Another school year is winding down. Wash. U. has made progress, to be sure, but we still have a few bones to pick. Here are our suggestions for making Wash. U. better. Sahil Patel, Editor-in-Chief 1. A sports fanbase—We have some remarkable student-athletes at Wash. U. who are doing outstanding things on and off the field; they deserve some support. 2.
This year’s WILD saw more headlining artists, novel sustainability efforts and new day events, under the direction of the Social Programming Board (SPB), created in November. The concert, which featured performers Yeasayer, Mat Kearney and Atmosphere in a festival-style lineup, was the first to be organized by SPB.
My four years at Wash. U. have been a period of numerous ups and downs, self-inflicted and otherwise. The University has changed since my arrival; the oozing abscess that was Eliot Hall has been demolished, a new pink castle rising in its place, and the South 40 has been transformed from an unnavigable construction zone into a whimsical St. Louis Disneyland-lite.
Mat Kearney rose to prominence on the heels of his 2006 album, “Nothing Left to Lose,” a record that sold over 450,000 copies. He quickly became known for his soulful lyrics and polished vocals, with songs like “All I Need” and “Breathe In Breathe Out” featuring heavily in emotional television montages.
The hip-hop group Atmosphere was announced as the third and final W.I.L.D. artist on Wednesday at midnight on Social Programming Board’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and web pages. Atmosphere, which consists of rapper Slug and DJ Ant, will begin performing at 8:45 p.m., following Yeasayer and Mat Kearney, as the final act of the concert.
Reviewing the new, festival-style line-up
So just over a week before the event itself, we finally have the full roster for this year’s spring W.I.L.D.
In light of the recent success of the Congress of the South 40’s shift to move outdoor concerts indoors, Social Programming Board has decided to move spring W.I.L.D. to the Danforth University Center Fun Room. Tickets will be allotted to the most intoxicated and most obstinate freshmen in line, with additional tickets awarded for stealing the IDs of other students.
The members of Petra and the Priorities rush into the Danforth University Center from the cold March air having just come from a jazz composition class. Almost all are involved in the Washington University music department and met through the program. Even before arriving at college, however, the bandmates were serious musicians.
Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the article “Free birth control limits abortion, WU study finds” published on October 15th, 2012. After reading your article and the study cited in the article, the logical conclusion for me was that insurance providers should be required to cover all birth control methods without co-pay to make it even more accessible.