Month: October 2015


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Sens Interdits

For the fourth time, one of the Lyon theatre, Les Célestins, is hosting its international festival “Sens Interdits”. Coming from 14 countries, the artists will present 15 shows during the week.
Here are the english-speaking performances:

A Stand Up Tall Productions from the Netherlands. Two actors debate upon our society and its political system. The public will have to vote for the most convincing one at the end of each of the eight rounds.
Saturday 24 (8:30 pm), Sunday 25 & Monday 26 (6:30 pm) – 10€ for students

From UTOPIA Theatre , Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy , Lithuanian national drama theatre. The company questions the education system that oppresses individuality and creativity. An entertaining show that combines music, choreography, acrobatics and humour.
Monday 26 (8:30 pm), Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 (6:30 pm) – 8€ for students

Written by: Laurie Jacot, Alexandre Longhi

Run in Lyon 2015

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The “Run in Lyon” is a sport competition held every year in Lyon (Obviously !!!) This year, it took place the 4th of October with thousands of runners set to test their legs over 10 km (Not that bad …!), semi marathon (Why not? 10 more kilometres, that can be possible…) or even more challenging, the marathon (What? Is that even possible?).


Are you an amateur runner? Already a runner? Either way, this competition is for you!!

The “Run in Lyon” is incredibly motivating and it’s a great opportunity to improve the self performance because of the mere presence of others and the difference in the paces. Its route begins at Quai Tilsitt, goes through The “Vieux Lyon” and along the rivers (Rhône and Saône), allowing the runners to discover the city is such a convivial atmosphere.

As mentioned before, the diversity of the competition offers 3 different races:

The 10K long run: It does attract high levels of public participation, because it represents a challenge but short enough to remain accessible for an untrained runner. (Over 14 000 participants).

The half marathon: It is a road running event of 21.0975 kilometres. It’s half the distance of a marathon. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily in “Run in Lyon”, because it’s a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a marathon does. (Over 11 500 participants).

The marathon: It’s a long distance road running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres. Marathon requires necessarily a major and challenging training. (Over 2500 participants). Interested? This website is for you:


-Life is short… running makes it seem longer. – By Baron Hansen

Written by : Boulaajaj Zineb


No Shave November

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Hi guys!

I’m pretty sure you all remember the WISC. You don’t? Let me help you:

WISC - Iroquoise

And now? You remember? Good.

So you might have noticed that SCAN people are definitely crazy about hair. If you haven’t, well sorry but you’re blind, and it’s pretty awkward cause you’re actually reading this, so you can’t be blind. Anyway, look at any SCAN who survived the WISC and you’ll have your proof.

Maybe you’re wondering: “why is this guy talking about hair?”. The thing is, Winter is coming, but also November.

You might have heard about No Shave November. This is an association which tries to raise funds to develop cancer cures. They created the concept of “No Shave November”: as you know, chemotherapy prevents hair from growing, so as a mark of  respect, people are encouraged to let their hair and beard go wild, and giving associations the money which should have been invested into razors or haircut.

Since we SCAN are known not to be respectful with our hair, I think we should participate. We can create a team (SCAN team would be amazing) on So on October 31st, shave, cut your hair (if you’ve got some left after the WISC), and let it wild!

If you want more informations feel free to visit

And don’t forget the “before/after” pics, they will be uploaded on the website !



Written by Arthur Clément

WISC 2015

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One of the perks of being in SCAN is to take part in the WISC. We went to the Chalet La Fauconnière, in Giron (Ain) for two days.


Leaving on Saturday 26th at 9:30 am after the pre-WISC party was though for some of us. To make sure every one was awake, we sang along to the staff’s chants during the whole bus trip. Two hours finally didn’t seem that long if you’re kept busy!

The whole afternoon was dedicated to games – including the famous “Trout Party” :

Or the traditional “Ventriglisse”.


The bravest of us got a brand-new haircut, following the SCAN folklore. Needless to say, all the other students of INSA Lyon are able to recognize the characteristic mohawk. We also witnessed an unusual scene: girls trying to dye their hair using “ravioli” cans filled up with Kool-Aid!

All the freshmen rejoiced for the group picture – until Second Years rushed to cover us with paint. It quickly turned into a huge battle!

We then came back to our room to dress-up for the “punk-rock” party. Some of us had really nice costumes and make-up.

Sunday was quieter as we were all resting after this crazy week-end! We are now all looking forward to the next WISC!

Written by Arthur Saunier, Laurie Jacot and Alexandre Longhi.

We’re back!

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And here we are, back for a whole new year!

If the lectures have already started three weeks ago, the options have just started.

But SCAN is not only about physics, mathematics and chemistry. We’ve just come back from a unique experience: the world-famous WISC! Standing for “Week-End d’Intégration SCAN” (SCAN Integration Week-End), this two-day trip to Chalet La Fauconnière (Giron, Ain) ought to be an unforgettable moment. Our amazing colleagues are about to tell you everything you need to know about it!

Our team will do its best to keep you informed about life in SCAN this year. Stay up-to-date!


Written by: Arthur Saunier and Laurie Jacot