Category : Society

Langar on Campus: Leeds Sikh Society teaches us about community and harmony

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Integration is possible if we are willing to talk, share and celebrate each other’s festive moments, be it cultural, social or religious. The University of Leeds Sikh Society recently organised an incredible event, ‘Langar on campus’, which made this possible. Hundreds of British and international students in colorful headscarves gathered … Read More

“‘It’s for everyone and anyone'”: LiftSoc, the new powerlifting society

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Is powerlifting a sport you’re interested in? Is lifting weights a secret passion of yours? Or perhaps it’s something you’ve secretly wanted to try but it seems too intimidating? The Gryphon chats with Daniel White, president of the new powerlifting society, LiftSoc, to find out more about it.  Why was the … Read More

Have your cake and eat it with the Baking Society

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Do you love cakes? Especially free cakes? Then you should have attended the Baking Society GIAG on the 18th of October. We sampled an array of different treats, lovingly baked by the committee members. We were spoilt with a range of yummy goodies, including: ginger and lime cake, chocolate chip … Read More

Two Muggles Playing Quidditch

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Unless you’ve spent the past few weeks hiding under a rock, we all know that there are an endless amount of ‘Give it a Go’ (GIAG) society sessions going on around campus. But which one to choose? Rebekah Chapman and Hannah Cowton decided to check out the Quidditch Society. Rebekah:  … Read More

What I learnt at the Marxist Society GIAG

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Whether from distant or recent memories of classrooms and discussions, the term ‘Marxism’ is familiar to most of us. We’ve all heard about Marx: the philosopher, the economist, the sociologist, the journalist. We may even know the basics of Marxism: about the belief that capitalism generates a struggle between the … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: 3 things you didn’t know about Diwali

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Diwali: The Festival of Lights – or Indian Christmas for the uninitiated. Every autumn, Indian families get together and celebrate with great grandeur. From decorating the entire house with grand lights to designing rangoli (mandala) art, to the buying and gifting of dry fruits…the whole family gets involved – and … Read More

The Uni’s Own Coffee Society: Revealed

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Bringing people together who share the same appreciation for a cup of coffee, learning about a variety of coffee from local producers based in Leeds and, the best part, a good brew made right on campus from a selection of the finest coffee beans grown across the globe. Welcome to … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leeds Freedom from Torture

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One of the great things about attending university is that it gives you the opportunity to volunteer with a number of great charities. One of these charities, Freedom from Torture, inspired Kaleem Luthra to start a society dedicated to raising awareness of the work done by the charity. The Gryphon … Read More

Five ways to get fit that will fit your budget

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Not everybody wants to pay £173 (at the least!) to exercise. The Edge can be expensive, and in the age of Instagram, where all you see on your screen is beautiful people drinking kale smoothies and working out twice a day, with abs you could grind cheese on and bums … Read More

GIAG Review: Cheerleading

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On Friday, the 30th September, the Leeds Celtics Cheerleaders hosted their Give it a Go for their Pom team in Cromer Terrace. The Pom team has participated in competitions countrywide, including in Sheffield and Birmingham last year. The Leeds Celtics even had the incredible opportunity to go to Germany earlier … Read More