Ollie Cook: LSE student turned Olympic Rower

I was told not to apply for LSE and then, when I got in, that I wouldn’t enjoy it; “It’s not that sporty… it’s not that, you know, fun”. LSE was, in the words of my head of sixth form…

LSE is blinded by privilege

Our generation is plagued by guilt. Guilt for our beliefs, our choices, what we say, and what we wear. We are made to feel guilty for who we are, and no more intensely is this felt by me and my…

Change Makers is here to stay

Last year, LSE and LSESU piloted the first iteration of the Change Makers programme. Inspired by a similar programme at UCL, where she worked previously, new Pro-Director for Education Professor Dilly Fung brought the project to LSE, partnering with the…

Green Beast: LSE Should Stigmatise, Not Normalise Marijuana Use

What should we think about when we consider legalising cannabis?  One sultry summer afternoon in the middle of 2017, I sat on the edge of Oxford’s Thames River stretch smoking weed with some friends. They were kayakers who both had…

Coronavirus scare at LSE halls was “precautionary measure”, student has been discharged

The Daily Mail has reported that a potential instance of Coronavirus infection has been located at an LSE halls of residence at around 9pm last Wednesday. Accompanying images show two hazmat-clad health workers accompanying a third individual out of the…

The Election and the Left: Symposium launches broadsides at Labour leadership.

The Election and the Left, hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme, attracted huge crowds that saw the Old Theatre completely packed on Tuesday, 28 January. The event, part of the Politics in Crisis series, explored the meaning of the Labour…

LSE could go bankrupt ‘any day now’

The decade got off to a rough start for LSE, as it emerged that the university was on the brink of bankruptcy. A spokesperson for the School told the Beaver that the crisis had been discovered ‘about ten minutes after…

Beaver garners pair of trophies from largest student media association in the UK

On Saturday, 18 January, The Student Publication Association, the largest student media association in the UK and Ireland, awarded The Beaver Best Development of 2019 and executive editor, Morgan Fairless, Best Student Journalist of the year. “[The Beaver is 70…

Hedging bets with Emmet Mung

Emmet Mung isn’t our usual pick for Flipside. He’s embedded in a segment of campus that hardly recognises our paper; when I first contacted him about doing this interview he had absolutely no idea who I was, or what I…

Scruton’s LSE: losing a genius, losing a friend (RIP 1944 – 2020)

How is Sir Roger Scruton’s legacy intertwined with the LSE? Last week, the world lost one of the most well-read, creative, and impassioned people to ever grace the earth. He wrote plays, books aplenty and contributed more to the intellectual…