Election issue profile: Environmental issues

Somehow, we made it through debate season and barely touched one of the world’s most pressing issues: the environment! Without further ado, here is a look at the (in some cases, lack of) environmental policies of our presidential candidates.

| Forum Editor

Debate day calls for more Wash. U. spirit

Two weeks ago, the presidential debate lit up the Washington University community into an emblazoned state of spirit—students ran across campus in their Bear apparel, debate water bottles, T-shirts and pins in tow.

Emma Galasso | Contributing Writer

The ever-changing scope of political activism

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled the Wash U College Republicans and included a short interview with Washington University graduate student Thomas Hildebrand, who was quoted saying that Wash. U. is “not a very politically active campus.” As a student at Wash. U., I consider myself to only be moderately involved in politics—and I’m fairly involved in politics. So, sorry, but I’ve got to disagree.

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Tim Kaine: He speaks Spanish, in case you haven’t heard

Tim Kaine is basically your neighborhood church’s mayonnaise-colored youth pastor with an extra dose of social consciousness.

| Senior Forum Editor

Mike Pence: Basically just Rush Limbaugh on decaf

Pence is a rather conservative Midwestern governor and former congressman, who has some Grand Old Party support that we presume Trump is clinging to. He’s fairly moderate on the economy and foreign policy, but falls in line with the Catholic church (pre-Pope Francis) on his social views.

| Staff Writer

Recognize the gesture, focus on the cause

As football fans across America can attest, the tone of the 2016 season has changed the precedent for social commentary in relation to the sport.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Writer

Election issue profile: Gender issues

Over the next 8 weeks, the Forum section will be profiling the most pressing economic, political and social issues of the 2016 presidential race. We will examine the views of the top three candidates: Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump—to give students an inside view on who and what we will be voting for (or against) in the upcoming election.

| Staff Writer

‘Ride Wit Me’ and just keep streaming

Before you read any further, log onto your Spotify account. Search Nelly and play through his top 10 songs from his long career.

Lizzi Kehoe | Contributing Writer

I *don’t* want to ride my bicycle

A Forum writer argues that riding a bike around campus is akin to a death wish.

Lauren Alley | Contributing Writer

Election issue profile: Economic growth

Economic growth. Perhaps the biggest buzzword in the 2016 presidential race. It influences everything from our personal political affiliations to America’s global interests, such as finding ways to keep manufacturing jobs on American soil and gaining access to rare Pokemon only available outside the U.S.

| Forum Editor