Offensive ideas are not new to campus. Communities of color deal with problematic comments and behaviors constantly. Why does it take one of those comments going viral on campus to get a response?
It hurts to feel ignored, and it hurts even more to feel ignored and not have the ability to do anything about it. Even though as voters, we may not have the ability to directly influence Supreme Court decisions, there are other ways to fight for what we believe in.
As undergraduates at Washington University, we are plugged in to national politics in a variety of ways, including student publications, courses and various on-campus events. With the upcoming midterm election quickly approaching, it is important that we transfer this same level of enthusiasm to state and local politics.
Not only should the University alert the student body when these crimes occur, many would appreciate continual updates afterward.
Attending a collegiate athletic event, then, is as much about community and a sense of belonging as it is about cheering for first downs. That’s uniquely true at Washington University, where by nature of size, we share a far more intimate setting than that of a 100,000-seat stadium.
Following a string of violent crime in the neighborhoods around Washington University, administrators announced a partnership with Uber to provide free rides to students for the fall semester.
If, like most freshmen, you signed up for dozens of email lists at various activities fairs and have been putting the subsequent email blasts in your spam folder ever since, now would be the best time to give one a chance.
The arrival of Limebike, a dockless bike and scooter ridesharing system, has resulted in dozens of bikes and scooters around the Danforth Campus, with many students taking short trips on the low-priced rentals.
One year ago today, Jason Stockley was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lavar Smith, thrusting St. Louis once again into the national spotlight amid a renewed debate about police brutality. The not-guilty verdict sent waves of anger and frustration across St. Louis and the nation—and it shed light on the issues of segregation, wealth disparity and violent crime that shape our city.
It is close to impossible to please everyone involved when the policies themselves have the potential to affect everyone on campus. So, with all of the changes announced by both WUPD and Campus Life, it is of the utmost importance that students continue to offer their input.