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Our last punch: reflecting on LSE Fight Night as our real bout against COVID-19 began

At the time of LSEAU Fight Night, sports leagues around the world were coming to a halt. Italian sports had already shut down and administrations around the globe were exploring the option of fixtures proceeding as normal without fans in…

Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’ showcases the UFC’s unstoppable rise

Despite its danger, the UFC may just be the perfect antidote for a post-corona world With the sports world in lockdown, the UFC is daring to be different, or, perhaps, extremely dangerous. In early April, the UFC’s president Dana White…

Zen and the Art of Marble Racing

When Shakespeare’s actors first uttered that sumptuous line, “There’s a special providence in the fall of the sparrow” all that time ago, who could have predicted that those words would carry so much meaning in the art of marble racing…

Fight Night Sonnets

Can the brutality of Fight Night be captured through the language of love? Fight Night was one of the last major LSE events held before the school’s unfortunate closure. How fitting then, that it was one of its best. Talent,…

The Scoop: A round-up of the week’s (semi-true) stories

Men’s FC plan trip to UNESCO world heritage site for 2020 Tour Marking a significant break from tradition this year, the LSE Men’s FC have decided on the historic city of Canterbury, home to the famous Cathedral, for their annual…

VAR ruins Chelsea’s chance at a comeback

Oh Chels’. When I first came to London in September, promising articles were sprawled about the Blues all over the sports section of the Evening Standard. As an American, I was particularly enamored of Captain America, Christian Pulisic. The winger…

LSESU: This Girl Can

Empowerment and exercise combine for a week full of opportunity. The LSESU This Girl Can Week is running this year from the 10th to the 16th of February. Much like the nationwide This Girl Can campaign, our week-long version aims…

LSESU Pole Fitness – Debunking Stereotypes

All Photography by Angie Abdalla Strippers, sex, prostitutes, promiscuous females, perhaps even the recent movie ‘Hustlers’. These are probably the first few things which come to mind when one mentions pole dancing or pole fitness. While such stereotypes may hold…

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…

Carol continues tradition of debauchery with the best of the AU out in full force

Oh Carol! I am but a fool. Darling, I love you, even though you treat me cruel. Once a year, the stars align and suddenly sinking a tepid beer at 6:45 AM becomes not only normal but thrilling; people who…