Wombles win ten medals at Uni of London XC Champs

Eighteen LSE wombles wimbled across the river to Wimbledon Common last Wednesday (15th); the battlefield of choice for the annual University of London (UoL) Cross Country (XC) Champs. As a medium-sized team, the UoL Champs is our best shot at…

Stranger Things 2 – Top 5 Moments

Rajan Chander, a “Stranger Things” super-fan if ever there was one, looks over the celebrated show’s immense second season. SPOILER ALERT — Stranger Things is back! The breakout show of 2016 returned with 9 episodes exploring the weird town of…

LSE Students’ Union in Free-Fall

The LSE Students’ Union, soon to celebrate their 120th anniversary, claim on their website to be “run by LSE students, for LSE students”. However this is rarely the perception of the students they purport to represent. Whether it is the…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Top 3 Theories

Rajan Chander runs through three of the most popular fan-theories surrounding next month’s mega-release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. — As you all know (or should know) Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the next instalment in the greatest franchise…

Changing The System: In Conversation with Muhammad Yunus

In an exclusive interview, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus talks to The Beaver about social businesses, criticisms of microfinance, and whether voluntourism is a good idea Muhammad Yunus has no plans to slow down. In 1983, he pioneered the concept…

Update from your Education Officer

Hi, I’m Esohe and I am your Education Officer. I am one of the four full time sabbatical officers. I was elected to represent your academic interests, which means I lead on improving the teaching and learning happening at LSE.…

Love Wins as Australia Votes to Legalise Same Sex Marriage

The rainbow flag flies from Australia House in London this week in reflection of Australia’s vote to legalise same sex marriage. The results were 61.6% to the ‘Yes’ vote, and 38.4% to the ‘No’ vote. The Australian Bureau of Statistics…

Thousands Attend Demonstration for Free Education

Several thousands of students took to the streets of London to demonstrate against the cost of university tuition last Wednesday.  Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the demonstration marched from Malet Street down to Parliament Square…

Editorial: The Pay Gap Revisited

Do women earn less than men? It’s more nuanced than you think. Econometrics has literally changed my life. It is by far my favourite subject this year. What I enjoy the most about it is its applications to the real…

A Silly Story and the Resurgence of Fascism: We Must Be Ready to Fight Back

If, by any chance, you have already met me, you will know I only talk about two things: football and politics. Ok, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration; but I want to keep it short and go straight…