Regional News

What a Missouri state senate bill’s proposed protest restrictions mean for WU students

A bill in the Missouri state senate that would place new restrictions and penalties on protestors could impact WU activists if passed.

| Senior News Editor

WU students participate in St. Louis city mayoral primary through voting and advocacy

Engagement of eligible voters in the St. Louis City mayoral primary was just 22.12%, with 44,538 people casting 69,607 votes using the new “approval voting” system, March 2.

| Staff Reporter

‘Wash. U. students just don’t come’: St. Louis activists urge increased engagement from WU students

Young organizers, activists and allies gathered at the steps of City Hall for a People’s Press Conference to demand the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson, Oct. 17. The conference was a direct action event packed with political theater and community building hosted by Sunrise STL and joined by Occupy City Hall STL, STL Reentry Collective […]

Sabrina Sayed | Staff Reporter

St. Louis-based mobile app founded by WU alum works to keep local food banks and restaurants afloat during COVID-19 pandemic

Washington University 2017 graduate Andrew Glantz is using his own start-up to support local restaurants and food banks in the wake of COVID-19.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

Loop Trolley Transportation Development District seeks to revive the Loop Trolley

Leaders of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District are hoping to resurrect the Loop Trolley after its 13-month run was cut short in December 2019 due to insufficient revenue.

Sulan Pathiranage | Contributing Reporter

‘The main population that adds to climate change is not the population that sees the effects right away’: WU study finds that air pollution disproportionately affects poorer areas

A recent study led by Washington University professor Dr. Christine Ekenga concluded that the residents of poor and segregated neighborhoods in St. Louis are at a significantly higher risk for cancer and other negative health outcomes due to air pollution, reaffirming concerns about environmental racism from student activists.

| News Editor

St. Louis tops list of chlamydia, gonorrhea cases nationwide

The Center for Disease Control ranked St. Louis first in the nation for the highest number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases in 2018 and fourth for syphilis, Oct. 8.

| Senior News Editor

Planned Parenthood expands, opens Illinois clinic near St. Louis

Various student groups and faculty members reacted positively to news that Planned Parenthood (PP) opened a new facility in Fairview Heights, Ill., 15 miles from the Missouri border.

| Senior News Editor

“Stand up, fight back”: Students rally at climate strike

Dozens of students marched in the St. Louis Climate strike, Sept. 20, to campaign for climate justice, Sept. 20.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

‘What Ferguson Means to Me’ addresses the lived experiences of locals in a nationwide crisis

The Michael Brown case and the politics behind the Delmar Divide were among some of the topics discussed during “What Ferguson Means to Me,” a panel discussion hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement Sept. 17.

Grace Gore | Contributing Reporter

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