Alana Hauser

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Word on the Street: Apocalyptic confessions

Doomsday is almost upon us. Well, at least according to those of us who continue to ignore reassurance from archaeologists and anthropologists alike that Dec. 21, 2012, although the last day of the “Great Cycle” in the Mayan Long Count calendar, certainly doesn’t mark humanity’s last day on Earth.

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St. Louis named one of nation’s top LGBT-friendly cities

On Nov. 27, the Human Rights Campaign released the Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which rates a selection of 137 U.S. cities on the policy and community accommodations offered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Focusing on nondiscrimination laws and accessible public programs and services available for the LGBT community, the MEI ranked St.

Voices from the Middle East: Gaza

Junior Mahroh Jahangiri, a political science major at Wash. U., is currently studying abroad at the American University of Cairo in Egypt. Following the recent violence in the Gaza Strip, Jahangiri decided to join a humanitarian convoy to Gaza, accompanying 100 American, European and Egyptian students across the border into Rafah, Gaza last week.

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Word on the street: Diwali traditions

What are your Diwali traditions? Diwali, commonly known as the festival of lights, is best known amongst Wash. U. students through the Ashoka-sponsored dance performance. But as a traditional Indian holiday, Diwali is also celebrated through unique family traditions. Student Life asked students around campus to tell us about their own Diwali customs and celebrations. […]

Cookie campaign’s con artists

Yesterday’s election results may not have been surprising, but one thing is clear—they were riddled with cookie voter fraud. As a complement to its political counterpart, the on-campus cookie election was hosted by Washington University Dining Services to reflect the University’s political leanings while also uncovering the complexity behind electoral politics.

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How to maintain friendships while watching the election results

Disclaimer: I have yet to successfully enact any of these suggestions. Side effects of overzealous and hostile speech patterns include: friend loss, hoarse throat and delusional behavior. Watch parties can be a great space for educated political discourse, or they can be a catalyst for apocalyptic, friendship-destroying, competitive ideological battles that often include name-calling like […]

Lady K’abel rises: Tomb of Maya queen uncovered in Guatemala

Below the surface, Lady K’abel waited. The Guatemalan army moved in on the plaza of El Perú Waka, a small city in the northwestern Petén region of Guatemala armed against potential intruders. As days and nights passed, she began to emerge from the underbelly of one of the largest city temples in the Petén.

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Five different ways to pumpkin

Pumpkins act as great canvases on which to carve images of Mitt Romney and his binders full of women or Amy Poehler dressed up as Tina Fey dressed up as Amy Poehler, but their uses don’t stop there. Rather than throwing out your pumpkin leftovers and innards, consider cooking them into some of the treats below.

W.I.L.D. through the ages

A little more than a decade ago, W.I.L.D. did not simply mean free pizza and a concert. It meant catered Chinese cuisine and barbeque. It meant couches and kegs on Brookings Quadrangle. It even meant Jell-O Wrestling.

Title IX: Mandatory reporting and mismanagement

In the past year, sexual harassment has made headlines. Brooklyn politician Vito Lopez is currently being investigated for fondling two interns. Former assistant coach at the Pennsylvania State University Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulted 10 young boys over the course of 15 years, during which senior university officials took no action to protect the victims.

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