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Superficial. Unerotic. Cringe-worthy. The sequel to 50 Shades of Grey continues the affair between girl-next-door Anastasia Steele and chiselled-dominator-billionaire Christian Grey, and is about as sexy as a dead fish. But how can that be? Jamie Dornan is one delicious piece of eye candy, and Dakota Johnson isn’t too bad … Read More
Leadership race begins in earnest with mammoth six hour live Question Time. The LUU leadership race is well under way and, on Wednesday, the candidates running for Student Exec positions got a chance to outline their manifestos and ideas in a debate in the Union’s Riley Smith Hall. The debate … Read More
Yes – Edmund Goldrick A lot of my position on this stems from the fact that it works in my home university, the Australian National University, so why not here? There may be areas where laws and circumstances are different and negate my points in which case I’m happy to … Read More
Yes – Edmund Goldrick The British Monarchy, currently, is a wonderful institution. They have carried out their duties admirably, helping raise astronomical sums of money for worthy causes, forging exceptional careers, and becoming effective diplomats for times when conventional diplomacy was not expedient. But the monarchy needs to be abolished, … Read More
The Gryphon asks: should Nigel Farage be given a government position to help with official relations between Britain and the U.S?
Yes – Rory Claydon After the results of this election seeing Donald Trump being swept into the White House, I can say that it would be in Britain’s best interests to keep a good working relationship up with the new President-elect, after all the special relationship we have with the … Read More
In light of POLIS Soc taking a stand on the U.S election, is it right for any university body to silence or take a position against extremist viewpoints?
Yes -Emma Healey University is a place where we should be challenged. We should have to think critically about our views, opinions, and actions, and sometimes this challenge will come from reading or listening to someone or something we don’t agree with However, there has to be a line. We … Read More
Yes – Michael Everett “A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk into a coffee shop…and they talk, laugh, drink coffee and become good friends. It’s not a joke. It’s what happens when you’re not an asshole.” – Anonymous It seems like every week there … Read More
As ever, this year’s autumn shows came with debate and controversy but most prominent was the theme of elitism with American Vogue editors questioning the presence of bloggers at the shows. Harley Wild and Victoria Copeland investigate. For In their Milan roundup last month, online editors of American Vogue took time away … Read More
Yes – Kane Emmerson Saudi Arabia is the key power in the gulf and most importantly, an influential voice in a region that dominates Britain’s key foreign policy and security objectives. We’ve had a long-history with Saudi Arabia that has helped project Britain’s influence in the Middle-East. This is also … Read More
For From Gucci to Givenchy, the resurgence of androgynous fashion has become an undeniably huge influencer. Culminating with a mass political and cultural understanding of transgender identification, it can be strongly argued that fashion does in fact raise awareness of transgender issues. In the past two years the number of … Read More