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March 17, 2015

Students Occupy LSE

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Protest in opposition to ‘Neoliberalisation’ Claimed that 40 students are occupying Vera Anstey Room in Old Building Demands set out online and on social media Unclear if and when, and under what conditions, occupation will cease BREAKING NEWS: Doors open for ‘workshops’ where all are welcome Newly elected LSESU Community and Welfare Officer Aysha Al-Fekaiki involved Current C&W Officer Sebastian Bruhn involved, as is Feminist Society President Natalie Nunn Owen…

Revision period doesn’t have to mean library purgatory

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Most of us think revision period and we think posting up in the library (not club) for an unspeakable amount of hours, perhaps days (you can technically sleep on the bean bags and it’s open 24/7 now…I am not at all condoning that, though). However, it certainly does not have to be that way. Follow these tips for making your study sessions slightly, if not completely, more bearable: 1. Before…

Sparks Fly In Paris As Volleyball Dominates

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By Bruno Baisch LSE Volleyball Captain   On Friday 6 March, the men’s and women’s volleyball teams took the 5:40 am Eurostar to Paris, where they would play in the annual Les Parisiennes tournament. The competition puts face-to-face the top teams in France and the UK, making it a great opportunity for the LSE squad to show off our skills, build life-lasting bonds and pretend we could speak any French….

Mini Football World Cup Finishes In Style

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By Jenny Hovland Johanson LSE WFC Captain     With the Women’s World Cup coming up in Canada this summer, the Women’s Football Club (WFC) wanted to arrange an inclusive event, where both boys and girls could play football together. Over the past two Fridays, 11 teams have participated in a 5-a-side Mixed Mini world cup tournament, which was sponsored by the LSE Annual Fund. On the first Friday, on…

WRFC Successful Beyond Wildest Dreams

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By Megan Trethewey LSE WRFC     When I joined the Women’s Rugby team in first year we had to give the occasional walk over because we couldn’t field a full squad of 15 players. Now, three years on, with over 50 members and two teams. It’s safe to say that LSE Women’s Rugby is here, and it’s here to stay. As many of you will know from our over…

In conversation with Emily Brothers: On Gender and General Elections

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By George Greenwood AT THE POLITICS AND Forum PPC debate last week, I was able to talk to Emily Broth- ers, the first PPC to come out as transgender in the UK, about election pledges, and why she chose to run for parliament. Emily has a fascinating story to tell, but I did not want this piece to focus solely on her transgender identity or her blindness. You have talked…

In Defence Of LSESU FemSoc

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By Perdita Blinkhorn Oh boy, where to begin. Let’s start with Umut’s first point about the AU. While he acknowledges that the AU is intimidating, he says overall the AU is a positive force and that FemSoc has become the new group terrorising people on campus. I would firstly like to point out that no one, FemSoc member or otherwise, is arguing that the AU is only a negative institution…

Is the End Nigh for OPEC?

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By Mallika Iyer With the US Dollar dragging down oil prices to an all-time low for the past nine months, rumours are stirring amongst the international community that OPEC’s long run is nearing its end. With the technological advances and the turbulent market forces of the past couple of years, the survival of a commodities cartel is becoming more and more difficult. Although OPEC continues to supply 40 percent of…

LSESU India Society EFIL 2015

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By Kanan Parida, Deputy News Editor Recently re-named London School of Economics (LSE) Students’ Union (SU) India Society held its Second Annual Economic Forum for India at LSE on Saturday, 14th March. From its conception last year, EFIL is a conference focusing on contemporary Indian politics and economy and providing insight on what lies ahead for India. The conference comprised of three panels: a Finance Panel focused on investing opportunities…