Why I chose Wash. U.

“I chose WashU because the minute I stepped onto campus, it felt like home.”
This classic answer has never been so far away from the truth.

| Senior Editor

PAD’s ‘Legally Blonde’ adds its own spin on the blockbuster hit

As I excitedly took my seat in Edison Theatre, I had high hopes for this production of “Legally Blonde. Whether presented in film or in theater, it is a necessity that “Legally Blonde” marries humor with the sentiment of conquering the impossible to make this heart-warming story come to life.

Grace Gore | Contributing Writer

‘What, like it’s hard?’: PAD celebrates women writers with Legally Blonde

“Legally Blonde,” based on the 2001 film of the same name, opened on Broadway in 2007. With music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe and a book by Heather Hach, the musical serves as the first show in the Performing Arts Department’s (PAD) season of celebrating female writers.

| Senior Editor

Parents are the heroes of their college-aged children

After countless days of shopping trips, parents will deliver their children to college for the first time. Some families have made a road trip of the trip to campus while others have flown. Over the years, I have participated in many move-in days.

| Director of Chabad

’08 alum brings virtual study hall to campus

Study halls are no longer just a setting for high-school tomfoolery. An online startup founded by an alumnus of Washington University’s School of Law, titled, is coming to campus this fall to consolidate academic life within a virtual space.

Victor Li & Naveen Jain | Contributing Reporters

WU students bucking national trend on loans

Although the national average for college students taking out loans has increased over the past years, similar trends were not observed at Washington University.

| Staff Reporter

The baby gloomers

The economy is in all sorts of trouble; some experts believe it’s in a recession, some say a depression, and every now and then you’ll hear some clown say that it’s just fine.

| Staff Columnist

Obama supports community colleges, argues for education reform

President Obama argued for the need to reform the currently education system on Monday, citing a statistic that the United States in one generation has fallen from first in college graduation rates to twelfth.

| News Editor

On not being moved into college

During those occasional, but not uncommon, moments when I find myself seeking perhaps a bit more attention than is due to me at the moment, I know exactly how to effortlessly reorient the room’s spotlight.

| Staff Columnist

Depression, suicide rising among college students

In the United States, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people from 15 to 24 years old. More than 3,900 young people die by committing suicide every year. Earlier this month, two students at Cornell University took their own lives by “gorging,” or leaping off a bridge into the vast gorges. The suicides have contributed to the perception that Cornell has a higher-than-average suicide rate.

| Contributing Reporter

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