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LSE Sparks Outrage with Failure to Release Exam Results.

By Greg Sproston, Former Executive Editor Contemptuous School Management sends off Graduating Students with Final ‘Fuck You’. In a move very much befitting its shameful position as the single worst British University for student satisfaction, the LSE today failed to…

Emerging Markets Forum Successful Again

by Cameron Ormesher, Undergraduate Student On the 10th-11th March at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London, the eighth annual edition of the LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum took place, complete with its very own Snapchat filter. The EMF is run…

Big Brother Is Coming Closer

by Mona Elkateb, Postgraduate Student The issue of mass surveillance is a growing worry; its future undetermined and its current state often unknown. In the UK, the government’s increasing reliance on big data and video surveillance has sparked growing concern…

‘Predictability And its Limits’ In its Final Week

By Yap Lay Sheng, Staff Writer Entering its final week, LSE Arts’s latest exhibition ‘Predictability and its Limits’ is yet another creative exploration of the intersection between arts and the social science exhibited at the Atrium Gallery. On view are…

Cleaners’ Strike Captivates Campus

by Sofia Kastelein, Undergraduate Student LSE cleaners were on strike last Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, from 6am, campus was alive with cleaners, students and staff demanding LSE treat all members of the university community with dignity. Between 6am and…

Breaking the Pledge: Why is the LSE yet to Divest?

Why has the LSE broken its pledge on divestment? The recent decision by Kings to fully divest from fossil fuels and armaments by 2022 has once again raised the issue of divestment within the zeitgeist of London students, and highlighted…

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election

  By J Kwong Despite three candidates, the election outcome is unlikely to be a surprise.  In the wake of ever greater societal and political discontent, Hong Kong will select its new Chief Executive, on the 26th of March. The official…

Angelina Jolie Delivers Inaugural Lecture at the LSE

by Tazeen Dhanani, Postgraduate Student On Tuesday, 14 March, students taking the course GI425: Women, Peace and Security (WPS) eagerly filled up the classroom in anticipation of a guest lecture. The prior week featured guest lecturer Lord William Hague, one…

Tom Harwood Pledges to “Make the NUS Ever So Slightly Less Terrible”

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor Tom Harwood, who ran for NUS delegate on a satirical campaign in which he promised to defeat ISIS through NUS boycotts, has announced that he will be running for NUS President. The 20-year-old Politics student…

Dr Shashi Tharoor Calls For “Moral Atonement” Regarding the British Raj

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor On the 6th of March, Dr Shashi Tharoor,  author of 15 best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction and sitting member of the Indian Parliament, spoke at the LSE about British imperialism in India, in a…