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January 27, 2015

Alexander Fyfe Editorial 27/01/15

Alexander Fyfe Editorial 27/01/15

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If one has a HuffPo blog and is prepared to descend into clichéd, Orwell-inspired inanities, the fashionable thing to do is write about surveillance. I have neither a blog, nor a desire to use 1984 as an ingenious illustration of the 21st Century for the umpteenth time, but I do have an editorial and for once, I may actually use it to make a serious point. Happily, just as I…

‘exercise’- getting from class A to B to the library

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While we all have incredible timetables and feel there is never anytime for anything! Other than walking to bed or the pub after a long day of reading, maybe it’s in your best interest to make time. According to the BBC’s report of a Cambridge Study, a lack of exercise is killing twice as many people as obesity. Young people today also burn between 600 and 700 calories less than…

A History of LSESU Activism

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By Tooba Mushtaq On Thursday 22nd January, LSESU and General Secretary Nona Buckley-Irvine hosted the event titled ‘Democracy and Your Union’ at Denning Learning Cafe, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. The aim of the event was to go down in the history of LSESU activism and discuss the key changes made in LSESU and why those changes were needed. Former General Secretary Amanda Hart was the guest and speaker at…

Students row from London to Edinburgh for RAG Week

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By Kanan Parida, Deputy News Editor Kicking off RAG week on Monday, the London School of Economics (LSE) Rowing Club pledged to row the equivalent distance from London to Edinburgh over a twelve-hour period- from 6am to 6pm- in order to raise money for the three charities sponsored by RAG: Spires, IntoUniversity and WarChild UK. Holding true to their promise, the rowers ended up rowing nearly five hundred and fifty…

Social Scene: EntSoc Gets Up Close with London Startup KweekWeek

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By Choudry Azizuddin The first event of the Lent Term was kicked off by Mehdi Nayebi and Tina Mashaalahi of KweekWeek. The London based start up is a holistic platform which connects event organisers and consumers in a single space, operating in both mobile and desktop. It has raised $3.25 million in seed investment from several angel investors, having sold over 150,000 tickets and seeing over 100,000 visitors since the…

London School of (Un)Employability

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By Khushboo Khanna As students, the most common lie we are told is that if we study for this exam, we will get to live life large and that’ll be it. It’ll be worth the struggle and sleepless nights once its over. What nobody tells us is that “this exam” is a term that never stops repeating itself. There’s always a higher qualification waiting in the future for us to…

Men’s FC take on Netball for RAG

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Last Tuesday afternoon, representatives of both LSESU Men’s Football and LSESU Netball battled through the cold to meet on Lincoln’s Inn courts to raise money for RAG by participating in the most heated netball match in history. Could the girls embarrass the boys? Or would the boys beat the girls at their own game? Captain of netball 8ths, Elin Harding, rallied her team to host a bake sale to keep…

LSE scores poorly in list of universities targeted by the largest numbers of top employers

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By Megan Crockett, News Editor Despite boasting about high levels of graduate employment who typically have salaries of £50,000 only five years after graduation, it has become apparent that the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) is not as high up on employers lists as one would initially think. Assertions based on research from the ‘Graduate Market’ saw that the School was placed sixteenth on the list of…

The Beginning Of The End Of The Patriarchy

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By Gabrielle Beran Ah yes, the Telegraph reported the end of Page Three of The Sun displaying a scantily clad woman, and despite the confusion over there being breasts on page three some days last week and not on others, I hope this means that the fading out of the “feature” is in full swing. This exercise showed another overly long, unjustifiably debated, request of the feminist community being granted….

Recent LSE graduate fighting state election against ex-Chief Minister in New Delhi

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By Anup Aryal Beaver Business Team Nupur Sharma, a recent graduate from the London School of Economics (LSE) has made headlines in Indian media for her nominations against the ex-Chief Minister in the upcoming state elections of New Delhi. In previous years Sharma was part of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as holding the title of Delhi University Student Union President. Currently, she represents…