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Student Petition to Remove Benches Hits 47k Signatures

Over the past week, the petition started by a group of LSE students to remove “anti-homeless” benches from outside the Library plaza cafe has received a further 47,000 signatures. Its organisers told The Beaver: “We’re delighted to see the mass…

How To Buy An LSE Freshers’ RAG Band

Hello all excited, incoming freshers to LSE! You’ve just got your results, giving you a place at the *best* London uni. All you have to do now is buy a RAG band. Freshers is a unique, fun and memorable (hopefully)…

Anti-Homeless Architecture – LSE Forgets Its Roots

When you visit LSE’s website, you are met with a statement. In a large box, right in the centre of the screen, text reads: “LSE was founded with the aim of understanding the causes of things and for the betterment…

“First Reformed” Should Be Your First Choice

Paul Schrader’s First Reformed uses potent images and an exceptionally crafted protagonist – found in Ethan Hawke’s lonely Reverend Ernst Toller – to find a bleak balance between hope and despair. Reverend Toller, a former military chaplain, has much cause…

LSE Student Satisfaction Continues To Drop

When discussing LSE, a recurring topic is our shamefully low student satisfaction score, which persists despite our renown international standing. This trend appears to be continuing. Following the release of the National Student Survey (NSS) results yesterday, our student satisfaction…

“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 –…

Removing the veil of ignorance: the destructive impacts of recent international criticisms of the Rohingya

Removing Suu Kyi as the LSESU Honorary President bears no productive impacts. Rather, it weakens the key pivot that holds Myanmar’s volatile social fabric together, and lends weight to more radical, uncontrollable groups. A key nuance here that is often…

“Future of Pakistan” Event: Lack of Transparency Draws Criticism

The ‘Future of Pakistan’ event held on Saturday 4th November has caused a stir among disgruntled students for last minute ticket cancellations, and alleged preferential ticket allocation both for the event, and the keynote speech by the Prime Minister of…

BREAKING: JANUARY EXAMS TO BE HELD ON A WEEKEND

The Week 0 exam dates will reportedly begin on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, a day later than originally advertised to students, to allow students an extra day to travel back to London after the Christmas break. This means that exams…

United States, Israel to quit UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States is formally withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), citing structural ‘anti-Israel’ bias and mounting membership fees owed to the international agency. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with…