Life on the campus
The “24 heures de l’INSA” is definitely the biggest event on the campus, and even the most important students festival in France. This event takes place at the end of May during a whole weekend, and brings together well-known artists, incredible sportsmen and more than 10,000 visitors a day !
Created in 1972, i.e. 15 years after the INSA’s foundation, the 24 heures de l’INSA is now fully part of the school’s identity, although its organizations and main goals have evolved throughout the years. Indeed, the event takes its name from a sports competition that appeared years ago : for 24 hours straight, sportsmen were biking around the campus and had to get the highest score (the best bikers travel more than 800 km !). Today, this tradition still takes place during the festival and isn’t restricted to biking : a 24h-long foot race, as well as a 24h-triathlon are organized and open to eveyone who wants to participate. And if you don’t take part in the races, plenty of activities are also set during the day (dance shows, theater plays, outdoor activities, etc.).
But the 24h de l’INSA isn’t only for sportsmen. Actually, the concerts at night draw visitors the most. For two nights, about 20 artists perform on the 3 stages of the festival. Well-known musicians, rising stars, techno music or rock bands, there is something for every taste !
Also fully organized by an INSA students association, this event is outstanding by its magnitude but as well by the large staff crew it necessitates. The core of the organization is made of about 80 voluntary students who work all year long to organize the festival : invitations to the artists, rent of materials for the concert stages and bars, plans for water and electricity flows, etc. But the crew isn’t bound to the association members : as the event approaches, the association hires not less than 100 volunteer students to help on the festival, and also a few others as part of the technical crew.
So don’t forget to buy your tickets for the concerts and take part in the races ! And if you want to help and discover the backstage of the biggest festival of the campus, don’t hesitate to sign in as a crew member. You’ll be more than welcome !
Visit the 24h’s official website : www.24heures.org
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Visit the Karna’s official website : www.karnaval.fr
Last week, my partner in crime and I were very surprised when we entered one of our favorite restaurant : The Olivier. In fact, they completly changed the way it usually worked. Instead of having a full meal with a starter, a pizza and a dessert served on a plate, you just get a pizza served in a cardboard box and you need to choose between a fruit or a soda : NOTHING ELSE. In addition, the price is still the same as before !
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You can probably imagine our feelings when we saw that : mind blown. We immediatly asked one of the worker why they decided to change their way to work and she answered : “The direction of the restaurant told us that it was a request from INSA students…”. We were quite surprised by her answer because the direction never consulted us. We didn’t receive any mail or surveys about this decision. Even after the this decision, the direction never informed us that the restaurant would change. We discovered the whole thing one day to another without any communication about it.
So we can wonder what are the pros and cons of the new Olivier for the students. The only real big advantage is that, with the spring coming, students can take away their pizza and then eat it on the humas, or the PC, for instance. But you still have to find a trashbin big enough to welcome your pizza cardboard box… Moreover if you choose to stay in the restaurant to eat your meal, it’s definitely unconvenient to eat with your friends on the table as the boxes take up too much space and you have to eat with your hands…
Speaking of cardboard box, considering they sell more than 300 meal a day from monday to friday, we can estimate that more than 6000 carboard box are thrown away each month. In a school that stands for environment issues of our times, we can really cast a doubt on their decision…
And you ? What do you think about the new Olivier ? How do you feel about the fact that the school decided to change your habits from top to bottom without even consulting you ?
Feel free to comment this article, we would be glad to know what’s your point on all this !
By Tanguy Keryhuel & Rémi Montaigne.
The second edition of INSA Lyon’s Prom took place on March the 3rd at the Transbordeur. This event was organised by a huge team of student who worked to make sure that the 1500 people who attended the party spent the best night possible.
The organisators worked from 7am to the next day to decorate and prepare the place. One of the thing that caught our attention was the beautiful car parked in front of the cloackroom, generously lent by Marine Leca. We also couldn’t help noticing the rhinoceros lamps placed on the tiers reminding us that the night was planned by insa students.
The guests arrived all dressed with their favorite and most classy clothes. At the beginning of your night you could go upstairs to the photo booth to get a souvenir with all your friends. The interior was organized into two separate stages. A small one next to the bar where you could listen to artists such as Peacock, Asgrad and Miku or watch a show organized by insa associations (Ragda, Slide and Club rock). The main stage was in front of the rows of seats, the guests could either seat and relax or dance their heart out listening to Ofenbach, Ruby Cube and Fabich. After all the dancing you could go outside to rest and enjoy a burger if you were patient enough to reach the food truck.
The party went on, people danced and laughed until they were so tired they had to go, they then went home but not without their croissant, offered by the organisators of the prom.
For some of the 2nd year the end of the night was pretty exciting. Indeed they met the 2 members of Ofenbach and got to spend the rest of the night with them a the Residence C.
Overall everyone spent an amazing night and is looking forward to the 3rd edition.