LSE & Sports: Are We Any Good?

Have you ever wondered which university LSE has played, won, drawn, or lost against the most; or how LSE’s record has evolved over the years; or if LSE is better than UCL, King’s, or Imperial? If yes, buckle up, you’re in for a ride.

LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign petitions protection for all

On 19 May 2020, a students and staff collective launched the ‘LSE Covid Solidarity Campaign’, to petition the LSE Council, Court of Governors, Director, and School Management Committee to protect all workers and students in this crisis. The petition aims…

a bipolar blog: covid-19 pandemic special

TW: suicide, self-harm, substance abuse It’s been over a month since my last bipolar blog on friendship. I’ll chalk up my tardiness to trying to survive our new normal. LSE campus has shut down and everyone is scrambling to figure…

ICYMI: LSE memes in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Everything sucks, but LSE meme production has never been better. I thought I’d share my favourite ones about LSE’s shitty response to Covid-19. Beyond extremely driven student campaigning, the ubiquity of these memes should serve as further proof of how…

LSE students reveal disparity across departments’ assessment approaches

Additional reporting by Yasmina O’Sullivan. Described as a “weight lifted” by some, and “ridiculously deluded” by others, the move to online exams has widely changed the way both students and staff view the exam period. With exam strategies differing greatly…

Who is the real Simon Hix?

By Michael Shapland and Jamie Boucher Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research, professor, and lecturer at LSE, is a significant figure both within LSE’s leadership and the university culture itself. Coming from a state school background to study at the undergraduate…

Minouche: SMC pay cuts, furloughs, and delayed spending

In an email to LSE Staff, Director Dame Minouche Shafik has laid out the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the School’s financial situation. Facing financial strain, the university will furlough some staff who cannot work in the current…

Dancing through LSE with Zulum Elumogo

Editor’s note – This interview took place last academic year. We are publishing this piece now to remind readers of the importance of a passion, especially in times like now where the world has been ‘turned upside down’. I met…

Students voice concerns over ‘business-as-usual’ assessment strategy

Additional reporting by Colin Vanelli As British universities grapple with how to tackle assessments during the Covid-19 global pandemic, LSE is being accused by some of following a “business-as-usual” approach. Various student groups have circulated petitions and letters proposing alleviating…

Leo Marley TV ‘Hot Topics’ – Too Hot to Handle ★★★★

Being schooled in the art of YouTube procrastination myself, it was a joy to behold traces of many of YouTube’s top comedy channels in Third Year LSE student Leo Marley’s ‘LSE Hot Topics’. There were the close-ups and sharp edits…