Wash. U. students hold vigil for the 43 students kidnapped in Mexico

Students gathered Thursday night to remember and raise awareness for 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School who were kidnapped by local police and are now missing. Washington University students organized a vigil in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to bring together those concerned about the disappearances and upset by the Mexican government’s actions.

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Mental health panel discusses issues of stigma, sensitivity

Student Union Senate and the Washington University chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms teamed up this week to present a panel on mental health and the language of mental health in everyday use.

Katie Marcus | Staff Reporter

Delta Gamma speaker addresses diversity and leadership

Diversity and Social Justice Educator Jessica Pettitt spoke about avoiding burnout and sustaining efforts to effect change Wednesday night.

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Medics share skills, advice for safe protesting

Medics taught students the skills needed to prepare for a protest Monday night as the St. Louis community braces for the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case.

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Dance Marathon shuffles from AC to DUC

Despite venue constraints, Dance Marathon at Washington University in St. Louis celebrated its 16th straight year on campus this Saturday, raising a now-typical amount of more than $150,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.

Katie Marcus | Staff Reporter

Author Janet Mock talks activism, gender oppression, identity in Graham Chapel

Author, editor and activist Janet Mock spoke about her experiences as a mixed-race transgender woman and her views on activism and intersectionality at the keynote address for Pride Alliance’s Trans* Awareness Week.

June Jennings | Contributing Reporter

B-school to hold first Olin Case Competition, host 11 schools

This weekend, the Olin Business School will hold its inaugural Olin Case Competition, which was designed by Washington University students to help boost the business school’s name recognition.

Stella Schindler | Student Life Reporters

Kenan Thompson entertains students with stories during fall comedy show

Sharing the story of his acting career and encounters with big-name celebrities, Kenan Thompson entertained a massive crowd at Social Programming Board’s fall comedy show.

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Ashoka celebrates South Asian cultures in 25th Diwali

Diwali, a holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by a variety of different religions and sects, but is largely considered a South Asian festival. One of Diwali’s biggest themes is the idea of light beating out dark and good prevailing over evil.

Mike Toomey | Contributing Reporter

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor talks black masculinity, social change with local community leaders

Actor Jesse Williams, best known for his role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” hosted a round table on black masculinity and social change featuring area leaders and activists on Saturday.

The event was sponsored by Question Bridge, a project that focuses on promoting dialogue between black males of diverse backgrounds through film, social media and panel discussions.

June Jennings | Contributing Reporter