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SU referendum calling for divestment from Boeing fails 

A Washington University Student Union (SU) referendum to divest from Boeing failed to reach the required two-thirds of “yes” votes in order to pass, May 9. Out of 2,661 student voters, 61.59% voted in favor of the referendum, and the remaining 38.41% voted against. 

| Staff Writer

Pro-Palestine protesters block off Skinker Boulevard

A group of about 150 pro-Palestine protesters blocked off the intersection at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway as part of a larger demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, May 3.  

and | Managing News Editor and Investigative News Editor

Pro-Palestine protest held outside Chancellor Martin’s house

About 25 pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin’s house on Forsyth Boulevard waving flags and chanting, May 2nd.

| Editor-In-Chief

SU Senate releases letter alleging administration tried to block pro-Palestine resolution; opinions within SU divided

A majority of Student Union (SU) senators have signed a letter alleging that Washington University administrators have attempted to block Senate from meeting to pass a pro-Palestine resolution, leading other SU members to call for more transparency and communication in the organization, May 1. 

| Investigative News Editor

It’s getting hotter: anxiety and hope among WashU students, staff, and faculty

With summer right around the corner, the St. Louis region will likely face some of the highest temperatures on record. Millions of Americans are subject to rising temperatures, and Washington University and the St. Louis region are no exception.

| Contributing Writer

Muslim Student Association’s Eid Banquet takes place during police response to pro-Palestine protests

Washington University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted its annual Eid dinner in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum to celebrate the year’s end, which took place from 6-9 p.m. on April 27. The event took place in view of the pro-Palestine protest and encampment and the ensuing arrests on the East End of campus. 

and | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Editor and News Editor

The aftermath of April 27: protesters denounce police response, administration condemns encampment, and students and faculty suspended

Protesters have spoken out against Washington University’s administration after the WashU Police Department (WUPD) carried out more than 100 arrests at a pro-Palestine encampment, with some calling the response unnecessarily violent, April 27.

, and | Managing News Editor, Investigative News Editor, and News Editor

A look into digital-device use and misuse in the classroom

Washington University community members have noticed a rise in students’ use and misuse of their digital devices in the classroom, a trend which some attribute to the prolonged period of remote learning spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

| News Editor

Students React to Indoor Spring WILD

After Washington University’s spring 2024 Walk In Lay Down (WILD) was held at diminished capacity in the Athletic Complex (AC) instead of on Mudd Field on April 26, a Student Life poll found that the majority of students surveyed had a relatively positive experience of the event, despite preferring it being held outdoors in the future.

| Special Issues Editor

College Democrats and Republicans talk abortion, gun violence, climate change, and foreign policy

The Washington University College Democrats and WashU College Republicans (WUCR) debated abortion, gun violence, climate change, the Israel-Hamas war, and the Russia-Ukraine war in their semesterly Campus Crossfire in Tisch Commons, April 24. 

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