Tag : the gryphon

Arcminute- the affordable new streetwear brand coming to Leeds

4 months ago / 0 comments

A brand-new London and Ghanaian streetwear brand is launching in Leeds this June. Yes, you heard right. London-based, Ghanaian-raised designer Alexandra Kocovska Cipriani is bringing her new brand, Arcminute, to the students of Leeds. Celebrating the upcoming urban brand, the launch of Arcminute swaps the conventional champagne-sipping reception most brands … Read More

Not-so-Superfoods

4 months ago / 0 comments

With the public constantly becoming more aware about what we eat and the issues associated with our food, it seems like new superfoods are springing up daily. Often promoted by Instagram and Twitter personalities with perfectly shiny white smiles, there’s always a new obscure Mexican berry to try or a … Read More

Safety First: Students Fighting For Sustainable Chemistry Labs

5 months ago / 0 comments

The student led SHE (Safety Health and Environment) Committee was set up in 2016 by ex-industrial placement chemistry Masters students who recognised the vast difference in safety practices and regulations from their time in industry compared to academia. Through their industrial experience the students worked with such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, … Read More

Blue Planet II Season Finale

9 months ago / 0 comments

Over the last few weeks Blue Planet 2 has been providing an amazing insight into the wildlife that inhabits our oceans, however as with most great things, they must come to an end. The season finale, titled “Our Blue Planet”, brings to light the devastating impact and future threat that … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 6: Coasts

9 months ago / 0 comments

The focus of last week’s episode was the coastlines of oceans, coasts are the most dynamic habitats in the world. At the boundary between both land and sea, individuals must be adapted enough to be able to survive in the areas that are covered by water during the high tide … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 5: Green Seas

10 months ago / 0 comments

This episode introduces us to the source of 95% of the energy in our oceans through the process of photosynthesis, here sunlight provides energy to plants which then acts as a food source for the rest of the food web. These areas high in concentrations of plant life are abundant … Read More

Blue Planet 2 – Week 4: The Big Blue

10 months ago / 0 comments

Last week we explored the “Big Blue” – the wide expanses of oceans in which there are no visible coastlines and organisms are exposed to the elements. These conditions really test the marine animals which live in this foreboding environment. We observe some of the world’s largest mammals as they … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 3

10 months ago / 0 comments

Once again, I began my Sunday night routine with my flatmates by watching Blue Planet 2, followed by another Louis Theroux documentary. Episode 2 last week brought in a staggering 14.1 million viewers, making it the UK’s most-watched TV show of 2017 and 3rd most-watched in the last 5 years … Read More

The Gryphon Meets Jack Straw

10 months ago / 0 comments

Branded “a troublemaker acting with malice aforethought” by the Foreign Office after a student trip to Chile, elected LUU President, and later banned from the Union building, Jack Straw is not your average Leeds Alumni, before you even consider his stint as Home Secretary. The Gryphon got the chance to … Read More

Blue Planet II – Secrets of the Deep

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As with the other 10.8 million viewers last Sunday night, I made sure to book my evening off from all form of work as it was time to watch the second instalment of Blue Planet II. The last episode, titled “Secrets of the Deep”, provides us which an insight into … Read More