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Checks and balances: SPB’s unstable system

So, Social Programming Board messed up.

Dear Washington University students

It’s long past time for you to be in the streets. Every single last one of you.

The Wash. U. student dictionary

Teaching Assistants are now called “Assistants to the Instructors.” In the same spirit, the Student Life editorial board has come up with our own names for a few of our favorite things on Danforth campus.

Listening sessions require action

Over the next three weeks, the Washington University Title IX Office and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will host a series of listening sessions for students to raise their concerns with the way Wash. U. addresses instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence.

Students should protect DACA ideals

This past Tuesday, President Donald Trump called for a rollback of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program uniquely affects the Wash. U. campus, as the young adults it shields are the same age to we who attend this school.

Stay engaged with Wash. U. in light of no debate

Although this coming year lacks a central event equivalent to the debate to rein in Washington University students, that should not mark the end of students’ involvement within our campus community as the new semester unfolds.

Syllabi access should be available before class starts

Chances are, if you’re a current or incoming student at Washington University, you like to get ahead. Over the summer, many students click the seemingly helpful “view syllabus” button underneath each class on WebSTAC, only to be met with an all too familiar phrase: “No syllabus was found for this specific section,” or even “Professor: TBA.”

A need for transparency throughout construction

Between the expansion of Umrath House, the ongoing renovations to Olin Library and the frequent Overpass closures, it’s safe to say that students at Washington University are used to construction.

Summer send off: An ode to DUC 330

As the academic school year draws to a close, so does the end of an era: Student Life’s time in Danforth University Center room 330.

SU successfully allocates wide range of subjects, speakers for Trending Topics speaker series

Last year, the Student Life editorial board called upon Student Union to change their allocation process to account for their mixed priorities in balancing quality—i.e. name recognition—and quantity. However, with a 100 percent budget increase for Trending Topics, we believe Student Union has made respectable strides towards reconciling their two goals.