Tackling Sexism at The City Varsity

On March 18th, the rugby teams of Imperial and LSE met at Rosslyn Park for the much anticipated Varsity match. Despite strong opposition, LSE was victorious across the board, with both the Men’s and Women’s team delivering impressive performances. However,…

Zoo Hits New Low as AU Members Try (and fail) to Hit the Dance Floor

So it turns out there is something worse than getting pissed up in Zoo – being sober and standing outside it. Last Wednesday, dubbed Shite Night, was an odd one. I wasn’t drinking as part of my end of year…

Football or Women’s football – what’s the catch for women playing sport at the LSE?

Written by Marion Lieutaud, Sociology (PhD) and Eponine Howarth, Law (ug) [Editor’s Note: This article was edited from the original one that Marion and Eponine sent to us. As a result, some key information that has since been re-inserted was…

Will Blockchain Technology Change The World?

Society today is filled with uncertainty  —  and with valid reason. To be sure your fairtrade purchase is really helping a coffee bean farmer in Ethiopia, or that you know what percentage of your donation is actually being given to…

Students Rally Against Sexism in the LSE Athletics Union

This week has been one of outcry against the ongoing sexism that exists at LSE, calling out men in the LSE Athletics Union for making many “strong, ambitious, intelligent women in the AU feel insecure and worthless”. In an open…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Progress

So that’s it; the term is over and so is this blog. I want to take a moment to reflect on the 8 weeks of stories that Open Book has shared. What purpose has this blog served, if any? Will…

Campus Globe Vandalised in Palestine Protest

On the day Mark Wallinger and the Director opened ‘World Turned Upside Down’, a public art sculpture on Sheffield Street, the first of a series of vandalisations was made to the globe within five hours. Students, staff and tourists have…

Defying the stereotypes

Part B was reintroduced in 2015 as the Beaver’s well-needed arts and culture section. Today, it reflects a broader change on campus in all artistic domains. Although art can sometimes feel sidelined at LSE, artists and writers have been increasingly…

We need to scrap elections to save the SU

LSE has a problem. Our students’ union doesn’t represent the wider student community. While the majority of students are women, 75% of sabbatical officers are men, and every GenSec elected while I have been a student at LSE has been…

LSE Library – The Most Social Spot On Campus?

To the current LSE student, the Library symbolises the most frustrating stairs known to mankind, free lollipops and resident rodents. The Library hasn’t always been like this however. This week, The Beaver takes a deeper look into the history of…