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End-of-year Q&A with outgoing SU President Emily Chen

Emily Chen, the outgoing Student Union (SU) President, sat down for an interview with Avi Holzman, one of StudLife’s Editors-in-Chief, on April 5 ahead of the SU inauguration on April 11. The conversation covered topics from past Q&A’s, reflections on the year as president, WILD funding, and what she will take with her from this experience after she graduates. The Q&A has been edited for length and clarity. 

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Jennifer Coolidge announced as 2024 commencement speaker

During the annual Senior Toast, Chancellor Martin announced that Jennifer Coolidge will speak at the 2024 commencement ceremony, March 27.

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Student Life voting guide to the spring 2024 Student Union election

Voting for the Student Union (SU) Spring 2024 Election begins at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 7. This election cycle, there are 23 candidates running for 10 Senate seats and 11 candidates running for 11 seats in the Treasury. There are also elections for all Executive Board […]

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A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election

A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election By Avi Holzman, Lily Taylor, Zach Trabitz, and Lewis Rand|Managing News Editor, Junior News Editors, and Staff Writer   Voting for the Student Union (SU) Fall 2023 Election will begin at 9:00PM on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and will close at 9:00PM on Nov. 16.    There […]

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WU halts gender-affirming care for minors

On Sept. 11, Washington University released a statement regarding the future of the Washington University Transgender Center (WUTC) two weeks after Missouri state law banned gender-affirming care for all minors after Aug. 28.

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Reflections and advice for Bear Beginnings 

Two years later, I still remember my first day at WashU: the humidity and harsh sunlight, the sound of cars honking on Shepley Drive mixed with the chatter of groups of friends on their way to tour each other’s dorm rooms, and the feeling of being completely overwhelmed.

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HBO’s The Last of Us questions what it means to love, endure, and survive. 

Cars lie abandoned on highways where their drivers left them after the Cordyceps fungus infection spread in 2003. Although the majority of the show takes place in 2023, it is a realm that shares little resemblance with the world we walk around in today. 

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Flo Milli announced as artist for Spring WILD

On Tuesday, April 11, popular hip-hop artist Flo Milli was announced as the headliner for Spring WILD. The event will take place on Mudd Field on Friday, April 28th, according to the Student Programming Board (SPB).

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David Kertzer, Vatican Historian, speaks about the Pope’s role during World War II

David Kertzer, a prominent professor of Italian and Vatican history, delivered remarks about his new book, “The Pope at War,” which details the behavior of Pope Pius XII during World War II, at an event held by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and various community partners, March 27.

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WU Turkish community reckons with natural disaster back home

On February 6 just after 4 a.m., the ground in Gaziantep province in southeastern Turkey began to move. The first of two massive earthquakes stunned the region: homes, businesses, and livelihoods completely collapsed. According to the Turkish Interior minister, as of March 4, 45,968 people have died. 

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