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Breaking: Failure to maintain globe causes dirt-related diplomatic debacle at LSE

The LSE Directorate had to move quickly late Friday as a custodial issue escalated into a minor diplomatic incident. Sources within the Estates Division confirm that the schedule for cleaning The World Turned Upside Down, commonly known as ‘The Globe’,…

a bipolar blog: the wonderful world of friendship

CW: disordered eating – paragraph 2, self-harm, vomiting – paragraph 7 On the first day of August, 2019, before I knew I was bipolar, I had a terrible serotonin-induced break with reality. I got through it with the patience of…

1st year student has horrible feeling LSE100 might be rubbish

As LSE entered the second half of Lent Term, it emerged that a 1st year student, who cannot be named at this time, had developed a horrible, sinking feeling that LSE100 might actually not be that good. LSE100, the university’s…

Brown girl meets brown boy, falls in love

A boy tells me that his mother doesn’t want to see him marry a brown woman. He is a brown boy, she is a brown woman. But as far as they are concerned, no woman looking like me could be…

Cliteracy Class 8: Oh won’t thou dominate me?

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? And when will thou giveth me a spank?”: that’s what I like to think Shakespeare intended to write, reflecting the realities of many healthy sexual relationships. Dominance and submission in sex get a bad…

birds, bees and big booties – bipolar disorder and sex

CW: alludes to non-consensual sex in paragraph 5 I’m at a junction in life where I’ve been reflecting on the people that I share my body with. I take sodium valproate for my bipolar disorder. I recently ran into problems…

The Beaver reports: S.E.X and the City

As living costs skyrocket in London, LSE students are hard pressed to sustain lifestyle habits previous generations took for granted. Whereas students previously could afford gimp leather suits and latex puppy gear out of their student loans, the rising cost…

the basic boundaries of being bipolar

CW: parts of this article allude heavily to self-harm and suicide, specifically in the last paragraph of “the lows –  depression and dysthymia”  Over the summer, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, like any person with a new diagnosis,…

‘The other’

“N*ggers are stupid, they gotta study real hard, don’t they?” I wish I could ask Melba Pattillo, one of the Little Rock Nine––a group of students that desegregated the first high school in the US south––about this moment. She was…

Cliteracy Class 7: a brief history of the pussy

For the first Cliteracy of the decade, let’s travel back in time to the first pre-historic female squatting down awkwardly over a particularly reflective pond, craning her neck and taking a peek at this thing we call the vagina. Get…