Tag : women

Debate | #banbossy

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Last week, businesswoman and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg launched a new #BanBossy campaign aiming to ban the word “bossy” on the grounds that it discourages young girls from ambition and leadership. With support from celebrities like Condoleezza Rice and Beyoncé, the campaign soon received a lot of media attention. Yet it … Read More

Sport | Hockey – All still to play for in second leg as Leeds concede late equaliser to Newcastle

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A late equaliser for visitors Newcastle cancelled out Cath Scorey’s first half goal for Leeds to set up a fascinating second leg next week. This is the first year BUCs have introduced a play-off system, Leeds need to win in order to stay in the Northern Premier, if they lose, … Read More

Sport | Cup semi-finals to provide top BUCs action

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While BUCs seasons began to draw to a close last week, there is still plenty of sport to enjoy on campus this week. In an all-Northern 1A clash, the women’s lacrosse team face the side with whom they drew on points at the top of the league. However, Durham took … Read More

Sport | BUCS Preview – North battle South in Water Polo clash

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Each sitting mid-table in their respective leagues, this week’s men’s Championship water polo tie promises to be a high-quality competitive affair. A North vs South Premier division clash, each side will be fighting not only for their Uni, but their half of the country and, of course, a place in … Read More

Sport | Crucial football derby the highlight of this weeks BUCS action

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Weather permitting, there will be plenty of Gryphons action this Wednesday afternoon, not least from a derby football match with rivals Met. Kicking off at 2pm at Beckett Park, this fixture is an away tie, so any Uni support would be welcomed by the players, in a game which has … Read More

Comment | Why we need Jennifer Lawrence

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The second instalment in the hugely popular Hunger Games trilogy ‘Catching Fire’ is out in cinemas at the moment. I for one will most definitely be taking advantage of Orange Wednesdays to go see it, but not just for Liam Hemsworth’s face. One of the main reasons why I am … Read More

Comment | An end to LAD culture

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Lad culture is a club promoter asking young men to explain the details of how they intend to “violate a fresher tonight”. The crude misogyny that characterises it so conclusively courses through the response: ‘she’s gonna get raped’. Lad culture warns young women that ‘there are cages’ inside the club. … Read More

Sport | Women's Football – Unlucky loss leaves Leeds last

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Leeds women’s football team braved strong winds and bitterly cold conditions in an attempt to secure their first result of the season with a win over Loughborough, yet fell short in a closely contested match that ended 4-3. Uni exploded out of the blocks, immediately putting Loughborough on the back … Read More

Sport | BUCs Preview

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Beginning at The Edge, the Women’s basketball will look to extend their perfect start to the season, as bottom-placed Sunderland visit this week. A 45-28 victory over Northumbria last week saw them pull away, alongside league-leaders Hull, despite retaining the advantage of a game in hand. Earlier in the day, … Read More

Comment | Missing white female syndrome

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The name Madeleine McCann has exploded back onto our front pages in recent weeks, when the Metropolitan Police reopened her case over six years after her original disappearance.  Following last month’s carefully stage-managed appearance of her parents, Leicester medics Kate and Gerry McCann, on BBC Crimewatch, Britain’s media outlets have … Read More