Opinion Submission: Reflecting on freedom from an alumni perspective

As I think about the current situation, I wonder if the students that Chancellor Martin is deriding and threatening will have the same reflection at their reunion weekends. Then I think, with the experience they are having, would they even come?

| Class of 2004

Former CDC Director Rochelle Walensky speaks on career and critical juncture in public health

Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky, AB ‘91, spoke at Graham Chapel as part of a celebration of several new undergraduate Public Health and Society programs, April 11.  Washington University’s College of Arts & Sciences and Institute of Public Health hosted Walensky, who spoke about her career […]

and | Contributing Writer and Staff Writer

Washington University ‘21 Alum elected Mayor of Bogalusa, LA

Washington University ‘21 Alum Tyrin Truong was elected Mayor of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Nov. 8.

| Senior News Editor

University announces fundraising initiative for student support and scholarships 

The University announced Make Way, an initiative to raise at least $600 million to diversify the student body and remove the financial barriers tied to admissions and the student experience, on Oct. 6. 

and | Junior News Editors

‘Knock the socks off that guy at the ballot box’: WU alumni launch anti-Hawley PAC

A group of University alumni has created a political action committee (PAC) aimed at defeating Senator Josh Hawley in his potential 2024 re-election bid.

| Associate Editor

COVID-19 outbreak poses difficulty for students seeking summer and post-graduate opportunities

With much of the country on lockdown and the economy heading towards a recession, many graduating seniors feel they are entering the workforce at an inopportune time.

Ellie Ito | Staff Reporter

Jamming with Jammin’ Toast: Laughing with the Pikers

It is a film screening, a comedy show and so much more.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

A story of stories: Review of WU alum’s ‘Topics of Conversation’

Why do stories matter? This is a question I didn’t used to have an answer to. I knew I liked stories, both as a listener and as a teller. I’ve thought about good stories as full of powerful messages that could travel great distances and have lives beyond their intentions. However, after reading “Topics of Conversation” by Miranda Popkey, I’ve begun to see stories in a different light. Now, I see the power inherent in telling a story at all.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

‘Topics of Conversation’: WU MFA alum publishes first novel

Left Bank Books in the Central West End was packed in a pleasant, middle-of-winter way for Washington University alum Miranda Popkey’s reading Jan 14.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

WU alum makes dreams come true with Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’

Everyone dreams of making magic happen. At Disney, magic is an everyday occurrence. Growing up, fairy tales and Disney movies were a large part of my childhood, and today they bring back fond memories of simpler times. For Wash. U. alumna Elana Lederman, those memories are made everyday.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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