Freshman Flu or COVID-19?

It started as a sore throat that I blamed on my suitemate. She had lost her voice a few days prior, and I feared heading down the same route as I prepped for a cappella auditions. I kept up on my multivitamins, began taking vitamin C, and drank hot water as a way to soothe my throat.

| Contributing Writer

WU researchers develop intranasal vaccine

WU researchers developed a COVID vaccine that was authorized in India on Sept. 6.

| Contributing Writer

Booster shot remains strongly recommended, new COVID housing policies for fall

This year, the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University continues to strongly recommend the booster. At the same time, Washington University is loosening COVID-19 quarantine and isolation policies. 

| Contributing Writer

A look at campus consumerism: ‘It’s just going to get worse’

“The amount of online ordering, as every year, has been going up exponentially,” said Eric Walker, a mail support specialist at the Hitzeman Mail Center. “And this year was without a doubt the most we’ve ever seen.” 

| Contributing Writer

The making of a documentary capturing the international student pandemic experience

As an international student living on campus during the early months of the pandemic, I felt very isolated. Creating “Millions Like Us” pulled me away from the “self-quarantine” confines of my own dorm and connected me with other Chinese international students who shared the journey with me.

| Contributing Writer

Testing access, student vaccination rate, exposure policy: Your campus COVID-19 questions answered

Free asymptomatic testing is available for all students in room 239 at the Danforth University Center, though the University has not advertised it.

| Senior News Editor

Face-to-face at last: Fall activities fair indicates a promising start for student groups

Hundreds of student organizations and thousands of students flocked to Mudd Field for the biannual activities fair last Friday.

| Contributing Writer

WU holds first ever Sophomore Welcome for Class of 2024 after largely virtual first year

WU’s sophomore class participated in the first ever Sophomore Welcome, an orientation program aimed at helping sophomores adjust to a more in-person semester.

| Staff Reporter

What to expect from WU dining this semester: New cafes, closures and other changes on campus

As Washington University’s campus opened up for the fall semester, students experienced a new array of dining options.

| Managing Editor

Class of 2025 gathers for first in-person convocation ceremony in two years

Washington University held its first in-person convocation ceremony in two years for the incoming freshman class of 2025.

| Senior News Editor

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