on-campus activism may play a larger role for Wash. U. students than expected, and it is vital in its ability to enact changes at the University. The previous school year sparked campus-wide activism that cannot be ignored–or abandoned.
Freshman Kyle Puckett used each men’s basketball team’s distance from Chipotle to build a bracket that was briefly fourth in the world.
Seeing students gathered outside of a building during a fire alarm––some without coats, some without shoes, some half asleep––is a common sight on the South 40. Because of COVID-19 and online classes, students have spent more time in their rooms, increasing the likelihood that they may need to evacuate their building due to a fire alarm. Four freshmen share fire alarm stories from their time on the South 40.
No matter the policies, if students cannot take it upon themselves to be responsible, COVID-19 will continue to spread.
While the pandemic has brought unexpected changes to life at Washington University, students can find comfort in knowing that one tradition remains intact: Datamatch, the relatively new yet highly popular matchmaking survey, will be making its annual appearance at Wash. U. for the third year in a row.
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