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Is #Hashtag a movement or not?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As social media becomes more and more politicised, Somya Mehta looks at Facebook and Twitter as platforms for change. Is this straying away from a tradition of activism? Or is it a new and innovative way to bring issues to all corners of the globe? Social media activism has become … Read More

Feature – Swipers on the Dance Floor

2 years ago / 0 comments

Prelinks is a new app for socialising on nights out. Since its launch in Leeds last Monday it has been downloaded over 1000 times  in under a week. We caught up with Oli Whitfield, Prelinks’ Manager for Leeds, to find out more about this new app. ‘‘The app’s aim is … Read More

The Dangers of Parents and Social Media

3 years ago / 0 comments

Text from ‘Mother’: “Why won’t you accept me on Facebook? *sad, crying face*.” Here we go, after about a year of protest she just wouldn’t let it go. Next I’m hit with a long list of her friends whose daughters have accepted them and how unfair I was being. Its … Read More

Chained to the desk: a world addicted to Facebook

4 years ago / 0 comments

Joshua Taylor, Digital Associate Editor at The Gryphon, discusses why he believes Facebook is destroying our lives, and ultimately, is turning the global population into social media addicts. I first met Facebook in the September of 2008, and have cordially disliked her ever since. She’s too intrusive for my taste, … Read More

Caught on camera: McBusted

4 years ago / 0 comments

Boyband McBusted surprised fans with a group selfie at The Light last night. Guitarists and vocalists Matt Willis and Tom Fletcher posted the snap with the caption ‘Surprised a cinema in Leeds’. The bandmates are seen posing in front of a smiling audience at the centre’s Vue cinema. Amy Kidd … Read More

Features | Facebook – Yay or Nay?

5 years ago / 0 comments

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 | Selfies – Yay or Nay?

5 years ago / 0 comments

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

TV | Last Tango in Halifax – More Alan Bennett than Wuthering Heights

5 years ago / 0 comments

You could be forgiven for having missed the first series of the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, not to be mistaken for the Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris, under any circumstances, students are not exactly its intended audience however, having earned universal acclaim from critics, drawing in huge … Read More

Debate | Social Networking or Social Not Working?

5 years ago / 0 comments

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

Student given suspended sentence for blackmail

6 years ago / 0 comments

  A 20-year-old student has been given a suspended sentence for hacking into a woman’s Facebook messages and publicly posting naked photos of her. William Wooles, from Great Dunmow in Essex, did not know his victim, but managed to access her sent messages where he found the intimate images she … Read More