Anti-Outsourcing Activists Met With Violence At Senate House

Student protestors were forcibly removed from Senate House Library this afternoon amid physical clashes with security. Around 12 University of London students, including multiple from the LSE, signed up to the postgraduate study event being hosted at the university building.…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Pressure

Everyone’s mental health is different. No two people experience their environment in the same way, and so the pressures and difficulties we face at LSE are as diverse as the student body itself. This blog is an exploration of how…

At Davos, Minouche Talks Climate and Influences Business-Leaders

Image courtesy of Bloomberg (2019) The LSE Director attended the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland along with politicians, business-people and other prominent voices from around the world. LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik attended the annual meeting of the…

“Nina” – a careful but lacklustre addition to Lesbian exploration in cinema

Nina and Wojtek are a long-married couple hoping to become parents. This familiar story is ruptured by the entrance of Magda, a cathartic force in the titular character’s restricted life. The romantic Nina-Magda dynamic eventually emerges as the film’s strongest…

Five Weirdest Sports That You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Ultimate Frisbee Perhaps, I should’ve titled this one just ‘Ultimate’, for I could well be getting a law suit from Wham-o-Toys who have trademarked the word frisbee. The rules are pretty simple, its basically like netball but instead of chucking…

The Qualitative Manifesto

The history of LSE is the history of subject-degree struggle. Political scientist, anthropologist, sociologist, historian, geographer, theorist stand opposed to the economist, accountant, finance consultant, businessperson for the century (and a bit) for which LSE has existed. For so long…

Petra

Glistening blazing dust, rocks on rocks, yellow golden skies of sand paved down the way. Layers of red, indigo, light pinks and burgundy shaded beds of stones stood up in rays, Petra’s columns, sculpted through time and age, stood beyond…

The Unlikely Epics

“Lawrence of Arabia”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Star Wars” are amongst the most famous examples of epics. Even if you have not seen them, you have certainly heard of them. The genre holds a special and elusive position in…

Lacuna – Filling the Gap

lacuna | ləˈkjuːnə | noun (plural lacunae | ləˈkjuːniː | or lacunas) 1 an unfilled space; a gap Lacuna is a literary magazine based at the London School of Economics. The magazine has set out to create a distinct and…

“Vice”: A populist polemic that fails to inspire

Vice is angry. In telling the story of Dick Cheney, former American Vice President, Adam McKay rages through five decades of controversy whilst keeping the current administration firmly in his sights. The result: a test of endurance that lacks balance.…