Desi Isaacson

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Junior fraternity member suspended

Washington University suspended junior Chandler Elmore, the Phi Delta Theta member found in possession of an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a handgun on campus.

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WUPD discovers firearms in Phi Delt house, fraternity permanently suspended for violations of temporary suspension

Washington University Police Department officers searched and found an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon and handgun belonging to a member of Phi Delta Theta, who was suspended from the University Feb. 20. Phi Delta Theta will be permanently suspended from campus for violations of their temporary suspension.

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OK?: A night with comedic hypnotist Dale K in Graham Chapel

What are the ethics of hypnotism? That’s the main question I walked out of hypnotist Dale K’s show, sponsored by Social Programming Board and held in Graham Chapel, with. Some pretty questionable yet funny stuff happened up on that stage last night and depending on how real it was for those involved, there could’ve been some awful moments.

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Comedian, CNN host talks about race through humor in CS40 speech

College Hall was almost entirely filled as W. Kamau Bell, a socio-political comedian and host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” delivered a talk on racism Wednesday night. Right away, Bell warned the audience that the talk was not going to be comfortable or filled with race buzzwords.

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Flannel shirts and wood shavings: A night with Nick Offerman

Last Thursday, comedian Nick Offerman made it out to St. Louis’s Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 Union Hall to promote his third book, “Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop.”

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The myth of ‘Top Floor Lien’

One floor has a nickname or—in classic Washington University fashion—an acronym: TFL. Top Floor Lien—the kids right above me.

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WUFC? WU F No.

After a great Convocation night of school spirit, speeches and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, I felt ready to get college started. That is, until night number two rolled around, along with the infamous—or perhaps not-so-infamous—WashU Ultimate Floor Challenge, otherwise known as WUFC.

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New Writing 1 alternative available to freshmen

Incoming freshmen now have the option to take “What is Justice?” as an alternative to Writing 1 this academic year.

A requirement for most first year students, Writing 1 aims to develop the writing skills of all freshmen to adequately prepare them for college level papers. The “What is Justice?” course has the same goal of improving writing, but intends to offer a more consistent theme in its subject matter.

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The next four years: Construction on campus

Freshmen expecting a picture-perfect campus are in for a surprise as three major construction projects begin across campus.

Olin Library, the Overpass connecting the Danforth Campus to the Delmar Loop and the East End will see some of the most significant disruptions.

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