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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

Comment: Departments should push back against LSE’s ‘league tables over students’ policy – they are our only hope

Over the past weeks, The Beaver has extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on students, documenting how privilege, inequality, and mental health problems have become aggressively exacerbated by the pandemic. It’s not only those of us with mental health problems…

Comment: Are we the generation of political apathy?

Growing up in a politically-active family, I have long been ensconced in politics and foreign affairs. Around the table, it was commonplace to have lively, yet heated debates about policy, economics, human rights, and democracy in general. My grandfather risked…

Comment: Spread kindness and compassion, not hate and negativity.

In life, what is most desirable is often the least likely outcome. The Covid-19 pandemic epitomises this. As the new coronavirus traverses the world – forcing many countries into severe lockdowns and others to implement strict social distancing measures –…

Comment: Help where you can

The CDC warns that the COVID-19 is likely to be most dangerous for older people or people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and lung diseases such as asthma. But what about people that are especially susceptible to…

Comment: Why I’m proud of LSE’s decision to go digital

Last week, LSE took the unprecedented step of taking all teaching online, replacing in-person exams with other forms of assessment and rescheduling much-anticipated July graduations. This has caused major disruption, and a grey feeling has inundated a very empty campus. …

Comment: Socialise or save lives? Our incompetence in the face of COVID-19

‘We have now had our first cases of COVID-19 within the LSE community’ wrote Dr Shafik on March 13th in an email to all students and staff. If this wasn’t upsetting enough in itself, we were then informed that campus…

Comment: What is the Fourth Estate? Everything.

At a time characterized by media convergence, where structural deregulation persists, and reporting that posits partisan opinion as fact appears normalised, the place and reliability of the media seem to be questioned by a good many. Yet amid hazy news…

Comment: What Next? The start of LSE’s Mental Health Journey

On Monday 24th October, Freedom of Mind LSE’s UGM motion to improve mental health support at LSE passed with 434 votes in favour. The motion sits in a wider movement of mental health-related campaigns that are a serious cause for…

Comment: Don’t be a consultant.

Many of LSE’s most talented graduates are enticed by the generous endowments and comfort of the ballooning middle-management industry. They should be wary of their pernicious social implications. In a recent opinion article for The Atlantic magazine, Yale Law professor…

Comment: Complacency will win Trump the White House

If the Democrat’s don’t keep their eye on the ball for 2020, we’re most likely due a repeat of the 2016 result. Here’s why. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Donald Trump performed a historic upset. After an entire campaign in…