Students chauffeur campaign staffers around St. Louis

As students flocked to various news outlets’ stages trying to get on TV with clever political signage, six fraternity brothers turned a “Hillary for Prison” sign into an avenue for direct involvement in Donald Trump’s campaign.

| Associate Editor

Reflections from debate chair, political journalist

Depending on who you ask, you’re likely to hear very different answers to the question “Who won the second presidential debate?” One cartoonist from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch argued it wasn’t even Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton—but Washington University.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed Submission: How Wash. U. failed its students in hosting the debate

At the end of the day, however, I believe that the University missed a chance to turn this opportunity for publicity and self-improvement into one that could benefit the nation, and in doing so, failed to carry out its responsibilities as an institution of higher learning.

Patrick Koenig | Class of 2018

Costumes and signs from the presidential debate weekend

For many Washington University students, hosting the presidential debate on campus meant engaging in political action and discourse. But for others, it was all about the cameras.

| Senior Editor

Debate stand-ins prepare for WU-hosted presidential debate

Not many college students can say that they have stood in the same spot as a presidential candidate or had a hand in preparing the stage for a debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but four Washington University students were given the once in a lifetime opportunity to act as stand-ins for the candidates and moderators of Sunday night’s debate.

| Contributing Reporter

Green Party protests debate exclusion

While much of the media attention on campus has been focused on the presidential candidates from the two major political parties, supporters for third party candidates—such as the Green Party’s Jill Stein and the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson—were vocal with protests, marches and rallies for Sunday’s second presidential debate.

| Breaking News Editor

WU/FUSED brings attention to growing student debt prior to debate

Members of Washington University for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity,carried an 8-foot tall black ball and chain around campus this weekend to raise awareness of the burden of student debt on college students and the economy.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Reporter

Tisch watch party loses sound, students scatter

Just as last night’s second presidential debate began, the sound in Tisch Commons in the Danforth University Center—the location of one of Student Union’s sponsored debate watch parties—cut out on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Kayla Steinberg | Contributing Reporter

Students share perspectives at Debate Fair, raise awareness in community

From international issues like the Iran nuclear deal to local issues like University City’s upcoming city council election, students engaged with diverse political policy issues presented at the Debate Fair in Edison Courtyard from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Izabella Pastrana | Contributing Reporter

C-SPAN’s bus tour visits the Danforth Campus

Government-focused cable television network C-SPAN opened their parked tour bus on Mudd Field throughout the debate weekend, offering tours to interested members of the Washington University community.

| Contributing Reporter

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