Benjamin Simon

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Baseball sweeps Wabash, regains momentum going into final four regular season games

The Bears improved to 24-3 on the year, but there are not automatic playoff spots this year.

| Staff Reporter

From behind the plexiglass: The people who make up the Bear’s Den

No matter how many booths are blocked off by blue tape, the people who make BD what it is are still there.

and | Staff Writers

WU brings new taste to campus with Stanley’s Sushi and Tea House

I never visited the old Stanley’s. Something about the place scared me. I think it was the aggressive cafeteria vibes: the green plastic chairs, the rectangular plastic table tops the beige tiled floor. I felt like I was back in high school. I wasn’t the only one either. For the last few years, the Lopata […]

| Senior Scene Editor

Student Life Contest: Send us your favorite mask

Masks have come in all different designs and material—plain black masks, crocheted masks, superhero masks, tie-dyed masks. We even hear there are South 40 masks swirling around out there. Whatever it looks like, we want to see yours.

| Senior Scene Editor

‘We’re plugging away’: How the Prison Education Project keeps working during the pandemic

In a normal year, PEP instructors make the 35-minute drive southwest to Pacific, Mo. where they conduct in-person class, put together study hall sessions and even organize clubs. But when COVID-19 hit, the prison completely shut down. The students couldn’t see their families, let alone teachers from PEP.

| Senior Scene Editor

‘We’ll just keep pivoting’: Sumers Recreation to keep students active from afar

Throughout the summer, Washington University had hopes to reopen the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center for the school year. They had a full plan featuring mask requirements, appointment slots and spaced-out outdoor classes. But as cases failed to lower in the St. Louis area, they had to abandon their plan.

| Senior Scene Editor

Teaching COVID-19: The making of a 1000-person class

As Krista Milich prepared for her class on the coronavirus, she didn’t know how many students would enroll. She heard that 10 students might join, maybe even 100.

| Senior Scene Editor

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