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Swing Society GIAG: Get yourself into the swing of things!

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Ever dreamed of partying it up, Great Gatsby style? Swing Society has it sorted! Say the word ‘swing’ and most people will think of the music genre. Swing music has been around since the late 1920s, and is known for its strong, syncopated rhythm and jazzy feel. Beginning on the dance … Read More

Society Spotlight: Rifle Club

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  Leeds is full of weird and wonderful societies, and this week’s spotlight shines on the Rifle Society, the Union’s very own shooting club. The Gryphon spoke to Daniel Anderson, Captain of Rifle Club, to find out more. How did you get involved in the society in the first place? … Read More

In the Spotlight: LUU’s Women’s Liberation Co-ordinators

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews Emma Healey, Women’s Liberation Co-ordinator and NUS Women’s Conference Candidate at LUU, to find out more about her feminist beliefs and how she works with LUU societies to help bring about change at Leeds University. In your own words, why is feminism so important and … Read More

In The Spotlight: Leeds Labour Students

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews Leeds Labour Student’s External Canvassing Coordinator, Liron Velleman, to find out more about what the society has to offer. Leeds Labour Students has a long history of bringing together Labour-supporting students and fighting for Labour values. Campaigning for Labour candidates on and off campus, the … Read More

Selfie-obsession is turning us into generation stupid

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The word ‘Selfie’ first appeared in 2002 and is defined by the OED as, ‘a photographic self-portrait; esp. one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.’ It’s been a stifling eleven years since ‘The Selfie’ first invaded our vernacular: fast forward to 2015 and it is … Read More

LUU Guide Dogs Society: A Pupdate

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The LUU Guide Dogs Society is a fun and welcoming society that brings together like-minded individuals with an interest in raising awareness of the rights of the blind or partially sighted. They work in partnership with The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and regularly host fundraisers and events in … Read More

In The Spotlight: PIN Students Leeds

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This week, the Gryphon spoke to one of LUU’s newest societies, PIN (Practical Initiatives Network) Students, founded by President Catarina Tuvagnatti. What is PIN all about? PIN is basically a global development themed society. The Practical Initiatives Network is an online platform for development organisations to connect and exchange knowledge, … Read More

Why We RAG: A Week of Fundraising Fun

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It’s the final day of RAG Week and you’ve probably noticed the green theme thats been going on in the Union over the last few days. It’s been brilliant so a massive well done to Shelley, Sophie and the rest of the RAG crew who made it so. I personally … Read More

In The Spotlight: Model United Nations

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews MUN secretary, Thomas Love, to learn more about what the society has to offer. Model United Nations (MUN) is a society where you debate current affairs, but instead of defending your own point of view, you represent the opinions of a country within the United … Read More

RAG Week: Your Opportunity to Give

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Not heard of RAG yet? You should have. For those who don’t know, it is the fabulous society with members that wear those garishly bright-green T-Shirts, often with the collecting buckets in the Union – and so much more. And it’s all for charity. As one of the largest societies … Read More