Zach Kram | 89 articles

A mass of voices: An oral history of student involvement in protests

In the two weeks following the grand jury announcement, Student Life arranged one-on-one interviews with more than a dozen students involved in the ensuing protests. These students relayed their experiences at various protests throughout St. Louis, shared their reasons for protesting and voiced their hopes for how the protests will evolve within the University community.

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WUSTL not specifically targeted by website hack, Student Union believes

Student Union leaders do not believe that the hacking of websites by a group identifying as pro-Palestinian last weekend was targeted at Washington University specifically.

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Cross-country, volleyball lead Wash. U. to top of Learfield Cup’s first standings

On the strength of its top-four national championship finishes in both men’s and women’s cross-country, Washington University topped the first set of Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.

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Students block traffic, demand University response as part of continuing protests

On the first day of classes after Thanksgiving break, Washington University students continued to protest last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson with a pair of on-campus actions.

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SU’s website hacked by pro-Palestinian group

Student Union’s website was hacked Saturday afternoon by AnonGhost, a hacker organization that identifies as pro-Palestinian. The hackers replaced the SU home page with a logo and a block of text that includes the phrases “Death To All Jews” and “Viva Hamas” at the top.

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Students join local protests after grand jury announcement (updated)

Washington University students have been protesting with thousands of St. Louis residents since a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing teenager Michael Brown in August, with some being hit with tear gas and pepper spray and one being arrested.

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Bears finish fourth at nationals

In a field of talented runners and teams with national championship aspirations, Washington University was the only school to place both its men’s and women’s teams on the podium.

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Wrongful death suit against University centers on alleged negligence

The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that the University was negligent in its treatment of drug cases on campus, putting students such as Soh in danger. Central to the suit is the family’s claim that after a series of drug investigations and violations among Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, of which Soh was a member, SAM members were not referred to criminal prosecution and were instead dealt with within the University’s own judicial system.

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Soh’s family pursues settlement a year after son’s death

The manner of death for Washington University senior Yongsang Soh, who fell from a 23rd-floor balcony last year, has been changed to “undetermined” after originally being ruled a suicide.
Soh fell from an apartment in The Dorchester on Forest Park on the morning of Oct. 26, 2013. His parents soon opened a private investigation into his fall, which has turned up evidence they think suggests the University played a part in Soh’s death.

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Yongsang Soh’s family seeks settlement from University for son’s death

A year after their son died from falling off a 23rd-floor balcony, the parents of Washington University student Yongsang Soh are pressuring the University to take responsibility for their loss.

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