Tag : blogs

A period of willpower and lifestyle change: giving up animal products for Lent

9 months ago / 0 comments

This year I am attempting to give up animal products for lent. Considering I have never partaken in Lent up until now, this is not only going to prove challenging, but has also raised several questions for me about my own willpower and the value of giving things up. Lent … Read More

The silent ‘no’: a matter of consent

9 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs writer, Rosie Plummer, offers a sensitive analysis of our society’s continued struggle with gender roles and the issue of non-verbal consent. In light of the recent accusation against Aziz Ansari, I felt intrigued to explore the conflicts of living in a liberal, but patriarchal society, in which men are … Read More

New year detox mentality: the dangers of diet culture

9 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs editor, Emily Merrill, discusses detox and diet culture, arguing that for our well-being, and the well-being of those around us, we need to replace New Year weight-loss goals with self-love resolutions. Men think about sex every seven seconds. If you eat the crusts of your toast your hair will … Read More

Blogging as a full time career: the great debate

9 months ago / 0 comments

It seems quite fitting as this is the Blogs section to talk about that very topic. Blogging. As a blogger myself, albeit a small one, I have noticed one thing recently across social media: Non-bloggers are finding it hard to accept the turn in recent years to full-time blogging as … Read More

Appreciate your food: looking into waste and sustainability

10 months ago / 0 comments

Bethany Pownall calls for action against food waste, a growing problem in the UK. Food waste is an underestimated issue of our generation that desperately needs to be tackled. WRAP, a waste and recycling advisory body, estimates that the UK wastes around 10 million tonnes of food each year, which … Read More

January blues: keeping your spirits high

10 months ago / 0 comments

Man Ting Yu shares her tips for keeping your spirits high in January. Here we are, nearing the end of January! Exams are finally over, but although you may have nailed your tests, January blues can still creep up on you. The colder weather this month is a huge contrast … Read More

School representative column: a day in the life of a school rep

10 months ago / 0 comments

Introducing our new column all about school reps, written by school reps. Leeds University Union is committed to making sure you love your time at Leeds, and that involves ensuring that student voices are heard. To protect and promote student voices in the University, the Union elects a number of … Read More

A letter to liberals: put down your latte and do something

11 months ago / 0 comments

If you covered me in olive oil, put me in a room full of moist balloons and told me to hold on to as many as I could, I would have a better grasp of my surroundings than some of my fellow liberals do today. I seem to have missed … Read More

Merry Christmas from the blogs team & a Christmas playlist

11 months ago / 0 comments

With one sleep to go until Christmas morning, the blogs team have a few words to say. This week we’ve had a few seasonal articles go up, so if you didn’t get chance to read them you can catch them here: A tale of true innocence: the Christmas cow (yes, … Read More

KFC, Krampus and Kwanzaa: why tinsel and turkey aren’t the only ways to celebrate

11 months ago / 0 comments

Read Lily’s quick guide to how the winter season is celebrated around the globe. Here in Britain, many of us will be decorating our houses with tinsel, wrapping presents for our loved ones, and preparing to stuff ourselves with a Christmas feast on December 25th. It is naïve to imagine … Read More