has Black Mirror come to China?

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Cast your minds back to the first episode of the new series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian Black Mirror. In ‘Nosedive’ the protagonist Lacie simpers her way through a perfectly manicured world of perfectly polite people. In this alternate reality, every action is judged and rated by those around her and … Read More

#Slacktivism: Are we protesting enough?

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In world of increasing social injustice and political division, activism is needed more than ever. But is a Tweet or Facebook share enough? Meenakshi Parmar discusses… I think it’s fair to define myself as a slacktivist. A classic armchair activist. I will sit at my computer and feel affirmation simply … Read More

The Real Junk Food Project: “We rattle cages, we piss people off, but we do it because we believe it’s the right thing to do”

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As part of last week’s Leeds Creatives event, The Gryphon editor Jessica Murray sat down with headline speaker Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, to discuss how far the organisation has come in the last twelve months. The Real Junk Food Project have had an extremely busy … Read More

A conversation with Zygmunt Bauman

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Hannah Macaulay discusses liquid modernity, Brexit and hope with sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. On one of the coldest, rainiest, windiest days in recent British history I find myself on the number 1 bus on my way to Headingley. I check the time on my phone. It’s 4.20P.M. and I am meeting … Read More