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Alexander Wang for H&M

By Annabelle Lucas  It seems like a century ago when New York designer Alexander Wang announced his collaboration with Swedish retailer H&M. We were kept on the edge of our seats as Wang More »

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The New Age of Sport

By Sophia Greaves Flicking aimlessly through the headlines of the Guardian, the Telegraph, the BBC and the Times, I couldn’t help but notice how our focus on international sport has shifted towards More »

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Air Strikes in Syria: Salvation or Slaughter?

By Sharvani Kim Jeya Putra  The United States began air strikes without congressional authorisation or the backing of a UN resolution in a renewed war being waged in the Middle East. No More »

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5 ‘Experience’ Hotels for the Vacation Season

Amelia Rupp and Felicia Xu In anticipation of the holiday season, we have collaborated to create a top 5 list of the hotels we think are the most extreme or quirky. Our More »

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Jenny Laurence’s South African Adventure

 Jenny Lawrence, our first Vicky Tuck Scholar, reports back from her amazing experiences volunteering abroad. I chose South Africa as my destination for the Vicki Tuck Scholarship, firstly because I was interested More »

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The Scottish Referendum: What Now?

By Raphaela Ashford It was the biggest story in the news but a few weeks ago; on TV, all over the internet, even in Ms Jardine-Young’s prayers, but now it seems the More »

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The Response to HeForShe

By Isabella Crane    It has been about a week since Emma Watson gave her widely acclaimed speech in support of the campaign “HeforShe”, a ‘solidarity movement’ of the United Nations that More »

Alexander Wang for H&M

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By Annabelle Lucas

 It seems like a century ago when New York designer Alexander Wang announced his collaboration with Swedish retailer H&M. We were kept on the edge of our seats as Wang gave us mysterious Instagram sneak previews, as well sneaky teaser videos. The glorious moment finally came to reality on November 6th, when his collection made its debut in H&M flagship stores across the world. 

The New Age of Sport

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By Sophia Greaves

Flicking aimlessly through the headlines of the Guardian, the Telegraph, the BBC and the Times, I couldn’t help but notice how our focus on international sport has shifted towards sports technology and away from the individual players themselves. Instead of being bombarded with the long winded ‘Rory Lamont scored two of Scotland’s eight tries as they overcame a plucky Portugal in their opening World Cup match in St Etienne’ (deep breath) or a concise ‘All Blacks defeat Argentina to take the title’ and ‘Federer vs Murray- History up for grabs’ what I received was; ‘Modern demands modern techniques’ and ‘A guide to what Wimbledon big data is all about.’ Is it justifiable for reporting on sport to simply slip away from the games and the stars themselves?  

Air Strikes in Syria: Salvation or Slaughter?

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By Sharvani Kim Jeya Putra

 The United States began air strikes without congressional authorisation or the backing of a UN resolution in a renewed war being waged in the Middle East. No evidence was submitted as to whether an imminent threat currently exists in America. However, a Justice Department Memo states that the United States is not required to have “clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future” for there to be an immediate threat, creating a rather dubious precedent as to when the United States can justifiably intervene in other countries’ affairs.

Michael Grant and Charlie Higson: Cheltenham Literature Festival Review

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By Daphne Armstrong

Imagine a world filled with maggot-infested zombies, mutant powered children and ravenous creatures. Sounds a bit far fetched? Well, not for the infamous Michael Grant, author of the thrilling “Gone” series and Charlie Higson, creator of “The Enemy”, who gave a talk in the PAC as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 5th October. Discussing everything from violence in literature to tips for your own writing, it was an event not to be missed by fantasy-horror fans across the board!

5 ‘Experience’ Hotels for the Vacation Season

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Amelia Rupp and Felicia Xu

In anticipation of the holiday season, we have collaborated to create a top 5 list of the hotels we think are the most extreme or quirky. Our aim was to find five hotels in the most unusual locations, whether that was in the desert, up a tree, frozen by ice, or in the humid heat of the jungle. Our fifth category was a ‘wildcard’; a hotel that defied all rules of normalcy and was the epitome of eccentricity.

Next time you or your parents say: “It’s time we had a break”, don’t go straight for the expensive, glamorous, celebrity-endorsed hotels. Try somewhere different, a little bit….unconventional.

Bring Back Our Girls – Day 168: 1 Free, 219 Still Hostage

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By Honor McGrigor

Susannah Ishaya, one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, was freed on Friday. She was discovered in a forest, having wandered for 3-4 days prior to being found. She is severely ill and believed to be 4 months pregnant. Susannah Ishaya is now safe, but there are still 219 girls being held by Boko Haram. The girls still in captivity are presumed to be alive and well, although a mediator who was liaising with Boko Haram reported 2 months ago that 2 girls had died of snake bites, and 20 were sick.

Jenny Laurence’s South African Adventure

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 Jenny Lawrence, our first Vicky Tuck Scholar, reports back from her amazing experiences volunteering abroad.

I chose South Africa as my destination for the Vicki Tuck Scholarship, firstly because I was interested in the socio-economic situation of the country, because the culture of the country intrigued me, and lastly because my work as the Development Prefect had already led me to become involved in CLC’s relationship with the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG).

The Scottish Referendum: What Now?

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By Raphaela Ashford

It was the biggest story in the news but a few weeks ago; on TV, all over the internet, even in Ms Jardine-Young’s prayers, but now it seems the Scottish referendum has been all but brushed under the carpet. However as the 2015 General Election approaches the implications of the ‘no’ vote must be called into question. If at this point you were thinking, “Err, I thought a no vote meant no change,” you were mistaken!

The Response to HeForShe

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By Isabella Crane 

 

It has been about a week since Emma Watson gave her widely acclaimed speech in support of the campaign “HeforShe”, a ‘solidarity movement’ of the United Nations that promotes worldwide rights for women. Since then, Emma has received a wave of online response articles, many impassioned letters, multiple death warnings and threats to her privacy. All of which, you might argue, could not have been totally unanticipated by any movie-star turned social campaigner. However, what I find incredibly frustrating is that even many of the articles supporting Emma retain a condescending attitude and uphold a tendency to focus on the irrelevant details of her speech, such as her clothing. Given that these are all responses to a speech about gender equality, the irony would be laughable if the situation weren’t quite so serious.

Best of London Fashion Week

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By Lara Hillcoat 

Womenswear SS15: What’s Hot
The fashion weeks are upon us. The after parties are in full swing, the photographers armed with their cameras, the makeup artists with their many tools and the fashion army, well, on fire. The season started with a bang in New York City from September the 4th, and since, Instagram has blown up with photos and videos from the likes of London (#LFW), Milan (#MFW), and, of course, the one and only #Paris. Here’s a look at just some of the key trends that have occurred throughout the season.
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