Freedom of the press and peaceful assembly are pillars of American society and clearly delineated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Regular violations of these core American principles by law enforcement officials in Ferguson are deeply troubling to the editorial board of Student Life.
Most Washington University students are proud to call St. Louis home for at least nine months out of the year—as such, it is important for us to fully grasp the tension in Ferguson and the tragic events occurring so close to our adopted home.
In our last staff editorial of the 2012-13 school year, we asked the Washington University administration for a number of changes on campus. And while some were perhaps a bit too ambitious, we did see our wishes for the return of the sociology department and a Starbucks in the new b-school buildings realized.
Since the formation of Social Programming Board in 2013, the group has taken steps to improve W.I.L.D. each semester as it gains clout as an organization.
High school seniors have only a week left before they must decide where they’re attending college next fall, so April, as usual, has seen our campus inundated with accepted applicants who are still debating between our institution and others.
Whether you’re looking for another class to fill a distribution requirement or are just scrambling to replace a class already filled up by upperclassmen, we at Student Life have some suggestions for course registration.
The Brookings Archway sit-in against Peabody Energy is nearly a week old, and though the protest’s organizers have had their demands rebuffed by Chancellor Mark Wrighton in a meeting Saturday morning, the sit-in doesn’t show any times of ending soon.
Recently, Washington University released the results of the Mosaic Project’s campus climate survey. The results, predictably, provided very few (if any) surprises.
With Elevate! sworn in this past Thursday, we are interested in seeing what parts of its platform the slate plans on following through and what changes will occur within Student Union in the coming year. A primary issue that we see within Student Union now is a general lack of visibility and clarity.
When Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced that Tony La Russa, former MLB manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement, no one was really complaining; however, no one was really excited, either.