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Staff Editorial: Dust off that U-Pass

Early during welcome week, first years are given three plastic cards, along with a thick stack of paperwork. The first two — the Student ID card and room key — are slid in and out of phone wallets every day. They get scratched, worn, and usually lost a few times. But the third card, the […]

Opinion Submission: Why my experience at WILD can never happen again

Instead of spending my night watching Zedd perform, I found myself suffocated by the crowd and interrogated by the Washington University Police Department and off-campus paramedics.

| Class of 2024

Born smarter

Is it much of a surprise that students placed in an optimal environment for success — smaller classrooms, more thought-provoking assignments, more one-on-one attention, more behavioral exceptions, and more physical resources —  are likely to outperform their peers?

| Junior Forum Editor

Old enough to hold a gun, too young to take a shot

Lowering the drinking age won’t immediately solve every drinking problem, but it’s the start of a cultural shift.

| Contributing Writer

Seriously — you should vote

Starting with the cliche and then moving to the pragmatic, and even the cynical, here are some worthwhile arguments for why you should vote.

| Contributing Writer

RIP, First Year Reading Program

I report, with a modicum of personal sorrow and with eyebrows raised to DEFCON 4, the untimely passing of Washington University’s First Year Reading Program (FYRP).

| Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Is it possible to sew a pair of ethical pants?

I spent what added up to about three part-time workweeks trying to make a single pair of “ethical” pants. What I didn’t foresee was that the hardest part of the process was figuring out what a pair of ethical pants even looked like — or if it existed at all.

| Managing Forum Editor

Opinion Submission: A call for unity

The onus is on every member of our campus community to join us in remembering all 2,977 of these victims.

| President of Washington University College Republicans

There’s no such thing as a safe space for everyone

At every turn, WashU claims to create safe spaces — yet rarely do we discuss what rhetoric cannot be allowed in a space that is truly safe.

| Junior Forum Editor

Staff Editorial: WashU’s COVID accommodations are failing students

We understand that WashU, like other universities, is in a difficult spot with limited housing and uncertainty on what the future may hold. However, if the University refuses to make accommodations, the onus falls on students to make them — and it shouldn’t.

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