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January 30, 2014

HENRY V

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale to award-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre. Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a…

Internships: Towards a New Working Culture?

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BY Camilla Naschert The death of a 21-year-old intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch last August has brought international attention to the long hours and demanding working conditions for interns in financial institutions. Terms like the ‘Magic Roundabout’ triggered reactions of surprise and disdain in global media. A Financial Times reader poll published last Sunday revealed that just over half of the surveyed financial services employees between 18 and…

Bashing Banks or Banking Votes

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Can Labour win on the economy? BY Chris Wood – Post-Graduate Officer To the casual observer, HMS Britain appears to have the wind behind its sails. Cameron’s cronies are proudly flouting a series of seemingly positive figures on UK economic performance as vindication of Tory policy-making. And, indeed, there is some good news. Revised GDP figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest an increase of 0.3% upon previous estimates,…

Why Sherlock is a must for every LSE student

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BY Amelia Thomson – Social Editor Sherlock Holmes: the literary fictional genius created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle whom has been the subject of so many imaginative recreations. The detective, come psychopath, come someone we all wish we were/ knew.   The excitement which greets his every move is not to be denied or underestimated. Indeed his impact is such that the Baker Street tube station walls, the home from…

A Dangerously Electable Teflon King

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Pinning down Nigel Farage is harder than you might think. BY Joel Rosen The atmosphere in the packed Old Theatre for last Thursday’s public lecture by Nigel Farage was electric, and a curious audience buzzed with excitement in anticipation of a man even the Prime Minister fears. There was a pervading sense in the room that this rapidly rising yet controversial politician should be given a fair hearing. Whatever he…

We are all a little “undateable”

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Channel 4’s close-up look at the personal lives of the disabled takes voyeurism too far BY Alison Cameron During yet another week of classes in which I was gaining insight into media approaches, identity constructions, and transnational interactions, one of my professors introduced me to a Channel 4 television show that I had not yet heard of. Lecturing on the topic of how television misrepresents people for the sake of…

A Tiny Earthquake

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Why Nigel Farage’s speech gives hope to Britain’s pro-EU campaigners BY Konstantin Sietzy An interesting change in the British Eurosceptic discourse emerged at Nigel Farage’s public lecture at LSE yesterday. While little must be said about the event itself (yes, Farage is a frighteningly intelligent brilliant public speaker; no, very few of his claims or supporting examples hold up to scrutiny), Farage, unnoticed by many, repeatedly emphasised a remarkable development…

Rise in University Degree Classifications?

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By Tooba Mushtaq ON 21ST JANUARY, 2014, Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent reported the rise in university degree grades .Out of all full time university level students, 70 per cent achieved higher than a 2:2 last year .The highlight of the report was the research conducted by economists at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).The study suggested, contrary to the popular belief, that this rise is not caused by grade…

‘Saucygate 2’ as RAG Battle of the Halls cancelled

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BY Dennis Mooney – Executive Editor The saga of Saucy rumbled on last Friday as the LSESU management were forced to cancel the RAG-organised event entirely. This came a week after the inaugural Saucy suffered extensive delays thanks to issues with the Saw Swee Hock (SSH) centre’s fire alarm system. However, The Beaver has learned that the issues this time were related to the CCTV coverage of The Venue. It…