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The current features editors are Annabelle Jarrett, Colin Vanelli, and Marianne Hii.

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

The Beaver Launches “Breaking Ground” Investigation with Student Housing Survey

Features Editor Oli Wheeler writes about the new project, and gives his take on populism, globalisation and the housing crisis In 2015 the University of London published the results of its housing survey, showing that the average student in the…

Police Crackdown after Catalan Constitutional Crisis

More than three hundred people have been injured by police in Catalonia after the national government staged a crackdown on an illegal referendum held by the Spanish region on Sunday. Local citizens have been taking actions to protect polling stations…

Republican Healthcare Act Hurts Typical Trump Voters The Most

By Janai Gilmore In the US, the debate around the Republican health care legislation reached a fever pitch last week as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report’s release has…

Fajardo: Opportunities for Columbia

By Scott Carpenter The former Colombian mayor and professor of mathematics stood atop the stage and declared that he knew nothing. “I know nothing about economics, nothing about business administration, nothing about finance,” he said. “My branch of mathematics, the…

The Alt-Right Death Cult, Fascist Memes and Me

By J.T. Stokes For the past year I have been fascinated with the progressive left’s most versatile enemy to date – the Alt-Right. This fascination stemmed from two main sources. Firstly, from an earnest academic interest in the nature and…

Is Direct Rule Inevitable in Northern Ireland?

By Oliver Wheeler For the first time since the creation of a devolved Northern Irish legislature in 1921, unionists have lost their majority in a snap election that took place on March 2nd. The Democratic Unionist Party, the strongest party…

The Long Read: Why I’m Leaving the LSE

By Aiden Singh It is the main organ of the human nervous system. It regulates our sleep patterns, produces our vision, and ensures the proper functioning of our vital organs. And, most importantly to social scientists, it is responsible for…

China’s Rise and Superpower Warfare

By K Goh The meteoric rise of China as an economic power in the last three decades has led International Relations theorists such as John Mearsheimer to predict the coming of intense conflict between the People’s Republic of China and…

Fighting for Free Speech in Turkey

By Paula Grabosch Journalism is not a crime. With these words emblazoned across their banners, protesters drove through Berlin and other German cities last week in solidarity with Deniz Yücel. The #FreeDeniz movement was brought to life after the German-Turkish…