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.

Lewis a strong choice, University should stay cognizant in future

For the second year in a row, Washington University will bring a man of history to serve as the commencement speaker. Rather than a student of history, however, we get someone who actually lived it. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia will be coming to campus for the second time this academic year—this time to speak to the graduating class.

It’s On Us training an important step for fraternities, needs strategic implementation

It’s spring again, which means not only another season of exams and blooming tulips on our fair campus, but another season of fraternity formals. Every year, fraternities head out on the road or find a local venue to hold their event, bringing along dates.

Focus on safety around The Lofts, stop trivializing student concerns

As the weight of the Office of Residential Life’s recent housing decisions begins to sink in for students, many are confronted with an unfamiliar path: life at The Lofts. A week after the results were made known, an alert went out to students who currently live in The Lofts warning of a carjacking incident that had taken place.

The presidential candidate’s guide to pandering to St. Louis millennials

The Missouri presidential primary is next Tuesday, March 15, which means that most Washington University students will have left St. Louis for warmer climates. But for those who will be in St. Louis, the candidates will have plenty of pandering to do to capture the millennial vote.