High speed rail is the future of infrastructure

Recently, additional federal funding was provided to advance the high-speed corridor being built between Chicago and St. Louis to be finished by 2014. This increase, which amounts to about $186 million, would allow for a 110 miles-per-hour rail passage along most of the distance between the two cities.

| Staff Columnist

Construction on Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail in progress, to finish by 2014

A new high-speed train connecting St. Louis and Chicago will provide students with an alternative way to travel. The railroad, which is currently under construction, should be complete sometime in 2014, according to officials involved in the project.

| News Editor

Women’s basketball ties for second in UAA

Two weeks into the University Athletic Association season, the No. 7 Washington University women’s basketball team has been more than competitive during conference play.

| Senior Sports Editor

Senior Class trip to Chicago, 2010

Hundreds of Washington University seniors traveled to Chicago over Fall Break for their class trip. Students explored the city visiting landmarks such as the Bean and viewed the skyline from a cruise on Lake Michigan. The trip served as a chance to solidify friendships that began on freshman floors and create new relationships for the year.

Mother’s Bar: A look back

Another Fall Break has passed, and with it went another senior class trip to Chicago. Though this year’s trip wasn’t without its snafus thanks to a renegade hotel, the uproar pales in comparison to that from last year’s trip.

Hotel cancels senior trip reservation

With five days to go before the senior class trip, the Senior Class Council was forced to change its plans for housing nearly half of the trip’s participants.
The Fairmont Millenium Hotel had agreed to house 128 of the trip’s 272 participants, but pulled out of the contract with the Senior Class Council on Wednesday after overbooking the hotel.

| Student Life Editors

Quick Hits: Shows this week

Luster: March 23 at Cicero’s, 8 p.m. Chicago’s own Luster has spent a year writing and recording, and the band now feels it can take its show on the road. The band bought an RV and booked a ton of shows all over the nation, and is coming to St. Louis. Catch them this at […]

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Connect 4 roundtable addresses student response to Mothers bar

Following the town hall forum on the Mothers bar incident held two weeks ago, student group Connect 4 hosted a roundtable on Monday to create task forces for addressing racial discrimination and profiling on campus and to bring greater awareness of diversity issues to the student body. The student group hoped to focus the current energy sparked by the Mothers bar incident on creating long-term action plans for making positive change on campus and in the surrounding community.

| Contributing Reporter

ADL a significant player in response to Mothers bar

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been an integral player in the response to the Original Mothers bar incident. The ADL contacted the group of six black students three days after the original incident to offer them access to the organization’s infrastructure and advocacy from the group.

| Managing Editor

Students announce agreement with Mothers Bar

Senior class president Fernando Cutz and the six black students who allege they were racially discriminated against by the Original Mothers bar in Chicago said at a news conference Wednesday that they will not be pressing charges against the establishment.

| Staff Reporter

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