Tag : debate

The Gryphon Asks: Do Quotas Represent A Good Way of Achieving Equality?

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Yes: Quotas. Even the mention of the word can lead to a heated exchange like a spark lighting a powder keg. It’s one of those marmite issues; you’re heavily principled either for or against. Here in the UK, there’s a lot of suspicion surrounding quotas; for many, they meddle in … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should people have to commercially serve LGBTQ* couples if they feel it goes against their religious beliefs?

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Yes – Juliette Rowsell In the 21st century, religion is no excuse for discrimination. Whether it’s homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, or anything else besides we should be doing all we can to end such unfounded prejudices. In a society which prides itself on liberalism and tolerance we should be coming … Read More

Debate: Should Eddie Redmayne Have Played The Danish Girl?

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FOR Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you would have heard about Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne’s casting as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Born Einar Wegener, Lili was the first recorded person to have male to female sex reassignment surgery so she could … Read More

In The Spotlight: TEDx University of Leeds

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On Friday 29th, 2016, Leeds University played host to one of the most iconic, inspirational and innovative lecture series known to our generation – TED (Technology Entertainment Design). Many of you will be familiar with TED lectures, where global experts, researchers and ‘do-ers’ with a wide range of expertise give … Read More

In The Spotlight: Model United Nations

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews MUN secretary, Thomas Love, to learn more about what the society has to offer. Model United Nations (MUN) is a society where you debate current affairs, but instead of defending your own point of view, you represent the opinions of a country within the United … Read More

Tampon Tax – Necessity Made Luxury?

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The Gryphon examines the current arguments concerning what is widely regarded as a sexist measure and explores important campaigns, both on a local and national scale, that seek to highlight the ramifications of the tax. The topical issue resting on the tongues of both politicians and the public at the … Read More

Should Jose Mourinho be fired?

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NO – Fiona Tomas If Mourinho is to become the latest victim of the ‘come and go’ managerial culture that English football has so tediously become a slave to, it would be, as they say in Portuguese, “cereja em cima do bolo” – or the icing on the cake. There is … Read More

Better Off Out Or In? With the 2017 Referendum Looming The Gryphon asks: Should Britain leave the EU?

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Yes: The argument to leave the European Union is often lumped in with UKIP’s policies but, if you look beyond their xenophobic nonsense, then there are actually very compelling reasons to desire a Brexit. The EU was created to give European nations a greater voice on an ever increasing world … Read More

‘You don’t listen to us’: Leeds students ask #whyvote?

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Young voters have claimed they feel let down or ignored by the political system in a TV debate in Leeds last night. Students grilled politicians from five political parties in a programme broadcast live by Channel 4 from the Corn Exchange. Audience members argued that young people feel disillusioned with … Read More

Union tackle lad culture

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Students went head-to-head on Thursday to tackle the controversial topic of lad culture.The question, ‘Is lad culture ruining our generation today?’ was debated by a panel of six students, including representatives from LUU FemSoc and mental health campaigners.The event was hosted by Re-Thinkers, a new LUU society which urges students … Read More