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October 4, 2016

Welcome Back to that Student Life

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When I came to LSE I had a dream. I had a dream deeply rooted in many a student’s dream. I had a dream that I would found my own start-up by the age of 20, be living off innocent smoothies and expensive whole foods, and potentially be running against Trump in the presidential election. But no. Life happened. Reality kicked in. And reality has a thing for making you…

How does one pronounce ‘Pret a manger?’

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Gywn loses his self-worth in overpriced chains and gives his expert opinion on Leon’s ‘Super Lean Quinoa Salad’. How does one pronounce ‘Pret a Manger’? Surrounded by Parisians and laudable linguists, it was a bit of a shock for me when this became the debate, after I simply called it ‘pret’ without even a hint of a French accent. Being from Cardiff, it is just about the fanciest restaurant in the…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday the 29th of October, an open meeting ‘Justice for LSE Cleaners!’ was held at the Thai Theatre in LSE’s New Academic Building, and was attended by LSE students, staff, trade unionists and journalists. The meeting was organised by United Voices of the World (UVW), a grassroots, independent trade union which represents low-paid migrant workers across London, and whose members are mostly cleaning staff….

Editorial : Spring Cleaning Anyone?

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By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Last week, I attended the open meeting organised by the United Voices of the World (UVW) trade union which was held in support of the LSE Cleaners.  The cleaners are directly employed by Noonan Services Group,  to whom the LSE has outsourced its cleaning  contract. A number of pressing concerns were raised at the meeting, pertaining to a pernicious culture of discrimination and maltreatment, as well…