I would argue that the key to a better, more inclusive and equitable future does not rest solely in looking backward throughout history for concrete evidence that revolution toward societal betterment is possible, but in combining our past knowledge with imaginative thinking.
And please do not repeat my mistake of blaming yourself for it. You did NOT do anything to bring on that predatory behavior or to encourage it. It was NOT your fault.
From the beginning, the Wash. U. administration has chosen to hide behind union-busting lawyers in the courtroom rather than to listen to us.
Instead of more of the same, how about spending the next $3 trillion on providing everyone on Earth with a glass of water and a place to s—?
At the Sept. 19 Student Union Senate meeting, Senators Tyler Tran, Brian Adler and Jeff Berkowitz launched their “Mental Health Initiative.” While I applaud these senators for looking into this issue, I was upset with their approach.
If the Wash. U. administration wanted to prevent rape, it would ban alcohol from all University-owned residences, and not obstruct the enforcement of the drinking-age laws.
I would like to clarify any confusion and provide more context for those wishing to push back against bad policy.
Too often Wash. U. students are criticized for ignoring the St. Louis community outside the 63130 bubble. Wash. U. students must show solidarity with the citizens of St. Louis by marching and protesting, by standing up to police brutality and unpunished murders by police.
It was only when there was outrage on social media that Student Life published its bombastic editorial, more than one week after it first learned of the pick.
As Student Life prepares to shut down for finals, my parting words to all my admirers are that the most obvious explanations are not necessarily correct, that cherished assumptions may be invalid and that ad hominem arguments are fallacious.