Tag : Freya Potter

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

Comment | Serve the rich, eat the poor

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Faced with the shameful statistics that 13 million people in the UK are currently living below the poverty line and supermarkets waste 15 million tonnes of food each year, surely outrage and immediate action are the only possible responses? Seemingly not. Instead the powerful millionaires in Government and fat cats … Read More

News | Leeds students talk feminism on BBC

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A special show on feminism featuring Leeds students is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The programme looks at the increased attention feminism has had over 2013,  including Femsoc’s protests following the Tequila controversy. Femsoc coordinator Freya Potter said: “It’s amazing that our society and campaigning this semester was noticed by … Read More

News | Mezz license revoked following student protest

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Mezz nightclub has had its licence suspended for three months, following the backlash over Tequila’s ‘Fresher’s Violation’ video. The decision to close the space until it is sold to new management was taken at a licensing review on December 9. The review follows Mezz’s announcement last Wednesday that it is … Read More

Features | The alternative Otley Run

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Sick of hangovers and expensive drinks? Try LS’s version of the infamous Otley Run…   The well trodden Otley Run route is famous for its pubs and bars and is always more than ready to welcome hoards of Smurfs and onesie clad revellers, but what about all those places you’ve … Read More

News | Better Leeds forum promises change

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The Union has promised to lobby for the extension of the Edge’s opening hours on weekends and the banning of signing fees. As a result of students voting at the Better Leeds, Better University and Better Union more vegan food will be on offer in Union shops and the it … Read More

Music | Live in Leeds – Bowling For Soup, Scroobius Pip & Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit

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Bowling For Soup – O2 Academy Leeds  14/10/13 You know it’s going to be an epic gig when a band has their own themed intro music (‘Here comes bowling for soup’, not imaginative lyrically but damn catchy) their own onstage bar and their own Mexican bartender (His name was Marco). From … Read More

News | Stabbed nurse costume causes controversy

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A Leeds fancy dress shop has drawn criticism for its window display featuring a mannequin dressed as a stabbed nurse. The Amazing Party Company on Albion Street in Leeds City Centre exhibited the mannequin along with a sign stating “Dead Sexy” as part of its Halloween display.  The costume drew … Read More

Comment | Hard Working Families

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The slogan ‘For Hardworking People’ loomed over the smug head of David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference back in September, where he unveiled a number of policies designed, he claimed, to help ‘hard working families’. It’s one of the their favourite soundbite phrases, often accompanied by the loaded epithet, … Read More

News | Students stand up to Tequila

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Tequila UK is under investigation following an LS petition to shut the event. Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have opened investigations into the licensing of the event following a series of complaints. The release of a video promoting rape continued to cause widespread anger across campus this week, … Read More