Washington University’s Social Programming Board released its fall WILD 2018 talent survey—featuring an all-female headlining selection—through its social media accounts Sunday.
For these reasons, the Sept. 14 announcement that Lil Dicky, the San Francisco-based white rapper, would be headlining fall WILD was deeply disappointing and troubling. Blatantly put, Lil Dicky is problematic under the guise of a satirical millennial rapper.
Washington University students are beginning to realize the power SU has over their day-to-day experience and how they’ve relinquished their voices in the matter. Come this Friday, the student body has their chance to make their voice heard again by coming to the SU debates and making candidates answer the hard questions.
Questions of transparency continue to dog Student Union Executive Officers in the wake of the governing body’s decision to cancel next fall’s WILD, with critics suggesting that Exec might be setting a precedent for long-lasting changes to the semesterly concert without first seeking student input.
Last October, Student Life wrote a staff editorial arguing that Social Programming Board and Student Union, both of which vowed increased communication with students in the 2015-2016 school year, owed students more transparency, because of the large amount of funds that go toward its programs.
Fall WILD will likely not occur this year due to scheduling and budgeting constraints imposed by the October presidential debate, Student Union executive members told Student Life in an interview Sunday night.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Following the announcement of Kygo as this fall’s WILD headliner, Senior Cadenza Editor Mark Matousek and Music Editor Kendall Carroll react to Social Programming Board’s selection.
Electronic dance music artist Kygo, known for his 2014 single “Firestone,” will headline fall WILD, Social Programming Board announced Sunday night.
So, the WILD openers are out, and correct us if we’re wrong, but the announcement comes with the sound of crickets. Who are these guys?