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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

Sport | Debate – Is Eden Hazard the best young player in the world?

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Following his hattrick last weekend, LS Sport examines Jose Mourinho’s claim that Eden Hazard is currently the best young player in world football. YES – Euan Cunningham I believe that in terms of shaping, controlling and exerting his will on games, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has a good case for being the most important … Read More

Debate | Are supermarkets that super?

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60 years ago local, independent food stores were at the heart of the high street and greengrocers were the cornerstone of our communities. Now, big brand supermarkets dominate the nation’s shopping habits. The ‘big four’: Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are responsible for over 75 per cent of the UK … Read More

Debate | Social Networking or Social Not Working?

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We live in a world in which the internet reigns. It is in our pocket, at home, at work, at university. With the increasing number of social apps, social networking websites and internet communities, one could suggest that the internet does a lot towards enhancing our social interactions as a … Read More

Debate | What the Frack?

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Households across the UK have been told that they must prepare for a sharp rise in energy bills within two years as Britain comes “dangerously” close to power shortages. So, is Fracking for shale gas the solution to our energy needs? Shale gas is a natural gas found within shale … Read More

Debate | Is the Living Wage worth it?

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The Labour Party has stated that it would give tax rebates to firms that pay Living Wage. The Living Wage is based on the amount an individual needs to earn to cover the basic cost of living. It is currently set at £7.45 an hour and £8.55 an hour in London, … Read More

Female Seeks Finance

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Last week Leeds Student reported on female students using dating sites to meet men who were willing to give them money. This week Big Debate asks, is it ok to use ‘Sugar Daddy’ websites to pay for university fees? NO: Alice Smart There was something deeply unsettling about last week’s revelation that many Leeds … Read More

Big Debate: Ballots Behind Bars

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Despite pressure from the European Court to enfranchise prisoners, David Cameron continues to dismiss the idea. This week Big Debate asks, should prisoners have the right to vote? YES:Tim Hakki David Cameron’s refusal to allow prisoners the vote in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights is just another … Read More

Big Debate: The Griffin Interview

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Last week Leeds Student controversially published an interview with the leader of the BNP, Nick Griffin. This week Big Debate asks, was LS right to publish the interview? YES: Eleanor Grimwade Let me first and foremost start by emphasising how ardently I oppose, reject, and am repulsed by everything Nick … Read More