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February 10, 2015

FemSoc help us “Call it Out”

FemSoc help us “Call it Out”

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By Lena Schofield, News Writer Last week the Students’ Union (SU) Feminist Society (FemSoc) put on several events for our ‘Call It Out Week’, around the theme of anti-harassment. The goal of the week was to raise awareness about issues of harassment based on race, gender, and sexuality; and the ways in which these intersect. The events focused on issues such as sexual harassment and consent, the issues facing asylum…

Not as Gloomy as Expected: Global Press Trends in 2014

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By Camilla Naschert The print media industry has certainly been on a rocky path in recent years. But for those dreading the death of the morning paper, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which represents more than 18,000 publications, including 76 national newspapers, worldwide, has good news: its World Press Trends report indicates that despite recurring prophecies about the imminent demise of newspapers, the industry’s reach has…

New Theatre packed at LSESU ISOC’S Flagship event

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By Tooba Mushtaq, Staff Writer London School of Economics (LSE) Students’ Union (SU) Islamic Society hosted its major speaker event on Friday 6th February at 6.15 p.m., in the New Theatre. The event, titled, “Is Islam the Underlying Cause of Extremism?” was part of LSESU ISOC’s Discover Islam Week, which aims to encourage non-Muslim students on campus, to discover more about Islam. The speaker addressing the packed audience, comprising of…

No More Blues for the Gay Men of China

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By Perdita Blinkhorn Dating apps seem to be all the rage in today’s smart-phone centred world with everything from Tinder to Gindr, each claiming to hold the key to happiness be that through a chance at a long-term relationship or a one night stand. One new app that is taking China by storm is called “Blued” but the difference is that this app is playing matchmaker between gay men and…

FGM Victim gives light on her experience

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By Suyin Hayes, Deputy News Editor Amnesty International Society hosted their successful Gender Equality campaign week last week with a fruitful Houghton Street Stall and two panel events; Tuesday’s ‘Progress and Shortfall: Women’s Rights in the 21st Century’ and Thursday’s ‘How Do We End Female Genital Mutilation? (FGM)’ workshop. Thursday’s event was a great success with Louise Robertson, representing charity 28toomany which campaigns against the practice, Ebru Sahin, a Masters…

Angelina Jolie Opens New Centre at LSE

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Special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie and former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague were on campus on Tuesday to open a new academic centre for the study of violence against women in warzones. According to The Guardian the new LSE ‘centre on women, peace and security’ will seek to ‘boost global campaigns for women’s rights’ and combat sexual violence against women in areas of…

Why is the LSE so stressed about careers?!

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By Mika Morissette A few weeks ago The Beaver published a few articles on employability which caused quite a reaction. So why are LSE students so emotional about careers? I sat down with Jenny Blakesley, the Director of the LSE Career Service, to talk about career anxiety, the pitfalls of too much information and how the Career Service manages the pressures of an incredibly employable student body. Is it just…