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October 13, 2014

Table Tennis Ready for Action

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Johnathan Ho Table tennis Club had a fruitful season as the Mens First Team was promoted to the Premier South League this year after a tough playoff. We had trials on 8th October and the first social session on 10th October. The first fixture for Mens First Team will be on 22nd against Imperial College which will be a tough fixture for our first appearance in the Premier League. With…

Why is it unethical to harm a pet?

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Had Andre Robinson been born a few centuries ago he may not have faced a moral trial, let alone an arrest. The Brooklyn native, however, witnessed an instance that may very well lead to a broader cultural debate: should we punish humans who commit atrocities against non-humans? If so, should these be perceived in a similar way to human harm? Robinson uploaded a video where he ruthlessly kicked a stray…

Tonight: Employability and Development Launch

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LSESU is offering a new Employability and Development program, offering skills workshops on areas such as Commercial Awareness, Public Speaking, Event Management, Marketing and Campaigning. The sessions will be delivered by external companies such as Nomura and Procter & Gamble, as well as charities such as ONE Campaign and expert staff within LSE Careers and LSESU. The Launch event for the program will be taking place on Monday (13th October),…

Women’s Rugby Captain voted Most Popular in AU

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Beaver Online recently revived a former feature from the print editions of The Beaver, Captain Play-Offs. The AU’s Club Captains were pitted against each other in daily play-offs, answering the same questions before readers would vote for their favourite responses from the two captains. Over 780 votes were cast across the different play-offs and Beaver Online have consolidated results to bring you the most voted-for Club Captains. Regardless of who…

‘Right in Principle, Misguided in Reality – SU Response Was Wrong’

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Let’s be clear, the leaflet handed out by the Men’s Rugby at Freshers’ Fair was, at best, highly offensive. To hold such sexist, homophobic and misogynistic views either in private or in a small clique should in itself be condemned. To print such comments, distribute them on a leaflet to first year undergraduates, and seemingly take pride in doing so is quite another matter. Not only does this offend, but…

NUS Votes Against Motion on Iraqi Solidarity

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The National Executive Committee of the National Union of Students has voted not to back a motion endorsing solidarity with the Kurds against Islamic State. The motion, entitled “Iraqi Solidarity”, was backed among others by the NUS’s International Students Officer Shreya Paudel and had been co-written by Roza Salih, a recent graduate of Kurdish descent who is the Vice President Diversity & Advocacy at Strathclyde Students’ Union at Strathclyde University….

LSE RFC: Looking towards the future

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I’m sure you have heard of the recent events surrounding the LSE Men’s Rugby team and the leaflet handed out at the Freshers’ fair. I’m not going to waste your time attempting to defend the club; the attitudes and bigotry displayed in that leaflet were inexcusable. I want to focus on the future. 4 days after an investigation was initiated, a decision was made to disband the rugby club. At…

Let’s talk about ethics in fashion

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The LSE Ethics Code has come under fire this week and on that topical note, let’s talk fashion. No, seriously, let’s talk about ethics in fashion. Especially high street fashion. Especially because we’re students so we’re out for bang for our buck and so Primark, H&M, and Marks and Spencer (don’t knock their underwear until you’ve tried it! Five pairs for five pounds, yes please) are the way we go….

It’s OK to be a one-man wolf-pack

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I’ve always lived within driving distance of my home in Boston. Even when I went off to college, I was at most, an hour from everything and everyone I had known since I was about twelve years old. I loved this sense of comfort derived from familiarity. In fact, I couldn’t imagine a life without having unlimited access to my mom’s gourmet cooking, my obese and ancient black Labrador, and…