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Editor’s Note season 2 episode 5: Mental health on campus

Recent news on campus mental health includes the introduction of a new telehealth service and Uncle Joe’s focus on suicide prevention efforts.

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‘Movements are always about hope’: New sociology professor Zakiya Luna’s faith in sustained efforts of social change

“From a pretty young age, I was exposed to the idea that it’s important to speak up for issues that are affecting the world,” Luna said. 

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‘Energy, irreverence and imagination:’ Punk and literature collide for new professor G’Ra Asim

G’Ra Asim, part of WashU’s first race and ethnicity cluster hire, is equally comfortable in front of an undergraduate classroom and at center stage of a punk rock concert.

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Introducing Looking Back: A three-part audio series

With vaccine rollout in the past six months chipping away at the COVID-19 style of life in the United States, we hope that Looking Back will serve as a record of the pandemic year(s) at Wash. U.

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Looking Back episode 3: Residential and social life

This final episode of Looking Back, a three-part audio series, features Washington University students discussing how they made friends and found connection during an isolating year.

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Looking Back episode 2: Quarantine, testing and staying safe

This second episode of Looking Back, a three-part audio series, features Washington University students and administrators discussing the University’s safety procedures over the last year.

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Looking Back — Episode 1: Thoughts on a pandemic year

This first episode of Looking Back, a three-part audio series, features Washington University students reflecting on a difficult year.

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A tribute to what we have lost

Graduating this year comes with many obstacles—entering an employment field of uncertain modality, missing out on making memories with large groups of friends and saying goodbye to a campus that seniors have hardly inhabited for their last three semesters at Washington University. Each person of the class of 2021 has lost something unique, something that deserves space and time to remember.

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Editor’s Note Episode 21: Vaccine Rollout and Possible Mandate

This week’s episode covers how students are getting vaccinated on the Medical School campus and how the University is now deciding whether or not to require vaccination before the fall semester.

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‘There are not a lot of spaces that are safe for Black students here at Wash U.’: The pandemic reaffirms the importance of Black affinity spaces on campus

Walking into Washington University’s Danforth University Center last year meant one could always find a group of Black students—up to 15 at a time—crowded around the large octagonal table in the center of the dining area. Students would be chatting and laughing, either just stopping by or parked there for a few hours. This year, of course, the dining scene has changed.

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