The recent royal birth of Prince William and Kate’s first child has London buzzing. You could really feel the excitement surrounding the birth and pageantry that the royals are famous for providing. There is also a sense of relief now that the waiting is over. The news stations and media outlets surrounded St. Mary’s hospital for days providing unending coverage on the Duchess of Cambridge’s status. Tradition is everywhere when the royal family is involved, and history will not soon forget this birth.
One week in, one midterm down. When each class is only three weeks long, the pace moves fast. But never once has it been overwhelming. The university does a great job of organizing the classes and providing social programs to let you interact and get to know your peers outside the classroom. The London School of Economics (LSE) provides an array of activities for students who wish to sign up. There are weekend day trips to Stonehenge and Oxford, and evening musical outings to The Lion King or Les Misérable. But you do need to be prepared to spend some time in the library and do the assigned class readings.