“Support the Girls” director on the pitfalls of optimism and the underrated Regina Hall

In Support the Girls, Lisa is a manager of a sports bar similar to Hooters where a particular type of service is expected from the all-female wait staff. Lisa has a continuous strength and inexplicable optimism. Her employees are her…

Thank you for the Music (Society)

What can I say about LSE: at times it’s a cold, clinical, money churning machine. But at the heart of its mechanics are the friends you make along the way. And for me in particular, it’s music at LSE that…

Week 11 Blues: Diagnostic Criteria

The length of the day coincides with the strength of your will to go on. You have deadlines looming but can’t be arsed to do anything about them. You’re not even looking at the reading lists anymore. You’ve resigned to…

Dear Crystal: Are we even friends?

Dear Crystal, I usually never miss class, but I just couldn’t drag myself to my 9am the other day. I had already decided I wasn’t doing the topic in my exam so I didn’t feel too bad about skipping out.…

Polka Dots, Mirrors and Pumpkins

Managing Editor Morgan Fairless renders a personal account of his evolving interactions with the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. I have purposefully avoided learning much about Yayoi Kusama throughout my appreciation of her art. This was a way of preserving the…

2018 in Film: What You Missed and What Is Yet To Come

Whilst you were splashing your student loans on Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, some good cinema went under your radar. Here are a few picks of what you might have missed and what is new.   What you missed Shirkers…

The Crisis: it’s ecosocialism or fascism

The environmental crisis is huge – the biggest crisis humanity will see. It’s bigger than both World Wars and the Cold War combined. And it will cause the biggest changes to our political and economic systems. The UN Secretary-General Guterres…

The NUS is a sinking ship – let’s escape while we can

The LSE should join the 15 plus universities who have left the NUS due to poor representation. The National Union of Students (NUS) is in dire financial straits. Letters and financial statements leaked in recent weeks have exposed an economic…

LSE Students Cannot Support Williamson Without Condoning Antisemitism

The LSE Labour Society responds to Marxist students stand on Chris Williamson MP, by Chair Catherine MacLean I was disappointed to read the article signed by the LSE Marxist Society in the Socialist Appeal this week, and feel that several parts…

LSE should lead the way on climate change education

Institutions like LSE have the responsibility to educate all students and future leaders on the realities of climate change The dangers of climate change cannot be overstated. Climate scientists project that global temperatures may rise by as much 4 degrees…