At Washington University, we’ve been battling some especially scary demons lately, in the form of scandalous revelations and controversial decisions from campus figures and organizations.
After hip-hop artist Lizzo’s opening set closed at fall WILD Friday night, a group of Washington University students participated in a walkout demonstration to protest comedic rapper Lil Dicky’s headlining performance.
After a particularly tumultuous lead-up and some ominous afternoon rain clouds, this year’s fall WILD stubbornly opened its doors Friday night to crowds of students.
A group of 16 students, many of them leaders in minority advocacy groups on campus, released an open letter Thursday condemning Social Programming Board, and the Washington University student body more generally, for the selection of white rapper Lil Dicky to headline this semester’s WILD.
If you object to Lil Dicky as a problematic artist, you don’t care for his particular style of music, or you’d just rather not go to WILD for any of a multitude of other reasons, the Scene staff recommends some alternate activities for your Friday night.
If my voice is completely ignored by SPB, why should I have to pay the bill?
In response to the divisive politics of this year’s WILD headliner, rapper Lil Dicky, an “Alternative WILD” will take place after a walk-out following the opening performance of hip-hop artist Lizzo.
The Social Programming Board executive board responded to backlash over the fall WILD lineup, apologizing for the complains brought against the WILD selection process and outlining steps to improve the procedure in a statement released Thursday, Sept. 27.
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