Let them eat cake (and steak and seafood and everything else)

Limiting the foods that can and cannot be purchased with government assistance—including cheap, “unnecessary” treats like cookies and chips—is reminiscent of a parent telling a child that they can’t eat their cake if they misbehave.

A math class should be a math class, regardless of school

As one of its selling points on tours to prospective students, Wash. U. espouses how easy it is for undergraduates to take classes across schools and even earn dual degrees if so inclined. What Wash. U. neglects to tell those students is that, if they are in the College of Arts & Sciences, earning that second degree or major will consume any time you may have had for electives.

New SU Exec should set clear goals for tenure

Student Union’s new executive board, inaugurated last Tuesday, was the first to be elected without running under the slate system.

Course recommendations for your fall 2015 scheduling needs

Advising meetings for fall 2015 schedules are under way, and it’s time to take a look at those course listings and plan your next semester’s slate of classes. We at Student Life have some suggestions based on past favorite courses.

SAE, Greek life must address systemic race issues

Wash. U.’s chapter has a responsibility to both acknowledge and help change a culture shaped by its organization’s persistent incidents of racism, even if it’s on a chapter-specific level.

Parallels between movements exist, despite history museum’s claims

Beyond mere optics, the museum is indeed engaging in selective history by denying a connection between the social movements in Ferguson and Mexico with those occurring in Palestine.

Student Union proposal a step forward in making voices heard

As part of this year’s spring Student Union elections, student voters overwhelmingly approved a proposal to place a Student Union representative on the board of trustees. The proposal, which Chancellor Mark Wrighton said the board would likely reject, would allow the president of SU Exec to provide input during the trustees’ twice-a-semester meetings.

Unlike other breaks, spring’s scheduling comes at perfect time

In several of our previous staff editorials, we have criticized the University’s scheduling, from the lengths of fall and Thanksgiving breaks to the timing of Parent and Family Weekend. However, spring break comes at just the right moment.

SU candidates bring strong qualifications without slates

Without the slate system in effect this election cycle and with candidates accordingly running solo as opposed to as part of a unified cabinet, the candidates themselves seem to be fulfilling the goal of giving SU a more experienced, capable governing body.

SU in review: No slates, Speaker Series and PR efforts

Earlier this week, Student Union Exec released a report detailing its accomplishments and general review information for its 2014-15 tenure. We offer our independent review of Student Union’s past year.