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Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey go AWOL at LSE London Mayoral Hustings

In moves reminiscent of Boris Johnson’s strategy during the 2019 Tory leadership contest, the London mayoral hustings held at LSE on 13 February  were marked by the absence of both incumbent London mayor and 2020 Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, and…

Journos, hacks and nosey bastards: why journalism is the career for you

By Alex Jones, Deputy Editor at the Orbital, Royal Holloway’s student magazine The world of student journalism is hard-working, weird, and rewarding in equal measure. It has been described, by a disgruntled editor with their back up against a print…

Eugenics is having a moment: what’s LSE got to do with it?

The intellectual foundations of eugenics were generated in British academia. LSE was founded by eugenicists. What is eugenics? Put simply, eugenics is applying the concept of selective breeding to humans. People with ‘desirable’ traits are encouraged to reproduce while people…

Tech companies are writing the rules for the 2020 election – because the FEC can’t

(c) Wikipedia Commons Since 2016, the influence of big tech and artificial intelligence (AI) in election campaigns has become increasingly notorious. 2016 saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 2019 Trump was almost impeached for Russian interference in the 2016 US…

Joe Rogan and endorsement politics

Joe Rogan’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders this past week spurred controversy in every corner of the Democratic field. During an interview on Tuesday with New York Times Opinion Editor Bari Weiss on his show, The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan stated,…

A letter from Roar: my experience with student journalism

By Tara Sahgal, Editor in Chief of Roar, King’s College London student newspaper From one student to another, KCL-LSE backgrounds aside: being a journalist at university is a daunting task. As a journalist, you feel responsible for ensuring that students…

Deadly virus, deadlier rhetoric

On the 30th of January, the 2019 novel coronavirus was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As of February 16th, 69,000 people have been infected and 1,699 have died. Whilst these statistics are certainly disturbing, they…

Career diversity in marketing and communication

(C) LSE Careers By Anna Leigh Today the media is an inescapable and ingrained force in our society. Whether it’s on your cell phone, advertisements in the tube, or even LSE’s own branding, you are consuming content nonstop throughout your…

Irish general election results 2020: seismic shifts, deep roots

It would hardly be an exaggeration to call last weekend’s general election in Ireland a turning point in the country’s history. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the centre-right parties which have dominated Irish politics since the 1930s, together garnered hardly…

Happy 120th birthday Gadamer, with love from the LSE

Today, 11th February 2020, marks what would have been the 120th birthday of Hans-Georg Gadamer*—a prolific German philosopher and titan of the hermeneutical tradition right up until his death at the modest age of 102, in 2002. Hermeneutics is the…