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Merry Christmas from the blogs team & a Christmas playlist

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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

Happy Gryphmas (Term is Over)

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In the midst of this festive season, our wonderful music writers have provided us with an eclectic range of song suggestions and genres for our Christmas playlist. Here it is in full: grace your ears with a variety of classics, an overload of Wham! and Ella Fitzgerald, and several artists … Read More

A tale of true innocence: the Christmas cow

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Look at the photo above and tell me what you see. A cow you say. Yes, obviously. But what else? A source of milk? A methane-producing beast? How about: the Christmas present that changed my life. Don’t believe me? Read on and find out… The year was 2006. I was … Read More

Look no further for festivity than Nativity! (the Musical)

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Arts Editor Rose Crees tells us why this nativity scene must be seen. Nativity! the Musical triumphs at every twist and turn, jazz hand and box-step, sad moment and smile. While usually cautious of anything based on something else (be it film, book or musical), this show, it’s cast, script … Read More

Dinner talk and eating disorders: make your loved ones feel more comfortable this Christmas

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Charlie talks eating disorders at Christmas, and how to be mindful of those around you who may be suffering.  The first thing to point out is that eating disorders – despite the title – are not solely about food. You can never tell if somebody has an eating disorder just … Read More

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

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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

Books to Get a Music Lover this Christmas

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It’s that time of year again, and you’re struggling to find a gift for that person in your life who lives and breathes all things Music. You got them their favourite band’s tshirt last year, they already own every record they like on vinyl, and it’s far too risky getting … Read More

Get Your Skates On, There’s An LUU Festive Surprise

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As a little bonus for the festive season, Leeds University Union is bringing as ice rink to the Riley Smith Theatre. What makes the offer of taking to the ice on Tuesday 5th December even better, is that students will be able to do it for free. The rink, which … Read More

Away in a Manger, No Crib for a Roll

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The bakery chain Greggs faced criticism last week for the advertising image they used to promote their new advent calendar. The image replaced the baby Jesus in the nativity scene with a sausage roll, sparking criticism from religious groups and Twitter users. The image was branded insensitive and offensive, with … Read More

Have a Very Thrifty Christmas!

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Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the priciest time of the year for most, with the average UK household spending £753 on festivities. Following these money-saving tips won’t guarantee a spend-free holiday, but they may help you to cope on a student budget. 1. Book Train Tickets In Advance Spontaneously booking … Read More