Tag : Reece Parker

Professor Dame Jane Francis announced as new Chancellor

9 months ago / 0 comments

Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Professor Dame Jane Francis, has been announced as the new Chancellor of the University of Leeds. She succeeds Melvyn Bragg  who stepped down this year, after 17 years in office. She was appointed by the University’s Court on Friday 8 December, having been nominated by … Read More

Warehouse Project: Metropolis 15th Birthday

10 months ago / 0 comments

With such a wealth of quality and diversity, it can become far too easy to get settled in the Leeds nightlife scene. With huge events and bustling venues a mere taxi ride away, taking an hour train journey to Manchester is, to many, understandably overlooked. One event that bucks this … Read More

Retreat of the Invaders: Paris’ artistic loss

10 months ago / 0 comments

Editor in Chief, Reece Parker, discusses why the theft of Paris’ most prominent street art is a loss for the city more than a gain for thieves.  The past month has seen numerous thefts of works by the street artist ‘Invader’, with Parisian streets being stripped of a large number … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

How British Hip Hop Found Its Voice

11 months ago / 0 comments

From its very beginning, British hip-hop has existed in a permanently maligned state, seemingly always losing ground against the genres it rubs shoulders against. Whether being unfathomably overshadowed by its US counterpart, or rejected in favour of more frenetic grime, British hip-hop has always failed to become both culturally ingrained … Read More

Edu-Groan: Technical Issues Torment Campus

11 months ago / 0 comments

In an ongoing poll ran by The Gryphon, 88% of the 100 respondents thus far reported issues accessing Eduroam whilst on campus. Of these, 34 students complained that they did not suffer connectivity issues in previous years but do currently, whilst a further 24 claimed that although they have struggled … Read More

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

11 months ago / 0 comments

To a large proportion of the older generation, graffiti is nothing more than vandalism. However, much of the younger generation is waking up to the innate creativity involved in this art form,  Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, investigates where the line should be drawn as to the merit of such work. From … Read More

Pick Your Poison

11 months ago / 0 comments

Lifestyle and Culture Editors, Jade Verbick  and Bella Davis, spent a lunchtime getting tipsy on Hotel Chocolat’s new collection of Halloween cocktail chocolates with a shot of liquor. The Gryphon’s Editor-in-Chief Reece Parker even got in on the action. Black Cat Martini I have to say the name was not … Read More

Loyle Carner @ Leeds University Union

12 months ago / 0 comments

Loyle Carner has something special. This was evident from his first outings in Leeds, at Headrow House and Belgrave respectively, but even more so now, with this gig having to be upgraded from the latter to Stylus. For one night only, Carner brought his rhyming capabilities to the VK soaked … Read More

Clubbing with a Conscience

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Leeds nightlife scene caters for far more than just its attendees, with many events donating large quantities of money to charity. Editor-In-Chief Reece Parker gives us the run-down on such events. The morning after any enjoyable night out, you could be forgiven for thinking that clubbing never did anyone … Read More