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October 28, 2015

‘Spectre’ (2015) Review: Old Villain, New Threats

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Beginning with a memorable opening sequence tearing through Mexico’s eerie Day of the Dead celebrations, Spectre is captivating throughout. The action is tense, the dialogue is at times teasing and humorous, the retro is creatively remixed while remaining original, and the film contemplates a number of interesting contemporary themes. There is a significant amount of retrospective continuity, connections between director Sam Mendes’s latest Bond contribution and the rest of the recent tetralogy,…

White Privilege Must Be Understood

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by Yasmin Teymourian One simple Google search with two words yields over 18 million results. These two words that have taken the world by storm refer to ‘white privilege’. Recent racial tensions have led to what is now known as the ‘white privilege’ movement and a mix of criticism, support, and confusion as to what it actually means. I often hear from friends and peers that this movement downgrades their…

PalSoc Protest Brings Disagreement To SSH

PalSoc Protest Brings Disagreement To SSH

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By Nadine Aly, Postgraduate Student “TRIGGER WARNING!!!” in big, bold, red letters hung from a pole on the 1st floor of the Students’ Union. On Thursday 22 October, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre became home to LSESU Palestine Society’s first event of the 2015/16 academic year; event intended to surprise the student body and humanize the Palestinian cause. On the stairs leading up to the 1st floor of the…

Palestinian Resistance Is Not Terrorism

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by Nadine Aly Has it suddenly become socially acceptable to shove a camera in someone’s face and demand they “denounce terrorism”? As an Afro-Arabian Muslim woman living in the West, am I under some sort of obligation to exonerate myself by denouncing this abstract concept of ‘terrorism’? On Thursday 22 October, I participated in a Palestine Society event, when a pro-Israel student demanded such a thing from me. It still…

The Culture Of Violence Within Our SU

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by Liam Marc Robson “What is terrorism?” It used to be so simple. A man claiming political motives breaks into the home of a woman and tries to stab her and her elderly mother with a knife stolen from her own kitchen – that is terrorism; a thirteen-year-old boy hops on his bike after visiting his local candy store when he is stabbed in the neck, a legitimate target via…

Climate Change: we can make a difference, LSE let’s make the difference!

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by Anna Koolstra, LSESU Divest The Students’ Union (SU) has spoken: a motion asking for the school to divest from fossil fuels passed with 432 (86%) in favour. LSE’s staff has spoken: over 70 members have supported the divestment movement. And even the grant Bill McKibben himself has spoken to the LSE directly: “we don’t have forever to deal with climate change, we have a few moments, this is one…

Destigmatising Failure At LSE

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by Samantha Weya One in four LSE undergraduates takes four years to finish an undergraduate degree – not sure how valid this statistic is but I’ve heard it a few times so I’m taking it as a fact (my stats teachers would be proud).  Despite such high numbers, so many individuals seem to feel isolated in their experiences so I think a support group would be useful. After speaking to a…