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December 11, 2013

Let The Right One In – review

Let The Right One In – review

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By Hannah Webb 4/5 Stars Let The Right One In is the stage adaptation by Tom Thorne’s novel and John Ajvide Lindqvist’s film of the same name. The 2004 book was an international bestseller and the subsequent Swedish film was widely praised and won many awards. This production, directed by John Tiffany, originally enjoyed success in the Dundee Rep Theatre in the summer, before coming to Sloane Square for its…

Much Ado About Nothing – Review

Much Ado About Nothing – Review

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By Alexia Laird Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, and rightfully so. This light-hearted and joyous play marks a welcomechange in the great British playwright’s portfolio and gives the grounds for an enjoyable two hours. For those who, like me, haven’t read Shakespeare’s works since school, I would suggest brushing up your knowledge by having a cheeky read of the Wikipedia page about the…

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Carol

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Carol

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Carol Vorderman. Andy Carroll. AU Carol 2013. The greatest carols in history. History was made as three people jumped into the poole, Harrison Ford’s Staff getting hardwood as the AU reached new levels of deviance. Not to be out-done, Jessica Rabbit was rampant, with six sn0gz over the course of the day, and one rower didn’t want to miz out, snaring three of her own. Giving into his Viking urges,…

Germany: The Plan for Shaping Germany’s Future

Germany: The Plan for Shaping Germany’s Future

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By Daniel Sippel Finally, after five weeks of debating, a PDF is circulating amongst political circles and journalists in Germany. It comprises 185 pages and is captioned “Shaping Germany’s Future”. Shaping Germany’s future is exactly what the centre-left democrats (SPD) and Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) probably will do, according to the coalition agreement that was signed last Wednesday. However, the SPD’s signature is only provisional: The deal faces a difficult vote…

“Toward a Genuine Economic and  Monetary Union”

“Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union”

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By Giulia Saudelli – Staff Writer “Discussion panel ‘Structural Reforms to Stimulate Growth’ addresses efficacy of policy mix in fighting the economic crisis” A panel discussion part of the series of lectures titled “Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union” organized by the LSE’s European Institute took place on the evening of Wednesday, December 4. The discussion panel on “Structural Reforms to Stimulate Growth: more pain for workers and another…

Stop ‘killing’ beggars with financial kindness

Stop ‘killing’ beggars with financial kindness

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By Martha Petrocheilos – Online Editor I am Greek; I know better than most people how severely the financial crisis has struck our world. I will not argue I have been the one most severely distressed by it—not even close. I would be lying. However, I have been observing changes in social norms, altered economic outlooks, otherwise luxurious lifestyles turning into frigid spending. Thus, I do realize the UK along…

‘Ssh’ LSE Student Centre Sneak Peek Cut Short Due to Construction Delays

‘Ssh’ LSE Student Centre Sneak Peek Cut Short Due to Construction Delays

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By Jeffrey Cusack This past Thursday, the London School of Economics Students’ Union (LSESU) held a “secret event” to allow students, staff, and faculty to get a glimpse of the new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. Although the event went ahead as scheduled, students did get the chance to enter the student centre, and the proceedings ended a half-hour earlier than advertised. The event was promoted heavily beforehand, including through…

LSE Amnesty International Society Promotes Security With Human Rights

LSE Amnesty International Society Promotes Security With Human Rights

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Sophia Crabbe-Field LSE’s Amnesty International Society ended their weeklong Amnesty International Human Rights and Security Campaign, on Thursday, 5th December, with their own stall on Houghton Street. Organisers asked students to sign a petition requesting the closure of Guantanamo Bay and promoting fair trials and legal detentions for its prisoners. This was accompanied by a photo campaign, where students were encouraged to have their “mugshots” taken while holding posters with…

Why apartheid would have fallen without Nelson Mandela

Why apartheid would have fallen without Nelson Mandela

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By Beth Davies History has often and will continue to ascribe an “untouchable” status to many political figures. In the USA, to question the deified Washington, Jefferson or even Lincoln is to assault the very core of US society. Mandela, of course, will not prove an exception to this rule, wherefore South Africans’ emotion is acutely tied up with bolstering a romantic image of a national hero who determined the…

Vegetarianism: more than just free food from the Hare Krishna

Vegetarianism: more than just free food from the Hare Krishna

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By Hayley Toms I would estimate that around 60% of the people who queue up every day to receive the free curry, rice and bread that the Hare Krishna provides have never stopped for 10 seconds and actually read the sign. If you were to ask people why the food is always vegetarian, a puzzled look may appear as people’s brains are forced to think about something other than the…