Category : Features

‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

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LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More

Leeds Launch BME Conference

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Following the BME Leadership Conference last Wednesday, The Gryphon Features explores the lack of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities in leadership and academia roles at the University of Leeds, the Union and further afield. According to LUU, only sixteen percent of home and EU students at Leeds are of … Read More

World Unite Festival 2018

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A fact known to us all: Leeds is a vibrant, diverse university and city, but not many people are aware of just how many different countries and cultures are represented as part of the student body. World Unite Festival, happening throughout the month of February, provides the perfect opportunity to … Read More

Pioneers in Politics: The Transformation of Female Suffrage from Alice Bacon and Harriet Harman to Rachel Reeves

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“A woman MP has to do everything a man MP did, and a little bit more. I don’t believe that any woman in parliament, ever, has done more for women outside of parliament, or for women entering parliament, than Harriet Harman.” With its allusion to the famous words of Alice … Read More

Brits Behaving Badly: Pornographic Dancing Terrorises Cambodia

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Last week saw the arrest of ten tourists, including five Britons, for allegedly producing and displaying “pornographic pictures”, according to a statement published on the National Police website after a police raid in the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Gryphon looks into the future of South East Asian traveller hotspots … Read More

Trump Versus Morgan: Battle of the Egos

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On the evening of Sunday 28th January, three million viewers tuned into ITV to watch Piers Morgan interview President Donald Trump, covering topics from Trump’s views on Brexit to his sentimental feelings towards Scotland and the rest of the UK due to his late mother. The interview attracted many headlines … Read More

Fees Must Fall: Cape Town’s Struggle for Academic Equality

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From the perspective of a Leeds student on her year abroad at the University of Cape Town, The Gryphon explores the mistreatment of students fighting for free education in South Africa. Exam season in Cape Town. The regulation bag check and ID scan grant you entry onto the University of … Read More

Uncovering the Chilean Mural – Repression and Resistance

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Painted by refugees in the 1970s, this Chilean mural was long forgotten before being discovered by chance. The Gryphon  attended its relaunching event, to discover its symbolic importance in the struggle against injustice. On 7th December, the LUU held a launch event for the restoration of a mural that had … Read More

‘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