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LSE needs to invest in student journalism

Student journalism is invaluable for career as well as community building For many acclaimed journalists, the answer to how to start in this cut-throat world is clear: join your student paper in university. Student papers, both in the UK and…

Oliver Creed – Policy Profile

The Beaver (TB): Do you think that LSE does a good job at educating and stimulating its students? Oliver Creed (OC): Yes. But it can always do a better job. It’s a renowned university, but there’s room to improve. The…

SU Elections Candidates Face Allegations of Rule Violations

Several allegations of campaign misconduct ahead of the official campaigning period has put into question the viability of a short campaigning period. Two candidates, William Stein and Zulum Elumogo are reported to have began lobbying societies for endorsements. Allegations against…

Five Podcasts You Should Listen To

A beginner’s guide to the world of podcasts. I’ve replaced my Netflix addiction with a Podcast addiction. And it’s bad. The weekends – once filled with joy – are now grey. Podcasters take their breaks, and I’m left with Podcast…

Making sense of the crisis in Venezuela

The Beaver discusses the state of the current situation in Venezuela with Asa Cusack, Managing Editor of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean blog, and expert in the region. Venezuela is currently facing a humanitarian and political crisis of unprecedented…

SU backtracks on elections changes after complaints

Societies with fewer than one hundred members will now be able to opt out of online elections without an appeals process. This comes after society heads raised concerns about rules clamping down on face-to-face committee elections. Instead, the Union will…

A ‘Clare Market Review’ Review

I arrived late the journal’s launch event. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that getting into the room would prove a challenge: the room was packed. The launch of a rather obscure literary journal. Packed a room. At LSE. As…

Polka Dots, Mirrors and Pumpkins

Managing Editor Morgan Fairless renders a personal account of his evolving interactions with the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. I have purposefully avoided learning much about Yayoi Kusama throughout my appreciation of her art. This was a way of preserving the…

LSE100 Is Intellectually Insincere

When interviewing Paul Kelly for an article on assessment diversification, the then-ProDirector for Education at the LSE made a remark that stuck with me through the summer and into my second (and gladly final) term of LSE100.   Kelly suggested…

LSE’s 2030 Strategy is a sign of good times to come. Students should engage with it

After a year at this university, I have come to perceive that very few people around me show any excitement about the LSE. Despite its incredible offer of academic prowess, impactful and innovative research and a campus in the centre…