Student Life Newspaper

Student Life Newspaper is the independent, student-run newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis. It has been published since 1878, making it one of the oldest newspapers in Missouri.

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The Socioeconomic Survey

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: The Socioeconomic Survey asked students questions about how they fund their Washington University education and if they feel their economic status affects their experiences here. Students were also able to share stories about feeling out of place based on their economic status.

Ferguson links

This page serves as a home for all the stories, photos and opinion pieces Student Life published about Ferguson during the 2014-15 school year.

Student groups strip down

Like in past years, the 2015 Sex Issue saw student groups bare their bodies. From academic clubs to fraternities and a cappella groups to student business workers, Wash. U. students used strategically placed props both to showcase their club spirit and cover up their delicate bits.



Nick Offerman aka Ron Swanson performing in campus show

Nick Offerman, of “Parks and Recreation” fame, will be coming to campus Nov. 10 for Social Programming Board’s Fall Comedy Show, the group confirmed Wednesday. The performance will be in Edison Theatre. Check tomorrow’s issue for the full story.

Senior Staff Q&A

Senior Staff Advice Whether a three-year veteran of Washington University or just 12 months removed from the first stay on campus, every member of Student Life’s staff has been a new student at some point. We have all had our highs and our lows, and we are eager to share our thoughts on surviving—and enjoying!—the freshman experience.

A Q&A With Wash. U. Administrators

Few people truly know the man behind the double-breasted suit and swanky “Chancellor” title. But who is this “Mark Wrighton” who is leading our great University? What do we actually know about the scientist whose most widely cited achievement is helping develop chemicals in a plastic light-up stick?

Re-prioritizing socioeconomic diversity

On July 30, the New York Times published an article about a lack of effort by elite colleges in recruiting poorer students.

Photos of the Week: April 15–19

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Photos of the Week: April 8–12

To submit a photo for consideration for Photo of the Day, send your photos to [caption id=”attachment_57763″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”As DePauw University's Paige Gooch assesses a birdie putt, a flock of Canadien geese invade the 18th hole at Gateway National Golf Course during the weekend WUSTL Invitational.