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Cassie Maines, Author at The Beaver Online
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Outsourced UoL Workers To Strike

Over 100 outsourced workers have announced plans to strike on 25-26 April at the University of London (UoL) as part of the “Back In-House” Campaign. These strikes, set to be the largest for outsourced workers in the history of UK…

Low Election Turnout Concludes a Year of Low Engagement

Last Thursday (8 March) on elections result night, the LSESU announced the election of fourteen candidates as new full and part-time officers, and eighteen candidates for committee positions. Sabbatical Officers Four full-time Sabbatical officers were elected: Zulum Elumogo as General…

Theresa May Proposes Tuition Fee Review

Fulfilling a commitment made in the 2017 Conservative manifesto, Theresa May has set in motion a year-long review of higher education funding which would potentially introduce variance in undergraduate fees and loans. Currently, undergraduate degrees cost £9,250 per year –…

Female Student Refused at Campus Barbershop

A female LSE student was recently refused a haircut at Angelo’s Gents Hairdressers, despite having a very similar hairstyle to their other clients. Angelo’s is located in the centre of LSE campus. It is not officially affiliated with the LSE.…

LSE Professor, and UKIP Founder, Calls for UKIP to ‘Disappear’

On 21 January, UKIP’s ruling body unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. This followed the media coverage surrounding the publication of offensive messages from his former girlfriend, saying Meghan Markle’s upcoming marriage would “taint”…

London Most Expensive City in Europe for Renting Property

For the third year in a row, London has been named the most expensive city in Europe for renting property. A study conducted by ECA International found that, for an unfurnished, mid-market three-bedroom apartment in “prime areas”, London tenants average…

Revisiting The Issue of Laptops In Lectures

The arguments put forward in a recent New York Times article titled, “Laptops are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.” aren’t particularly new, but they still re-ignite a debate in op-eds and on academic Twitter over the…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

Response: Bernie Wasn’t Robbed by the DNC

Donna Brazile’s op-ed was ill-timed and arguably unnecessary, but using it to re-litigate a debate over whether Hillary stole the 2016 election at the expense of Bernie is equally unnecessary. Brazile was not in the wrong in writing the Politico…

Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…