Christina Ivey
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Student writer. Jamaican leftist. Twenty.

Jack Wippell on music, cults and losing his religion

I met Jack for our interview on the sixth-floor terrace of the shiny new Centre Building. It’s a peaceful bit of campus, with wildflower planters and plenty of sunshine. Jack, with his blond hair and guitar in hand, looked like the type of guy who would start playing Wonderwall without the slightest provocation at a house party. Thankfully, he has a bit more profundity to him than that.

Kinds of racism you’ll face at LSE, by department

If you grew up in a country where the population was predominantly people of colour, LSE can be a white, white world with microaggressions lurking at every corner. In this tongue-in-cheek guide, I’ll take you through the types of racism…

Ella Marshall on mental health, LSE and Freedom of Mind

Ella Marshall is so much more than the “token state school friend” that she’s described herself as.  It was a Sunday outside of term time so campus was eerily quiet when we met. It was also probably the last hot…

See you on the Flipside

I sort of fell into working for the Beaver. I spent the entirety of my first year reading it because my friend Isabella, who’d go on to become my flatmate, worked as a staff writer and I was keen to…

5 Romantic Date Spots

Bar hopping in Shoreditch, clubbing in Camden, chirpsing at a restaurant in Chelsea… what do these all have in common? You can’t afford them of course! Don’t worry, just because you’re broke doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo having…

The Gay Agenda

Here’s the tea. Year-round state subsidised iced coffee The dismantling of the oppressive structures of heteronormativity Recognition of cuffed jeans as a hallmark of bisexual culture Comprehensive sex education Stopping straight men. Just stop. Letting trans people use whatever bathroom…

Inside LSELove

There’s something special about LSELove that I think says a lot about the culture of LSE in general: it isn’t even run by an LSE student. Now I won’t name her for legal reasons but the girl who’s supposedly behind…

Making Bob Marley: The Strife That Shaped a Legend

Bob Marley died nearly forty years ago, yet his cultural impact still resonates. He’s the most widely recognised Jamaican, dominating living legends like Usain Bolt and Grace Jones. His song ‘One Love’ was declared the song of the 20th century…

Making New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

If you find yourself making the same resolutions every year, it’s time to take a step back and consider making some you’ll actually keep. Luckily, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Week 11 Blues: Diagnostic Criteria

The length of the day coincides with the strength of your will to go on. You have deadlines looming but can’t be arsed to do anything about them. You’re not even looking at the reading lists anymore. You’ve resigned to…