Thursday afternoon in Seigle Hall, Washington University students bribed border patrol officers, committed theft, prostituted themselves and even carried out murder. Students assumed the role of African refugees seeking asylum in Israel as part of the International Leadership Program freshman seminar’s two-day event “Right to Refuge?
Washington University students are working to educate and raise awareness about diabetes within the student body, which they say often holds misconceptions about the disease. Junior Hansika Narayanan and freshman Melanie Goldring have started a College Diabetes Network (CDN) chapter at Washington University.
‘Mr.’ Wash. U. crowned: With half the usual candidates, show raises two-thirds of previous year’s total
For the second year in a row, and the second time ever, a female contestant won the Mr. Wash. U. competition. The annual Mr. Wash. U. show, along with the organization’s yearlong fundraising efforts, benefits City Faces, a charity founded by architecture professor Bob Hansman in 1993.
Halfway through National Autism Awareness Month, Washington University’s The Night Off Program sponsored a panel discussion on Tuesday that focused on inclusion for students on the autism spectrum.
Although this year’s ThurtenE theme centered on the past and nostalgia of the event, the carnival saw new developments, with ThurtenE Honorary releasing a mobile app to guide visitors. This year’s theme, “Endless Discovery: Explore the Tradition,” was intended to remind attendees of the history behind the oldest student-run carnival—or, as it was once known, “Younivee Surrkuss”—in the country. Although the honorary ordinarily hands out advertisement books, it introduced a smartphone application for 2014’s carnival.
A fleet of colorful rubber ducks floated in an inflatable kiddie pool outside the Danforth University Center Friday, inviting curious passers-by to step in. This project, entitled “Grab a Duck. Make a Friend!,” is a new community-building initiative spearheaded by seniors Michael Liu and Victoria Wang in an effort to encourage students to meet new people.
Cradling bowls of homemade chili in their laps as the sun set behind Ridgley Hall, about two dozen students seated in a circle took turns explaining why they were fighting to dissolve Washington University’s ties with Peabody Energy.
Though the International and Area Studies (IAS) department tried to prevent him from addressing the public, Palestinian-American slam poet Remi Kanazi nevertheless performed at an open “solidarity” slam Wednesday night.
The Student Health Advisory Committee was forced to push back Sex Week from its ordinary time during Valentine’s Week into early April after confusion surrounding keynote speakers’ availability, but the week turned out much better than had been earlier anticipated.
Although the new Saturday afternoon show did not see as high a turnout as anticipated, students enjoyed the colorful and energetic performances of the 15th annual Carnaval this weekend.