Thriller Night 2018

On 31st October, the judiciary of Pakistan utilized its mandate and released a ruling in favor of minorities and human rights in general: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy was found not guilty. This sparked major protests and violence all over the country by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a political party with an extremist…

M-2: On the Spaces We Occupy

Written by: Maira Asaad and Humza Siddique Reported by: Rameen Saad Few spaces in LUMS have sparked such rigorous discourse in the past few weeks as the dormitories of M-2 have. While the reasons for this debacle are many-fold, ranging from the high number of admissions to the broadening of the room allotment criterion, it…

A Glance Through the Rearview Mirror – Course Reviews #2

World Since 1453 with Dr. Ali Raza “If World Since 1453 were to be a musical performance, it would be a string quartet. Ali Raza would start it off with a slow melancholic symphony, slowly rising into a haunting spectre with sharp bow movements grating the strings of the violin, the world in a frenzy,…

In Retrospect

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the…

Students Protest Against Stringent Security Measures at LUMS Convocation

Contributors: Awaid Yasin, Rana Saadullah Khan, Musharfa Shah On 1st June, an email concerning the upcoming Convocation Ceremony for the batch of 2017 was circulated by the LUMS administration to the entire student body. This email, serving to reiterate adherence to security protocol, cited the likelihood of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain – by…

Mehfil e Tasaweer

The flagship photographic society of LUMS, PhotoLUMS, held its first event for the academic year 2016-17 , ‘Mehfil e Tasaweer’ on Friday, 4th of November. For the first time in six years, the annual photography exhibition was open to not just Luminites, but Non-Luminites as well. The exhibition had total of 198 entries, of which…

Rant of a Beleaguered Student

In the summer before the fall semester started and enrollment began, I emailed the Registrar’s Office (RO), begging them to reschedule a certain class that clashed with the class timings for another class that complemented the former. I asked them that if it wasn’t possible to reschedule the classes, the RO should at least come…