Roni’s declassified Black History Month survival guide

Courtesy: Lick Events via Instagram Black History month is coming to an end but it’s never a bad time to celebrate Black people, history, and culture. Here’s how you can do that responsibly. Reparations! Black people have been calling for…

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins on Channel 4’s dating reality show The Circle

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins joined Channel 4’s reality television game show The Circle on 9 October, presenting as a middle class white man named Josh. Contestants on The Circle live in the same house but never actually meet,…

An (Actually) Broke Student’s Guide to Surviving LSE

My first year at LSE was a rollercoaster. There were the highs: party invitations, academic seminars, fancy career networking events, a successful election, and coursework going well; things I was signing up to when I accepted my place at the…

Cliteracy Class 2: Keeping it fresh

Welcome one and all to a fresh new year of Cliteracy – your LSE source for judgement-free, no shame chat about what we’re all thinking about: sex. Avid readers of The Beaver (if you’re out there) may remember my witty…

US Women’s Colleges: Your questions answered

I am a General Course student, and back in the US of A I attend Wellesley – the women’s college, the Hillary Clinton school, all that, yes. Compared to people in my home state, a lot of LSE students actually…

First-year survival guide

Around a year ago, I was anxiously searching the internet for positive affirmations and reassurances about university. I was moving to a completely new city, all by myself, and wasn’t really sure what to expect. The number of resources out…

A Field Guide to LSE

Browsing the SU shop, one often finds oneself wondering why anyone would want many of the goods that they sell [1]. It is important to bear in mind, however, that the items dispensed by our most revered institution constitute an irreplaceable…

Ten tips I wish I’d had when I started LSE

Hello, and welcome everyone – whether you’re a returning student or someone coming to LSE for the first time. The Modern Languages Society is delighted to present our new blog! Each week (or fortnight) we’re going to publish a short…

Dix conseils que j’aurais aimé avoir quand je suis arrivé à LSE

Salut et bienvenue à tous – soit les étudiants qui retournent, soit ceux qui viennent à LSE pour la première fois. La société des langues modernes est ravie de vous présenter notre nouveau blog! Chaque semaine (ou quinzaine) nous allons…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Progress

So that’s it; the term is over and so is this blog. I want to take a moment to reflect on the 8 weeks of stories that Open Book has shared. What purpose has this blog served, if any? Will…