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Dancing through LSE with Zulum Elumogo

Editor’s note – This interview took place last academic year. We are publishing this piece now to remind readers of the importance of a passion, especially in times like now where the world has been ‘turned upside down’. I met…

Liar Season 2 – the perfect example of how to ruin a TV show ★

After waiting three long years for the second season of Liar, it’s safe to say that I was more than ready for its release. The first season ended on a huge cliffhanger which found rapist Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) dead…

Zen and the Art of Marble Racing

When Shakespeare’s actors first uttered that sumptuous line, “There’s a special providence in the fall of the sparrow” all that time ago, who could have predicted that those words would carry so much meaning in the art of marble racing…

Now Trending: Boredom

Approximately two weeks ago when LSE announced that the university would be moving online due to COVID-19, questions began trending amongst LSE students: 1. Will my spring week and/or summer internship be cancelled? *While frantically writing an email to HR…

FOMO and JOMO

“I wish I could be there right now,” “Hmm… it feels like I’ve been replaced overnight,” “I can’t believe she got married without me,” How many times have you mumbled these things in your head while scrolling through photos of…

Bank of England lowers base rate on street credit

The Bank of England’s Special Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) met Friday and announced it would be lowering the base rate for street credit by 60 basis points, the largest single reduction in rates since the shocking underperformance of Wiley’s ninth…

Video calling apps, ranked

8. Skype and Skype for Business Demonic. I can’t decide which version is worse: the one where you haven’t been able to change the username that you made at the wise age of 11 or the one where all your…

The Lawyer – queer romance inspires reflection ★★★★

While the BFI LGBT+ Film Festival has sadly been cancelled, some of the exceptional films have been made accessible online. So The Beaver is here to spread the word about these fantastically diverse films to lighten up the monotonous days…

Arts & Culture: Quarantine Special

Instead of doing my monthly “what to expect this month”, I’m bringing you a quarantine special where you can walk the ruins of Machu Picchu, discover the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, and stream productions from the…

Misbehaviour in Quarantine ★★★★

Having been lucky (or stupid) enough to visit the cinema at the last-minute before their nationwide shutdown, I was able to watch Philippa Lowthrope’s latest film Misbehaviour. A film aptly categorised as a comedy-drama, performing superbly as both.  The premise…