‘The Hate U Give:’ A memoir for life in St. Louis

It saddened me, this scene, this movie, that although it was fiction, it was the reality for black America. The scenes were so vivid and frighteningly realistic that I had forgotten I was watching a movie until the end, and that was the goal.

Kya Vaughn | Contributing Writer

Students, administration express anger, disappointment after Stockley verdict

Washington University students and faculty expressed a range of emotions Friday after Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, in December 2011.

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Black Anthology focuses on awareness of racial issues, college student experience

Black Anthology focused on the importance of staying aware of racial issues post-Ferguson in its performances this weekend. This year’s production, titled “woke,” depicted the hardships and adversity African-Americans experience on a daily basis on predominantly white campuses.

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Presentation on Black Lives Matter movement draws crowd of Princeton students

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A Washington University professor spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and the media depiction of the black community as part of the City Seminar colloquium, an annual event designed to discuss urbanization and urban issues.

Keona Kalu | Contributing Reporter

Ferguson Commission holds forum to discuss future change in St. Louis

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Ferguson Commission held a forum on Friday to discuss its priorities moving forward.

Michaela Lange | Contributing Reporter

St. Louis by bus: Hansman leads visitors on tours of historic city neighborhoods

A bus jam-packed with Washington University students, parents and visitors made its way around St. Louis this weekend and found its way to Ferguson. Bob Hansman, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and St. Louis native, led the way and what he offered was a contextualized history of the social and economic strife throughout the entirety of the city.

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Olin launches Ferguson small business initiative

Olin Business School will launch a new initiative for both undergraduate and graduate students to help small businesses in the coming weeks, partly as a response to the riots that hurt businesses in Ferguson, Mo., last August.

Deborah Spencer | Staff Reporter

Professor raises over $100,000 for Ferguson with Manhattan swim

A professor looking to fundraise for youth education in St. Louis went the distance this summer, swimming 27 miles around Manhattan Island.

Amelia Ma | Contributing Reporter

Olin Library displays archive of Ferguson documents, images

After over a year of archiving media related to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson last August, Olin Library is now displaying a variety of digital and physical artifacts in a collection called “Documenting Ferguson.”

Sam Seekings | Contributing Reporter

WU students hold silent demonstration for #BlackLivesMatter on first day of classes

On the unseasonably temperate first day of classes, students sat outside the Danforth University Center lounging on new Adirondack chairs enjoying the weather and catching up with friends. But just as the St. Louis community continues to face the effects of last August’s events in Ferguson, Washington University students continue to support the movements that followed.

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