Lucy Knight

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beaver editor, second year politics student, she/her

LSESU election: Over 25% of SU positions have 0 candidates

With the polls set to open for the LSESU elections on Monday 23rd March, over a quarter of positions have zero candidates. Out of the 26 positions available in the SU election, 7 have no approved candidates, with many being…

Zulum on his GenSec Legacy

Zulum Elumogo became the LSE Students’ Union’s (SU) first black male General Secretary in Michaelmas of 2018, graduating earlier that year with an undergraduate degree in Social Policy and Government. Winning his second term in March 2019, he is now…

Closed circle: Mac Miller’s posthumous album is tragically beautiful

The accidental overdose of Mac Miller in September 2018 is one of the few celebrity deaths that shook me to my core. Just a month after the release of his fifth studio album, Swimming, Miller’s death felt like it came…

Why the answer to your problems isn’t a Summer Ball

It’s no secret how lonely LSE can be. The Beaver has reported time and time again how mental health is a serious and insufficiently addressed problem on campus. It is because of this that I applaud anyone who tries to…

Rory Stewart and the North-South divide

Cast your minds back to May 2019. Most of us were swarmed with exams, the weather was warming, and Theresa May announced her resignation – this was also the time where the nation was introduced to Conservative MP and Pret…

The challenge of free speech on campus

The debate over an absolute freedom of speech on campus is one of LSE’s biggest challenges. This complex and broad debate is one that will spring up again and again within university life. It covers more than political discourse –…

PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir on “meeting the demands of this new century”

Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been Prime Minister of Iceland since 2017, is Chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, and leads a coalition from parties on both the centre-left and established right. On the 2nd May Jakobsdóttir gave a talk on “the politics…

LSE’s Hangover: What is a Social Life at LSE?

LSE today often carries a reputation of being a career-focused hub with a lagging social life, perpetuated by consistently low levels of student satisfaction. The natural evolution of social events within LSE has been documented by the Beaver for the…

Hundreds of LSE Students Strike for The Climate

At 11am on Friday 15th March, students from every corner of LSE congregated outside the SU to strike for action on climate change. Joined by students from Imperial College London, UCL, and SOAS, thousands marched to Parliament Square to protest…

National levels of mental illness amongst universities urge a “call to action”

This week, results from a nationwide survey on student mental health uncovered the “alarmingly high” levels of distress and mental illness on our campuses. The survey of 37,500 students found that record numbers of students are reported to have increased…