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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...
Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...

I grew up on a mixture of Super Heroes, Grand Theft Auto and football; which probably explains a lot about me. My interests are varied, but I’ve never quite found a soft spot for X Men movies, I used to love the cartoon. However, the movies have always fallen short of my expectation. It’s always been good, and had it’s cool moments but it’s never really hit home quite like the reboots of the Batman Series has. Marvel, for me, has always failed to make the mark, whether it is its storyline, cheesy moments or some overarching reference to...

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Racism In Football

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The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game

You would think in the 21st Century, racism would be a problem that had been well and truly stamped out of the beautiful game. However, over the last few seasons it has become more and more apparent that there is a deep rooted problem of racism in the game, not only between players but also between entire crowds and particular players. It’s not just a problem that is focused in one particular league either. It is clear that La Liga have a huge problem with it, highlighted by multiple direct incidents such as the Bananas being thrown at Alvez and Neymar during the...

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Lies About Project Work

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060 Basement, Learn To Love It
060 Basement, Learn To Love It

So it’s that time of the year isn’t it? Your exams have finished and there’s something standing between you and a summer of eating Doritos and binge watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. Psych! Maybe that’s what UCL Undergrads plan on doing for summer, we’re cooler than that, we’ve already watched that and are so deeply engrossed in Game of Thrones that we have it as substitute for reality. Winter is coming! Anyway, about the thing standing between your exams and building stuff in South America: Project Work. From the week long adventures of Creative Design Week...

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The Final Bow

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The Final Time You Will See This Beautiful Man
The Final Time You Will See This Beautiful Man

Hey you! Yeah you! Peering at the editorial like it's some sort of venomous snake, this publication doesn't bite you know. Who are you anyway? Why you ask? Well depending on who you are determines who I am. If you're a LIVIC aficionado who simply can't control themselves around me then I'm Peter, nice to meet you. If you're a potential employer researching me online, then Peter's away on holiday and I'm standing in for him, I'm known for how I generate ten jumps.

Friends, allies and enemies, the year draws to a close and it is well and truly...

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Nothing to Envy Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

What They Would Have You Think...
What They Would Have You Think...

If I asked you what do you know about North Korea, what could you answer?

  • Do you know their governmental system?
  • How about their economic policy?
  • What about their leader?
  • Do you know about their nuclear weapons program?

Perhaps you know some of these things, if not all, but what do you really know about North Korea?  Do you know that throughout the 1990s there was a mass famine, an estimated 3.5 million people died, even though their jobs didn’t pay, they were required by law to go to work. Do you know that gulags are operated in North Korea,...

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A Look Back: Night of Engineering Philosophy

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Wine Fuelled Thoughts
Wine Fuelled Thoughts

Being in the Skempton past 18:00 seems to be the norm this late in to the spring term, but on Tuesday 11th March there was another agenda that kept the civil engineers back late. It wasn’t coursework, it wasn’t overdue tutorial sheets and surprisingly it wasn’t the pre match build up to Bayern vs. Arsenal. The engineering philosophy night was back, and by popular demand, the event has secured its place on everyone’s calendar like Christmas Day. This LIVIC editor has to hold his head in shame, I was absent for the first one, but this time I was raring to go and not...

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Graduate Interview with Doug White

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Doug On Site
Doug On Site

Over 7 years ago a plucky, young and some might say handsome young lad took his first steps into Skempton not knowing what was in store for him in those eternal corridors. Mainly due to the fact he had not received his timetable and only found out lectures had started when stumbling across another CivEnger during a night at the union. To his credit he did think it strange fresher’s week had lasted longer than the name suggested. Despite this stumble, with help from Anna Hikel and CivSoc, the lad left Skempton with a degree, eager to begin his professional engineering career....

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A Look at the London Underground Network

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The following is a guest article by Peri Smith.

This Is To Make Up For The Lack of Image Quality To Follow...(sorry!)
This Is To Make Up For The Lack of Image Quality To Follow...(sorry!)

The London Underground network is an area understood by few outside the realms of railway engineering. For this reason, this article sets out to provide an insight into significant technological railway development that has occurred.

As an end user of the railway system, that is, as a passenger, you are probably only and primarily concerned about getting to your destination in a safe and efficient manner. However, for this efficiency to be realised and often unbeknown to...

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Three Things No One Tells You About Coming To Imperial

Posted on by Peter Nugent

This Beautiful Room
This Beautiful Room

You’ve all been here for at least a few months, and you’re all starting to adapt to life at Imperial, the long days, the growing burden of incomplete tutorial sheets and realisation that the LIVIC Editor is the sole person that keeps you going. It’s ok, I touch many people (not in that way you dirty soul!), and so it’s normal to feel an almost obsessive way about me. I frequently go off on tangents, I’ve been working hard to prevent myself from doing it but it’s hard work. Going from a Valentine’s Day meal to a hostage in the same evening is one of those tangents I’m...

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A Look Back: Sports Day

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Cover Photo
Cover Photo

All things great culminated in Ethos’s Sports Hall on Thursday the 27th February, sports, Skempton’s Finest Athletes and one handsome young LIVIC Editor. There was a queue of people stretching from Ethos to the Library to witness the greatest collection of awesome people since our last CivSoc Event. What did our Young Events & Sports Officer have

in store for us? Could he build on CivSoc’s previous successes of flagship Sports Events (ESPN, 2014) or was this new addition to the CivSoc Calendar destined to crash and burn?

mitesh [mi-tesh]

verb

1. To turn up to an event...

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