U.S. history and civics should be a required college class

Universal suffrage and the overarching impact that government has on all people means that civics should be prioritized.

Tyler Sabloff | Senior Forum Editor

In pursuit of knowledge

Some days I awaken to a bright future full of hope and confidence. The world is mine and I know it. I march to class with a hop in my step, an all-knowing confidence that I can take on the world. I arrive at my first class only to have my dreams crushed.

| Staff Columnist

What’s in the politics?

[media-credit id=2853 align="alignright" width="400"][/media-credit] I’ve always shied away from politics. I like to stay informed, but I don’t like to argue with people about whether or not this senator is right or that proposition is wrong. With the recent passing of the health care bill, I’ve started to question whether or not a natural aversion to politics is good or bad.

| Forum Editor

Oral tradition alive in the classroom

For thousands of years, knowledge was handed down through oral tradition. Younger generations listened to and talked with their elders, who passed down whole books, elaborate rites, rituals and ways of life.

| Staff Columnist

Knowledge of humanity

In the past eight months, I have traveled to or lived in seven different countries, three distinct U.S. cities and made approximately 45 new friends. I thought it more relevant to take this first and welcoming issue of Student Life to encourage my peers here at Wash. U. to seek out similar lessons, even in what seems like an established and comfortable environment.

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