The Beaver Newspaper

The Beaver




We know, it's a daft name. You can blame George Bernard Shaw for that.


It was Shaw who christened ‘The Beaver’ back in May 1949, and over more than sixty years we've picked up quite a reputation for beating a decisive and objective path through the forest of student politics, School scandals and society achievements.


In our archives you can find the past issues that charted the student-led occupation of 1968, the protests against wars, and the rapid expansion of the School. Likewise in the newspaper stands of today you'll find many of our former writers in both the by-lines and the stories themselves.


As a new student, your contributions to the Beaver can come via several avenues. You might settle for sending in the occasional Comment piece, venting spleen on your frustrations and concerns. You could pursue a more investigative approach and pen a well-researched Features piece about a global topic that you feel merits greater analysis and debate. If you fancy the true journo lifestyle, join our News team and be on the frontline of goings-on across campus.


We aim to document all facets of the student experience; also nestling in The Beaver are thriving sections for Sport, the community (Social), photography (Photo) and culture. The latter of these occupies its own supplement – PartB - and has featured interviews with such luminaries as food writer Nigel Slater, music critic Simon Reynolds, and the band Alphabeat.



The Beaver presents excellent opportunities for all kinds of students. If you don't feel your strengths lie in writing or photography (though potential contributors need have no prior experience, and breadth of subject matter is encouraged), we also have a strong online presence through our internationally-visited website and Twitter feed.


In addition, our Business and Marketing teams offer an unparalleled experience in running a real-life business - from sourcing sponsorship and advertising to organising promotional and alumni events.


This year The Beaver hopes to expand its readership and engage with a wider variety of students. Whatever your interests, tastes, and other society commitments, there is no better way to express yourself than in our well-thumbed pages.


Perhaps, on second thought, Shaw got it right - we Beavers certainly are industrious and gregarious creatures.




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  • Fri 30 Jan 2015 19:32
    by Samiha Begum, LSESU Black and Minority Ethnics Students Officer I am writing in response to the number of complaints I have received regarding the open letter issued by the LSESU Anti-Racism Officer, Esther Gross, to the Beaver. I was deeply disappointed to read a statement released by an official Students’ Union officer that made strong allegations against LSE students without waiting for the official SU investigation report. The fact that...
  • Fri 30 Jan 2015 18:05
    Yesterday’s two UGM motions – one opposing the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) and another expressing solidarity with the victims of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and in support of free speech – have both received a majority in favour, although the former was only quorate by 9 votes and the latter did not achieve quoracy by 51 votes. The motion opposing the CTSB had been proposed by...
  • Fri 30 Jan 2015 15:49
    The LSESU Jewish Society has submitted a formal complaint to the LSE Students’ Union and the LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun after comments made to The Beaver by the moderator of Tuesday’s ‘Gender and Resistance in Occupied Palestine’ event. Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, a research fellow at LSE’s Middle East Centre, was contacted for comment by The Beaver in the aftermath of a separate complaint lodged with the SU about Tuesday’s event, where...