Editorials

Editorial pieces by our editors.

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…

“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…

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…

Editorial: Obviously, Me Too…

…but we have to consider the nuances of the conversation I have a lot to say on the “Me Too” campaign. Given that my previous two editorials have been on a Facebook video and an obscure casual game respectively, it is high…

‘Me Too’: Shock, Solidarity, and Sexual Assault

This week, the internet was flooded with one simple statement: “me too”. Women all over the world came together on social media to share that they too had been the victims of sexual harassment or assault. Understated but remarkably poignant,…

Last Editorial: Goodbye Beaver!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. This is my last ever Editorial – the very last one! Can you believe it?! Looking back over my time as Exec, I feel proud of everything we have achieved as an Editorial Board, and…

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…