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Movember: Don’t Forget the Message

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Yes, beards are sexy. But let’s not shave away men’s mental health from Movember. Everyone’s favourite time of year has finally arrived. No, not Christmas – I mean Movember, of course! This is the month where baby-faced boys transform into whisker-wielding hunks as over the course of November they try … Read More

Insolence Makes the Art Grow Stronger: The 50 State Initiative

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Now more than ever, art seems inherently political in an America that is hurtling towards the midterm elections. Across all corners of the American landscape, a series of curious billboards have been erected. In every state, these ambiguous yet politically charged adverts are turning heads in communities as diverse as … Read More

Books Everyone Should Read While at Uni

2 months ago / 0 comments

It is often said that going to university is truly a time to broaden your horizons and challenge your perception of the world around you. And with the University of Leeds’ five libraries housing three million items, what better way is there to expand your mind than picking up a … Read More

An Ode to Leeds’ Nightlife

7 months ago / 0 comments

It’s the end of the academic year, and that means that some of us will soon be leaving Leeds for good. With this in mind, we gave our writers the chance to send a farewell message to a part of our city’s nightlife that means something to them. Here’s what they … Read More

Rap’s Future is Female. Get Used to it.

9 months ago / 0 comments

It’s no question that women have played a vital part in the evolution of rap and hip hop. So why are female rappers so often overshadowed by their male counterparts? It seems reductive to brand 2018 as the year of female rap, seeing as the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil’ … Read More

Carrie Gracie: A Hero Vilified

10 months ago / 0 comments

"My case is just an example of a bigger problem" - former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie gives evidence to MPs about equal pay https://t.co/kExvCXAsjQ pic.twitter.com/Jd2eGLWQZj— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 31, 2018 She is a greedy, avaricious, money-grabbing opportunist ready to rinse the tax-payer of every penny she can ... Read More

2018: Ones to Watch

10 months ago / 0 comments

In celebration of the New Year, we have compiled our top 10 artists and bands to look out for over the next twelve months. Sigrid Everybody’s favourite Scandipop sensation Sigrid is practically guaranteed to make waves this year after her well-deserved triumph in BBC Music’s prestigious Sound of 2018 poll. … Read More

LSR Launch The Transmission

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds Student Radio has unveiled plans for The Transmission, an extra-terrestrial event set for launch at the Brudenell Social Club on 7th February. The spaced-themed party will feature local talent while supporting a charitable cause and is anticipated to be out-of-this-world. On the bill so far for the “inter-planetary journey” are … Read More

Eight trans/non-binary musicians you need to know about

12 months ago / 0 comments

Despite gifting the world of music some of its biggest icons, ranging from Bowie to Freddie Mercury to Dusty Springfield to Frank Ocean, it can often feel as though that queer musicians still face an impenetrable rainbow ceiling to break; none more so than transgender and non-binary artists. Nevertheless, these … Read More

Made In Dagenham: A Laugh and A Kick All At Once

12 months ago / 0 comments

Made In Dagenham, about Ford women’s strike, is driven by laughs while also kicking your heart into gear. Amidst a world where globalisation has led to cruel companies exploiting their workers and arguably women have more to fear in the workplace than ever before, it would be understandable to feel … Read More