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Bear’s Den interrupted

In response to the latest nationwide string of instances of police brutality, a group of over 40 black Washington University students occupied and effectively shut down Bear’s Den Friday evening. Protestors organized in an effort to vocalize concerns with the University’s lack of response to such instances—as well as feelings of invisibility in the Washington University community.

Alberto De La Rosa | Staff Reporter

UChicago stifles men’s tennis at ITA regionals

In its first major action of the 2016-17 school year, the Washington University men’s tennis team posted a series of strong performances at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional this weekend.

Jon Lewis | Contributing Reporter

Football gives complete effort in win over Birmingham-Southern

The Washington University football team’s rush defense had a harrowing challenge in its first two games of the season.

Isaac Jacobson | Sports Reporters

Women’s soccer bounces back with convincing win over Rose-Hulman

After a rare skid last week, the Washington University women’s soccer team rebounded convincingly on Friday night with a 2-0 road victory over the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Anna Schoenfeld | Contributing Reporter

Men’s soccer’s scoreless streak continues against Illinois Wesleyan

The Washington University men’s soccer team continued its dominant defensive play with a 3-0 victory against Illinois Wesleyan University Friday night. With the shutout, the No. 12 Bears have held opponents scoreless in through their first five games of the season, marking their longest such streak since 2008.

David Kim | Contributing Reporter

Dealing with debt—federal government edition

If you’ve been following this election cycle (or American politics ever), chances are that you’ve heard someone mention the national debt. It may have been in the context of a balanced budget amendment—the idea wherein Congress would not be allowed to pass a budget which contributed to the national debt—or it could have been used as an arbitrary measure of how well a president grew the economy.

Wash. U. College Democrats

Recognize the gesture, focus on the cause

As football fans across America can attest, the tone of the 2016 season has changed the precedent for social commentary in relation to the sport.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Writer

Tacos, margaritas and competition

Last Thursday’s Taco-Rita Showdown marked an unusual foray into the 21+ social scene in St. Louis for me. The competition, located in the Public Media Commons just east of the Central West End, was a joint collaboration between Sauce Magazine and St. Louis Public Radio.

Brock Workman | Food Editor

Op-ed Submission: Why Wash. U. needs graduate workers to unionize

But the fact of the matter is that without a union, which legally requires the University to listen to our concerns and come to agreements with us, Wash. U. graduate workers have no real power.

Carolyn Barnes & Natalia Guzman Solano | Department of Anthropology Ph.D. Candidates

WU moves down four spots in national university rankings

Washington University fell four spots—to 19th—in this year’s annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings list, which were released this month.

Scott Lu | Contributing Reporter