Tag : debate

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

Features | Facebook – Yay or Nay?

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Whether you love or loathe it, you probably have Facebook. Though connecting millions of people and a tool for activism, it’s often a platform for vanity and hate. Does it make our lives better or worse?   Yay Facebook, a mystical land of narcissists, selfies and pointless status updates – … Read More

Features | Miley Cyrus – Yay or Nay?

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From the shaven hair to the twerking, everyone is always talking about Miley Cyrus. Her new image is a far cry from her Hannah Montana days, but are her new ‘rebellious’ ways a good or a bad thing?   Yay So far I must have clearly failed to notice the … Read More

Features | Selfies – Yay or Nay?

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Selfies are a product of our generation, bred from the rise of the iPhone. But do they represent something more; the redefining of self image?   Yay As we grow up we’re bombarded with oppressive and contradictory beauty ideals about what to wear, how to look and how to present … Read More

News | Councillors grilled at Question Time

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Leeds City Councillors were scrutinised by students on Wednesday. Councillors were questioned on issues including housing, transport and crime. Labour Councillor Neil Walshaw announced the introduction of an Oyster Card scheme from 2015/16. He called for “sustained investment” in public transport, cycle lanes and a bus network, adding that it … Read More