Asian American Association to hold annual Open Mic Night

Washington University’s Asian American Association (AAA) will showcase student talent at its annual Open Mic Night on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 2-4 p.m. in Ursa’s.

Jaden Satenstein | Staff Writer

Balancing rocks and balloons

Ruth Durrell, Casey Mason, Hannah Beilenson, Rosie Wallach and Savannah Bustillo make up the contingent WU-SLam is sending to CUPSI, hosted at the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago this year. It’s these differences in each member’s style—concrete imagery versus head in the clouds metaphor—that make the team a cohesive unit as a whole despite it being the first time any of the six have competed in the event.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Freshmen raise their voice with new combined pre-o

In response to pressure from the First Year Center to eliminate smaller pre-orientation programs, Raise Your Voice—an improv comedy and slam poetry program—became available to freshmen for the first time this year.

Anne Accardi | Freshman Press Reporter

Burning more than bras: Breaking down rape culture with ‘Speak Like a Girl’

“Just because you hold the door for us doesn’t mean we’ll hold your d—,” reads a sign propped on the ledge behind the Tisch Commons stage.

| Staff Reporters

All the world’s a stage

It may sound daunting to put yourself out there and audition, practice or simply share your work with a new group of people. But I promise, it’s worth it—there is nothing quite like this community, and your college experience will be all the better for getting involved. But where do you start?

| Theater Editor

Slam poets face off in Graham Chapel, four advance to nationals

Eleven student poets took the stage. Four—seniors Sam Lai, Ben Tolkin and Chris Nguyen as well as sophomore Andie Berry—left as Washington University’s nominees to advance to the National Slam Poetry Competition in August after winning this year’s Grand Slam.

| Contributing Reporter

WU-SLam, Pride Alliance to present Grand Slam on Friday

After many long weeks of writing and practicing, 10 performers will take to the stage this Friday in the largest and most competitive poetry slam on campus: The Grand Slam.

Elena Wandzilak | TV Editor

Treasury rejects appeal to fly students to Poland

Student Union Treasury rejected an appeal to send students to Poland for a climate change conference due to concerns about funding academic work. The Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment (WUSICE) appealed for $5,000 to defray the cost of traveling to Warsaw for a United Nations Climate Change conference next spring.

| News Manager

PostSecret gets its message out

With over 170 secrets submitted, Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling and Resource Center’s PostSecret event aimed to allow students to express their innermost thoughts and feelings through anonymous postcards. The Monday night event held as part of Mental Health Awareness Week had a large turnout and positive responses from students.

Leigh Brosof | Contributing Reporter

The word behind spoken word: Unmasking the poets of WU-SLam

If you haven’t heard slam poet Franny Choi’s rendition of Lil Wayne’s “Pussy Monster,” you clearly haven’t been hanging around the members of WU-SLam, Wash. U.’s own slam poetry club. I sat down with five slammers, asking them a set of five questions about their WU-SLam experiences and inspirations. If you want to know more […]

Caroline Ludeman | Scene Reporter