Op-ed submission: A conservative solution for the deficit

The current problem with the U.S. national debt is not in the absolute amount of debt, but rather the rate at which debt is growing in relation to gross domestic product.

Wash. U. College Republicans

Election issue profile: Education

Education is important, but it’s essentially been swept under the rug this election cycle. But here at Student Life, we fight the good fight, so here’s a look at the major candidates’ education policy platforms.

| Managing Editor

Better ideas for where the national news should set up camp

Next week, multiple media outlets will swarm our campus in preparation for debate No. 2. Seeing as we hardly have dorm space for our freshmen, we can’t help but wonder where exactly the Big League Chews like CNN and Fox News will spend their on-and off-hours.

Dealing with debt—federal government edition

If you’ve been following this election cycle (or American politics ever), chances are that you’ve heard someone mention the national debt. It may have been in the context of a balanced budget amendment—the idea wherein Congress would not be allowed to pass a budget which contributed to the national debt—or it could have been used as an arbitrary measure of how well a president grew the economy.

Wash. U. College Democrats

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

With parking problems ahead, don’t shut out students’ input

The Washington University administration will drastically alter its parking policies in anticipation of East End expansion construction, and the potential consequences of this decision, while expected, need to be considered.

Op-ed Submission: Why Wash. U. needs graduate workers to unionize

But the fact of the matter is that without a union, which legally requires the University to listen to our concerns and come to agreements with us, Wash. U. graduate workers have no real power.

Carolyn Barnes & Natalia Guzman Solano | Department of Anthropology Ph.D. Candidates

Letter from the Editor

A letter from Student Life’s Editor on a new policy.

| Editor-in-Chief

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

Missouri state legislature proves status as a loose cannon

One week ago, Missouri’s Republican-controlled legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill allowing statewide decreased gun control regulations.