Opinion Submission: Pro-Palestine shouldn’t mean anti-Israel

To be “pro-Palestine,” one does not have to justify the horrific acts of terror that were committed on Oct. 7. To be “pro-Palestine,” one need not be anti-Israel. And being anti-Israel doesn’t make one effectively pro-Palestine.

WU deemed “Better than Most” colleges in antisemitism Report Card

Washington University received a “B” grade, or “Better than Most” colleges in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) first-ever Campus Antisemitism Report Card, released on April 10. 

| News Editor

Letter to the Editor: Speaking truth to hatred

Let’s not forget why Israel exists. It’s not a mere luxury. It is a necessity. It is necessary for the survival of the Jewish people. Our people have long been subjected to pogroms and persecutions, so it is clear that the Jewish state is the only safe haven for Jewish people when the world inevitably turns on us.

| Class of 2027

Opinion Submission: Student Union Senate failed WashU’s Jewish community

The only substantive effect this resolution might have is intimidating and alienating Jewish students on our campus, and it is this effect that we can and must resist.

| Class of 2026

SU Senate votes for resolution calling for University to divest from Boeing

In a meeting attended by nearly 200 total students, Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution 15 to 5 with one abstention, via an unprecedented anonymous vote, calling on Washington University to divest from and cut professional ties with Boeing, March 19. 

, , and | Staff Writers, Junior News Editor, Managing News Editor 

Students enrolled through a new mid-year transfer program include those experiencing antisemitism at previous institutions

Twelve freshmen and sophomore students enrolled at Washington University as mid-year transfer students this semester, the first time in recent history that students were accepted in between semesters. Several of these students are Jewish and said they came to the University after feeling unsafe on their previous campuses due to antisemitism. 

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Opinion Submission: The fight against ignorance: A closer look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

If we want to see this campus be a place of productive, compassionate dialogue on this issue, all students, and especially those who belong to affected communities cannot be made to feel afraid to share their feelings and their story. By cheering on antisemitic harassment, Professor Gustafson is sabotaging those efforts.

| Class of 2026

Students report increased Islamophobia, antisemitism since latest Israel-Hamas war

In the weeks following the start of the Israel-Hamas war, students at Washington University have reported increased instances of Islamophobia and antisemitism.

| Senior News Editor

Opinion Submission: A plea for Israeli-Palestine protests

I expect WashU students to condemn when dangerous rhetoric is spread, regardless of who it’s from.

| Class of 2025

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed student’s response to pro-Palestine faculty letter

I found the faculty letter to be dishonest in its treatment of Crosby’s tweets, manipulative in its use of social justice terms to gain blind support for “freedom fighting,” and ignorant in its obsession with free speech and neglect of the patterns of anti-Jewish violence.

| Class of 2026

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