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September 30, 2014

iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Revolution of Apple Pay

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Walking into a lecture at the LSE will invite a glance at a sea of glowing Apple logos from students busily typing notes, or alternatively browsing their Facebook News Feed. The announcement of the new iPhones on 9 September 2014 was a cause for celebration for Apple fans worldwide. Tim Cook’s keynote speech in California brought forth two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 (with a screen size of 4.7 inches)…

Zael Ligertwood: Teaching in Nepal

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This summer I took my work with Debate Mate from London to a beautiful lakeside town in the heart of Nepal surrounded by panorama views of the Himalayas – Pokhara. Eleven of us worked in bamboo schools set up around Nepal by a social entrepreneur, Uttam, who had an aim to provide children from disadvantaged families affordable private education. For three weeks we taught secondary school pupils to debate, developing…

Why women don’t need anti-rape nail polish

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Walk home in a group. Don’t get drunk. Remember to wear “anti-rape underwear”. Don’t wear short or too provocative dresses. Don’t forget the pepper spray camera. And bear in mind that hanging out after midnight is always a terrible mistake. Those are only few of the rape prevention advice given to women every day. According to four students at North Carolina State University, women’s safety is now protected by another…

An Alternative AU

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In the past year LSE found itself in the midst of protests by the UCU regarding teachers pay. Questions were raised about LSE’s public and private funding. As my imagination began to run I that as institutions like the LSE become increasingly privately funded, is there a future where the Athletics Union is run like the American’s? BUCS runs Intercollegiate athletics in the UK while the NCAA does the same…

Intellectual Development is Important, but so is Emotional Wellbeing

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by Grace Webster Peer Supporter LSE IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE of the best places globally to flourish intellectually. However, in an environment where academic excellence is the norm there can be many misconceptions on emotional wellbeing. Have you ever been in that situation where you don’t know who to talk to or where to turn? Or perhaps you are experiencing something which you feel cannot be discussed with family or friends?…

LSESU Labour to host a Welcome Party

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Everybody knows that there ‘ain’t no party like a Labour Party’, so come and join us at our welcome party which will be taking place in the evening of Tuesday 7th October (time and location TBC). There will be a variety of drinks and snacks and it is open to all students at LSE, whether you are a #labourdoorstep veteran or just trying to find out more about the Labour…

Do you Hear the People Sing in Hong Kong?

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It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. This is not going to be a political article, contrary to what most people may think. This is going to be my cathartic confession to my home – Hong Kong (or what’s left of it) and my faraway friends. I have never felt so helpless, reading news updates from social networking sites and listening to broadcasts. Hong Kong…

LSE Library Launches Access to BoB

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by Peter Carrol LSE students and staff now have access to BoB (Box of Broadcasts), a shared online TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables viewers to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels, including BBC, ITV and Channel 4. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to BoB’s growing media archive of over 1 million…

One Hundred Foot Journey (Review): Michelin-star worthy

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One Hundred- Foot Journey reminds me of a cardamom-spiced sticky toffee pudding. I admit, my expectations were not high to start with, thanks to my pet peeve of shunning away from any film with “Journey” in its title (Don’t even talk about “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”). Nevertheless, I decided to give the movie a shot, purely to honour my (self- proclaimed) identity as a ‘Foodie’. It is,…

Open Letter to Emma Watson: Your UN address was not a ‘game-changer’

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Dear Emma Watson, We watched your UN speech with great interest, but we’re afraid that you fell short of your lofty ambitions… or rather, your ambitions weren’t particularly lofty to begin with. Don’t get us wrong; we congratulate you for using your platform to progress a worthwhile movement that struggles to shake off a lot of negative baggage. It may seem obvious to us and many other feminists that feminism…