Isabella Pojuner
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Government and History student, Managing Editor, environmentalist

LSESU Debate Society Withdraws Invitation for Roger Hallam

Image courtesy of Peter Marshall, 2017 The LSESU Debate Society have withdrawn their invitation to a Fabian Series debate from Roger Hallam, ex-KCL PhD student and co-founder of the environmental organisation Extinction Rebellion. Last Wednesday Hallam was quoted in an interview…

A Changing Climate at LSE

The past year has seen great shifts in public perceptions of climate breakdown, partly due to the media storm that has followed Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future and the launch of Extinction Rebellion. Changes at LSE have only followed this. …

The Centre Building: Light, Collaborative and Finally Open

Additional reporting by Scott Carpenter. Images with gratitude and credit to Nigel Stead. The Beaver was invited to visit the CBR ahead of its opening to Summer School attendees on the 17th of June. Gabija Bingelyte, the Project Manager for…

China-Taiwan Tension Feeds LSE Globe Furore

This article previously referred to Taiwan as recognised by the UN as part of the Republic of China (ROC). The UN does not in fact recognise the island of Taiwan’s formal independence or sovereignty. Ten days after it was installed,…

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…

A History of LSE Events

Muhammed Ali speaking in the Old Theatre in 1971 To the public, the LSE is known best for being a hotbed of socialism, a springboard for investment bankers and accountants, and holding public lectures. Whether or not these perceptions have any…

“Familiar, Strange & Subject to Change”: LSE’s Sculptures

Image courtesy of Mark Wallinger and Hauser and Wirth  In 2005, LSE’s resident penguin and elephant Tembo made their home on campus from Canada, donated by General Course alumnus Louis Odette. In March 2009, the penguin, barring its flippers, disappeared…

KCL Student Activists Temporarily Blocked From Campus Upon Queen’s Visit

On Tuesday (March 19) around 10 KCL students were temporarily prohibited from using their student ID cards to access KCL entrances and pass through gates. This coincided with a visit from the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, who opened…

The People Behind LSELove

Written by Isabella Pojuner, transcribed by Zehra Jafree and edited by Morgan Fairless. Illustration by Amelia Jabry. Along with receiving between 60 to 70 anonymous submissions a day, rescuing lost Oyster cards, bolstering BNOC reputations and fuelling political rivalries, LSELove…

LSE Students Succeed in Labour Students Elections

Last Thursday, two second year LSE students were elected to the national student wing of the Labour Party. Rania Ramli, a second year Economics student, was elected National Chair. Angus Reilly, a second year Government and History student, was elected…