An intimate chat with Ibtihaj Muhammad in Graham Chapel

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad stopped by Washington University on Tuesday to discuss on identity, racism and her journey to the Olympics.

Hanusia Higgins | Senior Scene Editor

Guilty or not, questions remain about Oscar Pistorius’ trial

Pistorius attracted widespread support with his feel-good story, but as the saying goes, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall.” And Pistorius fell. Hard.

Zach Epstein | Contributing Writer

Bring the Paralympics into the spotlight

This past Sunday night, Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia came alive one last time for an inspiring display of acrobatics, stunts and dances. Fans from around the world packed the stadium for support as their nations’ athletes took one last lap around the stadium to officially close out the Winter Olympic season.

| Forum Editor

Sochi falls short of Olympic expectations

The Sochi Olympics came to a close Sunday with the host nation celebrating a win in the overall medal count, buoyed by strong (if not marred by judging controversy) finishes in figure skating.

St. Louis’ Olympic Games wackiest and strangest in history

The 1904 Olympics featured a first-place finisher disqualified for cheating, rat a used as a performance-enhancing drug, and rotten apples and rabid dogs as obstacles. And that was just in the marathon. Originally granted to Chicago but moved to St.

The games must go on

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, open Thursday, the games are mired in the controversy surrounding Russia’s anti-gay laws. While these laws are certainly not something to condone, the Olympics shouldn’t be about politics, and the U.S.’s decision not to boycott the Olympics is the right one.

What you could buy instead of another year at Wash. U.

What you could buy instead of another year at Wash. U. Zach Kram, Sahil Patel & Maddie Wilson Washington University announced its tuition for the 2014-15 academic year Friday morning, set at $45,700. For a lot of people, that’s a lot of money, so we thought of some “better” uses for your (parents’) hard-earned money. • 9,140 Subway footlongs (1.

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Editorial Cartoon: Headed to Space

Steph Waldo | Student Life

Baseball freshman aims for Olympic berth in judo

Like his teammates on Washington University’s baseball team, freshman Max Golembo feels at home in the batter’s box, and with good reason—his .398 on-base percentage ranks third on the team, and he leads Wash. U. with 19 runs scored.

| Sports Reporter

‘Make It or Break It’ back to try for gold

The ABC Family show “Make It or Break It” comes back for a new season tomorrow, and the pressure is on as Lauren, Payson and Kaylie vie for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. Season two ended with a comeback by Team USA to clinch the gold at the world championships.

| Cadenza Reporter