Up, up, and away! Balloon Glow and Race flies high

The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race, an annual city tradition that involves the whole community, serves as a welcoming invitation to fall in St. Louis. It is a community-orientated event, filled with enthusiasm and good energy that makes way for the St. Louis community to come together each year for something that is both beautiful and widely sentimental to residents.

| Contributing Writer

Brewing community: LaJoy’s Coffee, more than a cafe

The airy glass walls of the Schnuck Pavilion’s Parkside Cafe pre-date the arrival of LaJoy’s Coffee to the building, yet they feel like a perfect match nonetheless.

| Staff Writer

The vulnerable dead: On emotional expression in the workplace

Especially for workplaces that double as “safe spaces” for emotional vulnerability and social justice, are reformation and decentralization possible in a professional culture still rooted in patriarchy and whiteness?

| Senior Forum Editor

The Saint Louis pole community: Three dancers and their stories

St. Louis is home to a vibrant community of pole dancers, and every dancer has their own story. While the pole dance community proudly owns and celebrates sex work as a facet of their story, it also expands well beyond this scope.

| Contributing Writer

University hosts Sababa Jewish festival

Washington University hosted The Sababa Festival, an exhibition of Jewish arts and culture, on Sept. 18. 

| Contributing Writer

Staff Editorial: As the semester comes to an end, reflect on lessons learned during COVID-19

Reflecting on lessons we have learned during COVID-19 may help us create a better future. Of these lessons, one central theme emerges—being more cognizant and respectful of others and our surrounding communities.

Staff Editorial: Now is not the time for complacency

It’s important to note that even with the countrywide vaccination program in place and the decreased number of cases, the pandemic has not yet gone away, and we still must act accordingly.

Making space for Black creatives: Noir Collective validates the Black artistic voice

A new club on campus, Noir Collective is proving that being a creative is a viable option for Black people and is creating a space for them to explore creativity, especially with other artists. 

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Staff Editorial: The election is over, but we’re not done

Start with what binds us—the University itself—and work from there to explore and understand how the University impacts the greater St. Louis community.

Why America must normalize masks beyond the pandemic

It only makes sense that Americans should normalize wearing a mask when you are sick, even beyond the setting of a pandemic.

Reilly Brady | Staff Writer

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