• Vice President’s Column #129

    I’m writing this text last minute during a (very loud) preparty at my house the day before the deadline. I’m not usually a person that puts things off to the last second but here I am trying to write something while Party train is played in the background. The plan was to have the text…

  • President’s Column #129

    New semester filled with new opportunities, and new students being introduced to the student life of Lund. There is something special about this time of the year, when the new students arrive, it’s almost like the student life of Lund is reborn. All the novice periods at the different student unions and nations brings out…

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall

    At the time of writing there is still a couple of weeks until the US election and now it seems clear Clinton will win. But phew, that was a close call. There is still some >40% of the Americans that prefer Trump. How come such backward values became so embraced by so many? When Jeb Bush…

  • All the things you do not see

    As I watch Lund turn into a vibrant aureate palette of autumn colours, I realise how quickly you can go from feeling the warmth of the sun to suddenly find yourself looking for anything that will protect you from the biting wind. You carelessly wrap a scarf around your neck without focusing on the actual change…

  • Snapchat About to go Public

    Snapchat has begun preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) which could take place as early as March 2017 according to the Wall Street Journal. This mean that investors will be able to purchase shares in the company as it gets listed on the stock market. The company valuation could be $25bn according to people…

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Student- Or Poorly Constructed Scientific Excuses for Exam Performance

    From the simplest worms to remarkably complex animals – like us – we have the ability to learn and remember. Due to neuroplasticity, our brains change throughout life, which enable us to adapt and alter our behaviour. While it seems that learning – thus changing – is essential to our survival, we are not always…

  • Working in the UN- The New General Secretary António Guterres

    Wait…who won what? That’s right you heard it here first! From January 2017 until December 2021 there will be a new Secretary General of the UN. His name? António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal who will be taking the current Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s place.  Who is António Guterres? Apart from being the Prime Minister…

  • The Magical World of Compounding Interest

    I’m sure I’m not the only one that have enjoyed the thought of having an obscene amount of money. Not for the purpose of endless consuming however, but for the purpose of freedom (but if you love money because you love consuming that is perfectly fine – I do too – to a certain degree). For…

  • Battle of the Novice Party

    The journey from youth to adulthood goes trough rites of passage, the confirmation in the lutheran church, turning 18 and many more. One passage which stands out as especially important is the one from novice to student. This journey reaches its end at The Novice Party, a party which all attendees will forever have burnt…

  • Virtual Reality- The Future or Just Fad

    Once again we stand before a new technological landmark in the video game market with the newly released ”Playstation Virtual Reality” (PSVR), a gaming device that lets you enter into the game. The interest and hype for the new unit has been big among consumers around the world. Although it is not the first device…