News | 2013 – A year in LS headlines

LS looks back at our front pages throughout the year, from January onwards. We started the year with two stories of controversial student activity online; investigations into “Sugar Daddy” dating websites and online essay providers:

January 25th:

Jan 25th

“A regular user of ‘Sugar Daddy’ dating website has spoken exclusively to Leeds Student about her experience.”

February 1st:

Feb 1st

“This week a BBC documentary has exposed Leeds as the party drug capital of the UK.” Our first February edition led with this and a story about Edge Gym members expressing their anger over lengthy cues and insufficient space.

February 8th:

Feb 8th

“A Leeds Student investigation has shown that gambling is a serious problem amongst students in Leeds.”

February 15th:

Feb 15th

“A member of the Union’s Hiking Club has tragically died during a hill walk in Scotland.”

February 22nd:

Feb 22nd

“The University had made a landmark decision to extend library opening times to 24-hours a day during the summer exam period.”

March 1st:

Mar 1st

“Police have carried out a drugs bust at Lupton hall of residence.”

April 26th:

Apr 26th

“The Refectory has wasted nearly £50 worth of food every day, this newspaper can reveal,” while the inside pages featured the breaking story of rugby star Danny Cipriani being hit by a bus near the Parkinson steps.

May 3rd:

May 3rd

“Police say an organized gang may be responsible for a spate of thefts in the Union.”

October 4th:

Oct 4th

“Five Leeds University students have been forced to move out of their accommodation after discovering their landlord was a registered sex offender…”

October 11th:

Oct 11th

“Popular Leeds student club night Tequila has been blasted for releasing a promotional video condoning rape and sexual violence,” read the top line kicking off our on-going coverage of the backlash against the Tequila night.

 October 25th:Oct 25th

“Police are investigating following a student’s claim that they were assaulted in Fruity…”

 November 1st:Nov 1st

“Lectures and seminars across the University were cancelled yesterday as lecturers and staff took to the streets over cuts to pay and working conditions.”

November 8th:

Nov 8th

“A third year student has told LS of the terrifying moment he was mugged at knife-point by a man in a balaclava.”

November 15th:

Nov 15th

“A heroic branch manager has saved the day by tackling a man who attacked a female student in broad daylight opposite the Parkinson steps.”

November 22nd:

Nov 22nd

“Five cars have been set ablaze in Hyde Park in one night during a multiple arson attack.”

November 29th:

Nov 29th

“The Sun newspaper has been banned from sale in the Union, following a student vote.”

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