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Are Democratic Values at Risk? – HAY Festival Especial

A couple of weeks ago, Segovia’s streets swell with visitors attending the HAY Festival, an event that gathers diverse...

IE-Alumni Martin Gutmann on his Book, Before the UN Sustainable Development Goals

An IE University education clearly proves that a humanistic education can easily be blended with a business one. A recent...

SDG Club – The Unspoken Effect of War on Ukrainian Women

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all social media platforms have been flooded with their respective broadcasts. Visuals of bombings,...

The Segovian Campus Feeling

"A personal account of what its like to be a student in a small town". Over the past couple of...

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Smoking: A Gateway to Social Inclusion or Gateway to Death?

In summary, smoking is a personal choice, and no one should allow themselves to negatively impose their opinions solely because one smokes. It is no question that smoking is bad for one's well-being.

Ex-Ambassador of Ukraine Visits IE University: Discussion on Diplomacy and War in Ukraine

Volodymyr Lakomov, the honorable ex-ambassador of Ukraine visited IE University last month to offer valuable insights on the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War discussing both historical and cultural aspects behind the cruel conflict. 

Win Some, Lose Some: IE Students’ Hidden Costs from Technological Gains

It’s important to take both the students and the progress of the institution into account when making policy. IE should provide certain paper-based resources – like printers, textbooks, and even some paper towels – while still promoting their digitality and moving toward a world of strong digital substitutes.

Qwickly and Other Things That do not Work

While I would not expect the administration to change every small issue that is ever brought up, the problems with Qwickly have persisted for far too long. As students, we have no way of knowing that the next issue we face will be addressed or even noticed by our university.

This Fall’s Fashion Guide

If you don’t want to be blindsided by what a new season with new fashion means, no worries. Now is the time to explore some of the definite dos and definite (subjective) don’ts of fall fashion. 

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From Pledges to Betrayal: Unmasking the UN Human Rights Council’s Failure

The new vision for the UN Human Rights Council in 2006 was for the Council to replace promises and encourage peace mandates with tangible actions, yet the idea has proven itself to be a visionary’s dream. Almost nothing has changed.

The Bellingham Effect

Yet until the team finds a striker, this is easier said than done. Bellingham has been playing amazingly, but the team needs to start thinking about the long run. Ancelotti has to find ways to make better use of Vinicius and Rodrygo and adapt the team during games without the Englishman.

Smoking: A Gateway to Social Inclusion or Gateway to Death?

In summary, smoking is a personal choice, and no one should allow themselves to negatively impose their opinions solely because one smokes. It is no question that smoking is bad for one's well-being.

“Dupe Culture” and its devastating effects on consumerism

Twenty years ago wearing any form of knock-off clothing would be considered embarrassing; However,  since Gen Z has started popularising the word “dupe” the stigma surrounding the practice has faded and, as a result, more and more people are participating in ‘dupe culture’. The question is: should we be promoting this idea in the first place?

Columns

Should We Treat Ageing Like a Disease?

Ageing has been considered a natural and inevitable process for most of human history. However, the idea of redefining it as a disease has gained traction in recent years.

The Ethics of Consumerism: Is Gen-Z as Politically Correct as They Think They are?

Gen Z is most infamous for how politically correct they are. However, are they actually causing more harm than good as consumers in the economic market?

Impetus as Enterprise: An IE Mini-Memoir

From a sledgehammer to a scalpel – my journey at IE was anything but conventional. Clashing with administrators, driving my fellow students to the...

Russia: 1.5 years since the start of the war in Ukraine

The last time I went to Russia before the invasion was in January 2022, a month before it started. Little did I know it would be the last time I would see my home country before it became an aggressor state that started a war in the middle of Europe in the 21st century.

IE’s Ghost Town: Why Students Abandon Events

So it is not for lack of trying or that events are not student-centered - they are. It’s that students just don't see the value in attending. But why is that?

How Democracy Has Been Weaponized

The scope of this argument does not extend to the analysis of democracy as a governmental system, but rather the way in which it has been utilized as a means to extend the interests of certain governments across different regions of the world.

Op-eds

Social Media: An empowering tool for attention-craving narcissists.

Narcissism is on the rise and digital media has become a powerful tool to empower an attention-fame-craving society.

The Russian Orthodox Church Is the Kremlin’s Propaganda Tool

The ROC has always been a political tool of Russia. There are people in Ukraine who argue that banning their activities contradicts the principles of religious freedom. Personally, I think when the church becomes an instrument of political propaganda and clearly is an “enemy in your back”, it ceases to be a religious institution and becomes a political entity.

IE’s Dubious Sustainability

By Luke Crisp “As a leading higher education institution, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. It’s not just a secondary consideration, it’s built into the very fabric...

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