Hunting season: Trump’s war on public lands

Since President Donald Trump took office, I’ve tried to figure out why oft-repeated lines lambasting his endless shortcomings—his feuds with Gold Star families, his barely comprehensible Twitter rampages, his lack of knowledge about the government he runs—stir in me such a strong sense of annoyance.

| Staff Writer

On unexpected paths and broken boxes

When I look back on my elementary school years, I can easily characterize myself as a quitter.

| Editor-in-Chief

It’s almost Halloween, and no, I will not shut up about it

There’s only one holiday you should care about right now, and that holiday is the “Eight Weeks of Halloween.”

Jen McLish | Staff Writer

Counterpoint: Blackboard is fine, move on

So, Blackboard is pretty decent. Look, it’s so friendly—the homepage tab is titled “Welcome, Sean.”

| Staff Writer

Point: It’s time to trash Blackboard

As the outgoing senior Forum editor, I’ve got one more fight to pick. It’s something every student at Wash. U. has in common, and as you’ve probably noticed, our course management system is in pretty bad shape.

| Senior Forum Editor

The bubble gets smaller

When our administration released news on the parking changes for undergraduates last semester, the Washington University bubble got a lot more claustrophobic. Sophomores lost their rights to parking entirely and juniors will be parking on the South 40.

Lauren Alley | Staff Writer

A second look at the campus political climate

In a recent controversial New York Times op-ed, Bucknell University senior Tom Ciccotta argued that he and his fellow conservative students “have found that we can’t bring up controversial topics without being told we are fomenting hate or invalidating someone else’s existence.”

| Staff Writer

Reflecting on the value of the mayoral race

When thinking of St. Louis politics, the first thing that comes to mind is “Democrat.” With a historic 60-year Democratic lineage, it seems clear which party will return to office this spring.

| Staff Writer

Understanding Wash. U.’s public stance on diversity

Washington University’s Twitter account—something you think about less than the rock museum in Rudolph Hall. Well, maybe until yesterday when the account congratulated the film “La La Land” on its many awards and how it “powerfully reflects race in Hollywood” while linking to an article written by a faculty member.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Putting Trump’s letter in perspective

In the past week, the Trump administration has issued a letter to public schools that effectively withdrew initiatives put in place by Barack Obama, which established that public schools cannot prohibit students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.

| Staff Writer