A guide to registering to vote in Missouri

Student Life has put together a guide on how to register to vote in Missouri so you’re ready to have your say by the time the primaries roll around.

Democratic candidates host a “substantive” debate: Clinton and Sanders face off

It’s safe to say Tuesday night’s prime time entertainment television was trumped by the presidential debate—but this time, it finally wasn’t Trump with his feisty firestorm of anti-woman, pro-building-a-wall antics.

| Culture Editor

WU to host second presidential debate in 2016

Washington University will host a presidential debate on Oct. 9, 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.

| Managing Editor

FCC elected, SU makes changes to overall election process

With time running out, Freshman Class Council candidates bombarded Facebook with Photoshopped promotional materials and campaign promises. Meanwhile, Student Union members celebrated their most successful election season to date.

Anna Lin-Schweitzer | Contributing Reporter

Student Union debates draw negligible interest

For the 20 or so people present, things got serious in room 276 of the Danforth University Center Monday night, even as music and laughs could be heard from the “Frozen” movie screening down below. The event was a debate between Connection Slate and Elevate! Slate, the two contesting slates for this year’s Student Union executive board election.

| News Editor

The absurd secession crisis

On Nov. 7, hours after Barack Obama was re-elected as president of the United States, an unidentified man from Slidell, La., going by “Michael E” created a petition on the White House website asking the federal government to allow the state of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States and form its own country.

Administration should care more about voting issues

There is no question that there were many issues with voting for students at Wash. U. this year.

Megan Casebolt | Graduate Student

Sustainability Fund fails to get block funding after rushed process

[media-credit id=3223 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] In last week’s Senate elections, Campus Y, Emergency Support Team (EST) and Uncle Joe’s received block funding for their budget proposals, while the Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) did not. In a 1,082-574 vote, the SSF failed to receive the two-thirds majority necessary to secure block funding.

Outside spending isn’t going anywhere

It would be nice to think that now that the 2012 election is over, super PACs will retreat from the public sphere for two—or, it might be hoped, four—years.

| Forum Editor

Senate seat reduction yields mixed results one year later

A year after Student Union Senate voted to shrink its body from 28 to 22, its races range from competitive to uncontested or even nonexistent. While five students are running for two Engineering School seats, only one Business student is running for the school’s one open seat, five are running for six typically competitive Arts & Sciences seats and no one is running for one open Art School seat.

| Editor-in-Chief