Lifestyle

Why I’m Giving Up Social Media for Lent

When I was 16, my brother challenged me to give up social media (and chocolate) for 40 days of lent. With my competitive nature, of course I accepted the challenge. I am not religious, but I did this to prove to him and most importantly myself, that I wasn’t addicted. 30 days is enough time […]

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Art & Culture

Awarding Assault at the Oscars

I am not here for the Oscars’ celebration of Casey Affleck. I stand with Brie Larson, who rightly refused to applaud Affleck for his Oscar win last week. She didn’t even to pretend to clap. She made a blatant protest against the celebration of men who continue to be rewarded by the Academy, despite being […]

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Affairs and Opinions, Art & Culture

Dystopian fiction turned fact?

Sales of dystopian novels have soared since President Trump’s inauguration in January. After Trump’s counsellor Kellyanne Conway used the term “alternative facts”, it was noted by many that the phrase seemed like something straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, causing sales of the classic dystopian novel to skyrocket, selling out on Amazon four days into […]

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Music

Awards season: 2017 BRIT Awards

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to spend the day at the 2017 BRIT Awards, managing to score myself some work experience behind the scenes of the British music industry’s biggest event. I was situated in the media box with the digital team of the evening, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t […]

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LEEDS

The Leeds Bucket List

As a third and final year student, it has started to dawn on me that I have limited time to do all the things that I wanted to do during my short but sweet three years as an undergraduate. So, this is a Top 20 Bucket List to do in Leeds, some of which I’ve […]

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LEEDS

Discover Headingley: Trio Bar and Grill

Leeds is a city packed with bars and restaurants, making choosing the perfect place to eat no easy task. But never fear- here at Lippy we are always more than happy to take one (or ten) for the team and try out all the delicious food Leeds has to offer. Enter Trio- our favourite place […]

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Art & Culture

Our Favourite Childhood Books

The recent news that Philip Pullman is releasing an ‘equel’ to the His Dark Materials novels is a welcome reprieve from the other bleak headlines that are dominating the news. As a teenager, I remember getting lost in the streets of Oxford with Lyra, wishing I could make friends with the fearsome polar bears, and […]

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Affairs and Opinions

The millennial housing “dream” is over: what now?

Last week, the communities’ secretary, Savid Javid, released a government White Paper detailing a “broken” housing market; interpreted by many as a long-awaited admittance that the “dream” of home ownership is now out of reach for most millennials, with house prices estimated to be 7.5 times the average income in the UK. The White Paper […]

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