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September 2017 - The Beaver Online
“Big Little Lies”: troubling themes done well

Centred around the well-trodden topics of motherhood and relationships, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” proves a fascinating and addictive mini-series that all should make time to see. Its success can partly be attributed to its avoidance of archetypal characters too often…

Time for climate optimism

When we consider the strength of the science behind climate change, along with the level of scientific consensus over it, it is extraordinary to think how frequently we hear from the climate sceptics and deniers. Whilst the deniers of this…

America’s False Debate Over Patriotism

An issue which has been dominating recent news cycles has undergone some reframing. The US President recently made a series of statements (/tweets) criticising Colin Kaepernick and his fellow NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, claiming their actions…

LSE SU UN Society – A Retrospective

The LSE SU UN Society is proud to present “A Retrospective”: A summary of our recent history. Please join us as we revisit experiences, achievements and initiatives: tinyurl.com/retrospectiveunsoc Over time, the faces of members may have changed, but our values have not.…

An environmentalist watches the controversial “Mother!”

“Mother!”, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is set in one house and structured around Jennifer Lawrence’s character ‘Mother’, whose one task is to turn the place into a “paradise” while her poet husband (Javier Bardem) suffers from writer’s block. As more…

The Next Big Revolution

What links a wheel, a steam engine and a computer? Other than perhaps a steampunk Batmobile, all three inventions paved the way for revolutions which, in turn, transformed human society. However, these three revolutions were not the last; renewable energy…

The Problem with Grime

“The ting goes skrrrahh! Pap, pap, ka-ka-ka! Skidiki-pap-pap! And a pu-pu-drrrr-boom! Skya! Du-du-ku-ku-pun-pun! Poom, poom” – Roadman Shaq London is a grey place. There is clearly an abundance of colour in this city but I think when most people see…

Opera doesn’t need to be so unpopular

Here’s an opinion you don’t hear every day: I like opera. I’ll admit, it’s a niche art form. Most people on earth will live their lives without listening to anything remotely ‘operatic’. It’s an even more obscure passion than classical…

The Rum Kitchen

The Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean Jerk restaurant and bar in the exciting Kingly Court, Carnaby Street. The menu boasts the most excellent jerk chicken and the best sweet potato fries I have ever had, and with all mains around…

LSE SU UN Society Post in Foreign Policy Guide

We are incredibly proud to announce that as part of our partnership with Foreign Policy, we have been able to publish an op-ed in Foreign Policy Guide! To see the online version, click here: https://fpguide.foreignpolicy.com/article-model-un/ Written by Sam Povey, one of our all-time…