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September 23, 2014

International Students’ Welcome Party proves popular

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Nearly 100 students attended the International Students’ Welcome Party, organised by the SU’s International Officer, Indo Vickerson. The event, hosted on the sixth floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, had a selection of cakes and refreshments that students could enjoy whilst getting to know one-another. Also in attendance at the event were all of LSE SU’s full-time sabbatical officers. Speaking to Beaver Online, Alastair Duncan – Activities and…

Review: The Bankers’ New Clothes

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It might seem odd to think to think that an economics book might top best seller lists on any occasion, what with the appeal of Dan Brown and bright lights fiction. For years the important books have been sidelined amongst the general populous, and for this economists mostly have themselves to blame. This has all changed. Thomas Piketty famously topped Amazon best-seller lists in the US earlier this year, Joseph…

Why I’m leaving the States for LSE

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Uncomfortable is the new comfortable. Somewhat ironically, the most important lesson I’ve learned this summer kind of makes no sense, or rather, it makes complete sense mostly because it initially made no sense until I grappled with it to finally “get it.” Okay, now I am making no sense to you, so, it’s probably best I explain what I’m even talking about instead of leading you to believe that I’ve…

Alexander Fyfe Editorial, 28/09

Alexander Fyfe Editorial, 28/09

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It’s Saturday, and my mother is attempting to remain dignified on a station platform whilst seeing me off for another year at LSE. She presents me with a cling-filmed slab of tray bake as a parting gift; I don’t know whether she is aiming to impress my friends with her baking, or ensure that I don’t lose too much weight. I enquire if it has any alcohol content, as this…