Ariel Kravitz

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Putting Trump’s letter in perspective

In the past week, the Trump administration has issued a letter to public schools that effectively withdrew initiatives put in place by Barack Obama, which established that public schools cannot prohibit students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.

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Mayoral Profile: Lyda Krewson

Lyda Krewson is the alderman for the 28th Ward of St. Louis, which covers much of Forest Park and the Central West End. She entered the mayoral race in June of 2016, and has led a valiant front.

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You can’t do it all

Here at Washington University, we’re tired the second we step on campus in August. At some point, we have to ask, should we be this tired?

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Cats and coffee: A first look at a new type of coffeehouse fusion

The cat cafe trend has finally descended upon us in the form of Maplewood, Mo.’s Mauhaus.

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A first time for everything: Ranking Paws & Go ramen options

I made a commitment, and I had to see it through. I was going to try ramen noodles, a delicacy that had never graced my lips before.

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Working with Environment America: Grand gestures for the Grand Canyon

While most students at Washington University are preoccupied with who our next president is going to be, one student is very concerned with our current president. Madeline McHugh, a junior majoring in Anthropology on the Global Health and Environment track, is an intern for Environment America, where she is petitioning President Barack Obama to make the Grand Canyon a national monument.

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How rhetoric has silenced politics

This year, Trump and Clinton’s disagreement goes beyond civic debate. They hate each other, but that hatred doesn’t stem just from their policies. This unprecedented hatred isn’t just political—it’s personal.

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Experiencing the debate firsthand

Two of our Forum writers, Ariel Kravitz, a sophomore majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Jamie Reiner, a freshman interested in political science, both found themselves with tickets to the debate. Here are their takes.

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The ever-changing scope of political activism

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled the Wash U College Republicans and included a short interview with Washington University graduate student Thomas Hildebrand, who was quoted saying that Wash. U. is “not a very politically active campus.” As a student at Wash. U., I consider myself to only be moderately involved in politics—and I’m fairly involved in politics. So, sorry, but I’ve got to disagree.

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Election issue profile: Gender issues

Over the next 8 weeks, the Forum section will be profiling the most pressing economic, political and social issues of the 2016 presidential race. We will examine the views of the top three candidates: Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump—to give students an inside view on who and what we will be voting for (or against) in the upcoming election.

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