Category : Features

“There’s just no hiding behind anything”: Charlotte Crosby talks the latest app on the dating scene, ShowReal

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There are a huge amount of dating apps on the market now. From the giant that is Tinder, to Bumble, OkCupid, match.com and Coffee Meets Bagel (yes, that is a thing),  you could argue that the market is already over saturated. Yet a new app is now on the scene, … Read More

Fright Night

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Steven Atkins reports on Leeds Student Radio’s election coverage night at Old Bar, describing how a fun night quickly turned sour as the results rolled in. Preparation into election night on LSR had been going on for months. I joined the student radio team with only a matter of weeks … Read More

Going Underground with Zine Culture

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Rabeeah Moeen looks at the history of zine culture and its growing popularity with modern counter-cultures. As a medium of publication, self-printing has always been around. Perhaps we see it more nowadays, when printing is largely accessible and remains relatively inexpensive, but since the invention of the printing press, if … Read More

Leeds: The International City

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Laura Manzi interviews members of the diverse international student population Interview 1: Raluca – Romania We sit at the Balcony with our coffee, and she starts smiling shyly. I am so glad she accepted to be interviewed, this adorable girl. Raluca is a second year student, currently studying English and … Read More

Barack Obama: the Pop Culture President

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Adored by many for the freshness and modernity he has breathed into American politics, Barack Obama may not be remembered for his concrete policies, but rather as one of the greatest pop culture icons in recent years. Jodie Yates takes a look back on the Obama administration’s relationship with popular … Read More

Degrees of Privilege

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Meenakshi Parmar asks whether a degree is in fact a privilege or contributing to an increasing sense of wealth disparity. Income inequality in the UK is alive and blossoming, with the top 10% of society owning approximately half of the country’s private wealth, according to the Office for National Statistics. … Read More

Dakota Disorder

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Features looks at the construction of the Dakota Pipeline and the threat it poses not just to sacred Native American land but the water supply and the economic stability of surrounding areas. The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock, are caught in a quagmire of legal … Read More

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

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Mikhail Hanafi looks at the Ched Evans and Brock Turner cases and why the rhetoric around rape still needs serious change. On the 20th April 2012, Ched Evans was found guilty of rape. What followed was a media whirlwind, as traditional news outlets ran pieces with competing angles, yet all … Read More

#NOTOKAY: the fight against everyday sexual assault

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With the #notokay trend taking social media by storm, Bea Warleta discusses everyday sexism and how it affects women’s daily lives. “Women: tweet me your first assaults. They aren’t just stats” tweeted Canadian author Kelly Oxford on Friday 7th October, after a video of Donald Trump making sexual comments about … Read More

Young vintage lovers in Leeds

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When it comes to Generation Y and the ‘Millennial’ experience, the youth of today have a tough ride. Having drawn the short straw thanks to economic depression, climate change and the implications of the ‘baby boomer’ culture, insult is added to injury when older generations brand us as ‘shallow’, ‘social … Read More