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Keep SU accountable, pay attention to upcoming elections

SU officials have failed to fulfill their obligation of accountability to the student body through their conduct and their work ethic. But no one has posted in outrage on social media. No conversations are calling for change.

Staff editorial: Budget prioritizes student experience, hurt by apathy

Despite standing for nearly 16 hours, senior and Vice President of Finance Vikram Biswas has finalized and balanced Student Union’s 2017-2018 budget, which includes a 100 percent increase in Trending Topics funding and the return of two WILDs. Our editorial board commends SU for increasing their focus on enriching the student experience inside and outside of the classroom.

Allow students to elect SPB Exec, create accountability

With yet another white male brought to campus as part of Social Programming Board’s comedy series, it is now abundantly apparent that SPB’s survey system does not favor diverse acts. To counter this trend our editorial board recommends that positions on Social Programming Board become an elected instead of appointed.

Another year, another sex issue: Why we keep doing it

And then, there’s the running joke that is consistently told to members of Student Life’s staff: that our peers only read one issue per year, and it’s the Sex Issue. So we do it for you guys—our semi-loyal readership.

Finding the perfect on-campus date spot

Every year, the editorial board of Student Life takes to a staff list to dole out sexual wisdom to the student body of Washington University. This year, keeping with tradition, we would like to help our romantically taken, but still chronically lazy peers who are looking to spice things up.

University should be cognizant of investigation procedures and impacts

With the recent reinstatement of the men’s soccer team following a Washington University investigation into allegations of derogatory statements made by the men’s team toward the women’s team, there are still many questions that must be answered moving forward. While we commend the University for acting swiftly and efficiently in the investigation process, we caution them against acting passively from here on out.

University’s messages opposing ban good start, needs consistency

Chancellor Mark Wrighton, rarely one for political gestures, sent an email out to our community expressing his personal opposition to what is now being called the “Muslim ban” and clarified a Washington University statement of principles.

Rebuilding strength through truth

In the past few days, details of the indictment of former Dean of Students Justin Carroll have left the entire Washington University community reeling.

It’s not about the research: A call for real compassion

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—from entering the United States for 90 days.

Increased diversity still just a number at Wash. U.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows that the freshman class at Wash. U. during the year of “The Six” was 4.8 percent African-American. This year, for the class of 2020, that number is up to 12.4 percent. But has the culture that led to the discomfort and insecurity following that year’s production actually changed with the changing demographic?