Treasury chooses Trending Topics Speakers

Student Union has selected five guest speakers for its 2018-2019 Trending Topics series after narrowing down a list of 21 candidates Sunday.

Aiden Blinn | News Editor

Staff editorial: Trending Topics lineup still impressive despite budget cuts

The past two years have proven that by working with student groups, Trending Topics can bring a breadth of solid, diverse and interesting speakers to campus; and if it continues along this trajectory, the series will become a vital institution at Wash. U.

Actress and political activist Diane Guerrero addresses immigration reform

Colombian actress and political activist, Diane Guerrero—known for her roles as Maritza Ramos in “Orange is the New Black” and Lina on “Jane the Virgin”—spoke to students about immigration reform in Graham Chapel Tuesday evening.

| Senior News Editor

Author, journalist Masha Gessen discusses Russian politics in Graham Chapel

Russian-American author and journalist Masha Gessen spoke at Graham Chapel about her most recent book, “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” as part of the Student Union Trending Topics lecture series Friday.

| Contributing Reporter

Op-ed: Dr. Angela Davis should be welcomed and criticized

In 1984 and in 1988, she ran as the vice presidential candidate of the United States under the banner of the Communist Party.

Luke Voyles | Class of 2018

Political activist and speaker Angela Davis addresses sexual violence and abuse

Political activist, educator and author Angela Davis spoke to a full crowd about criminal justice reform as a part of Student Union’s Trending Topic’s Series in Graham Chapel Jan. 24.

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan | Contributing Reporter

SU successfully allocates wide range of subjects, speakers for Trending Topics speaker series

Last year, the Student Life editorial board called upon Student Union to change their allocation process to account for their mixed priorities in balancing quality—i.e. name recognition—and quantity. However, with a 100 percent budget increase for Trending Topics, we believe Student Union has made respectable strides towards reconciling their two goals.

Panel of black, trans activists discuss representation in media, nonprofits

Three black trans people spoke on issues of racial and trans representation in the media industry and social justice spaces at a PLUS: People Like Us and Student Union-hosted panel Tuesday. The panel, funded as part of Student Union’s Trending Topics series, featured actress and singer Mya Taylor, poet and educator J Mase III and comedian and radio show host Katrina Goodlett and was moderated by sophomore Emi Wyland.

| Senior News Editor

Artist, architect Maya Lin talks career, environment

Artist and architect Maya Lin spoke on how her career began, habitat extinction and the connection between art and architecture to around 100 students in Graham Chapel Thursday.

| Contributing Reporter

St. Louis poet laureate reads at rescheduled event

St. Louis poet laureate Michael Castro recited poetry in the Goldberg Formal Lounge Wednesday evening after the event had been postponed in October due to his hospitalization.

| Senior Editor