Molly Blackall
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BSc. International Relations and History student, proud Mancunian and Comment Editor at The Beaver.

LSE SU shop staff start campaign after cuts in pay and work hours.

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless Student workers at the LSE shop have begun a campaign aimed to restore their working hours and conditions after cuts and restructuring. Under new management, students have lost significant working hours as Catering staff and…

LSE Students Catch Ex-Italian Foreign Minister ‘Red-Handed’

Marco Minniti, former Italian Minister of the Interior, was invited by the LSESU Italian Society to speak at LSE. The event, co-hosted by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, discussed issues of migration and security. Students from LSE, SOAS, King’s…

LSE Security Remove Belongings of Homeless Person

On Monday, LSE Security removed the belongings of a homeless person outside the Old Curiosity Shop on campus. Security personnel, aided by those dressed in full protective garments, moved the tent that the man had been sleeping in outside the…

LSESU Cave to Student Pressure Over Graduation Costs

Earlier today, LSESU announced the launch of a new fund aimed to alleviate graduation costs for students. The fund, founded in association with the School itself, will be piloted at this year’s ceremonies. The announcement also revealed that the cost…

Anti-Outsourcing Activists Met With Violence At Senate House

Student protestors were forcibly removed from Senate House Library this afternoon amid physical clashes with security. Around 12 University of London students, including multiple from the LSE, signed up to the postgraduate study event being hosted at the university building.…

Precarious Workers Need You

If you’ve been at the LSE for the past two years, you’ll likely remember the Justice for Cleaners campaign. Even if you haven’t, you may well have heard of it. The 10 month campaign, run by LSE students and United…

Cultural Appropriation and White Responsibility

I would like to offer a response to a recent article published surrounding cultural appropriation. Firstly, I want to acknowledge my own position within debates surrounding race, which is one of privilege. As a white British person, I have no…

Anti-Homeless Architecture – LSE Forgets Its Roots

When you visit LSE’s website, you are met with a statement. In a large box, right in the centre of the screen, text reads: “LSE was founded with the aim of understanding the causes of things and for the betterment…

The Flow of Water and the Drought of Blame 

Firstly, I must yet again begin with an apology. I would like to blame exam season, or something equally justifiable, but i’m afraid my blogging absence is only attributable to something far deeper. The problem is, I’d built my extensive…

Graduation Gown Fight Disrobes LSE’s Student Satisfaction Problem

Students argue that the university’s weak response to 1,000-strong petition confirms fears of LSE’s student neglect and profit-maximising priorities. In the run up to graduations next week, students are being stung with a £45 compulsory graduation gown rental fee. The…