LSE: The World’s Finest Online University

LSE’s online streaming platform has quickly become the preferred way to study at the university. Although the Echo360 system has a long way to go to rival the slick streaming quality and customer interface of Amazon Prime, the system has…

Drama Society’s “The 39 Steps” Draws Raucous Laughs

The Beaver reviews Drama Society’s final production of the Michaelmas Term: The 39 Steps is a fiery comedy that showcases LSE’s long-lost ability to laugh. The 39 Steps is Archer and Monty Python set to the backdrop of a tense…

Paul Polman should let us in on his struggles

Last Monday, Paul Polman was so kind as to promote his–some would say almost religious–belief in long-term capitalism at a public lecture at LSE. Environmental economist Lord Stern, who chaired the lecture, reminded the audience that they were in the…

‘Accelerated’ Two-Year Degrees In Pipeline

On the 18th of November, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced once again plans to permit universities the option to offer two-year undergraduate degrees, in place of the current, general, three-year model. The plans were initially proposed by the previous Universities…

LSE’s answer to fake news: A new agency

In line with the the LSE Commission on Truth Trust and Technology report published on 19 November, recommendations have been made to establish a new agency to monitor and tackle the problem of fake news. The suggested “Independent Platform Agency”…

An Orange Lining?

Comment editor Vince Carse reflects on how a Trump Presidency has forced him to critically examine his hard line liberal opinions in the face of an increasingly polarised political landscape. I remember being in a car ride on a trip…

Oil Baron Confessions

Alcohol. Funny Fuel, Cigarettes. Justified Fuel, Food. Fortified Fuel, Oxygen. Hidden Fuel, Religion. Enlightening Fuel, Sunlight. Cancerous Fuel, Oil. Cooking Fuel, Love. Petroleum.

Dog Docs: For All The Good Boys We’ve Ever Loved

The new Netflix original documentary series is a treat (pun intended) for everyone. You’d be silly to think it a mere compilation of cute, dopey dog clips. Dogs is a six-part docu-series with each episode focusing on a different dog.…

Goodbyes

And a thousand different skies merge to one within my eyes: people, places, memories, thoughts; all is here and all is lost. Suns that rose now sun that sets: pink, blue, green; rewind, reset.   Dive away majestic bird, ‘til…