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Where’s Our Venue?

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SAW the launch of the AU tour. Sportsvest, the chosen tour operator for this year, reps were out in force with freebies, party discounts and even free tour places. However this event did not take place in the standard setting for AU Wednesday nights, the Venue, it took place a mile away at Piccadilly Institute. The LSESU booked out the Venue for a corporate client, a decision that…

A Good Start, But Not The End

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“You should never have to choose between being who you are and playing the sport you love.” These were the words of world famous rugby referee, Nigel Owen, last Tuesday night as he gave a speech at a panel discussion hosted by LSE AU Men’s Rugby club on the topic of homophobia and sexism in sport. The event, co-hosted by the Athletics Union and the LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion…

Women’s Hockey 1st XI Secure Promotion

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LSE Women’s Hockey 1st XI has secured their promotion in a well-fought 5-0 victory over Reading University 2nds. The pressure was on as the Beavers battled to defend their winning streak. After a strong start from LSE, Reading defence had a lot of work to do. The first goal was scored from a rebound off Reading’s keeper which was swept into the goal by India Steele to put the beavers…

Netball Sixths Enjoy Victory Over UAL To Cap Off Successful Season

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Last Monday, eight sixth team veterans braved the cold and headed to Kennington Park to play their last ever game for LSE Netball. Tears of sadness were mixed with tears of joy as the girls enjoyed a final glorious win of 27-10 against UAL 2nds. The girls were immediately off to a promising start as they scored a goal within the first few seconds. However, the match took an unexpected…

Abramovich and his AmEx, or The New Invincibles?

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This is a long one… Strap in. I don’t personally think that direct comparisons can be made between ‘great’ teams in the ‘post-Galacticos’ era and the ‘great’ Premier League teams of the last 20 years: Manchester United 1998-99, Blackburn 1994-95 and especially Arsenal 2003-04. It can be argued that the Blackburn side, containing 34 goal and player of the season Alan Shearer, bought 2 years previous for a British transfer…

Men’s Rugby Club in Leaflet Bigotry Scandal

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by Sophie Donszelmann, News Editor Complaints were launched against the content of flyers distributed by the LSESU Men’s Rugby Club at the Freshers’ Fair this past week. Members of the LSESU Feminist Society flagged up the flyer as being extremely offensive due to its derogatory references to women and homosexuals. Described by a student as a demonstration of “blatant and extensive sexism, homophobia and racism” the flyer informed news students…