Campus Comment

I looked beyond the stereotypes to love LSE

By Jess Miron, February 7, 2013

I was surprised by the negative comments I received when I first told my family and Jewish friends that I was planning to study at LSE. Many referred to the antisemitic incident on a ski trip in 2011, in which a Jewish student was assaulted.

By the time I finally started university in October it was with some trepidation.

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A lot to digest ­– and I don’t enjoy cooking

By Jordan Jacobs, January 31, 2013

The second term has begun, and university life has commenced. Exams, coursework, society trips and work experience are just a few of the things to consider.

It is so different from home life, how I miss not having to cook every night, the dishwasher, sky satellite and other home comforts. To all those waiting to move away from home, do not take them for granted, you will miss them.

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Stand with Israel, make a difference

By Shlomie Liberow, January 24, 2013

There is no shortage of causes in campus life. A brisk stroll through freshers’ fairs sees one bombarded with pleas to join numerous societies and campaigns.

I wanted to make a tangible difference and Israel is a cause close to my heart. Was it this that compelled me last year to join the inaugural Stand With Us UK Fellowship?

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Israel, don't lose hope

By Joseph Moses, January 16, 2013

The hopes and dreams of the Israeli people have been crucial to the development of the state. Indeed hope has been a defining characteristic throughout its history. Israelis should hold onto it dearly.

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Stand out from the crowd to get a job

By Daniel Tannenbaum, November 28, 2012

It’s a tough economy and whether you are looking for work experience or a full time job after university, you need to have a strong online presence.

The internet is the stage for self-promotion, and it’s free, so be sure to grab the low-hanging fruit.

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Defending the neighbourhood bully

By Darren Cohen, November 22, 2012

In 1983, Bob Dylan, formerly Robert Allan Zimmerman, released the album Infidels. One of its outstanding tracks was the song Neighborhood Bully which many supporters of both Dylan and Israel alike saw as a brilliant justification of Israel and her right to self-defence.

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How I survived my first month at uni

By Jordan Jacobs, November 8, 2012

After an emotional goodbye, I am now a few weeks into my time on campus and finally feel I am settling in at university. The time has flown by and there have been many ups and downs.

Academically, law is challenging, hard work, and involves a lot of reading. I have so far bought five text books, costing more than £150, with more still to buy.

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We can't just agree to disagree with these rabbis

By Sahar Zivan, October 31, 2012

For those championing women's rights, there are issues that no longer need addressing; issues that over time have ceased to be issues, at least in the Western world. Take suffrage. First granted to women in a modern nation in New Zealand in 1893, since then it has been extended to the whole western world.

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Channel Four and a cartoonish stereotype

October 23, 2012

To visit my dad's office, I need to drive through the centre of Manchester and past HM Prison Manchester, formerly and notoriously known as Strangeways - a name that sends a shiver down the spine of every law abiding Mancunian (we do exist, and Shameless is fictional).

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Blackadder and Israeli elections

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

In an episode of 1980's British comedy Blackadder, while discussing Baldrick's lack of a criminal record, Edmund Blackadder exclaims: "Come on Baldrick, you're going to be an MP! I'll just write fraud and sexual deviance."

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