Why we need a scientifically informed population

In the wake of increasing abortion opposition efforts, decreased Planned Parenthood funding and opposition to fetal tissue research aren’t the only issues; a multitude of scientific goods have fallen victim to our nation’s larger problem of a scientifically misinformed population.

Victoria Liu | Contributing Writer

Surviving the midterm mess

Worried about midterms? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Here’s a walk down memory road to help you realize where you went wrong with your study plan.

Anusree Natraj | Contributing Writer

Greek philanthropy needs to refocus, become more active

It’s easy to stereotype Greek life as a party-heavy, socially irresponsible set of groups, especially with the constant bombardment of news showing fraternity misogyny, racism and hazing across the country. Yet past this veneer created by the small minority of ill-behaved Greek organizations, fraternities and sororities are all founded with a clear dedication to philanthropy.

| Staff Writer

Why college rankings are irrelevant

With another year’s release of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, our Washington University finds itself ranked in a tie for 15th, one spot lower than its position on last year’s list.

| Senior Forum Editor

A farewell to a singular politician

As you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s about the institution,” John Boehner said last Friday, following the announcement of his resignation as congressman and speaker of the House. His personal epigram indicates his core political ideology: He always puts the United States and its citizens above party-line politics.

Ethan Kerns | Contributing Writer

Trolley invokes nostalgia, trivializes everything else

“F— this trolley,” a friend said as we turned onto Delmar from Skinker, passing cars practically scraping side mirrors. The five lanes of Delmar have been condensed to two as construction for the coming Loop trolley makes its way down the street.

Clark Randall | Staff Writer

Accepting the shortcomings around us

I never passed the reading proficiency tests in elementary school. It wasn’t because I didn’t understand the passage, but because I couldn’t read it fast enough.

Michaela Lange | Contributing Writer

Bear Beginnings a bust

A few weeks ago, as I began buying bedding and packing my bags, I found myself becoming increasingly worried about starting college. When I sat by myself waiting for my flight, I had to fight back tears.

Ella Chochrek | Contributing Writer

Let’s keep this between us

Fun, accessible and entertaining—that’s exactly what social media was designed to be. But sometimes, Snapchat can take “entertainment” a bit too far by adding features that hurt more than amuse its users. Enter the screenshot.

| Staff Columnist

Bearings needs to find its bearings

With another incarnation of Bear Beginnings said and done, the new members of the Washington University community can now confidently strut around campus educated on our school’s policies, but maybe not ready for the day-to-day struggles of college life. “Our Names, Our Stories” tells of our various identities, “The Date” of sexual assault and violence, and “Bearings” of…well, not much.

| Senior Forum Editor