Congress of the South 40

WUStock cancelled, Battle of the Jams winners hope for another chance

Members of Third Chance, the winner of this year’s Battle of the Jams, reflect on WUStock’s cancellation.

Isabelle Gillman | Staff Writer

Salaam and Santana speak about mass incarceration, systemic racism

Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two members of the Central Park Five—renamed the Exonerated Five—spoke in Graham Chapel last night as the Congress of the South 40’s fall speakers.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

Timeflies to headline WUStock this April

At its annual Battle of the Bands competition Saturday, Congress of the South 40 revealed band Timeflies as the headliner for the April 7 WUStock concert.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

New CS40 exec hopes to increase participation, diversity

In the only contested Congress of the South 40 election, freshman Reana Elder prevailed to become the new speaker of the South 40.

| Senior News Editor

WUStock offers pleasant afternoon in spite of lackluster crowd

After months of attempted hype for Daya built up by the Social Board of the Congress of the South 40, many students still came to the Swamp for WUStock on Saturday with the perspective, “Who’s Daya?”

| Staff Writer

CS40 creates Opportunity Fund to offer financial support

Congress of the South 40 passed legislation for an Opportunity Fund that allows students to request money to attend CS40-sponsored events. The fund comes as a result of a joint effort with Student Union to make participating in activities more feasible from students from low-income backgrounds.

Bailey Winston | Staff Reporter

CS40 hosts second Bear’s Den appreciation week to celebrate staff, includes community service element, awareness about recent unionization efforts

Congress of the South 40 hosted its second annual Bear’s Den Appreciation Week—a week of students celebrating the Bear’s Den staff—from Feb. 20 through Feb. 24, incorporating a community service component and providing students with information about unionization efforts for the first time.

| Staff Reporter

Comedian, CNN host talks about race through humor in CS40 speech

College Hall was almost entirely filled as W. Kamau Bell, a socio-political comedian and host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” delivered a talk on racism Wednesday night. Right away, Bell warned the audience that the talk was not going to be comfortable or filled with race buzzwords.

| Contributing Reporter

New CS40 Exec hopes to increase visibility

Freshmen Kyle Jeter and Daniel Grossman prevailed Friday in contested elections for Congress of the South 40 speaker and director of finance, respectively.

Jeter narrowly edged out freshman Natty Bernstein, garnering 51.5 percent of the vote to Bernstein’s 47.6 percent.

| News Editor

WUStock reaction: BØRNS to play the Swamp

This year’s WUStock artist was announced in traditional Congress of the South 40 fashion. In case you haven’t spotted the giant letters outside Olin, BORNS, the 24-year-old indie pop artist from Michigan, will be coming to the Swamp on April 2.

| Music Editor

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