Dear Crystal: I’m a lonely second year in halls

Dear Crystal, I am a second year living in halls. I only live in halls because my strict parents didn’t feel safe letting me go into private renting. I have plenty of friends, however, they all moved out of halls…

“Suspiria” – Am I Scaring You Tonight?

Luca Guadagnino’s harrowing dance epic takes the Call Me By Your Name director far from his usual fair of sun-soaked stories of desire. Suspiria reunites Guadagnino with A Bigger Splash co-stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson in this unforgettable homage…

Misunderstandings of #MeToo Prove How Necessary the Movement Still is

This piece is a response to an article written by Kavum Chugh, “Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?” Mr. Chugh fundamentally misunderstands the #MeToo movement. In attempting to prove that it has gone too far he has in fact proved that…

Pros and Cons of being an International Student
Pros You likely stand to benefit from Brexit, because the pound is going to shit against your currency. You probably know English better than all the home students, because you actually had to put effort into learning it. You won’t…
Reading Week for the Many, Not the Few

Reading week is a blessing of a concept. An entire week with no classes or lectures that you are free to devote to doing whatever you like. Go back to wherever you called home before London, hell, leave the country…

Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?

As the #MeToo movement broke out, I, like most others, was inspired by the women leading the movement to stand up against the men who have brutalised them. I thought, “Maybe this will be the generation that makes sure that…

LSE100 Is Intellectually Insincere

When interviewing Paul Kelly for an article on assessment diversification, the then-ProDirector for Education at the LSE made a remark that stuck with me through the summer and into my second (and gladly final) term of LSE100.   Kelly suggested…

LSE’s 2030 Strategy is a sign of good times to come. Students should engage with it

After a year at this university, I have come to perceive that very few people around me show any excitement about the LSE. Despite its incredible offer of academic prowess, impactful and innovative research and a campus in the centre…

How to fix American democracy

Americans have shown a clear preference for Democrats, but without systemic reform, Republicans will continue to cling to power Contrary to some terrible punditry, there was indeed a “blue wave” in last week’s midterms, it just came up against an…

At Max’s, Sandwiches With A Soundtrack

On a quiet stretch of Crouch Hill Road, a 10-minute walk north from Finsbury Park tube station, lies the unassuming Max’s Sandwich Shop. Yet, don’t let it’s self-effacing name lure you into thinking that this is a standard deli affair…