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December 10, 2014

Who Is Vulnerable in America?

Who Is Vulnerable in America?

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Yet another black man was killed at the hands of the police this August; and yet another verdict this week sidesteps recognising a degree of racism in the law enforcement system. Segregation is still rife. A sector of Americans feel threatened by a system supposed to protect their livelihood. I’m angry. I’m far from St. Louis now, where I spent four years of high school and had my eyes opened…

Beaver at the Bridge: Amnesty International Win Sends Us to Chelsea-Tottenham

Beaver at the Bridge: Amnesty International Win Sends Us to Chelsea-Tottenham

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The Beaver was in attendance at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, after Features editor Liam Hill won LSESU Amnesty International Society’s raffle for free tickets to the clash between league leaders Chelsea and underperforming Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs made a bright start, with ‘the future of English football’ Harry Kane proving a thorn in the side of the Blues backline. He craned his neck impressively to arc a header against the…

Lilian Knowles House Evacuated After Power Outage

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by Sam Barnett Students of LSE’s Lilian Knowles postgraduate residence have been left without utilities as the surrounding area experienced failures of the electricity and water supply. The hall, located near Liverpool Street station in East London, was struck by the outages yesterday morning, and despite restoration efforts from the independent operating firm Sanctuary Students, has not yet been restored to full operation. As a result, residents of the halls,…

Rugby and Mental Health: A double edged sword.

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Rugby has been a massive part of my life since I discovered at thirteen, by chance, that I tended to bounce rather much better than other school children when hurled at the ground in PE. But recently, it has caused me some rather serious issues. This year, I started my Masters at LSE. As I had at Oxford, I was relying on rugby to help me through a difficult time….

Wealth, Inequality and the City

Wealth, Inequality and the City

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By Lodewijk Vriens Last month, Post-Crash Economics society invited former Maths and Economics student Gary Stevenson to discuss his experiences as a trader and why wealth inequality matters for all of us. Arriving in 2005 as a wide-eyed 18 year old from Ilford, Gary Stevenson found himself belonging to a minority group– although suspecting that he wanted a graduate job in finance, he didn’t have a meticulous 3-year plan to…

News Analysis: “Your Union” Week lacks student interest

News Analysis: “Your Union” Week lacks student interest

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By Megan Crockett, News Editor Last week saw the Students’ Union (SU) bring “Your Union” week onto campus. The week kick started on Monday 1st December, with activities taking place throughout campus. Thursday’s Union General Meeting (UGM) was largely devoted to discussion of the SU and the work of the Sabbs so far, as well as a Q&A with General Secretary of the SU, Nona Buckley-Irvine, on Twitter on Thursday…

The Beaver Christmas Editorial

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That’s all folks, this is the last edition of The Beaver for 2014 and our last editorial (brace yourselves for nauseating descriptions of Alex’s Christmas next term). From Men’s Rugby, via Sweeney to Email Surveillance; we’ve covered a lot in the past ten weeks. Firstly, however, we would like to put on record an update on our stated priority of making The Beaver more inclusive, that Jon outlined in his…

The Value of a Black Life

The Value of a Black Life

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What is the value of a black life? If one could be purchased on the market what would be its market value? If I was to terminate the life of a young black man, would that be considered a loss or a gain? Would that life be mourned to the same extent as the tragic death of a white middle class male? If the authorities were to gun down and…

The NAB Christmas Quiz

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We’ve compiled a quiz to keep you entertained this week. Answers will go up separately online on Saturday (December 13th). Enjoy! University Challenge Christmas Quiz, by Jimmy Chen Which chemical element, with the atomic number 79, has been regarded throughout history as being one of the most precious metals in nature? The Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in 2009, is the largest ever hoard of Anglo-Saxon jewellery made from this metal that…

Library Construction End Date: Pending

Library Construction End Date: Pending

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Having begun at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in October with my fellow postgraduates, I must admit, the university library has been most unstimulating. Do let me explain. The British Library of Political and Economic Science building was originally inaugurated in 1978. The library facilities were renovated in 2000, with the help of Foster and Partners. The immediate reaction was a success, with innovative cooling and…