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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

Comment: So You Want to be a Gen Sec?

Outgoing two-time General  Secretary of the LSESU, Zulum Elumogo offers his top 3 tips to aspiring candidates: Be in it to Serve – Being Gen Sec is a fantastic opportunity to serve and support students to maximise their potential at…

Comment: Ignore Neoliberal naysayers on the beef ban

LSE should follow the fantastic example of Cambridge University and at least four other universities worldwide that de-beefed their menus. The School’s recently launched sustainability initiative should do what has the biggest impact.

Comment: You will survive a beef ban

The outcry over the beef ban has been unfounded, silly and, most of all, offensive. Here’s why. A recent motion to ban beef at LSE has, as somehow all things are, been met with backlash by the beloved right-wing community…

Comment: The LSESU election and the Chinese population

被LSE学联忽略的声音 LSE would not exist without its Chinese international students. The Chinese student population is large, and, while the average tuition fee for a domestic and EU student at LSE is £9250, the average tuition fee of an international student…

Comment: What uni has taught me about money

This time last year I had just begun a part-time job that temporarily halted an increasing slide into debt and financial turmoil. Despite this, looming overdraft disasters coupled with dodgy loanshark funds threatened to end my studies at LSE entirely. …

Comment: Quit London’s commercial dating scene for love at LSE

Why is it best to stick to our university to find a partner, and cement ourselves within a cohesive community? With Valentine’s Day behind us, I had time to reflect about the interwoven intricacies of being a young person dating…

Comment: Lobbying the Student Counselling Service is the wrong priority, perhaps harmful

I don’t think that it should be news to anyone that LSE has a serious problem with mental health. As the recent UGM notes, the culture at LSE is liable to contribute to the deterioration of students’ mental health. This…

Comment: Respect LSE’s democratic vote to ban beef

Banning beef was a democratic vote. Respect it, or otherwise seek to oppose it through democratic means. The recent so-called “beef ban” has raised concerns among sections of the student population about a “woke clique” imposing its views on the…

Comment: Banning beef begins the Road to Serfdom

What’s wrong with the LSE’s Beef Ban, and could it even lead to a slide down to totalitarianism? The recent proposal to ban beef at LSE, then set to phase out “all animal products” passed narrowly at 243-170 students. However,…

The trappings of power: Aung San Suu Kyi at the Hague

In December, Nobel Peace-Prize Winner and de-facto civilian leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at The Hague to face accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi, who for years has refused to acknowledge the violence exerted…