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The vulnerable dead: On emotional expression in the workplace

Especially for workplaces that double as “safe spaces” for emotional vulnerability and social justice, are reformation and decentralization possible in a professional culture still rooted in patriarchy and whiteness?

| Senior Forum Editor

Free weed!

Reefer blowers, dank smokers, kush queens, lend me your ears! I have come to discuss the new system of cannabis legalization, but not to praise it.

| Senior Forum Editor

Born smarter

Is it much of a surprise that students placed in an optimal environment for success — smaller classrooms, more thought-provoking assignments, more one-on-one attention, more behavioral exceptions, and more physical resources —  are likely to outperform their peers?

| Junior Forum Editor

There’s no such thing as a safe space for everyone

At every turn, WashU claims to create safe spaces — yet rarely do we discuss what rhetoric cannot be allowed in a space that is truly safe.

| Junior Forum Editor

The parental right to kill a mockingbird (and other important texts)

Book bans are on the rise. Banning books erases the experience of marginalized communities to center those of non-marginalized students.

| Staff Writer

Stop gatekeeping the humanities

Ideas that everyone should read are written to be accessible only for scholars – this restriction of information, intentional or not, needs to stop.

| Staff Writer

The emancipation of Mary Jane

Weed use is no worse than drinking alcohol or coffee. It’s time to end the stigma around marijuana.

| Staff Writer

Billy Porter and Harry Styles: Who’s credited for being revolutionary?

It isn’t that Styles is wrong for expressing himself in a non-normative way — in fact it’s good, as it means it’s working — but that the representation is still disproportionate.

| Staff Writer

You matter: Mental health and stress culture

In an academic culture that claims to be aware of and committed to prioritizing mental health, it’s necessary to investigate why said prioritization of mental health is still failing to take place within student cultures and in student-teacher dynamics.

| Contributing Writer

Certified Lover Boys and their invalidation of queer women

“Girls Want Girls” is only the latest example of queer women being sexualized and fetishized in popular music.

| Contributing Writer

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