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March 15, 2015

Formula One In A State Of Grace

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By Rayhan Chouglay and Amelia Thomson     The Formula I Season 2015 is eventually upon us, with the first race having taken place last weekend, and since the wrap of the 2014 season all eyes have been on pre-season testing and predictions for who will be the winners and losers of F1 2015. There have been quite a few changes over the winter season most notably in the driver…

Meat Free Mondays Passes at UGM

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At the penultimate Union General Meeting of the term – and of the academic year – a motion proposing the introduction of Meat-Free Mondays was debated, and subsequently passed by a margin of 454 in favour to 366 against, with 11 voters registering as ‘undecided’. With 833 votes cast, the motion became the most voted-on motion of the year so far. The motion, proposed by Sara Hyder and Raisa Huq,…

LSE SU FoodCycle Society’s Bake Off a great success

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Last Monday, the aromatic whiff of freshly baked goods was rife in the air on Houghton Street as star bakers across campus came together to compete in LSE SU FoodCycle’s annual Bake Off. Sadly, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry were nowhere to be seen, but nonetheless the event was a great success that saw the society bring a competitive edge to the standard tradition of baking cakes in the name…

“Ida” (2013) – Film Review

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“Ida” (2013) is a black-and-white film with a boxy academy ratio. The film follows a short road trip journey between Ida and her aunt Wanda as they dive into their family history. A girl called Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a novice nun and an orphan, is about to take her vows. Advised by the Mother Superior before taking the step to vow chastity, poverty and obedience to serve God, she makes…

Review of “The Imitation Game” (2014) at the Pillow Cinema

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There are very few things in life more satisfying than lying in bed while streaming films on Netflix to wind down after a long day, especially when you also get a warm blanket and some velvety hot chocolate in cold winter days. The Pillow Cinema took this concept forward and created a fascinating cinema experience in Shoreditch. Having renovated an unused underground station, the cinema regularly screens both new blockbusters…

“Her” (2013) – Film Review

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In our common pursuit of love and connection, humans have created a fascinating range of technology-based products from online dating websites like OkCupid, popular mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Happn, to the newest product named “Invisible Boyfriend” which allows you to interact with a virtual boyfriend whom you “build” from scratch according to your preferences. With the stigma of meeting “online strangers” long gone, it seems like there…

Things are heating up in the Subcontinent; India and Sri Lanka sign Nuclear Energy Pact

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By Taryana Odayar, Features Editor. On Monday the 16th of February this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and newly elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed a bilateral agreement on civil nuclear cooperation, during Sirisena’s maiden foreign visit to India. This is the first nuclear agreement signed by Sri Lanka, and many political commentators have attributed the agreement as being symbolic of the new Sri Lankan administration’s pro-India approach….