The impact of online campaigns

It is only in recent years that online campaigns have begun to be taken seriously as a campaigning tactic for political parties. Previously, politicians stuck to their conventional methods of door-to-door canvassing, posted leaflets, face-to-face reasoning, and large media campaigns…

Meet LSE’s society raising awareness on food poverty and food waste

Food waste is an issue gaining increasing awareness around the world. The UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Committee classified food waste as ‘a global public policy issue’ in its 2017 report. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United…

Six months of protests: violence, disruption and the media in Hong Kong

It has been nearly six months since the Hong Kong protests first began, and they show no signs of stopping. Today, the streets of Hong Kong are a battleground between pro-democracy protesters and the police forces sent to curb their…

Seeing both sides: bisexual masculinities and the bi experience

Two weeks ago, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health released the findings from a 2014/15 health survey on sexual orientation. The findings confirmed what other surveys, including an earlier BBC-funded study by Ipsos MORI, have found: young people are getting gayer.…

Muxes: the Mexican ‘third gender’

Latin American countries – Mexico in particular- are not places known as advocates for progressive LGBTQ+ rights. Although Mexico City was the first place in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, the region is still known for its violence and…

Towards a healthy relationship with death

Throughout centuries of human history, death has been celebrated and acknowledged across different cultures, regions, and religions. From the Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day in April to the Hindu Pitru Paksha ritual honouring ancestors and the Balinese holiday Galungan, in which…

The best interview ever: Peter Hitchens

This is a summary of an interview I had with Peter Hitchens, the Conservative author and The Mail journalist, at the start of the year. It was something of a car crash, which is why I chose to shelve it…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

Making Bob Marley: The Strife That Shaped a Legend

Bob Marley died nearly forty years ago, yet his cultural impact still resonates. He’s the most widely recognised Jamaican, dominating living legends like Usain Bolt and Grace Jones. His song ‘One Love’ was declared the song of the 20th century…

Me Too: LSE Speaks

CW: sexual harrassment / sexual assault A note from your online editor:  This article highlights the sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault faced by women at university. I want to stress how hard it can be to share these memories,…