Chloé Blyth: LSE, PPE and Skiing

Since the founding of Wikipedia, LSE’s notable alumni list has been dominated by eighty year old investment bankers and foreign heads of state, with not a single sportsperson in sight. Put simply, we are not a particularly sporty University. It…

We should rename the Beaver

A serious institution like the LSESU deserves a properly named paper. Quite aside from sounding like the subtitle for a low-effort 80’s era porno, ‘The Beaver’ as a name has image problems. It is, perhaps, a fitting metaphor for an…

Western Watchdog Goes Abroad: Chinese Human Rights Abuses in the Spotlight

Back in August, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a column calling out discrimination in China, going so far as to state that “Jim Crow is alive and well” in the Middle Kingdom. He also noticed that from the US, little…

Western Watchdog Goes Abroad

Back in August, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a column calling out discrimination in China, going so far as to state that “Jim Crow is alive and well” in the Middle Kingdom. He also noticed that from the US, little…

She Was Brutally Attacked on a Busy Central London Street. Police and Pedestrians Did Nothing.

Most Brits do not live their day to day lives in constant fear of random, unprovoked physical attacks on crowded city streets. They go about their days knowing that Britain is a country for them: 82% white, disproportionately affluent compared…

Over my dead body: why even the left dislikes inheritance tax

As with so many taxes, duties on estates were introduced in the seventeenth century to finance Britain’s wars. Since then it has undergone several transformations. Whether known as estate duties, capital transfers, or inheritance tax, the levy has gone on…

Vernon Bogdanor on Brexit: “the people should own it…if the people still want it”

Vernon Bogdanor is largely regarded as the UK’s foremost constitutional expert and is a Research Professor at King’s College London. Isabella Pojuner, News Editor at The Beaver, interviewed him on the UK’s current constitutional crisis: Brexit, before the Prime Minister…

A Domestic Drama That Burns Like A Wildfire

Small-town American life has never felt so claustrophobic as in Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife. Adapted from Richard Ford’s novel, the film is set in 1960s America and focuses on the trials and tribulations as experienced by the Brinson family,…

Samir Patel talks to FLIPSIDE about getting hangovers and how to deal with them

Are you ready? I feel like I’m doing an interview for JP Morgan! How much did you drink last night? I wasn’t drinking too much, just the usual rum and coke and then I got dick of the day [from…

AIDS: Tackling the Pharmaceutical Industry

Leading HIV activist Sean Strub has stated that: “at the beginning of the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic, profound stigma and discrimination is a fact of life for those with the disease – not just socially, but within our…