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‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

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LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

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Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

Society Spotlight: Muay Thai

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As well as editing the Society section of The Gryphon, Mary Lumley acts as the President of the Leeds University Union Muay Thai Society. Here she discusses exactly what makes the society and the sport “better than boxing”, and what it can do for you. For those less well-versed in … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Lambasted for “chav-themed social”

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Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club have come under fire after allegedly hosting what the University of Leeds have called an “ill-judged” social, referring to its supposed “chav” theme. In the club’s Facebook group, members were encouraged to dress as “lower-class” people complete with “luminous underwear on show,” setting aside … Read More

New year, new you – new society?

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It’s the new year (just about..) and with the new year comes all the talk around pushing the boat out and trying something new. Taking the plunge can be daunting, but since these societies are all newbies too maybe it’ll be a case of problem shared and problem halved? In … Read More

Uncovering the Chilean Mural – Repression and Resistance

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Painted by refugees in the 1970s, this Chilean mural was long forgotten before being discovered by chance. The Gryphon  attended its relaunching event, to discover its symbolic importance in the struggle against injustice. On 7th December, the LUU held a launch event for the restoration of a mural that had … Read More

Society Spotlight: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Quickly gaining traction as one of the most effective styles of fighting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stands apart from its counterparts due to its emphasis on technique that allows participants of all shapes and sizes to compete as equals. Society editor Mary Lumley sat down with Sean Maguinness, president of the … Read More

Leeds Tealights Return With A Devilishly Hilarious Performance

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Last week Stylus saw the The Leeds Tealights return with a new selection of hilarious sketches to add to their highly rated repertoire. With a backbone theme of the devil awakening the group, ‘666’ was a show that intertwined ridiculous, low-level gags with clever sketches of intense social relevance. For … Read More

InTheMiddle With Harry and Chris

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We caught up with comedic duo Harry and Chris ahead of their UK tour to discuss how they started, inspirations and exactly what makes them tick. What ignited your creativity when you were starting out? We used to do a paper round from the same newsagent as teenagers which gave … Read More

Get Your Skates On, There’s An LUU Festive Surprise

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As a little bonus for the festive season, Leeds University Union is bringing as ice rink to the Riley Smith Theatre. What makes the offer of taking to the ice on Tuesday 5th December even better, is that students will be able to do it for free. The rink, which … Read More