Posted on: April 29, 2020 Posted by: Hira Anwar Comments: 0

Campus Overcrowded?

By Amina Omar “These freshies are taking up all the space” was perhaps the most frequently heard and uttered phrase in the first few weeks of the semester. Discussions at the start of the Fall Semester 2019 revolved largely around one thing – overcrowding, with complaints about the lack of space in popular campus facilities like the Pepsi Dining Center (PDC), although new figures from the staff paint a different…

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This Is Not A Play: Reviewing the Commedia dell’Arte

A collaboration between the Italian Embassy and Dramaline By: Hammad Bilal and Jibran Sharif “It made little sense to me; what?”These were Saad Ali’s ‘22 words as we exited the source of his confusion, a performance of ‘Commedia dell’Arte’ presented by Dramaline and the Italian Embassy. Taking place on Saturday, the 2nd of November, in B3 of SDSB, this performance was put together by two Italian artists, Mr. Marco Luly…

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Food and Hygiene at LUMS – Synonymous Or Not?

By: Zoha Ahmed It had been a tiring and gruesome day that slowly transitioned into night as Mahnoor Akhtar’23 and her friends considered food options for dinner. Having spent enough money in the morning, they quietly and unanimously settled on PDC. As Akhtar dug into the only thing on the menu that seemed appetising that night – vegetable pulao – she was met with an unflattering sight. A hair, the…

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Smog — Combating this Menace

   By: Nayha Bano Khan, Heer Cheema & Maida Tahir Lahore, November ‘19, saw one of the worst cases of smog that the city has ever witnessed. The air, heavily engulfed in smoke particles, impaired visibility. While the gravity of smog extends to every individual and locality being affected, Smog is a topic of utmost concern to universities such as LUMS — they play a critical role in spreading awareness…

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Mental Health

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra and Basit Khan  University is a jumping-off point for many: a sudden, sometimes unwelcome, crossover to an age where protective veils are lifted and responsibilities are attached. The campus, hence, boasts a counselling system put in place for struggling students. But, is it a relief in this stress-induced environment or an added factor?  Student grievances right now revolve around the lack of quick availability of counsellors.…

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PCOS Bodies are Feminine Bodies

By:Heer Cheema “Kya aap ko hormone problem hai?” [Do you have a hormone problem?] probed the hair laser technician. This wasn’t the first time someone had reacted to the coarse black hair that covered my jaw and neck, but the irony of this particular situation wasn’t lost on me. Here I was in Dr. Zarqa’s hair laser clinic attempting to rid my person of any signs associated with Polycystic Ovary…

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Frescoes In The Time Of Smog

By: Syeda Aiman Zehra, Hammad Bilal “Aik nukta, everything starts from it and ends at it,” says curator Madam Noor Jehan Bilgraumi as we embark on a journey she started in LUMS. The nukta she speaks of is the same nukta that we see at the center of many of the art pieces she has installed around campus—from the VC’s house to his office to the faculty lounge to the…