Hundreds have come out in support of LS on Twitter, following the news that the paper will no longer be able to print due to lack of funding.
Many people have commented on the importance of student papers, with theology student Anna Skerratt claiming the funding issue was “an utter disgrace”.
Former LS editor Jay Rayner expressed his dismay, saying the paper is where “legions of terrific journalists cut their teeth”.
Greg Mullholland, MP for Leeds North West, also expressed his concern about the issue and promised to “take it up”.
Since the news was announced, a petition has been started calling for the print edition of the paper to be saved. It has already received over 800 signatures.