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July 19, 2016

Trapped in Ice: Guirec and Monique’s Incredible Odyssey in Greenland

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Migratory birds are known to travel thousands of miles in search of a better home. Each year, hundreds of species fly across the world, seeking places with more resources and a better climate. Amongst these hundreds of fascinating species, no one would have thought that a little red hen from the Canary Islands would join the restricted circle of the travelling birds. Monique is not a normal hen: along with…

Student Eats: Hare and Tortoise

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Hare & Tortoise is one of my favourite restaurants in London and they serve some of the best Asian foods – I love their dragon rolls! From the outside, the Blackfriars branch of Hare & Tortoise doesn’t look too great. In fact, when you enter it’s just empty, but then you walk down a tunnel of stairs and it’s very pretty. It smells amazing as soon as you enter, and you…

LSESU ASEAN Society Shines in Award Ceremony

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The LSESU ASEAN Society has won the Best New Society Category for the LSESU STARS and SU Awards Ceremony 2o16, it was announced yesterday. The society which focuses on holding ASEAN-centric activities and discussions has been awarded on the basis of its uniqueness in bringing students to engage and debate in issues and discussions about the ASEAN region. Since its formal inception in December 2015, the society has organised many…

Why it is wrong to think Britain can do it the Swiss way

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Often, way too often, Brexiteers point with the finger at Switzerland claiming it is doing well outside the European Union. But several points about the Swiss model are missing. Equally, terms such as sovereignty, immigration or democratic deficit are over used neglecting the context. Or, simply politically abused. As a Swiss citizen studying EU Politics, I aim at describing the Swiss model and why it cannot be what Brexiteers want….

£1 Million Bank Donation for LSE Chair

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By Joseph Briers. One of the largest private banks in India, YES BANK, has pledged £1 million towards the School’s IG Patel Chair. The Chair, currently held by economist Lord Nicholas Stern, was established to commemorate Patel – the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Director of LSE. Lord Stern said that “support from YES BANK will ensure that the India Observatory continues both its research and…

A Country of Contrasts

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By Martyn Wong. Over 155 years ago, Charles Dickens penned the famous introduction to ‘A Tale of Two Cities’: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the…

An International Relations account of Brexit

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On the morning of June 25th, I woke up, as many of us, to the unexpected result that 51.9% of Britain had voted to leave the European Union. As a French citizen, whose father is British, mum is French and was born in Brussels (but lived in New York, Geneva and Brussels before coming to study in London – typical LSE story), I first and foremost feel strongly European. So as…