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#LeadLUU: Meet the candidates vying to be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Gryphon

2 years ago / 0 comments

Why do you want to be Editor-in-Chief? On a personal level, I’ve enjoyed working for The Gryphon over the past year and writing for it the year before that. I think working with The Gryphon is one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at university. I know the number … Read More

The Gryphon asks: is Louis Smith’s ban from gymnastics right following his video mocking islam?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Michael Everett “A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk into a coffee shop…and they talk, laugh, drink coffee and become good friends. It’s not a joke. It’s what happens when you’re not an asshole.” – Anonymous It seems like every week there … Read More

Election Night: An Editor’s Take

2 years ago / 0 comments

So, Trump has won. Those are words I had hoped I wouldn’t have to write, but fortune was not so kind. A campaign fuelled by hatred and deception has resulted in the least qualified individual ever to receive the party nomination winning the White House. It would be easy, and … Read More

The fault is not in our stars: Britain’s love for pseudoscience

3 years ago / 0 comments

In a conclusion so inevitable one almost wonders why the task was ever embarked upon, a recent study has declared that there is no discernible evidence, whatsoever, that homeopathy works as an effective treatment beyond the capabilities of any placebo. This announcement, I imagine, was shortly followed by the startling … Read More

Why Cameron thinks sex education does not need to be mandatory is beyond me

3 years ago / 0 comments

In another startling display of his total disconnect from reality, David Cameron recently decided not to make sex education mandatory for all schools. Despite a number of women within his own cabinet, as well as “four parliamentary select committees, five teaching unions, the Children’s commissioner, the Chief Medical Officer, the Association of … Read More

Unforgivable Sins: Systematic Child Abuse Within the Catholic Church

3 years ago / 0 comments

Father Lawrence Murphy was a beloved priest. A charming, charismatic individual, his prowess as a fundraiser for St John’s school for the deaf in Wisconsin, at which he worked, was unmatched. As an individual who could hear, but was also fluent in sign language, Murphy was cherished by children and … Read More

‘LGBT’: Terms and conditions may apply

3 years ago / 0 comments

LGBTTTQQIAA. You would be forgiven if you were unable to explain what each of those letters stands for. As someone who is part of this ever-expanding acronym, I even find myself unable to name each of the featured terms. In order, it stands for: Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual; Transgender; Transexual; Two-spirited; … Read More

And we would’ve gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling Lords…

3 years ago / 0 comments

I was greatly moved recently when reading about the worries of a father who feared his children might never be able to afford their own homes and may struggle to live independently on their wages. I was moved not to tears, but to laughter, as the concerned parent in question … Read More

Some faith with your force? No, thank you

3 years ago / 0 comments

When you go to the cinema, you can expect a number of things: overpriced popcorn bearing only a vague hint of flavour; floors that you struggle to peel yourself away from after each step; adverts that seem to last forever and end up making you want to boycott whatever they … Read More

The Republican race: Funny or frightening?

3 years ago / 0 comments

When Donald Trump descended the escalator in the lobby of Trump Tower accompanied by the sound of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In the Free World”, across America everybody held their breath. As the long-awaited announcement came – Donald Trump is running for President – there was a nationwide outburst of saturnalia, … Read More