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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…

Advice of the Day: The Beauty of Deliveroo

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Image courtesy of: While I do not mean to endorse excessive laziness, lack of cooking skills, or spending of copious amounts of money on copious amounts of food, I am going to go ahead and say that (despite the fact it has encouraged all of those actions for me) Deliveroo may be the best thing to happen since the invention of froyo. As exam period nears, and time (along with…

Oscars Red-carpet Rundown

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I promised after my Golden Globes post that we’d take another look at the tinseltown team for the Academy Awards. The Oscars are always a much more formal ceremony and this definitely showed in the attire. There was much less fun, much less experimentation and many more slick, seamless and some just oversized gowns. So who floated my boat this week? And who (as we discussed last time) are the…

I nearly quit as gender blogger: the realities of gendered abuse and 7 tips for feminist self-care

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I nearly quit as The Beaver’s gender blogger because my involvement in feminist politics on campus (and feminism in general) was taking a toll on my mental well-being. For the longest time, I kept quiet about how deeply the victimisation of feminists had been affecting me. Recently, however, I’ve been selfishly encouraged seeing how other LSE feminists have been struggling to figure out what the point even is, because at…

#Doless the Sequel: Defining #Domore

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Two weeks ago I wrote an ever so educational post on the meaning of #doless. How could I not follow up with a post about the lesser known twin of #doless, aka #domore? Well I couldn’t resist, so here’s your guide to the science of #domore. Situations in which using #domore is appropriate: When there are only Uber executive cars available for surge price at 2 am on a Saturday…

Under-where when and how

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We’ve all had those moments, and whether it’s because you haven’t done laundry for three weeks (don’t tell my mum!), your trousers are too tight or you just can’t be bothered and thus, you’ve neglected to wear undies. Gone commando. Any other euphemism you’re planning please insert here. Are there any rules with this “let’s go against the societally acceptable grain and not wear undergarments” thing? Well, there must be…

Defining #DOLESS

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Although I’m usually opposed to speaking in the form of hashtags, I’ll make an exception when it comes to the use of #doless, particularly because its just such a useful phrase. The problem is that only a select few individuals seem to know what I mean when I use #doless (shoutout to Opal Jakhete). Well, to put it simply, #doless can be used in a variety of situations, but it…

The Ski-Trip Journey From Hell

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I’m not going to lie, the Ski trip was pretty good. Skiing around all day in the mountains and getting ‘never-been-so-middle-class wankered’ afterwards was a highlight of my year. However, I’m not here to bore you all with how awesome the trip was. I’m here to talk about the worst 24hours of my life. There were tears, there was anger, there was sleeping on the floor of a random, French…

The Best Fashion Events in 2015

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I know you’re all just recovering from the hectic festive season when your calendar was filled with parties, pubs and, in my case, staying in eating mince pies and watching re-runs of Made In Chelsea. However, while it’s early in the term and you’re kidding yourself that you’ve actually got time to do things other than study this term, let’s arrange a few play dates for you shall we? Diaries…

Songs we should leave in 2014

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Every year new trends develop in the music world and, to be honest, 2014 was a generally good year, with Disclosure and Martin Garrix riding the huge commercial success of house music. More than ever people appreciated my curious tastes in house music. More and more of my friends are now really into ‘the deep house scene at the moment’ (Subhedar et al, 2014) and many are frequenting my ‘edgy’…