Staff Editorial | 428 articles

Mac Miller a logical choice, but time to shift priorities

We don’t envy the task of the WILD director. Faced with a student body marked by diverging tastes and a budget too limited to afford an artist with ubiquitous appeal, each semester is a delicate balancing act between maximizing the headliner’s popularity, promoting genre diversity and finding a performer engaging enough to convert newcomers. This can amount to something of a zero-sum game.

The liabilities of a tradition

With yet another incarnation of the ThurtenE Carnival in the books, Wash. U. students are once again left with more questions than answers, more gripes than good feelings about the whole event.

The Fight for the American Dream

The Fight for $15, a national movement that led hundreds of people to a rally on Brookings steps on Wednesday, is quickly establishing itself as yet another cause clamoring for Washington University students’ attention

Give us better options, not sterner warnings

Washington University has long touted itself as a leader in energy conservation and sustainability. Many of its programs, however, focus on the negative aspects of an action, rather than the positive.

Let them eat cake (and steak and seafood and everything else)

Limiting the foods that can and cannot be purchased with government assistance—including cheap, “unnecessary” treats like cookies and chips—is reminiscent of a parent telling a child that they can’t eat their cake if they misbehave.

A math class should be a math class, regardless of school

As one of its selling points on tours to prospective students, Wash. U. espouses how easy it is for undergraduates to take classes across schools and even earn dual degrees if so inclined. What Wash. U. neglects to tell those students is that, if they are in the College of Arts & Sciences, earning that second degree or major will consume any time you may have had for electives.

New SU Exec should set clear goals for tenure

Student Union’s new executive board, inaugurated last Tuesday, was the first to be elected without running under the slate system.

Don’t worry, we hate StudLife too

A particularly inquisitive Yik Yakker posted several months ago, “Am I the only one here who disagrees with just about everything StudLife writes?” No, dear anonymous Washington University student, you are not alone. In fact, you have company from the staff that produces the pages that will soon become your toilet paper.

Course recommendations for your fall 2015 scheduling needs

Advising meetings for fall 2015 schedules are under way, and it’s time to take a look at those course listings and plan your next semester’s slate of classes. We at Student Life have some suggestions based on past favorite courses.

SAE, Greek life must address systemic race issues

Wash. U.’s chapter has a responsibility to both acknowledge and help change a culture shaped by its organization’s persistent incidents of racism, even if it’s on a chapter-specific level.