Affairs and Opinions

International Women’s Day: Grannies Going to School

International Women’s Day 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of a great feat of female empowerment. One year ago, Yogendra Bangar, 41, founded a school in the Phangane village, India where its grandmothers are able to go and learn. In the Maharashtra state in India, a country where women are nearly a third less likely than […]

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LEEDS

L.O.L: Ladies of Leeds

Ying (Esther), 23 Postgraduate, Management What is the best coffee place in Leeds? I think… perhaps Costa? The environment there is so active and bright. I love it. What event would you recommend for next week? I won’t be in Leeds next week as I’m going to London but something I really like about Leeds […]

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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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