Tag : Elsa Amri

Society Gave It A Go: Sign Language

11 months ago / 0 comments

While an estimated 77,000 people in the UK are native speakers of British Sign Language, ability to sign amongst those who are not deaf or hard of hearing remains low. While Sign Language interpretators are experiencing increased visibility at events such as music festivals, with artists Chance The Rapper and … Read More

Vegan Delights: 3 amazing recipes from the Veg Society

2 years ago / 0 comments

Now that you’re in university, you most probably are embarking upon a journey of cuisine expertise. Cooking for yourself can be a tiring ordeal, especially at first, when you have no idea what you’re doing, and your only hope is to not burn the kitchen down. However, once you get … Read More

Pet and De-Stress with the Guide-Dog Society

2 years ago / 0 comments

On the 11th of January, the Guide Dogs Society held their first ‘Meet the Guide Dogs’ event of the year in the Union. For those unfamiliar with the concept, ‘Meet the Guide Dogs’ is an opportunity for students to, essentially, pet and interact with guide dogs as a way of … Read More

The amazing things you can create: Papercraft Society

2 years ago / 0 comments

I have always been slightly jealous of people who are adept at origami, because I was amazed at the amazing things you could create with just a few sheets of paper. When I heard that a new society had been formed that focused on paper crafting, I decided to check … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leeds Freedom from Torture

2 years ago / 5 comments

One of the great things about attending university is that it gives you the opportunity to volunteer with a number of great charities. One of these charities, Freedom from Torture, inspired Kaleem Luthra to start a society dedicated to raising awareness of the work done by the charity. The Gryphon … Read More

3 Reasons to get involved in Black History Month – Society Edition

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s October and the Student Union is celebrating, along with the rest of the UK, Black History Month (BHM) – amazing events and performances are happening throughout this month in our union, including events by societies like the Black Feminist Society, the Nigerian Society and the African Caribbean Society. Apart … Read More

New Society Alert: Skate Society

2 years ago / 0 comments

Growing up, most of us dabbled in some form of skating or another. But what comes to mind when we think of the most daring and most popular form of skating? Why, skateboarding of course. #newsocietyalert. Recently, several students decided that a society was needed to appreciate skateboarding, and this … Read More

In The Spotlight: Anime & Manga Soc

2 years ago / 0 comments

This week, The Gryphon spoke to Becca McDonald, treasurer of Anime & Manga Soc, to find out more Have you ever heard of Attack on Titan? Sailor Moon, perhaps? Surely, you must have heard of Dragon Ball Z? All of these are examples of popular anime and manga, and Leeds … Read More

Female nudity – attention-seeking, empowering or degrading?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Last month, Kim Kardashian uploaded a nude, but censored, selfie to Twitter. Although this was not the first time that she had shared nude visuals of herself with the public, the resulting reaction escalated more than it ever has before. In this article, The Gryphon discusses the on-going debate between … Read More

Women in Cyberspace: “A double-edged sword”

3 years ago / 0 comments

William Gibson, famous science fiction author, described the Internet as a ‘cyberspace’, in which anyone can assume any identity and venture into a life that is not limited by their own physical appearances; a virtual community that continues to grow and expand as people find new ways to live their … Read More