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Revisiting The Issue of Laptops In Lectures

The arguments put forward in a recent New York Times article titled, “Laptops are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.” aren’t particularly new, but they still re-ignite a debate in op-eds and on academic Twitter over the…

Minouche Hosts LSESU’s 120th

The Director of the LSE, Dame Minouche Shafik, held a reception for students and staff members at her university-owned apartment in Southwark. The event, held on Monday the 20th celebrated the 120th birthday of the LSE’s Student Union. Prominent society-members…

“This House Disapproves of Nationalism”

Last Thursday the Students’ Union hosted this term’s fifth Union General Meeting. It marked the Union’s 120th Anniversary Special, including a 96-year old motion disapproving Nationalism. Starting at 5.30 pm, the Sabbatical officers presented a comprehensive summary of their recent…

Polish Nationalism Reaches New Peak on Independence Day

Red and white. Those were the colours the streets of central Warsaw seemed to have been composed of last Saturday on 11 November. Every year on this day, thousands of people gather in Warsaw to celebrate Poland’s independence in 1919.…

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an historic unity deal

A historic agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas was reached on Thursday, in the form of a reconciliation deal brokered by Egyptian intelligence and backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The deal is being regarded…

Giant Tech Companies vow to fight extremism

The modern day tech ‘Big Four’ can now add combating extremism to their list of services. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have faced huge critique from political figures all over the world for their inaction in this regard. The opening…

Eco-Friendly LSE gets Top Marks for Sustainability

A new league table released this week by environmental research group People and Planet has given LSE a “first-class” rating for sustainability. The study ranks LSE 14th in the UK, 31 places above King’s College London and highest of all…

LSE Celebrates its First Consent Week

LSESU Consent Week 2017 kicked off last Monday and was devoted to initiatives aimed at creating a consent culture on campus, an effort to, “where all students feel safe in their Union”, as described in a statement by the SU…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

Bankside Laundry Malfunctions Draw Criticism

Laundry has been a continuous  source of distress for residents at Bankside House. Since the start of Michaelmas Term, the operating system and the dryers have malfunctioned at different times. At a time which LSE is having issues with student…