Interviews

Sam Rippon on Drama Society and dramatic life choices

Third-year Politics and History student Sam Rippon is well-known in LSE creative circles for his pivotal role in LSESU Drama Society of which he’s been President for the last two years. As his time at LSE draws to a close,…

Mariam Dawood on maintaining the ideal work-life balance

Mariam does it all: on top of being a part-time Masters’ student in the Department of International Relations, she is also a Labour Councillor for Manor Park, Newham and the co-founder of a new student-led IR magazine Gaze. Before coming…

Fikayo and Ella on sex and how to be better at it

I chose Fikayo and Ella for this special FLIPSIDE sex issue because no one speaks on the topic better than feminists. They are both at the head of their respective societies, Intersectional Feminist Society (iFemSoc) and Women in Politics (WiP).…

Hedging bets with Emmet Mung

Emmet Mung isn’t our usual pick for Flipside. He’s embedded in a segment of campus that hardly recognises our paper; when I first contacted him about doing this interview he had absolutely no idea who I was, or what I…

Personal about politics: Cat MacLean and Jason Reed

photography by Sebastian Mullen As we come upon the UK’s third general election in four years, it makes sense to talk to some of the political-types on campus. This week, we’re talking to Cat MacLean, former chair of LSESU Labour…

Jessica, Amraj & Toby on queer time theory, Hong Kong, and PRIDE at LSE

photography by Sebastian Mullen In the lead up to this interview, we joked that queer time theory is the most important mysterious paradigm dominating the lives of LGBTQ+ people, you know, apart from queerphobia. The planned time for this interview…

“Pain au chocolat ou chocolatine?” Héloïse and Edouard weigh in on being French at LSE

You might think that all the French people at LSE already know each other, but you would be wrong: Héloïse and Edouard have never met before this interview.

Angelica Olawepo on social mobility, fashion, and leaving Oxford

photography by Sebastian Mullen No one is happier to be at LSE than Angelica Olawepo. After spending a year on an access programme at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, she applied to study here. She  even travelled to attend the LSE…

Jack Wippell on music, cults and losing his religion

I met Jack for our interview on the sixth-floor terrace of the shiny new Centre Building. It’s a peaceful bit of campus, with wildflower planters and plenty of sunshine. Jack, with his blond hair and guitar in hand, looked like the type of guy who would start playing Wonderwall without the slightest provocation at a house party. Thankfully, he has a bit more profundity to him than that.

Ella Marshall on mental health, LSE and Freedom of Mind

Ella Marshall is so much more than the “token state school friend” that she’s described herself as.  It was a Sunday outside of term time so campus was eerily quiet when we met. It was also probably the last hot…