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February 23, 2016

Sharing is Caring: My experience as a Food Cycle Volunteer

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What if I told you that there is a way to stop people from starving? What if I told you that this way doesn’t require more from you than giving away what you would otherwise throw away? That you can take something you don’t care about anyway and use it to save a life. Just the other Sunday I did what you might not even think of doing. I cooked…

Sam Sax: Writing Gay Body

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Who is Sam Sax? A new American poet of our times. He is young but has already published two books in 2014 and 2015, and a third one is coming this year. According to his personal website, he’s the ‘2015 NEA Fellow and finalist for The Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation’ and the current editor-in-chief of the annual literary journal, Bat City Review based in Austin, Texas. A Google…

Kanye West and Arts Funding

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Written by Alex Gray Analysing what the most important artist since Picasso has to say about funding and innovation A spate of recent tweets from Kanye West were met with widespread derision and, as with much of what Kanye does, claims that he is angry, crazy, deranged, or all of the above. This thinly veiled racism aside, the tweets deserve some more sincere analysis, as arts and innovation funding is…

The grass actually is greener in Cambridge.

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By Tess Geraghty. I am a second year law student at LSE and can now honestly say I am completely satisfied with my ‘uni experience’. The problem is I get half of it at Cambridge. To start with the positive, I LOVE the law department here. Unlike many law students, when asked whether I like reading law, my ‘yer, I love it’ is not sarcastic. The quality of the lectures…

Understanding Protests

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Written by Aris Grivokostopoulos To try and get under the skin of the various post-crash protest movements Very expectedly, since the outbreak of the financial crisis, we have witnessed thousands of demonstrations or strikes from nearly all occupations and socioeconomic groups, as an act of despair or anger. The latest massive and disruptive protests and demonstrations in Greece (the epicentre of this phenomenon since the country’s financial collapse) fall into…

The Other ‘Other City’

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Written by Benjamin Thomas A sideways look at the lessons that business can learn from football In 2008, the terms City, Money, and Globalisation gained a new mode of combination in the United Kingdom in an arena separate from the City of London and Greater London in general, in said year, football club Manchester City F.C. was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group. This new ownership invested heavily in their…

Red Lips Project: Can We Not?

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by Hannah Tyndall, The Red Lips Campaign ironically attempts to assure us intrinsic empowerment is gained by changing your external appearance. Being powerful is presented as buying into societal standards and constructs, which, incidentally, routinely reduce people’s agency. I feel this campaign ultimately damages the female empowerment it seeks to achieve and I won’t be participating. LSESU Red Lips Campaign has returned to the campus for another year. But before…

The Exasperating, Brazen, Incredible Children of Calais

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The Lies Told At An LSE Debate

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by Frank Morley, The debate was meant to go by the book. Two distinguished experts, Anthony Glees, an academic from the University of Buckingham, and Harmit Kambo, Director of Campaigns at Privacy International, would slug it out for two hours in what promised to be a lively and impassioned discussion. Except, that evening, the very foundations of debate, the very thing LSE stands for, was foolishly compromised. The evening started…

The Experiences of a Student Mum

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by Harriet Sheridan, I’m 24, I’m a full time postgraduate student and I’m also a full time mum. Yes, I’ve done both out of choice, and no, I’m not crazy. Since starting in September I have been interested to learn that LSE does not rank highly in student experience relative to other universities of a similar reputation. ‘Student experience’ is encapsulated not only in the quality of education and variety…