Columns

Regular columns from LSE students.

Take Two: the Second Referendum and the Game of Frames

I received my call to write this article, covering a debate on the Second Referendum in collaboration with LSE’s own Debate Society, under intriguing circumstances. Initially hesitant to write about an issue so polarizing as Brexit, one day, scuffling out…

Brexit and Ego Death

There are two underlying forces in debate, and the formation of political discourse in general. These two forces dictate the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ of debate, and in turn can determine the ideas that shape the political narratives of subsequent generations.…

We have elections, too

Our elections are also taking place this week, with our AGM (and obligatory pub trip) scheduled for Friday March 22. (First, I’d like to apologise to the Clare team that we won’t be at the launch of their second issue…

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…

“It’s not Fine… It’s not normal”: Gun Violence in America

I am proud to be an American. Despite all the political turmoil with the last election and subsequent and questionable legislation, I have still felt a deep connection with my country of origin. Certainly, many American students at LSE –…

Editorial: On the Decline in Turnout

Another season of LSESU Lent Term Elections is behind us. Congratulations to all the winners, and commiserations to all the losers. It takes great courage to put yourself out there, and I promise you that this is a valuable experience—nothing…

Low Expectations and Even Lower Water Pressure

I can only apologise for what has been an inexcusable break in blog posting. I am sure this literary drought has been of great trauma to the whole of my committed and extensive fanbase, as I starved you of your…

Editorial: The Case of the Misheard Gunshots

Chaos on Oxford Street on Black Friday Last Friday, I was at home resting with my flat after a terrible Zoo experience when I saw it. The BBC notification that something had happened in Oxford Circus hit our phones at…

Update from your Education Officer

Hi, I’m Esohe and I am your Education Officer. I am one of the four full time sabbatical officers. I was elected to represent your academic interests, which means I lead on improving the teaching and learning happening at LSE.…

Editorial: The Pay Gap Revisited

Do women earn less than men? It’s more nuanced than you think. Econometrics has literally changed my life. It is by far my favourite subject this year. What I enjoy the most about it is its applications to the real…

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