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

A new satire for a new era

I read the newspaper and occasionally turned on NBC (and once, accidentally, C-SPAN), but most of my exposure to politics was through comedy. For me, politics and satire have always gone hand in hand. But lately, satire has started to feel a little different.

Jen McLish | Staff Writer

The need for politicization in entertainment

Whether it’s Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl half-time performance or Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, the minute entertainers begin to be political, the event becomes alienating to certain groups.

Michael Iannaconi | Contributing Writer