Zach Kram | 113 articles

The longest con

Student Life interviewed five Wash. U. faculty, each from a different discipline, who nearly unanimously spoke against the taxpayer-funded effort. They discussed at length, among other reasons, the plan’s flawed economic rationale, its misuse of public funds and space, and its sense of stagnation with regard to city planning.

| Longform Editor

Volleyball looks to assert dominance amidst roster speculation

In fall 2012, Washington University’s volleyball team spent all of September and October ranked No. 1 in the country. But late-season struggles sent the Bears tumbling down the rankings, and the team failed to advance past the regional round.
That year’s freshmen enter this season as seniors, and three years later, they have still not advanced to the Division III quarterfinals. Last year’s graduates were the first in three decades not to reach the quarters in their Wash. U. careers, and this year’s seniors don’t want to become the second.

| Senior Reporter

Stuck on 19: Wash. U. athletics aims for a 20th national title

If I’ve learned anything from movies about the college experience, it’s that the undergraduate years are magical, and like adolescent Peter Pans, students shouldn’t want to graduate out of the 18-21 age range.

| Senior Editor

Clark sets school record as Bears prepare for UAA championship

A week before Washington University’s track and field team hopes to extend one record and tie another as a group, junior Josh Clark set a school mark of his own on Friday.

| Staff Reporter

SPB announces spring WILD headliner: Mac Miller

Rapper Mac Miller will headline this spring’s WILD, Social Programming Board announced Sunday night.

| Editor-in-Chief

Greek life and racism, from BD to Norman

It’s been two weeks since a racist fraternity incident rocked the University of Oklahoma and two years since the Danforth campus hosted a controversy of its own, and David Stetter knows that the Greek community has an image problem.

| Editor-in-Chief

Missouri History Museum stops panel including Palestinian presence

An event planned for Thursday night has been cancelled at the Missouri History Museum after organizers refused to meet the museum’s demand that Palestinian activists be removed from a panel of speakers exploring the similarities between social movements in Ferguson, Ayotzinapa and Palestine.

and | Senior Editors

Missouri History Museum cancels solidarity event planned by students

The Missouri History Museum has cancelled an event exploring the similarities between social movements in Ferguson, Ayotzinapa and Palestine after organizers refused to remove Palestinian activists from the panel of speakers.

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Women’s basketball falls to No. 1 Thomas More in NCAA tournament

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington University’s women’s basketball team ended its season with an NCAA tournament loss on the road. The No. 8 Bears (25-3 record) allowed their highest point total in head coach Nancy Fahey’s 29-year tenure against No. 1 Thomas More College (30-0) on Friday night, and Wash. U. was eliminated from the postseason with a 103-90 loss in the sectional semifinals.

| Editor-in-Chief

16 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Thomas More College hosts the No. 8 Bears at 7:30 p.m. EST on Friday night with a berth in the national quarterfinals on the line, and it should be a battle. In advance of the teams’ impending Sweet 16 clash, here’s a look at 16 facts, figures and statistics to know as a pre-game scouting report.

| Editor-in-Chief