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Gone Too Soon : In Memory of Adhil Bakeer Markar

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Adhil Bakeer Markar started his MSc in Comparative Politics at the LSE only a few weeks ago, having been awarded the prestigious…

Editorial : On the Death of a Friend

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Don’t let the title of this Editorial put you off. I am not usually one to express grief so openly, and being only 21 years old I can say that I haven’t experienced too many…

Editorial : This Week in News

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Its already Week 3! Since last Tuesday, there have been some pretty interesting developments both at home and abroad,  so I thought I’d do a round up of the more riveting ones thus far. On…

British Government bars LSE’s foreign academics from Brexit project

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Up to nine foreign LSE academics specialising in EU affairs, who were working on a Brexit advisory project for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), have been barred from contributing to further government Brexit work.…

Dame Vivienne Westwood on Theresa May, Julian Assange and Telling Off The Queen of Sweden

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Renowned fashion designer and ardent political activist Dame Vivienne Westwood delivered two public lectures at the LSE on Monday the 26th and Wednesday the 28th of September 2016, on ‘The Rotten Financial System (Rot $)…

LSE Sweeps Cleaning Staff Problems Under the Rug

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Last Thursday, an open meeting ‘Justice for LSE Cleaners!’ was held at the Thai Theatre, in LSE’s New Academic Building, and was attended by LSE students, staff, trade unionists and journalists. The meeting was organised…

Editorial : Spring Cleaning Anyone?

  By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Last week, I attended the open meeting organised by the United Voices of the World (UVW) trade union which was held in support of the LSE Cleaners.  The cleaners are directly employed by Noonan Services…

Editorial by Taryana Odayar : Another One Bites the Dust!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  And we are off! Welcome to yet another year at the LSE! What with Corbyn being recently re-elected leader of the Labour Party, Cruz’s Texan turnaround in endorsing Trump’s presidential candidacy, and His Holiness the…

Reviewing Baz Luhrmann’s ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Newsweek famously wrote that Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is ‘So enslaved by its worship of Energy that you want to slip it a Valium.’ But after watching the film and comparing it with Shakespeare’s original play, I find…

Book review : Charlie Raymond’s “Hired, Fired, Fled”

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Fourteen jobs in fifteen years. That’s how long it took Charlie Raymond to come as close as he could to career contentment. From Africa to Europe, North America, and the Middle East, Raymond’s ‘BCO’ or ‘Blind Career Obsession’ takes him…