Christina Lauren
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5 Romantic Date Spots

Bar hopping in Shoreditch, clubbing in Camden, chirpsing at a restaurant in Chelsea… what do these all have in common? You can’t afford them of course! Don’t worry, just because you’re broke doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo having…

Week 11 Blues: Diagnostic Criteria

The length of the day coincides with the strength of your will to go on. You have deadlines looming but can’t be arsed to do anything about them. You’re not even looking at the reading lists anymore. You’ve resigned to…

Dear Crystal: Are we even friends?

Dear Crystal, I usually never miss class, but I just couldn’t drag myself to my 9am the other day. I had already decided I wasn’t doing the topic in my exam so I didn’t feel too bad about skipping out.…

Dear Crystal: I can’t stand him!

Dear Crystal, My friend is having her birthday party and I can’t wait to go. However, she’s invited someone that I absolutely can’t stand. Being in the same room as him makes me sick but he has responded that he…

We should rename the Beaver

A serious institution like the LSESU deserves a properly named paper. Quite aside from sounding like the subtitle for a low-effort 80’s era porno, ‘The Beaver’ as a name has image problems. It is, perhaps, a fitting metaphor for an…

Sex Advice from My Dad

Condoms have a 98% theoretical success rate when used correctly. And my parents did use them correctly, but no one ever thinks about the 2%. My parents were lucky enough to be in a situation where having another child wasn’t…

Dear Crystal: I’m a lonely second year in halls

Dear Crystal, I am a second year living in halls. I only live in halls because my strict parents didn’t feel safe letting me go into private renting. I have plenty of friends, however, they all moved out of halls…

Pros and Cons of being an International Student
Pros You likely stand to benefit from Brexit, because the pound is going to shit against your currency. You probably know English better than all the home students, because you actually had to put effort into learning it. You won’t…
Reading Week for the Many, Not the Few

Reading week is a blessing of a concept. An entire week with no classes or lectures that you are free to devote to doing whatever you like. Go back to wherever you called home before London, hell, leave the country…

Fashion Takeover

“I’ve always been drawn to fashion because of the creative outlet it provided me. LSE doesn’t always inspire the most creativity so I’ve always taken advantage of every opportunity I’ve had to explore this through my experiences of working within…