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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

Vilifying Russia will not solve anything

This piece is a response to an article written by Ben Townsend, The waiting game: Russia’s resurgence The Beaver’s 897th issue contains a voluminous article criticizing Russia. In the publication, totaling more than one-thousand words, Ben Townsend does not skimp…

How to save journalism

The state, publications and readers all have a role to play if vital journalism is to remain a viable enterprise The Beaver has a proud history of fostering future journalists, and many of the words you’ll read in this special…

LSE needs to invest in student journalism

Student journalism is invaluable for career as well as community building For many acclaimed journalists, the answer to how to start in this cut-throat world is clear: join your student paper in university. Student papers, both in the UK and…

Don’t Blame the Bankers, We’ve Always Been Dour

Haydon Etherington traces the university’s straight-laced character to founders Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Today, LSE students rarely glow when they consider their university environment. For many, it is too career-focused. It’s a poorly kept secret that you’re more likely to…

Geography and Environment Society endorses Will Stein for Gen Sec

Will Stein: the man, the myth, the legend. Have you heard the whispers? That he has put more time into improving Student Satisfaction than pursuing his degree? That he birthed the campaign idea for the Summer Ball motion, a platform…

Islamic Society endorses Zulum Elumogo for Gen Sec

The Islamic Society, has decided to endorse Zulum Elumogo as he has been an invaluable supporter of our society during his time as General Secretary and has built a strong relationship with the committee and members alike. Throughout the year…

What creative societies need from the SU

Sam Rippon Drama Society President Societies are the lifeblood of this University, and they need to be able to function efficiently, effectively and for the benefit of their members. For that reason, Activities Resource Centre (ARC) reform is at the…

A few dedicated SU officers are not enough

Ella Holmes – Events Coordinator of Women In Politics Society The SU should help not hinder the campaign for women’s rights Given the current state of the Student Union (SU) it may be controversial to begin this piece with words…

LSE’s leftist history should drive the union once more

Catherine MacLean – Chair of Labour Society While the SU has made progress it now has to deliver on its promises LSESU has a long and proud history of leftism. In the 1980’s the SU President position was renamed General…

Colourism: Check your privilege

White people are not the only perpetrators of racism Last week, I overheard a troubling  conversation between a few of my boyfriend’s friends. When talking about the ‘types’ of girls they liked, one of the boys said that ‘Alexa is…

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