Tag : the gryphon blogs

Health and happiness in the New Year

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It’s a classic New Year’s resolution – to want to be healthier. However, first of all, to get there, we need to try to have realistic aesthetic goals. If we try to look like other people we will end up hating ourselves when it isn’t happening, and will be more … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Alice is a third year cinema and photography student who’s currently studying abroad in the wonderful, if slightly rainy, city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. If she’s not venturing out of her comfort zone to actively meet new people and make friends, or living in the library doing the horrendous … Read More

I’m a film nerd and I haven’t seen Gone with the Wind – I’m sorry

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‘Recommend me a film.’ ‘Uhh, ok, what are you feeling like?’ ‘Like, comedy, within the past decade maybe?’ Ok, let’s just run through my mental list of films that fit that description and run a few by you. Worryingly, I’m not even being sarcastic. I legitimately have a mental list … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: South Carolina, USA

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Colette is a third year English and Sociology student currently doing a year abroad at the University of South Carolina, USA. A keen hockey player in Leeds, playing for LUUWHC 4’s team and former Head of News for Leeds Student TV, Colette is no stranger to getting stuck in and … Read More

12 steps to Christmas

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With Christmas fast approaching I thought it was about time to get everyone on the tinsel-covered bandwagon and into the Christmas spirit. I know not everyone is happy about it – you Grinches know who you are – but unfortunately for you ‘tis the season to make your lives a … Read More

Binge-watching: I’ve started it so I’ll finish it

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binge-watch (verb): to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession. Sound familiar? Turns out you’re not alone. ‘Binge-watch’ has been named as Collins Dictionary’s word of the year, and it’s easy to see why. As a student in my fourth year … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Nijmegan, Netherlands

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Dear All, I am writing to you from a small student filled café in the centre of Nijmegen. It’s been some time since my arrival in August and this is the longest I’ve ever been away from London. I wouldn’t say I am Dutch yet but I have grown to … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

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Bryony is a third year Philosophy and Politics student on her year abroad in South Africa. She’s been living in Cape Town for almost four months now, and is yet to climb Table Mountain. She has been keeping up her coffee intake though, so at least she hasn’t failed in … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Toronto, Canada

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Charlie Courtney is a third year Economics and Politics student currently undertaking a year abroad at the University of Toronto. He is no stranger to travelling having had the opportunity to volunteer with the Leeds RAG Uganda Project in 2014 before leading the project in 2015. He is passionate about … Read More

Britain’s Surveillance Society: Is Big Brother watching you?

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Having watched Channel 4’s Hunted I suddenly find myself wondering how often I’m being watched going about my everyday life. For those of you who didn’t see Hunted (why not?!) it was a reality show where 14 members of the public turned fugitive and went on the run for 28 … Read More