Category : Features

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

The Crisis of Catalan

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With interviews from those Spaniards affected by the recent referendum on independence, The Gryphon delves deep into the chaos in Catalan. Laura Clemente Garcia was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), she holds a senior position (Sales Area Manager for Machinery) and she doesn’t support independence for Catalonia.  Jordi Borràs i … Read More

Feminist Slogan T-Shirts – A Disillusionment With Feminism?

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The eight-letter word – ‘feminist’ – is enough to make anyone produce some involuntary sound. A gasp; a sigh of relief; maybe an awkward cough? Despite decades of development, its definition remains up for debate. The Oxford English Dictionary offers some help; it simply labels a feminist as “an advocate or … Read More

The Undateables: Helpful or Harmful?

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BAFTA nominated TV programme ‘The Undateables’, which follows a different group of disabled singletons each week on their journey for love, has returned to Channel 4 for its seventh series. The popular reality show has been on our screens for five years now, yet still continues to evoke plenty of … Read More

In Conversation with Caryl Phillips: ‘It’s not the first asshole that America has elected as president, but it’s definitely the biggest one’

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When I first met Caryl Phillips, it was at an event for the David Oluwale Memorial Association in February 2016 hosted by the School of English. The writer, as he has constantly since moving there in the nineties, flew from America for the occasion. America then was a seemingly different … Read More

Welcome to ‘Trash Isles’: a Plastic Heap the size of France

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The name, ‘The Trash Isles’, has recently been circling around social media after entertainment company LADbible ran a feature claiming ‘the world’s first country made entirely of trash’. The company have begun a campaign to raise awareness of an area in the Pacific Ocean that consists of rubbish ‘cumulatively the … Read More

Are Dating Apps Killing Romance?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Dating apps are quickly becoming the new and easy way to find Prince or Princess charming. But do they work? Claire Wilsher took on the challenge of trying to find a soulmate through one of the most popular dating apps on the market: Bumble. Here, she gives a comprehensive list … Read More

Do You Find Noise A Nuisance?

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For most, going to a university as conveniently located as the University of Leeds is the ideal way to spend the early years of our adult life. Experiencing the academic advantages of a Russell Group University alongside the highly raved about, almost legendary, city nightlife, students of Leeds are blessed … Read More

What Does Being ‘Black’ Mean to You?

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I had always had a broad awareness that I was considered ‘black’ by society and the world, but I had never known what it really meant to be ‘black’. People often said it was the ‘colour of your skin’ but, on closer examination, this couldn’t be the case, since there … Read More

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

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Stress, depression and anxiety: words that were fairly uncommon a few decades ago have now become a topic of daily household conversation. Burdens caused by education or work and interpersonal relationship issues have prevailed in our society for as long as one can remember. So, why then, has mental illness … Read More