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October 2017 - The Beaver Online
Bourgeois escape and escapism: Breathe and Call Me By Your Name

Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, starring Andrew Garfield and Clare Foy, plus one of the films of the year, featuring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. — “What follows is true”, we are told amid a light classical score, serene English countryside…

Of Maids and Masters: My Experience Working at a Maid Café

By Yvonne Tse It was a dreary Saturday afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw the sky turning more blue-greyish by the second. Unhindered by the typical pre-monsoon season weather in Hong Kong, I nonchalantly fixed the front…

Big Success at University Challenge Try-Outs

Last Friday was a milestone for the LSESU University Challenge try-outs, hosted in collaboration with LSESU’s Quiz Club at the 6th Floor of Saw Swee Hock. The first round saw increased participation and strong results for many teams. This brings…

Duck and Waffle

The famed Duck and Waffle is a 24/7 upmarket restaurant forty storeys up, specialising in traditional British cuisine with a focus on small game by Liverpool Street. We went at midnight since there were no availabilities until 11:30 pm, which…

T-Charge Launches Amid New Findings on the Dangers of Pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s T-Charge, an air-pollution tax applied to any vehicles entering London that breach Euro IV emission standards, officially launched on Monday. This comes a few days after the launch of a tube based poster advertising campaign on…

LSESU Consent Workshop Coincides with Viral #MeToo Campaign

LSESU workshops on Consent began last week. ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course followed by a workshop – is open to every LSE student.  The workshops focus on the complex issue of consent and…

Muslim Community Centre Classification Faces Opposition

Short after its 100th birthday, the Golders Green Hippodrome has been sold for a third time, this time to an Islamic Charity. Concerns over this transaction have been mounting over the past months. The famous landmark has been listed as…

Hammond Considers Stamp Duty Cut

A large cut in stamp duty for first-time home buyers is under consideration for the Autumn Budget 2017, set to be published November 22nd. Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has said this move would “aim to help people in…

Amazon buys Whole Foods: the impact for student living

In June this year, Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of the online service Amazon) bought the infamously expensive chain ‘Whole Foods’. That month, some prices dropped in stores by up to 43%. It was Amazon’s most costly acquisition to date…

Graduate Course Choice Concerns Raised At Departmental Meeting

In response to criticism over the complexity, fairness and structure of Graduate Course Choice, The Department of Government has said that there is “only so much they can do” according to Student Representatives, who attended the meeting last week. Graduate…