A middle-class hero is something to be? In conversation with Archie Curzon

I was first introduced to the work of Archie Curzon, incidentally, in our own Beaver office. He was talking about three things: his rig biz run (where he runs five miles and listens to a business podcast), the various client…

Pandemic and protests: Chicago and the employees of ‘Abigail’

Names have been changed for privacy. Image taken by @twentytwo39 Last summer, I worked at ‘Abigail’, a major retailer in Chicago. From chatting with clients all day to spacing out hangers on clothing racks. I went home every day tired,…

KSI’s power of personality shows Esports the blueprint for future success

How one of YouTube’s biggest stars showcases the importance of personality in Esports and why this may be a problem It is November 2019. At LSE, outside the Centre Building, a small crowd has gathered. Sporting cries fill the air.…

Slacktivism: Do #BlackLivesMatter to LSE?

Written by Almas Talib (MSc Social & Cultural Psychology) and Gen England (MSc Social Anthropology MSc), who are both part of the Decolonising LSE Collective. The barbarous murder of George Floyd has sparked monumental acts of solidarity transatlantically. The upsurge…

LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign petitions protection for all

On 19 May 2020, a students and staff collective launched the ‘LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign’, to petition the LSE Council, Court of Governors, Director, and School Management Committee to protect all workers and students in this crisis. The petition aims…

Socially-distanced campus to open in September

LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik announced today via email that LSE’s campus shall open as planned in September, with rules enforcing social distancing and public health. The email states that whilst lectures will remain online over Michaelmas term, classes will…

#BlackLivesMatter resources

This is a working list of resources for #blacklivesmatter – if you have any extra resources you would like to add, DM us on Twitter or Instagram @beaveronline.  Many thanks to Angbeen Abbas, Dylan Stevens, Ashley Masing, Sadia Sheeraz, Colin…