Tag : Alcohol

The End of the Boozy Student?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Annabelle Toon discusses whether or not we are witnessing the end of the British student drinking culture as we know it.   University is stereotyped by many as the place where it’s acceptable to be drunk for four days in a row and nobody is concerned for your health. The … Read More

A Gin-Credible Experience

11 months ago / 0 comments

Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Jade Verbick, recounts her classy night at a cafe-turned-gin bar hosted by Sipsmith ambassadors.   It’s not every day that one gets invited to a gin tasting and masterclass with all the 20-something social media influencers of Leeds, but that’s how I found myself on the first floor … Read More

Agony aunt: alcohol and peer pressure at university

11 months ago / 0 comments

I don’t drink alcohol, but all my friends do, and whenever they’re drunk I feel like I’m on the outside. I don’t want to compromise on my beliefs, but I’m also tired of feeling like I’m missing out. Any advice? Nowadays, there seems to be a common misconception that all … Read More

Judge Refuses Wetherspoon’s Appeal

12 months ago / 0 comments

A judge has upheld the decision to refuse J D Wetherspoon an alcohol license for the grade-two listed Elinor Lupton Centre on Otley Road, Headingley. The long-running bid to turn the iconic building into a 500-capacity eatery took a further step backward after a Leeds Magistrates’ Court district judge sided … Read More

Never have I ever played a drinking game…

12 months ago / 0 comments

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the sheer amount of drinking first years get up to. So it only seems natural to help you on your nights out to Fruity, Mission and the like by giving you some drinking games to help set off your careers of long nights and … Read More

Cigarettes and Alcohol

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the 2017 Spring Budget last week. Amongst the large array of price changes and resource allocations, two price rises stood out to me in particular: cigarettes and alcohol. In other words, the two commodities that make the student nightlife world go round. … Read More

IPA And All That – A Memorable History Of Alcohol Part 1

2 years ago / 0 comments

Humanity has always had a drinking problem. From our hunter-gatherer days, to when we settled down to farm and onto the modern day where we produce alcoholic drinks in industrial quantities; consumption of alcohol has defined us socially, culturally, and even religiously. Pinpointing when, or where, our obsession with ethanol … Read More

Shining light onto the Shadow Economy

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from: blog.policyng.com) Net exports, investment, entrepreneurship, taxation, the housing market, the oil industry; all concepts which regularly feature in our newspapers headlines! However, despite having an estimated value of almost $10 trillion and employing half the workers of the world, business activities ranging from the likes of prostitution to babysitting … Read More

Bevy: The beverage butler we’ve all been dreaming off

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from www.Bevy.com ) The hunger-saving, Nandos-bearing Deliveroo cyclists are a phenomenon of the past. Think more Deliverbooze, and you’ll have the new start-up company Bevy. The latest success story app allows you to re-stock on alcohol by ordering on your phone from a network of off licences, just when … Read More

The History of the Hangover

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fresher’s week is great for meeting new people, exploring Leeds and getting introduced to the Faculty that will be your academic home for your next 3 or 4 years here. However, and let’s be honest here, it will probably descend into a survival game of ‘how many days straight can … Read More