Under the big top: What to expect when you’re expecting a political circus

As a particularly controversial election season enters its homestretch, Washington University is preparing to play a major role in some of 2016’s history-making moments. Pulling off an event like this is no small feat, but as a five-time host, the University has a pretty good idea of what it takes—and what it offers to its students.

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OWN IT discussion highlights positive psychology, community engagement

Over 30 students discussed community involvement at OWN IT: WashU’s spring event Tuesday in a way that mirrored the “break-out session” structure of their upcoming fall summit.

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Wash U Students for Israel hosts IFest to promote positivity in Israel talks

Graffiti artists from Artists 4 Israel visited IFest, Wash U Students for Israel’s annual event, to paint a Washington University-themed mural in Edison Courtyard celebrating Israel and advocating for peace Tuesday.

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Thyrsus cancels show following resignations

Amid multiple resignations stemming from disputes about show management, student theatre group Thyrsus canceled its show, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” on Tuesday. The show was set to debut on Thursday, April 21.

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Fontbonne bests WU at capture the flag

Over a hundred Washington University and Fontbonne University students came together Saturday to participate in a capture the flag match between the two student bodies, with Fontbonne leaving as the victor in the competition.

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East St. Louis residents talk positive change, WU’s role in community

Residents of East St. Louis gathered to discuss their experiences living in a city prone to adversity and how they envision positive change manifesting in their dynamic communities on Thursday night.

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Chef, writer speaks on minority stereotypes amid controversy

Famed chef and writer Eddie Huang spoke about his personal experiences as an Asian-American in the United States at Graham Chapel on Monday, specifically addressing minority stereotypes and how they manifested within the context of his childhood.

Amelia Ma | Contributing Reporter

ThurtenE Carnival diversifies attractions, focuses on St. Louis community outreach

Participants in this year’s ThurtenE Carnival are moving away from the construction of full facades and towards a diversification of philanthropic organizations in an effort to expand community engagement.

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Speaker calls for male involvement in ending sexual violence

Feminist activist Jackson Katz spoke to a nearly full Graham Chapel last Thursday on the importance of the feminism and gender equality for all.

Prajwal Keranahalli | Contributing Reporter

Relay For Life raises over $175K, ends downward trend

Washington University students raised a total of $175,546.81 at this weekend’s 14th annual Relay For Life event, which is an increase from last year’s total and a step forward after a few years of a downward trend in donations.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter