Here’s to the Modern Royal Family

The British Monarchy has been in some form of a rut since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in August 1997. Her brash, honest and relatable character won legions of support from royalists and those indifferent to the royal…

Paperchase’s decision was idiotic and misguided

Last week, Paperchase axed its marketing campaign in the Daily Mail following pressure on social media instigated by the advocacy group Stop Funding Hate. The group’s argument is that the Daily Mail both spreads and legitimises hatred and division; if…

The Great Brexit Betrayal… or not?

The Brexit Divorce Bill: €20bn, €40bn, or even a blank cheque? These are only some of the proposals that have supposedly arisen from Theresa May’s inner-cabinet meeting last Monday with senior Conservative members. The response was fierce, with the media…

I’ll Stick To Delusion, It’s A Lot Safer

“I create my own reality, and I live it every day”, admits an unguarded Mike Nolan, the fictional Australian council worker from ‘The Big Lez Show’, a YouTube comedy. For Mr. Nolan (his mates call him Nolsy), the cut-and-paste of…

LSE Celebrates its First Consent Week

LSESU Consent Week 2017 kicked off last Monday and was devoted to initiatives aimed at creating a consent culture on campus, an effort to, “where all students feel safe in their Union”, as described in a statement by the SU…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

Bankside Laundry Malfunctions Draw Criticism

Laundry has been a continuous  source of distress for residents at Bankside House. Since the start of Michaelmas Term, the operating system and the dryers have malfunctioned at different times. At a time which LSE is having issues with student…

metoo

All the same So when he shamelessly stroked the thigh of an unwilling woman, It was not my thigh but I felt the anger all the same, When he waited in the shadows like a predator for her to be…

11 Little Turnstile

I am waiting For what I am not sure The restlessness of an eve of new beginnings As much as for friends to walk through this door In neon red the street is lit As if trying to shine a…

LSE Purchases Nuffield Building

Last week, LSE confirmed they had formally acquired a 155-year leasehold of Nuffield Building, currently part of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) headquarters, which is attached to 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It will be transferred to the School in…