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LSE & Sports: Battle of Berrylands

Picture this: you’ve woken up far too early on the Saturday after Welcome Week, feel a bit under the weather after five days and nights of partying courtesy of the LSESU RAG Band, and now somehow find yourself at Waterloo…

Cliteracy Class 9: How to stay calm when everyone else is doing the deed

Guess who’s back? Yes, it’s Miss Pussy Galore, LSE’s second closest thing to Gossip Girl after LSELove (still slightly short in popularity, but we’ll put that aside for now). I’ve been in a year of hibernation but I’m back, baby…

Music in Athletics: the motivational push with the social pull

Illustration by Gabi Król   Music allows us to set the tone and tempo of our lives, and this is as true in sports as it is anywhere else. For instance, sports such as rowing, cycling, and running lend themselves to…

Opinion: British boxing community left out in the cold

By Thomas Jenkins Boxing. It is a sport that predominantly serves working-class communities in deprived inner-city areas, and one that can create opportunity, purpose, and structure where there is none. It is a sport that has a unique ability to…

LSESU Elections 2021: General Secretary

It’s election season here at LSE, and aside from voting within all of your societies, the big jobs in the SU are also on the line. General Secretary, or ‘Gen Sec’, is the top representative for LSE’s students. They sit…

Social Editor Shamelessly Plugs his Save the Children Campaign in the Beaver

Well. It’s safe to say that this Lent Term has not been the banger we had all hoped. As the number of unwatched lectures and unburned beer calories piles up at break-neck speed, any hope I had in the LSE…

What’s on Your Desk? Part III

By Bryan Ling Another week or so, another nail biting analysis of LSE profs, their desks, and what the first have on the second. Dr Jo Murkens, Department of Law (LL106, LL4Z6) B: What’s one item on your desk that…

Lights Up on Jo Parker

For this (slightly late) Flipside pride interview, I spoke to second-year International Social and Public Policy with Politics student Jo Parker. Anyone who talks with Jo for long enough notices something special: Jo listens — properly listens — like no…

Happiest Fool

By Didier Muller. Illustration by Salvatore Pirito. You could trick me, and I’d be grateful Tell me everything I want to know And I’ll open myself  You could do anything,  Steal from me  And I will kiss your fingers Whilst…

Short-changed

By Didier Muller; Illustration by Salvatore Pirito I’m selling my soul for a flat belly It’s seen some wear So, I’ll take whatever you can give me  Even if it just shows in the mornings. Have my heart for a…