Rhea Malviya

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How to SHAG: What is safe sex and are people even having it?

While spring typically laid the plot for people’s Hot Girl Summer, fornicating is about two meters away from many a single/non-cohabitating person’s grasp this year — at least it should be. Lockdown has provided many people with ample time to…

Group of postgraduate students call for fee refunds following campus shutdown

 Postgraduate petitioners sent a letter to LSE administration on 9 April, asking them to reconsider their summer term fees in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Two masters students deemed it time to speak up about the changed value of…

MISDI postgraduate invents bot to crack boredom and loneliness at LSE

Evgeny Pavlov, a postgraduate student in the Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation course, has invented an LSE-exclusive interface for students to make friends over ‘random coffee’. The LSE Random Coffee Bot utilizes Facebook’s API coupled with Pavlov’s own…

Conservative speaker at Undergraduate Political Review elicits uproar and reflection

Outcry ensued on social media following news that the Undergraduate Political Review (UPR) invited right-leaning LSE alum, Professor Eric Kaufmann, to speak on academic freedom at this year’s conference held on 18 February.  While the event typically highlights the work…

LSE ISVAT confused over EU/EEA students’ apparent lack of concern for UK status post-Brexit

LSE’s International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) recently canceled an informational event for EU/EEA students about the UK’s new settlement scheme due to students’ lack of interest. The event, which served to inform EU/EEA students of how to apply for…

Justice for cleaners revived: in-house cleaners say they are “left in the Corridor”

On Tuesday 28 January, LSE cleaners held the floor in the first Justice For LSE Cleaner’s Campaign meeting of the year to discuss persisting discrimination on campus despite being brought in-house in 2017. Cleaners told the room of 50 students…

Beaver garners pair of trophies from largest student media association in the UK

On Saturday, 18 January, The Student Publication Association, the largest student media association in the UK and Ireland, awarded The Beaver Best Development of 2019 and executive editor, Morgan Fairless, Best Student Journalist of the year. “[The Beaver is 70…

UGM motion for free sanitary products “inquorate”

The voting results for the final Union General Meeting motion of the year to provide free sanitary products in all LSE bathrooms emerged inquorate Saturday afternoon. The motion proposed by Maria Golub, part-time Women’s Officer, received a total of 243…

One month on from Black Bloc Day: HK student campaigners juggle community tensions, identity, and going home whilst Minouche visits Beijing

Director Dame Minouche Shafik may have ruffled some feathers with her recent travel plans. As the stakes climb for LSESU’s Hong Kong Student Alliance amid warnings from the Chinese government towards pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong after the latter achieved…