Reflecting one year after the socioeconomic diversity special issue

It’s no secret that Washington University has long lagged far behind its peer institutions in terms of socioeconomic diversity. With a paltry 6.2 percent of students qualifying for a federal Pell Grant in 2015, a number a full 4 percentage points below the next closest four-year research university, Wash. U. rightfully earned the deplorable distinction of the least financially diverse university in the country.

Op-ed submission: Yes on 3 For Kids: A vote for the future

Amendment 3 is attempting to give the children of Missouri something so many children do not have, a high quality childhood education.

Zack Smith | Third-year Law Student

Election issue profile: Terrorism

The topic of terrorism, and what our next president will do to combat it abroad and prevent it from happening at home, is a major concern. Our 2.5 candidates have some views worth looking at.

Lauren Alley | Contributing Writer

To the survivor in the spin room: We stand with you

The video, shared on Twitter by Kansas City journalist Christa Dubill, has been retweeted almost 13,000 times. It is one minute and 52 seconds long.

Op-ed Submission: How Wash. U. failed its students in hosting the debate

At the end of the day, however, I believe that the University missed a chance to turn this opportunity for publicity and self-improvement into one that could benefit the nation, and in doing so, failed to carry out its responsibilities as an institution of higher learning.

Patrick Koenig | Class of 2018

Election issue profile: Foreign policy

See where Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Gary Johnson stand on foreign policy in advance of the election.

, and | Forum Writers

A wave of missed and met expectations: A first-year’s perspective on the debate

In the underwhelming weeks leading up to the debate, I developed a very different perspective on the debate. Yes, there were a few things that were (or were not) going on around campus: the new Athletic Complex wasn’t open, there were some signs and WILD was canceled.

Alexa Miller | Contributing Writer

Experiencing the debate firsthand

Two of our Forum writers, Ariel Kravitz, a sophomore majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Jamie Reiner, a freshman interested in political science, both found themselves with tickets to the debate. Here are their takes.

Jamie Reiner | Contributing Writers

Forum Spin Alley 2016: That was anticlimactic

Here are a few moments that had, at the very least, a short-term impact on our thoughts. We rest tonight with these prayers on our tongues and the forsaken nation on our hearts.

Forum Staff

Students engage with the political process, but the politics refuse to engage with students

If any member of the Washington University community had worries that students would not demonstrate their commitment to the political process, this weekend showed just how invested we are in voicing and developing our opinions. From watching the debate our University hosted last night, you would assume we don’t have any opinions.