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Leeds University Marks 70 Years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. The day commemorates the mass murder of 1.1 million people during the World War II between 1940-1945, the vast majority of whom were Jews. Three hundred Auschwitz survivors gathered at the concentration camp today in Southern Poland … Read More

Old Bar revamps with tasty treat giveaway

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The Old Bar is giving lucky students even more of a reason to celebrate the end of exams with free tasters and a champagne prize today. Complimentary snacks will be on offer from 12 noon to celebrate the launch of the bar’s new menu. A free bottle of champagne is … Read More

UPDATE: Leeds graduate dies in Thailand

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The family of a Leeds University graduate who died in Thailand last week have paid tribute to their daughter who they claim died from natural causes. Posting on Christina Annesley’s Facebook page, her mother Margaret wrote, ‘We have lost our beautiful daughter Chrissie in Thailand of natural causes. We are … Read More

Leeds receives ‘First Class’ green ranking

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Leeds University has received a First Class Honours green ranking in the 2015 University league table. The list, which is the UK’s only comprehensive and independent ranking of green universities, placed Leeds 30th in the table. Plymouth, Worcester, Manchester Met, Nottingham Trent and City university are placed as the top … Read More

The Modafinil Diaries: an anonymous account of the concentration drug

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This exam period you might find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to scramble to complete as the hour of your exam looms ever closer. The Gryphon talked to an anonymous student about Modafinil, the study drug which aims to help you stay focused on your work. … Read More

Accused Majestyk fire-starter to face trial in March

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The man charged with starting a fire which caused extensive damage to the iconic Majestyk building in the centre of Leeds will face trail in the spring. Stuart Jefferson, 32, will appear at Leeds Crown on March 30 accused of arson in relation to the blaze at the Majestyk nightclub … Read More

Hyde Park ‘letter scam’ revealed as university project

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After days of confusion, it has been revealed that letters sent out to a number of student houses in Hyde Park, appearing to be from a bogus letting agent attempting to enter properties illegally,  is in fact part of a university project run by second year theatre and performance students. … Read More

Survey reveals 77% of Leeds Uni students have taken drugs

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Over three-quarters of Leeds students have taken drugs, with 30% having their first experience at University, according to a recent survey by The Gryphon. Cannabis is the most popular drug, having been taken by almost four in five students at some point in their lives. It is the most widely-used … Read More

A cut above the rest: free barbershop invades the Union

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Phone networks and haircuts are not regarded as a match made in heaven, but a mobile phone company is set to disprove that theory today. Co-operative phone network giffgaff are offering free haircuts to students as part of their latest marketing campaign. The pop-up stall, featuring a series of hairdressers … Read More

Leeds’ media elite flock to campus for homecoming talks

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In celebration of its 75th birthday, LUU will play host to some of its biggest media graduates in a series of ‘homecoming’ talks. The line-up, which includes the likes of Liz and Andy Kershaw, will give students the opportunity to hear some of the tales from the stars’ illustrious careers. BBC news presenter … Read More