Listen up, Dining Services. I think it’s about time we had a chat. No, this isn’t about that weird meat in the case in Bear’s Den last week. And it’s not about the fact that there are never enough California Rolls at the sushi station. This is something a little more serious. Let’s talk about trust.
If Maddox was able to locate Hussein without needing torture, maybe this will be the proof needed to eliminate the ineffective method from the interrogation room for good. Recent studies and commentary have argued that torture is very ineffective for obtaining reliable information.
The Academy plays favorites and has its prejudices—that’s pretty much common knowledge at this point. For the 2015 iteration of the Academy Awards, which air on Sunday, another controversy has consumed the mass media: what is the required historical accuracy for a story?
In the wake of Valentine’s Day, I would like to remind everyone that it’s perfectly all right for the holiday to be all about the candy—in fact, for some people, it’s always been about the candy.
Williams does not deserve the vilification he has received in the press. Did he deserve to be suspended? Yes. He made a mistake and deserves according punishment. But to viciously attack a man’s reputation for doing his job and doing it quite well is wrong, especially when the attack is led by a press corps that has made similar, if not worse, mistakes.
For last year’s sex issue, I wrote about my first “real” date with “Dave,” a particularly smooth operator with a loaded duct-tape wallet. I specified “real” because, technically, my first sort-of date happened two years earlier.
In some ways, University officials have demonstrated a laudable desire to seriously examine our own complicity in the institutional racism of St. Louis. When I say “our,” I mean all of us who study or work at Wash. U., not just the administrators who take most of the heat.
Goodell’s eroding grasp on the league continued to wither away with the Adrian Peterson scandal, the continued emergence of player arrests for domestic violence, the peculiar and inconsistent handling of Josh Gordon’s drug violations, and the still-unresolved Deflategate controversy.
When it comes down to a sense of community, your floor is basically the place you spend time hanging out. After Convocation and Residential College Olympics, residential colleges do not serve their purpose of uniting the student body.
I participated in a study abroad program in the capital city of Havana last summer—it was crazy to be one of the few Americans there. It was even crazier to experience the culture and politics firsthand (albeit to a much, much lesser extent) and separate it from the negative stereotypes and assumptions many Americans hold of Cuba.