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Dining Service Changes

Dining Services closed Etta’s Micro-Mart, the self-service food market in Steinberg Hall, on Wednesday, August 17, for an unspecified amount of time. A Farmer’s Fridge vending machine is now available in the same space at all hours. 

| Junior News Editor

University announces space equity planning process

A committee of Washington University administrators and community members has been created to work on allocating space in a more student-driven process to better meet the needs of its ever-changing student body.

| Editor-in-Chief

Booster shot remains strongly recommended, new COVID housing policies for fall

This year, the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University continues to strongly recommend the booster. At the same time, Washington University is loosening COVID-19 quarantine and isolation policies. 

| Contributing Writer

CDI commemorating social justice mural with book signing and permanent art

The South 40 underpass is returning to advertising space for Student Union-recognized groups after two years of hosting a social justice mural focused on celebrating Black people.

| Editor-in-Chief

Flood Crisis Fund for students financially hurt by flooding

Washington University announced a one-time Flood Crisis Fund (FCF) to support Danforth and Medical Campus students on Aug. 26. 

| Junior News Editor

“A comet for good”: Remembering Justin Hardy

On Sunday, May 29, Justin Hardy passed away at 22 years old after a 13-month-long battle with stomach cancer. Hardy epitomized bravery and courage in the face of the most challenging circumstances imaginable.   Hardy was diagnosed in the spring of 2021, and after a summer filled with chemotherapy treatments and doctors’ appointments, he returned to […]

| Managing Sports Editor

COVID Housing Overwhelmed as Cases Spike

This semester saw the highest COVID rates on campus since the pandemic began, which led the University to put students in overflow isolation housing.

and | Junior News Editors

Rally for Reproductive Rights Pressures University to Take Official Stance on Abortion

On May 6, members of the Washington University community gathered in Brookings Quad to protest the draft leaked by the Supreme Court suggesting that the court could be planning to overturn Roe v. Wade. The motivation behind the rally was to “call on the University to take a stand in support of abortion rights and against Missouri’s trigger ban.” 

| Managing Scene Editor

‘I felt like my safety didn’t matter’: One resident advisor’s story of how Residential Life failed her 

When former WashU RA Alyssa Ashford experienced harassment from two of her residents, she got little follow-up from Residential Life. “ResLife in general thinks that RAs are disposable,” she said. “That’s how they treated us.” This is Alyssa’s story.

WU admits 3,600 students, record-low 10% of applicants, to Class of 2026

Wash U class of 2026 boasts a record-low acceptance rate of 10% and increased diversity.

| Staff Writer

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