Regardless of how you approach course registration and the initial shopping period at the beginning of a semester, the system here needs tinkering.
We are the lifeblood of this University, and we need to remember that fact when our University responds to challenges.
Wash. U. College Republicans believes that open and candid discourse on these matters is crucial to making progress toward a solution. But to truly take steps towards mutual understanding, it is important that all perspectives be presented, heard and validated.
We ask the University community to recognize that Michael Brown’s death was not an isolated incident, but the result of a broken system.
I felt a lot of pressure. It wasn’t just a pressure to get good grades, although that was certainly part of it. It was, for lack of a better way of describing it, a pressure not to “fail.”
While the legal system in place is almost certainly flawed, too much power in the hands of common people can create chaos. Everybody wants to become a hero, but a self-proclaimed protector of people can create victims as well.
If society can only mobilize over the Trayvon Martins, Eric Garners and Jordan Davises of the world, we are living in a time when absolute innocence is the one condition that demands we value black life.
While the FYC has good intentions of providing freshmen with a memorable and educational orientation experience, freshmen tend to be overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of Bear Beginnings, and there isn’t enough time to recover for the first day of classes.
After the last crisp, clean sheet is stretched onto the bed and all the appliances find their own little corners to nestle, the place starts looking less like a dorm room and more like a home. The family has nearly an entire moment to appreciate their creation before a yell rings out through the hall. “Yo bro, can you help me with this box?”
Michael Brown died because police forces are not designed to protect people like him. They are designed to imprison people like him.