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LoL University Championship : first win for INSA Lyon

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Last sunday took place the first game of the Eponyx University Championship, opposing CPE Lyon and INSA Lyon. This competition gathers 14 French universities divided into 2 leagues : the Elite league & the National league. Each college is facing another one every week on the video game League of Legends®.

For those who didn’t know, League of Legends® is the most played online game with a community of nearly 100 million players. This MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena), realeased in 2009 by Riot Games, has become as popular as common sports (such as soccer, tennis…) ; for instance, the 2015 LoL World Championship has been followed by 32 millions spectators, and putting a $1 million dollar cash prize at stake.

The goal of the game is to besiege the ennemy base and destroy it. Therefore, the 5 teammates are going to establish a strategy to achieve this purpose. Here is the most famous strategy at the moment : one player on the top lane, one in the jungle, one on the middle lane and two on the bot lane :

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This is the strategy used by our school team, composed of Corentin Bel (PCC1), Aurélien Bil (SCAN 2nd), Rémi Montaigne (SCAN 2nd), Jean-Baptiste Blache (PCC2) and Corentin le Devedec (3TC). After a 37-minute match, INSA Lyon won hardly against CPE Lyon.

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The next step is next sunday at 7pm against UTT (Université de Technologie de Troyes) and if you want to see their progress, you can watch the matches on this link.

 

Aurélien Bil & François Ruillé

Point A vs Prévert: Clash of breakfasts

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At INSA, there are only 2 places where you can have your daily breakfast : the Prévert and the Point A. But, which one is the best to start your scandalous day ?

In order to answer this question, we will compare the interior, the localisation  and of course the quantity of food.

Point A menu:

  • 2 breads with butter, jam or spreadsmiley-down
  • An orange juice or a fruit
  • A hot beverage

Prevert menu:

  • 2 breads with butter, jam or spread
  • A yoghurtphotofunky-1
  • An orange juice AND unlimited number of fruits (if remaining)
  • Free refill hot beverage

According to the given menu, you can enjoy your breakfast at Prevert but if you go to the Point A, you may leave a bit disappointed.

+1 for the Prévert.

Prévert 1 – 0 Point A

But what about the inside of the restaurant ?
First, the point A is a little room of about 30 m², with some stand-up tables. The main issue is that you can’t eat without being squeezed up. It’s a bit uncomfortable when you woke up 10 minutes before and you just want to be peaceful.

This is exactly the opposite situation at the Prévert : you have about 100m² with many standard tables (therefore with chairs), so you can totally enjoy your breakfast. That’s why we’re giving this point to the Prévert.

+1 for Prévert

Prévert 2 – 0 Point A

Now, let’s look at the location of the restaurants :

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Located in the “bâtiment A”, which is at 50 meters from the First Cycle’s buildings and 30 meters from “Bâtiment B”, you can’t find a better deal to have an “Eat & Go”. The legend says that you can wake up at 7:58am and not even be in a hurry.

Even if the Prévert can be cool to chill out while eating, we have to assume that it isn’t well placed. With a 12 minute-journey each morning, you’re getting tired of it very rapidly.

+1 for Point A.

Prévert 2 – 1 Point A

According to the SCAN web redaction team, the Prévert seems to be the winner of this clash but indeed, the choice is still yours.

 

François Ruillé & Aurélien Bil

EgyptAir flight MS804

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The plane was flying overnight from Paris to Cairo. It departed at 21:09 GMT in Paris and disappeared from the Egyptian radar at  00:30 GMT on Thursday 19 May.

It was later reported that the plane had crashed in the Mediterranean sea. A fire may have occured at the front of the aircraft. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

All 56 passengers, seven crew members and the three security personnel from the flight are presumed dead. The passengers comprised 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, one Briton, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Belgian, one Algerian and one Canadian.

Floating debris have been found to the east of the plane’s last known location. The search is now focused on finding the black box flight data and voice recorders of the plane in an area with a 65 km (40 mile) radius. The area in which the plane crashed is one of the deepest in the Mediterranean sea and ridges from the ocean floor could block signals from flight recorders and sonars from vessels searching for wreckage. Therefore, finding the black boxes may take up to one month.

 

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Greece, France, the United States and other nations are searching about 130 nautical miles southeast of the Greek island of Karpathos. The European Space Agency said that its Sentinel-1A satellite had spotted an oil slick near where the plane is believed to have crashed. However, this oil slick may not have been caused by the plane.

The preliminary report of the investigation will be available within a month.

 

 

Cannes Film Festival

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The closing ceremony of the 69th edition took place on May 22, 2016 where the prizes for the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival were announced

The festival always have surprising results, and very few, for instance, saw it coming that 79-year-old Briton Ken Loach’s social commentary, I, Daniel Blake, would win the Palme d’Or, Cannes’s top prize. The film portrays a handicapped laborer struggling to provide for his family, and Loach himself acknowledged (in French) the dissonance of accepting an award for the movie in such a glamorous setting. He won the Palme d’Or once before, in 2006, forThe Wind That Shakes the Barley.

The Grand Prix, went to 27-year-old auteur Xavier Dolan for It’s Only the End of the World, starring Gaspard Ulliel as a famous playwright who returns home after a 12-year absence to tell the family he abandoned (which includes Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, and Marion Cotillard) that he is dying. The movie, comprised of endless close-up shots and cacophonous arguments, is not easy to watch and was one of the most divisive films here, but Dolan already has a long history with Cannes, having first shown a picture at the festival in 2009 when he was only 21. The young director is also known for directing Adele’s sweeping video for “Hello”.

Director Xavier Dolan, awarded the Grand Prix for the film “It’s Only the End of the World”, and director Ken Loach, awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake”, onstage during the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, May 22, 2016.

 

Here is a full list of the festival winners :
Palme d’Or: I, Daniel BlakeGrand Prix: Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World
Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Best Director: Cristian Mungiu (Graduation) and Olivier Assayas (PersonalShopper)
Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose, Ma ‘Rosa
Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman
Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman
Palme d’Honneur: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Caméra d’Or (for best first feature): Divines (director: Houda Benyamina)
Short Film Palme d’Or: Timecode

 

Etienne Chauvet

About the BDE at Insa

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BDEWe met with Léo Pape, a second year SCAN student who is a member of the Bde. We asked him to talk to us about how he got there and how things work in the Bde.

« To get in the BDE, I was first in a CDP list (Comité de parrainage). We did an election campain when we were in first year to promote ourselves. There were 8 lists and only 4 got elected, we were one of the winners. I had to organise the integration for the first year students and in order to do that, I was in a team of 100 fairly elected second years and we had a huge amount of work to do this summer befor their arrival. This helped me discover the associative world and have an idea of what is happening « behind the scenes ». Since I really liked it, I decided after the integration to get involved in another team in the Bde which is the COWEI team. The COWEI team is a team of 16 people that are in charge of organising the integration week-end of the first years, also known as the WEI.

I like it a lot and it is a really fun experience that you should try.

You should be careful though since it can take a lot of time and you are not sure to get elected. »

Demonstrations against “loi du travail”

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During this 1st May, 2 days before the project of law is presented to the Parliament, the demonstrations are getting worse. The usual parade of the Labour Day gave place to a violent figth between CRS and demonstrators, with explosions, teargas, grenades.

But if the demonstrators does not really do this in order to break anything they see, and even if they have political ideas behind their acts, they give a bad image of their movement. They stopped counting legere wounds (burns, hematomas..) but there were two people who were severely injuried.

As I said it earlier, law El Khomri is presented to Parliament next tuesday, the 3rd. We can hope that they will find an agreement that satisfies everyone, and that will put a stop to the “nuits debouts”, which is very annoying for the inhabitants of Paris.

Teargas and demonstrators

Etienne

Captain America: Civil war

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Captain America: Civil War is the final movie of the Captain America trilogie. It takes place about one year after the defeat of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage,  the distrust of the international community in the Avengers’ work increases.  A lot of political pressures results in the creation of the Sokovia Accords with the aim of controlling the supernatural population and monitoring the actions of the Avengers.  These Accords cause division among the Avengers  and result in the formation of  two factions: one supporting governement oversight and the Accords, the other refusing to sign them.

Marvel Studios produced an action-packed  superhero blockbuster with a captivating plot. The introduction of new characters like the Black Panther and Antman is well justified and included in the plot. The producers explore the characters’ evolution since the events of Age of Ultron. The characters remain engaging and are put in difficult moral dilemmas. The fight scenes remain epic and the special effects are up to the challenge.

Here is the trailer of Captain America: Civil War :

So if you like the last Captain America and other Marvel superhero movies, don’t hesitate to watch it !

High Five 2016

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Who was at the High Five this year?  I was, and let me tell you, it was AWESOME. You might be aware that, this year, INSA Lyon was the host of the big inter-INSA sports competition. But wait; I’m saying “sports” but in fact a new concept emerged this year: scientific and cultural sections. You don’t have to be good only in sports to participate to the High Five; you can now on show off your brains or talent.
So, all the INSA students from all over France (unfortunately, INSA Fez did not come) set foot in Lyon on Thursday night, already really… I might say, jolly. They were scattered all over the campus, most sleeping in the “travées” or in their bus. Lucky were the INSA Lyon students who could take warm showers, sleep in a real bed and not with 2O other “jolly” fellas in a classroom. Well, let’s not brag about that too much because from what INSA students told me it was just really fun to sleep with all their friends after those tiring competition days.

Ok, let’s get back to the organisation: on Thursday, we all received our badges and shirts and on Friday all the competitions were launched. All the INSA students played against each other in sports like Rugby, Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Handball but also helped each other by completing some of the teams of other INSA. At the end of the day, were qualified for the finals:

Football – Girls :Lyon – Rouen
Boys : Rouen – CVL
Rugby – 
Girls: Lyon – Rouen
Boys : Rouen – CVL/Rennes
Handball – Girls : Lyon – CVL
Boys : Lyon – Strasbourg

Volley – Girls : Lyon/CVL – Rouen
Boys : Lyon – Rouen
Basket – Girls : Strasbourg – CVL
Boys : Lyon – Rouen

On Friday night, celebrations had to be made for all teams which had qualified for the finals. Hence, everyone headed to the K-Fet to party until 3 a.m. And since the real sportspersons that they are, never give up (even after 2-3 hours of sleep and a lot of beer flowing in their veins), everyone (almost) showed up to play their finals or just to encourage their friends.

The bleachers were full to breaking point, the crowd could not stand still (or could not help sleeping for some), the matches were tensed, the “bandasse” played to soothe everyone – no in fact they just made a lot of non-soothing but cool sounds – and we were just waiting for that last winning point where we would all roar of joy for those who won. It was like that for every match until the talent show began at 4; one word to describe it : Mind-blowing ( *pou-pooohw* in everyone’s brain). The cheerleaders were amazing, USA-style with breathtaking stunts and uniforms and choreographies and… fiou! Impressive.

The real talents then were also super impressive : some defied the laws of gravity with their diabolo, others defied all laws about hip bones while dancing on an epic Tahitian song, one stood up alone and showed his beat-box talent, another one played a guitar song, and finally students from Rouen showed another dance item.

At the end of the day, the results were:

The best Talent : CVL 
The best cheerleading team : Rouen
The best scientific team : Lyon-Strasbourg-CVL
The best in sports : Lyon (because, yes, they won 6 finals out of 10)

And the winner of the HIGH FIVE 2016 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis *drum roll*

 

INSA LYOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!

Yes, we won guys! Everyone, in fact, fought hard to bring our honour back, and it was a success.

It was again the time of celebrations, now for winning the finals. We all headed to the K-Fet again, to party again, but until 5 a.m and with a long day of rest afterwards.

This HIGH FIVE was one of my best experiences at INSA. I cannot put words on the atmosphere or the spirit, you really just have to live it. The other INSA students are people that I hope I will meet again; I also wanted to say a special thanks to all the “orgas” hard and soft who worked during the whole event until they were dead tired so that everything went smoothly. And our biggest triumph is that no one was seriously hurt, nothing was broken and everyone respected the premises. That’s the spirit homies!

So, if by any chance, you get to go to the HIGH FIVE, go go go! And enjoy with the rest of them 🙂

Marie

 

 

The 24h de l’INSA!

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The festival of the 24h de l’INSA is getting closer!

For this 42nd edition the festival will take place the 13th, 14th and 15th of may on the campus of la Doua.

Les 24h de l’INSA are  the biggest student driven festival in France and host more than 60 000 people each year! There are ne of the most well known event on the campus, and one of the funniest! Don’t hesitate to recommand it to your friends!

During the weekend you will be able to experience a lot of different activities like the Xtrem jump or compete in the famous 24h of bike run around the campus!

Of course, on the 13th and the 14th, you can enjoy the concerts with a variety of artists chose just for you!

 

So don’t hesitate! Come party with us at the 24h de l’INSA!

Tickets available at: http://www.24heures.org

 

Written by Arthur Saunier.

Korean Dramas

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Maybe you’ve heard about them, maybe not. Korean series, commonly called Korean dramas, are becoming more and more popular around the world. At this moment, the new drama ‘Descendants of the sun’ is at least taking all over Asia. It was sold in Japan as the biggest deal in 3 years, the main actor is doing fanmeeting in China, and the ratings are all over the roof. And all Korea is crazy about it. With only 6 episodes, it broke the record of ‘My Love From The Star’ who took Asia by a storm in 2013.

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If you go back in time, the series ‘Full House’ from 2004, (with Rain and Song Hye-kyo), has a classic plot: a man and a woman forced by fate to live together through marriage contract, but we all love it. It is one of the first dramas.

 

Everybody’s first drama is ‘Boys Over Flower’, famous for its F4, Flower 4, a group of 4 rich and handsome high schoolers who have total control over their school. There’s a lot of overaction and cliches, but everybody has to watch this one at least once!

 

Let’s see more recent dramas. In 2013, ‘My Love From The Star’ was (and always is) a big hit. The story is about an alien who came to earth 400 years ago and his love, a great actress Cheon Song-Yi. You will love her, and how Jun Ji hyun played as her.

 

In 2014, there was ‘Healer’ (with actor Ji Chang Wook and actress Park Min Youn) an action filled drama with a super cool well-written plot.

 

In 2015, there is ‘Kill me Heal me’ with actor Ji Sung who plays a guy with his personality scattered into seven different identities. 11/10 rating for the actor play. Bonus, two of the actors played together in ‘She was pretty’ (your second OTP – one true pairing – will get to be real 😉 )

 

If you want to watch original dramas, go to the tvN cable channel. This channel is quite new compared to bigger channels like KBS, MBC, SBS but mostly all their dramas are gold. I recently watched ‘Reply 1988’… It was really really good, can’t get over it. There is ‘Reply 1997’ too that is really good. They take you back to old times, talk about youth, family, friends… Nostalgia will come find you for some weeks.

 

Main  actors

 

Song joong ki

Personal favorite. He started in the TV-show Running man and then went on with his acting career. Some must see series: Currently playing in the big show ‘Descendants of the sun’, previously in ‘The innocent man’ (revenge drama, high quality story and acting),  ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ (he’s not the main actor, but it’s the one who got me to know him + Bonus: he plays with his real life best friend).

 

Ji Chang wook

He does a lot of musicals. But made a name for himself in 2013 in small screen with the long but worth your time drama ‘Empress Ki’. And in 2014, he played in ‘Healer’, a must watch serie (even if you’re not into kdramas, just watch it).

 

 

 

Lee Jong-suk

After doing some small part in series, he got a lot of main role in: ‘School 2013’, ‘I can hear your voice’ (the best one, revenge), ‘Pinocchio’ (the second best one), ‘Doctor stranger’.

 

 

 


Park bo gum

He’s a newcomer but the moment you see him you won’t be able to forget him. In drama or in real life, he is an angel. You can see him in ‘Reply 1988’ (his best role + he has a big part), in ‘Hello Monster’ (kind of psychopath) and ‘Naeil’s Cantabile’ (small part, but you’ll cry for him)

 

Main actresses

 

Jun Ji Hyun

She started early, in 1997, and made a big name for herself. She is a great actress, every movie she plays in is a blockbuster. Most well-known in the movie ‘My Sassy Girl’ (2001), you will also like her in ‘Windstruck’, ‘The thieves’ and more. Concerning series, she played in ‘My love from another star’ in 2013-2014 and showed all Asia her “awesomeness”.

 

 

 

Shin Min Ah

The beautiful and amazing. She rocks every role, realistic or with tons of super power. You can see her in ‘My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox’ (personal favorite), ‘A Love To Kill’ (if you like to cry), ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ and in her new one ‘Oh My Venus’.

 

 

 

Gong Hyo Jin

Her charisma and confidence is overflowing in each of her characters. She is a guarantee of great dramas. All of her works are great from  ‘Pasta’, ‘The Greatest Love’ (very very funny), to ‘Master’s Sun’ (amazing, on my top list of all time korean dramas) or ‘It’s Ok, That’s Love’.

 

 

 

Park Shin Hye

Last but not least, she started in ‘Stairway to Heaven’. But she is better famous for the well-known drama ‘You’re beautiful’. Then for the pleasure of the fans who were too heartbroken at the end of the series, she reunited with the 2nd male lead in ‘Heartstrings’. She also played in ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ and more recently in ‘Pinocchio’ (well-written story, but which has nothing to do with the cartoon of same name).

 

Written by Fatima Mezidi and Tifenn Floch

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