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Burglary at Passfield Hall

On the night of Tuesday the 24th October, residents of Passfield were evacuated on two separate occasions due to unscheduled fire alarms, arriving back to their rooms with at least two cases of stolen property. The two fire alarms were…

AU Carol Decision Defies Logic

The LSE Athletics Union (AU) announced last week that AU Carol – the union’s flagship pre-Christmas social usually held on the second-last Friday of term – has been moved to Friday 24th November this year, this decision has angered and…

LSE Student Travels to Edinburgh via Poland, Berlin and Glasgow

An LSE student, William Stein, has flown from London to Edinburgh via Poland, Berlin and Glasgow, for the same price as a return ticket with Virgin Trains East Coast. The second year Geography with Economics student wanted to visit Edinburgh…

Big Success at University Challenge Try-Outs

Last Friday was a milestone for the LSESU University Challenge try-outs, hosted in collaboration with LSESU’s Quiz Club at the 6th Floor of Saw Swee Hock. The first round saw increased participation and strong results for many teams. This brings…

LSESU Consent Workshop Coincides with Viral #MeToo Campaign

LSESU workshops on Consent began last week. ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course followed by a workshop – is open to every LSE student.  The workshops focus on the complex issue of consent and…

Amazon buys Whole Foods: the impact for student living

In June this year, Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of the online service Amazon) bought the infamously expensive chain ‘Whole Foods’. That month, some prices dropped in stores by up to 43%. It was Amazon’s most costly acquisition to date…

Graduate Course Choice Concerns Raised At Departmental Meeting

In response to criticism over the complexity, fairness and structure of Graduate Course Choice, The Department of Government has said that there is “only so much they can do” according to Student Representatives, who attended the meeting last week. Graduate…

“Indifference” Wins the LSESU MT Elections

A sparsely-attended hustings event on Wednesday October 18th kicked off the final stages of the LSE Student Union’s Michaelmas Term election cycle, which has seen 50 candidates come forward for 11 separate posts across the SU.  An estimated 20 individuals…

Taters gonna hate

Potatoes on the loose at Nutford House Last week, mysterious potatoes with cryptic messages started appearing in front of students’ rooms in Nutford House (an intercollegiate accommodation).These potatoes have been placed there by an unknown prankster with messages like: ‘why…

LSE Responds to Course Choice Complaints

“We recognise the course selection process can be frustrating, and apologise for this,” an LSE Spokesperson has told The Beaver, in response to ‘Graduate Course Selection Chaos’, published last week. “The School is reviewing the course selection process for both…

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