A wave of missed and met expectations: A first-year’s perspective on the debate

In the underwhelming weeks leading up to the debate, I developed a very different perspective on the debate. Yes, there were a few things that were (or were not) going on around campus: the new Athletic Complex wasn’t open, there were some signs and WILD was canceled.

Alexa Miller | Contributing Writer

Experiencing the debate firsthand

Two of our Forum writers, Ariel Kravitz, a sophomore majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Jamie Reiner, a freshman interested in political science, both found themselves with tickets to the debate. Here are their takes.

Jamie Reiner | Contributing Writers

Forum Spin Alley 2016: That was anticlimactic

Here are a few moments that had, at the very least, a short-term impact on our thoughts. We rest tonight with these prayers on our tongues and the forsaken nation on our hearts.

Forum Staff

Students engage with the political process, but the politics refuse to engage with students

If any member of the Washington University community had worries that students would not demonstrate their commitment to the political process, this weekend showed just how invested we are in voicing and developing our opinions. From watching the debate our University hosted last night, you would assume we don’t have any opinions.

Living inside the perimeter

When I signed up last March to live in my fraternity’s on-campus house, I could not have even imagined that I would be living through the 2016 presidential debate on campus. But in the first weeks of classes, news began to trickle in that Upper Row would be within the security perimeter.

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Economic counselors for each candidate hold a debate and (almost) resort to personal attack

Before the candidates took to the stage last night, their economic counselors—Gene Sperling for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Peter Navarro for Donald Trump’s campaign—participated in a debate of their own.

| Staff Writer

Art Council, Sam Fox bring student art to debate-dominated campus

It was impossible not to notice the swarms of media groups covering campus this weekend. But between the madness of students and reporters alike are seven politically informed art installations.

Frieda Curtis | Contributing Writer

Butting heads: Two CNN reporters talk with a student journalist

Political commentators Angela Rye and Kayleigh McEnany often appear on CNN to discuss their support for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively. Student Life spoke with them about their experiences at Washington University and any messages they may have for students.

Michael Iannaconi | Contributing Reporter

Physics homework in Spin Alley

Behind the glitz and glamor of talk shows lies a dizzying maze of cables, monitors and recording stations.

| Staff Reporter

Late enforcement of ID-only policy leads to security concerns

Following early morning concerns about security on campus, police and security forces were posted at most campus entrances to check identification and credentials, but bolstered security presence and barricades did not prove entirely effective come post-debate.

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