One third of LSE Economics exams have errors, other departments close behind

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed potential concerns over a high rate of mistakes in exams given to LSE students. Whilst the average error rate of all departments is 7%, some departments have a significantly higher…

Journos, hacks and nosey bastards: why journalism is the career for you

By Alex Jones, Deputy Editor at the Orbital, Royal Holloway’s student magazine The world of student journalism is hard-working, weird, and rewarding in equal measure. It has been described, by a disgruntled editor with their back up against a print…

LSE: Tier 4 students cannot legally attend Spring Weeks

LSE students holding Tier 4 student visas will fall into legal jeopardy if they attend Spring Week schemes, the Student Services Centre (SSC) has warned. In an internal memo sent to department managers on 25 February and obtained by The…

Rick and Morty – Both promising and problematic ★★★★

Animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty has finally returned after a two-year gap – the longest in the show’s history. Produced by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the new season has been acclaimed as another success, despite fan disappointment at…

Crossing the Globe #4: Hybrid Languages

This week we’re speaking about hybrid languages. We hear thoughts from Rhydian Rolant Cleaver about navigating the precarities of Welsh, from Melissa Au on the ties between class and Cantonese, and from Hussain Abbas on the changing cultural production and…

LSE ramps up sexual violence support provisions with 36 new safe Contacts

LSE appears to be increasing its provision of support for survivors and announced the recruitment of 36 new safe contacts, a significant increase from last year’s 7. Campaigning over the issue by groups such as Hands Off LSE and pressures…

Emma: It’s what Austen would have wanted ★★★★

2020 is the year ‘unlikeable’ women get their due and I am loving it – first Amy March, and now Emma Woodhouse. In contrast to Gerwig’s impassioned defence in Little Women, director Autumn de Wilde doubles down on this aspect…

Marine Society launch Blue New Deal

By Mary Ma On Thursday, February 20th, LSESU Marine Society held its Blue New Deal launch event. The event was aimed at discussing potential solutions for current marine issues and is a part of the greater Blue New Deal Project.…

Eugenics is having a moment: what’s LSE got to do with it?

The intellectual foundations of eugenics were generated in British academia. LSE was founded by eugenicists. What is eugenics? Put simply, eugenics is applying the concept of selective breeding to humans. People with ‘desirable’ traits are encouraged to reproduce while people…

Comment: This Lent, I’m giving up loving Boris Johnson

This piece is written under a pseudonym. Post-election Boris Johnson is a very different Prime Minister from his pre-election self. The man I once loved is no more.  There was so much to love about Boris in 2019. From his…