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The elected comment editors for the 2019/2020 school year are Lucy Knight, Michael Shapland and Samuel Caveen.

Comment: Banning beef begins the Road to Serfdom

What’s wrong with the LSE’s Beef Ban, and could it even lead to a slide down to totalitarianism? The recent proposal to ban beef at LSE, then set to phase out “all animal products” passed narrowly at 243-170 students. However,…

Green Beast: LSE Should Stigmatise, Not Normalise Marijuana Use

What should we think about when we consider legalising cannabis?  One sultry summer afternoon in the middle of 2017, I sat on the edge of Oxford’s Thames River stretch smoking weed with some friends. They were kayakers who both had…

Scruton’s LSE: losing a genius, losing a friend (RIP 1944 – 2020)

How is Sir Roger Scruton’s legacy intertwined with the LSE? Last week, the world lost one of the most well-read, creative, and impassioned people to ever grace the earth. He wrote plays, books aplenty and contributed more to the intellectual…

The Black Women’s body and sexuality

I am a Black Feminist. I mean I recognise that my power as well as my primary oppressions come as a result of my blackness as well as my womaness, and therefore my struggles on both of these fronts are…

What does it mean to be Black? A Debate

Written by Alejandra Padín-Dujon, illustration by Christina Ivey Black History Month in the UK is a time to celebrate community and Black Pride. But one crucial question remains: what does it mean to be Black? Push that further: what does…

How to prevent Digital Racial Profiling

Written by Micah Roberts Our capacity to be manipulated is broad and well-documented. Semantic games when positing questions can result in radical changes in answers. George Monbiot, cites a survey to illustrate the power of emotive lexical choice. 65% of…

Take Two: the Second Referendum and the Game of Frames

I received my call to write this article, covering a debate on the Second Referendum in collaboration with LSE’s own Debate Society, under intriguing circumstances. Initially hesitant to write about an issue so polarizing as Brexit, one day, scuffling out…

Keeping Student Activism Alive

Written by Miranda Imperial As a one year Master’s student, my time at LSE has been short. My experience of the university cannot be compared to that of undergraduates. I know I cannot hope to be as familiar with the…

LSE and the Climate Emergency

Written by Gabriela Cabaña and Catherine Whittle A growing movement in LSE, the Climate Emergency Collective, is asking for the university to join the rapid efforts to address the climate emergency. A net zero institution by 2025 —as per Extinction…

Engagement in the Students’ Union

Written by Akash Mehta, former member of LSE Court of Governors I feel the biggest challenge before the LSESU is to get the opinion of the majority of students as to what do they expect and how they want their…