Who is the real Simon Hix?

By Michael Shapland and Jamie Boucher Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research, professor, and lecturer at LSE, is a significant figure both within LSE’s leadership and the university culture itself. Coming from a state school background to study at the undergraduate…

Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’ showcases the UFC’s unstoppable rise

Despite its danger, the UFC may just be the perfect antidote for a post-corona world With the sports world in lockdown, the UFC is daring to be different, or, perhaps, extremely dangerous. In early April, the UFC’s president Dana White…

Minouche: SMC pay cuts, furloughs, and delayed spending

In an email to LSE Staff, Director Dame Minouche Shafik has laid out the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the School’s financial situation. Facing financial strain, the university will furlough some staff who cannot work in the current…

Animal Crossing: A Stalinist Take

Animal Crossing is a wonderful game that has arrived just in time for us to escape the misery of real life. It has also planted the seeds of regret for when exam results come in and you realise island life…

Crossing the Globe #6: Covid-19 Returning home to Singapore

As we face a global pandemic, Crossing the Globe is exploring the stories of LSE’s international students. In their journeys from London to Home, we discuss the impact of Covid-19 on student health, wellbeing, and studies. In this episode, we’re…

Go Fuck Your Banana Bread

Hey, listen: go fuck your banana bread.  Alright – wait. Please don’t go.  I’m sorry for telling you to go fuck your banana bread. Ah, shit, there I’ve said it again. I don’t know what’s going on. Why do I…

L’heure jaune (The yellow hour)

“To my father, who transformed the famous “blue hour”, which appears when the sun is setting, and told me about the yellow hour… Thus, he is this poem’s source of inspiration.”

Interview: LSE’s no disadvantage policy, and how the School got there

Colin Vanelli & Morgan Fairless. Additional reporting by Lucy Knight and Yasmina O’Sullivan  On 24 April, LSE published its much anticipated “no-disadvantage” framework, which stops short of several letters, petitions and Union feedback asking for a “no-detriment” policy. The Beaver…

LSE to release ‘No-disadvantage policy’ based on whole-course grade adaption, extensions, and deferrals

Pro-Director for Education Dilly Fung is set to email students today unveiling a “No-disadvantage” policy. The policy entails four measures: revised marking, adjustments to the extension policy, self-certified deferral, and extended exceptional circumstances.  LSE has decided not to follow a…

The Strokes – The New Abnormal ★★★

To those music lovers for whom the first two Strokes albums were formative in that utterly embarrassing early-adolescent period, the past fifteen years of sounds from the New York band have felt something like a trudge across an endless marshy…