Breaking: In-person graduation back on for summer 2021

LSE will hold in-person graduation celebrations in summer 2021, the Students’ Union announced in a statement. The move reverses the School’s earlier plans to hold them digitally, which attracted significant controversy and which the SU had promised to fight against.…

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…

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…

Urbanest rent strikes see further developments

A petition lobbied at private accommodation provider urbanest, in light of recent rent strikes from an inter-collegiate group of students, has now seen wider attention, publicity, and an official response.   Dan Lawes, speaking for the campaign, told The Beaver that…

Breaking our silence: The fight against racism should include Asians too.

Many people, including world leaders like former US President Donald Trump, have consistently conflated Covid-19 with “Asian” identity. It is thus unsurprising that such racist rhetoric has culminated in a surge in violent hate crimes against “Asian-looking” people, particularly those…

The intellectual collapse of Western arrogance

2020 was hopefully the final nail in the coffin for Western arrogance – an intellectual edifice that has plagued the West for so long. The notion that we can live and make decisions based on the a priori assertion that…

Urbanest rent strikers demand accountability

Following the development of rent strikes in LSE-owned accommodation, student strikers’ attention has now turned to demanding accountability from private student accommodation providers in London. One petition, created by an intercollegiate student group living in housing provided by urbanest, reached…

Breaking: LSE cancels in-person graduation ceremonies

LSE has become the latest UK university to cancel in-person graduation ceremonies, saying that the School “[does] not believe that large-scale campus events will be possible for the foreseeable future” in an email to 2021 graduands and 2020 graduates. In-person…

Editorial: Russell Group student newspapers for no-detriment policy

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we…

Inside the LSE Rent Strike

Reporting by Jack Beeching Across the country, students are angry. Having been encouraged to move into university accommodation with promises of ‘hybrid’ teaching and a relatively uncompromised experience, they have instead found themselves in cramped halls with lacklustre support from…