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