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What to make of Ellen DeGeneres’ friendship with George Bush

(A still from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSZtjol7mJA ) After being pictured with the former President at a Dallas Cowboys game on October 7th, Ellen DeGeneres has had to defend the unexpected friendship between herself and the 43rd President of the United States. DeGeneres…

Towards a healthy relationship with death

Throughout centuries of human history, death has been celebrated and acknowledged across different cultures, regions, and religions. From the Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day in April to the Hindu Pitru Paksha ritual honouring ancestors and the Balinese holiday Galungan, in which…

LSE Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrats talk General Election

With the General Election campaign underway, our Features Editor sat down with the leaders of LSE’s Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrats societies for a wide-ranging discussion on Brexit, climate change, capitalism, workers rights, and more.  Transcript has been edited for…

Renting as an LSE student? Know your rights.

Illustration by Jinny Lee During the 2018-19 academic year, there were 5348 undergraduate students at LSE, out of which 1753 were first years. Only first year undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation at LSE Halls of Residence, with over 4000 places…

LSE offers guidance amidst Brexit uncertainty

ChiralJon By Eleanor Chapman The LSE has issued a statement regarding the future of EU and EEA nationals at the university, reassuring students of continued guidance throughout this uncertain Brexit period. The statement highlights resources available to international students seeking…

On being Black and Bipolar: A conversation between Chris and Saleisha

The numbers don’t lie: Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder than any other demographic in the UK. For a more personal look at this, Saleisha Ford and I, both Black women diagnosed with Bipolar II…

Sir Arthur Lewis, today

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it – especially in the case of economics. The vigorous political economy debates of today dominate academia and wider political discourse, and history is indeed repeating itself with current debates…

Interview with Dr. Clive James Nwonka: The role of the Black academic

Dr. Clive Nwonka (c) LSE Events So, first things first. We really want to know what your skincare routine is. Goodness. Well, thank you – I’m quite flattered. so, as you know Black skin can get pretty dry, so it…

The day after a government lost its European Parliament majority: the French and Greek paradigm

CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP During the European Parliament (EP) elections, EU citizens choose who represents them in the directly elected European Parliament which legitimises decisions in a similar way to national legislatures. These elections also act…

The best interview ever: Peter Hitchens

This is a summary of an interview I had with Peter Hitchens, the Conservative author and The Mail journalist, at the start of the year. It was something of a car crash, which is why I chose to shelve it…

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