Black Lives Matter

A senior’s reflections on change

In making social movements trending topics online, we also somewhat dissociate from their reality, making the activism itself dependent on algorithms and a majority stance. But we can’t afford to repeatedly relearn everything we committed so much reeducation to in 2020.

| Senior Forum Editor

Students and administrators repaint vandalized underpass mural with ‘Black Lives Matter,’ flowers and handprints

University leaders have said there is an ongoing investigation into the vandalism and that they hope to provide more information in the near future.

| Managing Editor

WU students call for police abolition, hang banners and signs on George Washington statue at ‘Justice for Daunte’ protest

In a protest aimed at paying tribute to Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, around 200 Washington University students and community members called for police abolition

| Senior News Editor

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

‘Restructuring a more positive reality’: Junior Kaylyn Webster featured in hometown exhibition 

Webster’s paintings, which depict African-American subjects using symbolism and motifs drawn from art history, are featured in the exhibition “dis/contented realities” at Urevbu Contemporary in downtown Memphis.

| Staff Writer

From isolation to community: How WU BLAC has been working to better the experiences of WU’s Black student-athletes

Black student-athletes at WU have often felt isolated and under-supported in the past. A group of students is trying to change that.

| Associate Editor

AOTW: Andrew Whitaker on making the most of his final year 

Senior Andrew Whitaker isn’t your average college student. On top of his biomedical engineering coursework, Whitaker competes for two different Washington University sports teams: football and track and field.

Josh Shapiro | Senior Sports Editor

Editor’s Note Episode 3: The fight over the future of Greek Life

In this week’s episode of Editor’s Note, Multimedia Editor Jaden Satenstein talks to Managing Editor Jayla Butler about her coverage of the Greek Life abolition movement.

| Multimedia Editor

‘Out of the classroom, into the streets’: WUGWU joins with other local organizations in call to change police contract

Chants of “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” could be heard last Thursday afternoon during a march led by the WashU Undergraduate & Graduate Workers Union calling for changes to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s collective bargaining process.

Julia Robbins | Staff Reporter

“Show our Black sisters the respect they deserve”: Hundreds of students mourn together at vigil for Breonna Taylor

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.”
The numbers, symbolizing the number of bullets that police officers fired at Breonna Taylor, echoed against the buildings of the East End during a vigil held Saturday.

Julia Robbins | Staff Reporter

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