LSE RAG launches event week

LSE’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society are planning their annual RAG Week from 10 to 14 February. It’s a week full of charitable and volunteering events including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Exhibition, a vintage clothes sale for charity, a…

the basic boundaries of being bipolar

CW: parts of this article allude heavily to self-harm and suicide, specifically in the last paragraph of “the lows –  depression and dysthymia”  Over the summer, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, like any person with a new diagnosis,…

200 years of Anne: in defence of the best Brontë

If your first reaction to the title was: “that’s probably Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s sister!” this one’s for you. The seventeenth of  January marks the two-hundredth birthday of Anne Brontë, best known for her novels Agnes Grey (1847) and The…

Guftagu #1: Mental Health within South Asian Communities

Welcome to Guftagu, which means ‘conversation’ in Urdu. Guftagu is a new Beaver Sound podcast in collaboration with LSE SU Pakistan Society, where we discuss issues related to South Asian social issues, culture, identity, and politics. Have a listen to the…

Ode to the Right Winger

“I have my final victory! The man of words; the child of Thatcher cried. Where is my wreath? My chariot of fire?” “The slings and slurs I suffered so, From wheezing academics in their ivory towers, From triggered libs who…

What is your beloved more than another beloved

(This work also appears in Clare Market Review: Maximalism) The world is suddenly technicolour when for so long it’s been sepia. You revel in it. Every part of you tingles as you step outside into the street. A cacophony of…

The Academia and the City of Sighs

Nicknamed ‘La Serenissima’ after repeatedly described as ‘serene’ by people of high importance, Venice is one of the most historically and culturally preserved European cities. The title is well-deserved, especially in winter, when there are few loitering, selfie-hungry tourists who…

Coronavirus scare at LSE halls was “precautionary measure”, student has been discharged

The Daily Mail has reported that a potential instance of Coronavirus infection has been located at an LSE halls of residence at around 9pm last Wednesday. Accompanying images show two hazmat-clad health workers accompanying a third individual out of the…

‘The other’

“N*ggers are stupid, they gotta study real hard, don’t they?” I wish I could ask Melba Pattillo, one of the Little Rock Nine––a group of students that desegregated the first high school in the US south––about this moment. She was…

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum The China Development Forum, the flagship event of the China Development Society, the largest SU affiliated society for Chinese students, will be hosted on 8 February 2020. The Forum is held annually…