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Meal point policy only hurts students

With the year drawing to a close and finals stress descending, there’s an anxious buzz around as students prepare for summer, say goodbye to their friends and still try their best to pass their classes. Piling on top of the dozens of other worries students carry with them is a new uncertainty created this year by the revised meal plan policy.

Student Union needs to reorganize speaker funding, selection

Every year, Student Union puts aside an inordinate amount of money to give students the opportunity to hear from a wide range of speakers on a number of topics—from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights to feminism to global health.

University emergency alerts leave students confused and underprepared

It has become abundantly clear over the past few weeks that Washington University is a long way from being fully prepared for a campus emergency.

Shifting venues, shifting goals for SPB’s concert series

Social Programming Board moved its spring concert, traditionally held at the Gargoyle, to the Pageant. Read our Editorial Board’s thoughts on the venue change.

Changing ThurtenE landscape makes fundraising less of a facade

As tradition goes, fraternities and sororities on the Washington University campus construct facades for the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival, ThurtenE. This year, however, features a welcome shift in the quantity and types of facades constructed.

Worried about registration? Consider these classes for the fall

It’s time to register for classes once more, so we at Student Life have compiled a list of our favorite options offered for the fall of 2016. Pray that you have a good time slot lest you be stuck with Management 100.

ArtSci restrictions stifle interdisciplinary exploration

College is nothing if not a natural habitat for important-sounding buzzwords, and assuming you haven’t spent your time under a soundproof rock, it’s likely you’ve heard the phrase “liberal arts education” a time or two (hundred).

In case of emergency, we need more than notifications

When Washington University sent out an emergency notification last Wednesday that a person with a weapon was near North Campus, it became clear that the University has an effective, albeit obnoxious, system to inform people on our campus of an emergency. However, another—and maybe more significant element—was made clear: although we got the memo, a majority of us did not know how to respond.

A thank you for knowing how to do our jobs better than we ever could

As we quickly come to the close of the 2015-2016 academic year, the editorial board of Student Libel would like to commend each and every student on this campus for understanding journalism better than we do. Granted, it shouldn’t be hard to put out more consistent and non-biased news than a group of uneducated, click-baity, Greek-hating, illiterate trolls, but we congratulate you nonetheless.

Lewis a strong choice, University should stay cognizant in future

For the second year in a row, Washington University will bring a man of history to serve as the commencement speaker. Rather than a student of history, however, we get someone who actually lived it. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia will be coming to campus for the second time this academic year—this time to speak to the graduating class.