Avi Holzman

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Chabad and Hillel hold event to raise awareness about hostages held in Gaza

Washington University Chabad and Hillel held an event on Monday, Nov. 27 to raise awareness for hostages that were taken by Hamas on Oct. 7. 

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Students hold “die-in” urging University to cut ties with Boeing 

On Thursday afternoon, just over a dozen students participated in a “die-in” outside of the Danforth University Center (DUC) in support of Palestinians and to urge the University to cut ties with Boeing. The students laid down in the DUC courtyard, spreading Palestinian flags over their bodies, holding signs, and chanting.

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Assembly Series returns: Fireside chat with neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta

Washington University’s Department of Medicine hosted Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Graham Chapel as the first speaker in the newly reinstated Assembly series. He spoke about a range of topics including pandemic response and preparedness, mental health, misinformation, our diets, and how he blends his roles as a journalist and doctor. Nov. 15

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Fall WILD, reinvented: Students react to the Night at the Pageant

For the first time in Washington University’s history, the Student Programming Board’s (SPB) fall concert was held at the Pageant on the Delmar Loop instead of on campus, Nov. 9. A majority of students surveyed considered the concert, rebranded from Fall WILD to Night at the Pageant (NAP), to be an overall success.

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Pro-Palestine supporters participate in national walkout after University does not meet demands

Washington University students walked out from their classes at 10:15 a.m. to gather with community members on Mudd Field to show support for Palestinians on Oct. 25th. 

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Saint Motel headlining rebranded fall WILD, held off campus for the first time

Washington University’s Social Programming Board (SPB) announced Saint Motel as the headliner for this semester’s fall WILD, which has been rebranded as the Night at the Pageant. The event will be on Thursday Nov. 9th, at the Pageant, off campus for the first time since the event’s origin in 1973.

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Late night fire forces students, UCity residents, out of apartment building

At around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, a fire broke out on the first floor of an apartment building at 6230 Clemens Avenue. 

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SU statement on Israel-Hamas War sparks online controversy 

Washington University’s Student Union (SU) released a statement about the latest war between Israel and Hamas, encouraging impacted students to seek the mental-health resources on campus if needed, leading to backlash from students online, Oct. 12. 

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More than 800 students gather at vigil to remember lives lost in Israel 

Roughly 800 Washington University students and community members gathered for a candlelight vigil organized by multiple Jewish student organizations to honor those who lost their lives in the latest Israel-Hamas War over the past week, Oct. 12. 

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Student Life Q&A with Emily Chen, Student Union President

  Emily Chen, current Student Union (SU) President, sat down for an interview with Avi Holzman, StudLife’s Managing News Editor, following last Friday’s release of the SU Executive Board’s term-goals document. The discussion ranged from SU’s relationship to student groups to internal changes, advocacy, and goals for the upcoming year. The Q&A has been edited […]

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