Tag : jasmine andersson

City centre murder victim confirmed as student

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The person attacked in the city centre over the weekend has been confirmed as a 20-year-old Leeds University student. The former social sciences foundation degree student Billy Jacob Mankelow died of serious head injuries, and was found at Swinegate by two men at 3.20am on Saturday morning. A 31-year-old man has been … Read More

General Election 2015: An interview with Yorkshire First

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Although the name strikes a resemblance to a fascist collective we’d all soon rather forget, Yorkshire First say that they come in peace. Formed in 2014, the party are determined to devolve God’s Own Country from the rest of the UK. Scoring 1.5% of the EU vote last year, in, … Read More

The Gryphon claim they were unfairly sidelined during Leadership Race

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The Gryphon are putting LUU under fire for claiming that they were unfairly sidelined in the recent Leadership Race elections. The elections, which saw six executive officers run for LUU posts, also included the campaign for Gryphon Editor. This position was not included in any of the marketing material or social … Read More

We need you: vote ‘yes’ so that your voice is heard

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    I remember, exactly this time last year, that I said I would do everything in my power to serve this student newspaper. I am writing this open letter today because the time has come for me to enact my promise. As a student publication, The Gryphon is faced … Read More

Roxane Gay: Think Big, Act Smart

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Editor-in-chief Jasmine Andersson speaks to Guardian US columnist and ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay about her heroes, intersectionality, and Scrabble. What is the definition of a feminist to you?  Feminism is pluralistic. There are multiple definitions and ways of approaching feminism. That said, we have to start somewhere. A feminist believes … Read More

‘I’m looking you in the eye and saying it’s going to happen’ — The Gryphon meets Ed Miliband

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Labour leader Ed Miliband recently announced that if his party come into power, tuition fees will be reduced from to £6000 a year. Addressing a crowd of young people at the Leeds College of Music, the aspiring Prime Minister aims to catch the youth vote on the back of the … Read More

Should Civil Partnerships be open to heterosexual couples?

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Yes Jasmine Andersson Civil ceremonies were initially introduced as a poor cousin to marriage in order to not only demean LGBTQ relationships, but to heighten the virtues of marriage. Although this agenda still sits stiffly with the conservative preserve-makers of British society, it left the youth of the population juggling … Read More

Ed Miliband promises tuition fee cuts to 6k

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Aspiring Prime Minister Ed Miliband today announced Labour’s plans to cut tuition fees. Appearing at the Leeds College of Music, Mr Miliband said that the tripling of tuition in 2010 led to ‘the most expensive broken promise in the history of British politics’, leading him to reduce the 9k fees … Read More

Blind Date: Tania meets Michael

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Tania, History graduate, 24 meets Michael, 23, MA Physics for a cheeky catch up at The Black Swan on Call Lane. Did sparks fly or was it a tequila shot too far? Tania on Michael What did you expect? I would say that my expectations weren’t spectacularly high. I largely … Read More

Protesters gather to honour Chapel Hill victims

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A group of students have gathered outside of LUU to protest against the lack of media coverage given to the Chapel Hill shooting victims. Shaddy Barakat, wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan were shot dead in their home in North Carolina. The collective, lead by Broadcast Journalism student Abla … Read More