Textbook prices are too darn high

The Student Life Editorial Board argues that prices for textbooks are too high.

Welcome back: Our staff’s advice for incoming freshmen

With the start of school comes a lot of unsolicited advice from parents, professors and peers alike. And just like the rest of them, we at Student Life know a lot about campus and how to navigate it.

Meal point policy only hurts students

With the year drawing to a close and finals stress descending, there’s an anxious buzz around as students prepare for summer, say goodbye to their friends and still try their best to pass their classes. Piling on top of the dozens of other worries students carry with them is a new uncertainty created this year by the revised meal plan policy.

Student Union needs to reorganize speaker funding, selection

Every year, Student Union puts aside an inordinate amount of money to give students the opportunity to hear from a wide range of speakers on a number of topics—from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights to feminism to global health.

University emergency alerts leave students confused and underprepared

It has become abundantly clear over the past few weeks that Washington University is a long way from being fully prepared for a campus emergency.

Shifting venues, shifting goals for SPB’s concert series

Social Programming Board moved its spring concert, traditionally held at the Gargoyle, to the Pageant. Read our Editorial Board’s thoughts on the venue change.

Changing ThurtenE landscape makes fundraising less of a facade

As tradition goes, fraternities and sororities on the Washington University campus construct facades for the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival, ThurtenE. This year, however, features a welcome shift in the quantity and types of facades constructed.

Worried about registration? Consider these classes for the fall

It’s time to register for classes once more, so we at Student Life have compiled a list of our favorite options offered for the fall of 2016. Pray that you have a good time slot lest you be stuck with Management 100.

ArtSci restrictions stifle interdisciplinary exploration

College is nothing if not a natural habitat for important-sounding buzzwords, and assuming you haven’t spent your time under a soundproof rock, it’s likely you’ve heard the phrase “liberal arts education” a time or two (hundred).

In case of emergency, we need more than notifications

When Washington University sent out an emergency notification last Wednesday that a person with a weapon was near North Campus, it became clear that the University has an effective, albeit obnoxious, system to inform people on our campus of an emergency. However, another—and maybe more significant element—was made clear: although we got the memo, a majority of us did not know how to respond.