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Letter to the editor: A response from a former ROTC member regarding “ROTC classes to count for credit”

As a former member of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Washington University in St. Louis, I am glad to see that the current cadets now receive credits from Wash. U. for their efforts.

Letter to the editor: A response from PETA regarding the petting zoo on campus

Editor: We at PETA agree with letter writer Connie Corzilius Spasser that hauling animals around to be used as petting props is cruel. Washington University has no business supporting the animal exploitation business. As evidenced by the substantial number of emails we received, it’s clear many students concur.

Letter to the editor: Re “ROTC classes to count for credit”

In the 44 years since the Washington University Faculty Senate voted to deny credit for ROTC classes, the United States has been through about a dozen unnecessary wars. I suspect many ROTC graduates participated. If a student wants to join the military, great, but where does training soldiers fit within the University’s goals?

Letter to the editor: Regarding the petting zoo on campus

To the Editor: As a staff member of Washington University, I would like to express my disappointment and displeasure regarding the “petting zoo” hosted by the Congress of the South 40.

Giving the Cinderella story a facelift

Just in time to correct the damage done by this week’s sorority formals comes the latest trend in kinesthetic fashion—toe-length-shortening procedures that will leave you with the perfect foot shape for those five-inch Louboutins you bought in red specifically so no one would notice the blood stains that resulted from wearing them.

Change W.U. can believe in

In our last staff editorial of the 2012-13 school year, we asked the Washington University administration for a number of changes on campus. And while some were perhaps a bit too ambitious, we did see our wishes for the return of the sociology department and a Starbucks in the new b-school buildings realized.

Lessons learned from the Students Against Peabody sit-in

Even though the protests against Peabody Energy ended last week without achieving any of the protesters’ initially expressed goals, I think the sit-in was one of the best things to have happened to the school during my four years here at Washington University.

A call to end felon disenfranchisement in the U.S.

TThe 2012 elections marked a momentous time in my life. I had just become eligible to vote, and I was eager to participate politically as an adult in society. Now, in high school I had learned about the fight for equal voting rights, and the way it was taught to me was that now all people have the right to vote regardless of gender, race or property ownership.

Gambino’s good, but is there a chance we won’t get a rapper?

Since the formation of Social Programming Board in 2013, the group has taken steps to improve W.I.L.D. each semester as it gains clout as an organization.

For visiting students, OWL pairings could be better

High school seniors have only a week left before they must decide where they’re attending college next fall, so April, as usual, has seen our campus inundated with accepted applicants who are still debating between our institution and others.

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