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Busy as a Beaver – The Story of Felix

Adopted in February 1922, the LSE beaver mascot was selected by Edwin Cannan, Professor of Political Economy at the time. The beaver was chosen because of its attributes as a “hard-working and industrious yet sociable animal”, traits that founders of…

Hearing From Our Alumni – 2016 Executive Editor Taryana Odayar

Initially joining The Beaver as a deputy Features Editor, I soon worked my way up to Features Editor and in 2016 became the first woman of colour to be elected Executive Editor in the newspaper’s 70-year history. In my first…

Hearing From Our Alumni – 2017 Managing Editor Bhadra Sreejith

When asked about the highlights of my life at LSE, I always return to my time at The Beaver. Some of the happiest, and most rewarding moments of my time at the LSE were spent in the Media Centre, discussing,…

LSE’s Hangover: What is a Social Life at LSE?

LSE today often carries a reputation of being a career-focused hub with a lagging social life, perpetuated by consistently low levels of student satisfaction. The natural evolution of social events within LSE has been documented by the Beaver for the…

Being Better Than Everyone – A History of LSE

LSE’s rivalries with other universities date back to the early twentieth century, and have lived through famous academic debates with Cambridge in the 30s, “ragging” and mascot stealing in the 50s and 60s and again in the 80s, light hearted…

1968 – LSE Unchained?

The year 1968 has become renowned for hosting some of the most important international political protests, many of which were initiated by student activists. The LSE was no exception to this global movement and the period from 1967-1969 became known…

Leading Ladies of LSE

Beatrice Webb in 1875, courtesy of LSE Library Earlier this year, the LSE renamed its towers after three central figures in the UK’s suffrage movement: Emmeline Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. This was to mark 100 years since…

A History of LSE Events

Muhammed Ali speaking in the Old Theatre in 1971 To the public, the LSE is known best for being a hotbed of socialism, a springboard for investment bankers and accountants, and holding public lectures. Whether or not these perceptions have any…

A Look Into Three Strikes

Earlier this month, hundreds of LSE students took to the streets in central London as part of the international climate protests movement. In tandem with students around the world, the protesters marched through Westminster to make a point about the…

“Familiar, Strange & Subject to Change”: LSE’s Sculptures

Image courtesy of Mark Wallinger and Hauser and Wirth  In 2005, LSE’s resident penguin and elephant Tembo made their home on campus from Canada, donated by General Course alumnus Louis Odette. In March 2009, the penguin, barring its flippers, disappeared…