Counting Down My 10 Favourite Inventions

10. The Knife The world would be a much larger place without the cutting edge invention that is the knife. The knife has successfully reduced meat, potatoes and veg down to manageable size since its advent in the Bronze Age.…

Winning Week for LSE Women’s Football

League Champions After a season which has seen seven wins, one draw and one loss, LSE Women’s Football 1st Team were declared Champions of the South Eastern 3B League with one game to spare, following a physical encounter with Buckingham…

A Conversation on Indian Media: Interview with Siddharth Varadarajan

Bhadra Sreejith sits down with Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of The Wire, to discuss fake news, online advertising, and the Indian media industry. Siddharth Varadarajan is a senior political analyst, LSE alumnus, and the former Editor of The Hindu, the…

Counting Down My 10 Favourite Inventions

10. The Spork One can only imagine how consumers got by before the advent of the spork. It was a stroke of awesome genius to combine the pricking ability of a fork with the scooping power of a spoon. Patents…

How tolerant would Karl Popper be?

How tolerant should we be towards the intolerant? This question most famously tackled in Karl Popper’s 1945 “The Open Society and Its Enemies”, resurges regularly in the debate over free speech on campus. Crucially, both sides of the argument draw…

The SU, Alice Weidel, and the smell of censorship

Thursday, 8th March, saw one of the most disappointing turnouts in recent SU elections. The Beaver reports that ‘just under 20% of the LSE’s student population’ voted to elect the new General Secretary. It seems, though, that somewhere at the…

Britain Has Class

LSE alumni launch charity challenging Britain’s class problem in Parliament Wednesday 28th February marked the launch of a new charity, ‘Britain Has Class’, founded by recent LSE graduates Chris Fairley and Ronda Daniels alongside LSE’s General Secretary Mahatir Pasha and…

Falling asleep

The drowsiness takes over and I sink back It calls and I cannot fight back Slumber has dug its claws and pulls I sleepily resist, but the world dulls.   Just as I give in, it is out of reach…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Dear White People: Not Everything is About You

[Author’s note: the problems addressed in this article apply to a wide spectrum of discriminatory relationships, including race relations, gender relations, identity relations, etc. The reason that this is aimed at White people is that this is the existing conversation;…