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The Ordinary Life of Arty Fishal

Arty Fishal is a regular guy. He lives in London, he has a job at a bank. He works six days a week. Every morning, Arty wakes up at 6AM to take the tube and gets to work by 7.…

APRIL FOOLS: Minouche Announces The Globe Sculpture to be Taken Down

Editors note: this article was published as a joke on April Fools day 2019 as a light hearted joke towards the ugly globe that has been erected on campus. This article is not meant as a political statement or to…

Zoo Hits New Low as AU Members Try (and fail) to Hit the Dance Floor

So it turns out there is something worse than getting pissed up in Zoo – being sober and standing outside it. Last Wednesday, dubbed Shite Night, was an odd one. I wasn’t drinking as part of my end of year…

Football or Women’s football – what’s the catch for women playing sport at the LSE?

Written by Marion Lieutaud, Sociology (PhD) and Eponine Howarth, Law (ug) [Editor’s Note: This article was edited from the original one that Marion and Eponine sent to us. As a result, some key information that has since been re-inserted was…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Progress

So that’s it; the term is over and so is this blog. I want to take a moment to reflect on the 8 weeks of stories that Open Book has shared. What purpose has this blog served, if any? Will…

Defying the stereotypes

Part B was reintroduced in 2015 as the Beaver’s well-needed arts and culture section. Today, it reflects a broader change on campus in all artistic domains. Although art can sometimes feel sidelined at LSE, artists and writers have been increasingly…

Goodbye to The Beaver

The Beaver is my home. It is the university family everybody wants. It is the friend everybody deserves. I don’t know better people. Memes aside, the last three years at university have been difficult and emotional. But recently, as I’ve…

How can I ever change things that I feel?

Sexuality, home and change I look down at the lapel of my coat. Fuck. The badges. I forgot to take them off. Frida Kahlo and a gay flag stare back at me. I take one off, slip on the cool…

Solace in the Sports Section

I hated playing Imperial anyway. Their captain is an awful bloke and the pitch is by Heathrow airport. Around half an hour in to the game, I made a fateful turn chasing down their left-back, heard a click in my…

Sports, Community and other Rare Treasures

One thing I noticed in the SU elections was how all the candidates loved to talk about community. Activities & Development candidates competed over how many student events they could run. Gen Sec candidate Alex Selway focused his campaign on…