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October 14, 2014

‘LSE students appear to hold the City in an almost Pontiff-like reverence’

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I have a confession to make; I hate wearing suits. In all honesty they make me feel more like a toddler at a wedding than anything remotely related to work. But I digress, the matter at hand is not the outfit itself but rather what it represents, particularly in the student culture of our very own institution. Even a simple glance through the pages of The Beaver will reveal some…

Meet Squash Club Captain

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This week Sports Editor Milan Neergheen, caught up with Squash Club Captain, Tom Bearpark, to discuss all things Squash.   Milan: You’ve recently held trials for the squash team, from your point of view how did they go? Tom: Hectic, but this is part of trials. It was ultimately satisfying because we found some good players, some keen players, and some really nice guys. And some that we’re all three….

Netball 1st’s Ready for Action

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By Eve Turner After a very successful 2013/14 season, LSE Netball Firsts are aiming high, looking for yet another promotion this year. Last season saw the team reach the semi-final of the BUCS Cup and achieve promotion in the LUSL League. Whilst we may have lost our Welsh dragon, Lucia Davies; one of our star shooters, Rosie Dawson; and our ultra-fit centre court player, Maddy Pearson, the team is not…

‘A Victory for Student Democracy’ – SU withdraw Student Council UGM Motion

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by Christopher Hulm The General Secretary’s decision to scrap the idea of a Student Council can be dressed up in a number of ways, but the unequivocal reality of the situation is obvious. The idea has been kicked into the long grass to avoid the motion’s annihilation. While I appreciate and commend the decision to prioritise collaborative positive action following the Men’s Rugby scandal, this is not the real reason…

Athletics Union Critical of Men’s Rugby Disciplinary Decision

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by Kit Moran FOLLOWING CLOSE ON THE heels of a quick decision by the Students’ Union to sanction the Men’s Rugby team for distributing offensive flyers, the LSE Athletics Union has released a press statement condemning the season ban. Following what the LSE Students’ Union General Secretary describes as an inundation of complaints from students at last weeks inaugural Freshers Fair, the LSESU was sent scrambling to look into the…

An amazing start for Women’s Football!

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The LSE Women’s Football Club has had an incredibly strong start to the new season. With over 120 sign ups at freshers’ fair, the squad is bigger and better than ever. During the first week, more than seventy girls have showed up at trials, training, social gatherings and for a friendly game at Regent’s Park. The girls have shown enthusiasm and endurance at training, and with our Messi and Neuer-like…

Thank You, LSESU Men’s Rugby Scandal

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by Christina Mysko Another comment on Rugby, I know, there are quite a few of us with a lot of feelings. In midst of the initial shock, apologies, discussion, decisions, meetings and then complaints this week, I had a chance to reflect on my own university experiences, particularly the sexist ones. In light of this reflection, I just wanted to say thank you, genuinely, to a few people. Thanks to…

Bigger Than Lad Culture

Bigger Than Lad Culture

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It’s been a strange first week back at LSE. Lectures had not begun before details of the Men’s Rugby Club leaflet had found their way into the national press. Since then, the issue has been a constant topic of conversation around campus. Many were horrified by the leaflet, and disgusted by what they saw as overt ‘lad culture’. As the week drew to a close, significant action has been taken…

UGM Loses Protected Slot in Timetabling

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The Beaver has learned that the Union General Meeting (UGM) has lost its protected timetabled slot on a Thursday afternoon. The UGM, which is usually held in the Old Theatre, has always been timetabled from 1-2pm on Thursdays, with all students being given a free period during this slot to enable them to attend. This year, however, the School has taken the decision to timetable some lectures and classes during…

‘How Positive Action At LSE Got Lost Under A Pile Of Leaflets’

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In the last week the news has been dominated by stories condemning LSE’s Men’s Rugby Club – and rightly so. The Club produced leaflets which went beyond the pale, making outrageously misogynistic and homophobic comments, and distributed them at the Fresher’s Fair. Naturally, the Club has been promptly sanctioned, undergoing disciplinary investigation and has been banned by the SU for the upcoming year. Everybody already knows this, as it has…