Las Vegas shooting demands student action on gun control

But as Washington University students, we have the power to influence gun reform. And the Student Life editorial board believes it is our generation’s responsibility to work toward this end.

Equality is not reactionary

In America, I see a deeply flawed nation that has destroyed so much in the name of greed but which constantly evolves in order to fix the inequalities at its core.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Wash. U. not deterred by new federal Title IX guidance, reaffirms commitment via statement

Despite Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement Friday to formally rescind Barack Obama-era guidance regarding Title IX, Washington University has no plans to stray from its previous commitments and processes in addressing sexual violence on campus.

| Managing Editor

Blackout, DUC protest hosted in response to Stockley verdict

Washington University students hosted a protest in the Danforth University Center to denounce the recent Jason Stockley verdict, as well as police brutality toward black Americans more generally, Thursday, Sept. 21.

Aiden Blinn | Contributing Reporter

‘The vital interests of the University’: When Chancellor Wrighton makes a statement on an issue and why, explained

In the fall 2017 semester alone, the Chancellor made statements addressing the Stockley decision, the Charlottesville, Va. protests, the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and President Donald Trump’s proposed repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In order to better understand the Chancellor’s statements, here are the answers to three questions about the increase in communication.

Danielle Drake-Flam, Sam Seekings and Oliva Szymanski | News Editors

Letter to the Editor

Too often Wash. U. students are criticized for ignoring the St. Louis community outside the 63130 bubble. Wash. U. students must show solidarity with the citizens of St. Louis by marching and protesting, by standing up to police brutality and unpunished murders by police.

Marie Bigham and Steve Frappier | Washington University Alumni

All Lives Matter: How to be racist in 2017

No one has been stupid enough to call me any racial slur to my face, but they have used the Southern Strategy (Jim Crow 3.0) to change their words like spraying Axe on their racist funk.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Am I doing enough?

I am a white-passing, Christian, middle-class student with 13 years of Catholic education under my belt. I haven’t experienced real, systemic discrimination a single day in my life.

| Contributing Writer

Protesters take to Loop after Stockley verdict

Protests broke out on the Delmar Loop Saturday following the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, while on duty in December 2011.

Sam Seekings, Chalaun Lomax and Olivia Szymanski | News Editors

An open letter to the student body in response to the Stockley verdict

I want to apologize on behalf of the Diversity Affairs Council for the time it has taken us to formally address the student body since the public release of the Jason Stockley verdict. I want the student body to know that the Diversity Affairs Council is here as a resource for you.

Joy Korley | Chair of the DAC