Zach Kram | 77 articles

Lofts flooding source revealed to be roof, courtyard drainage issues

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 27, a large storm caused flooding in the lobby of the 6300 Enright Ave. building, one of four parts of the Lofts of Washington University, as the result of a problematic drain.

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Flooding in Lofts building raises concerns over quick construction

Students attempting to walk into one of the Lofts buildings on Wednesday night were greeted instead with a roped-off lobby and around two inches of water on the floor.

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Volleyball aims to reclaim national dominance, title

The team’s No. 11 ranking is its lowest ever in a preseason poll, but most of last year’s key players return and give the Bears hope for another run to a championship.

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‘Our Names, Our Stories’ sparks new dialogues on campus diversity

Freshman orientation saw the addition of a new production intended to educate students on issues of diversity and inclusion, the latest in a series of such initiatives on campus.

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Is this really Welcome to the new website

The year 2009 seems like a lifetime ago. Barack Obama was sworn in as president, Tiger Woods was still married and a number of current Washington University students were still in middle school. That year also saw the last major update to Student Life’s website. In the intervening five years, the news world has changed […]

Seven students arrested at Students Against Peabody protest

Seven Students Against Peabody protesters have been released after being arrested at the group’s final planned protest Friday morning. The students were arrested and charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace after attempting to cross a police line blocking entrance to the Knight Center.

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Track & field completes final tune-up before UAA Championships

A well-rounded team effort helped both the men’s and women’s sides of Washington University’s track-and-field team to second-place finishes in Friday’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Twilight Meet. Wash. U.’s men scored 136 points, edging out Greenville College (127) for second place behind Rose-Hulman (159). The women (162.

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A personal run-in with SHS, suicide and a whole lot of confusion

“I’m trying not to kill myself.” I was walking toward a staircase in the Danforth University Center Monday afternoon when a middle-aged black man missing his two front teeth and wearing a typical black Missouri Tigers sweatshirt asked me to talk to him.

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Tony La Russa named commencement speaker

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been named the 2014 commencement address speaker, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the senior class toast Monday. La Russa is the third-winningest manager in Major League Baseball history and led the Cardinals to two World Series championships in his 16 seasons with the club.

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Slumping baseball Bears slide further below .500

Washington University’s baseball season is in trouble. Nearly halfway through the 2014 schedule and after yet another losing weekend, the Bears’ record sits at a middling 7-10.

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