Author: Heather Fallon

Celebrating our 1000th article: The History of The Sphinx

Over the years, The Sphinx newspaper has been home to a multitude of talented students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Behind the scenes, our teams have put their heart and soul into running the paper, welcoming a diverse readership, and eventually evolving to an online platform. Student media has gradually increased its presence on campus, and The Sphinx could not have been a part of this without its readers, writers, editors, and committees, both past and present. As the official student newspaper for the University of Liverpool, The Sphinx have rebranded, reformed, and expanded to become the well-oiled machine it...

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Student Officer Team divided over the University re-entering the TEF

The TEF (Teaching and Excellence Framework) is a government initiative which categorizes Universities across the country with Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings. Last year, this rating system was one of the basis’ upon which any given University was evaluated; it was also one of the factors that prompted the famous ‘Boycott the NSS’ campaign which was headed by the Student officer team. The purpose of last years boycott was to avoid the possibility that a higher TEF rating (such as Gold) would allow a University to raise its tuition fees. For more information regarding last years NSS campaign, you...

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Exhibitchin’ – A night of great music and an even greater cause

On Wednesday the 29th of November, University of Liverpool’s own Feminist Society will be taking over 24 Kitchen street to host Exhibitchin’  – a club night to raise money for the charity RASA (Rape And Sexual Abuse centre) in Merseyside. ‘RASA is here for anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. We have particular experience in working with adults who have been sexually abused as children. We offer emotional support, counselling, advocacy and other services to help survivors in ways that work for them. We will also...

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Protest Against Gay Conversion therapy happening tonight

Tonight (September 27th), at 19:00pm, Amnesty International are staging a protest at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Breck Road, Anfield. Amnesty International, known for running campaigns tackling ‘human rights violations’, will be protesting at the church for claiming to cure ‘homosexuality”, by fasting for up to three days and not drinking water for a day. The subject of gay conversion therapy is a controversial issue and one that is troubling to many, The Liverpool Echo investigated the Mountain of Fire and Miracles church earlier this year, for more information on this article...

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Bongo’s Bingo Welcome Week Special!

Bongo’s Bingo is bingo but better. With big cash prizes, impromptu raves, dance offs and sometimes dildos, Bongo’s Bingo is a student experience that has to be done. Unfortunately for most, tickets for Bongo’s Bingo at its usual venue (The Camp and Furnace) are almost completely sold out until Christmas due to its extreme popularity. But fear not, as it has been announced that on the 24th of September, at Mountford Hall, Bongo’s Bingo will be doing a welcome week special! Tickets cost £10 and will be sure to sell out as quickly as ever, so be sure to grab your friends...

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