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International students’ attitudes toward masking: individual choice versus cultural upbringing

In the U.S., there is a common perception that individuals from collectivist cultures, or cultures that value the interests and the importance of the community over those of each individual, are more inclined to wear masks.

| Staff Writer

University Tea Event To Be Held Monthly, Not Weekly

Campus Life’s “Tuesday Tea @ 3” event, previously hosted on a weekly basis in the Danforth University Center (DUC), will now occur once a month during the spring 2023 semester.

| Senior News Editor

Decisions for spring WILD are still being made

After the cancellation of the Fall 2022 semester’s WILD, administrators discussed how their planning process has changed and why they are hopeful that spring WILD will be a success.

| Senior News Editor

Update from the Student Union Treasury Meeting

Student Union (SU) Treasury’s weekly meeting on Jan. 24 heard appeals from a variety of clubs, including an appeal SU rejected from SAILWashU to attend a conference.

and | Senior News Editors

Major Storm to Clock St. Louis Region with Heavy, Wet Snow

The string of busted snow chances this winter will likely finally come to an end Tuesday night into Wednesday. This article will help explain the setup and “ingredients” for the storm, known aspects and unusually large uncertainties remaining in this forecast, timing, snowfall amounts, potential impacts, and what lays ahead after this storm.

| WashU Weather Reporter

SU Senate holds Town Hall during College Republicans Event

Student Union (SU) Senate leadership held a Town Hall to discuss their delay in releasing a statement about Amala Ekpunobi, a conservative speaker that the SU Treasury approved for over $11,000 to speak on campus.    The Town Hall was attended by 11 students who, when initially asked if they had any questions, were silent […]

and | Senior News Editor and Junior News Editor

Conservative speaker draws questions regarding race theory, gender, and sexuality

Amala Ekpunobi, a conservative speaker whose visit angered many students that view her as transphobic, spoke about her ideological shift to conservatism on Dec. 9.

and | Editor-in-Chief, Senior News Editor

Underpass spray-painted with anti-SU, pro-trans speech

Spray-painted graffiti near the South 40 criticized Student Union (SU) for SU Treasury’s vote to bring in a conservative speaker, who many view as anti-trans, to speak on campus, Dec. 5.

and | Senior News Editor and Contributing Writer

Washington University scholars receive $11.7 million NIH grant for pain research 

Researchers at Washington University received an 11.7 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study and treat pain, along with reducing opioid use. 

| Junior News Editor

Washington University students attend the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference in a week-long trip to Egypt

12 Washington University students attended the 2022 Conference of the Parties summit (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 6-18. 

| Senior News Editor

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