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November 13, 2013

Meditation, Nature, and Oneness

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KOKO OWUSU explores the manifestation of spirituality in the films Samsara and Prince Avalanche. Meditation. The journey you embrace to find an inner stillness, awareness and affinity with one’s own body, and most importantly, consciousness. Often the assumption is made that this has to occur in a strictly inundated manner, or by adopting the ‘far out, dude’ mentality, an infamous pop culture reference to stoners of our past and current…

Minority Report: Big Data and Predictive Policing

Minority Report: Big Data and Predictive Policing

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By GILLIAN CAFIERO More than a decade has passed since Spielberg’s Minority Report, based on Philip K. Dicks’ masterpiece, was first shown on screen. Back then the tale of a ‘Pre’ Crime police unit that stops murders before they happen seemed like nothing more than another sci-fi fantasy. Today, the story is quite different. Local police forces are increasingly taking it upon themselves to develop ‘smart’ policing initiatives that rely…

Dan Flint, You Me At Six – interview

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By PANIZ GEDERI British rock band You Me At Six have returned to the UK with their new single, Lived A Lie, receiving widespread acclaim and hitting number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. We had a chat with drummer Dan Flint ahead of them setting off on tour around Europe with 30 Seconds To Mars. Time for us to reflect on what the band has achieved in the past…

Benito’s Hat – review

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By NERAJ THANGARAJAH It’s not difficult to find a burrito in London these days. What was once quite a novel experience is now a little out of the ordinary for most people. However, Benito’s Hat (BH) is indeed out of the ordinary, and for good reasons too. Having existed for close to five years now with the scope to expand even further, this pseudo-chain of Burrito restaurants easily boasts one…

LSESUseless

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By Franck Magennis Time was you couldn’t walk down Houghton Street without encountering an array of energetic students getting in your face. They were determined to engage you in debate, sign you up to campaigns, or convince you to attend the Union General Meeting (UGM). The campus was steeped in political agitation and controversy – it used to assault you with its visual imagery, designed to shock you out of…