The NCAA is bad, most of the time: Learning to stop worrying and love Division III

Division III, for the most part, does not have any of the pretensions of professionalism that ruin Division I. That’s not to say the people who run Wash. U. sports aren’t professional—everyone employed by the athletic department is incredibly good at their job—but there is so much less money at stake that so many of the things that ruin college sports in general are more or less gone at the Division III level.

| Staff Reporter

$300,000 discrepancy highlights campus programming flaws

Student Union has more leftover money than its members know what to do with. More than 20 student groups spent at least $1,000 less than they were budgeted for the 2012-13 year, leaving SU with more than $300,000 of carryforward money at the start of this semester—about triple the amount typical in past years.

| Senior News Editor

Saint Louis Bread Co. offers model for profitable charity

At Friday evening’s opening plenary session for the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University conference, fashion mogul and HIV/AIDS awareness activist Kenneth Cole spoke of the need to fuse business and public service into one mission.

Making WU worth it

Most people would generally agree that college tuition is expensive. We might even nod our heads to affirm that our college is more expensive than most. Even with the financial aid packages, the amount due every semester is by no means puny.

| Staff Columnist

Pell Grants guaranteed for next year, schools still concerned

Although the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that will maintain Pell Grant funding for the 2011-2012 academic year, universities nationwide continue to be uneasy over the potential for future cuts to the program.

| News Editor

The Haps: Daddy needs a new pair of shoes!

The first time I gambled, my eyes anxiously followed the slot machine’s spinning cherries. It was stressful and exciting­­­. But it was also illegal: I was about 8 at the time. I was promptly escorted from the small casino and returned to my parents. Since then, I’ve continued to respect the glamour, exhilaration and fickleness of Lady Luck only from afar.

| Scene Events Columnist

You need the U-Pass!

Take away my U-Pass and you take my mobility, livelihood and access to the St. Louis community. Through the U-Pass program the University pays a discounted rate to Metro for transit passes and distributes them to students, faculty and staff at no additional cost.

Louis Liss | Op-ed Submission

Where did all the money go?

The budget of a college student is one of intrigue and mystery. So complex are the collegian’s financial dealings that he or she often wakes up to a phone call from his or her mother stating, “Your account is empty, what happened to all your money?” You should be so lucky as to have this phrased so gently.

| Forum Editor

Why students should care about student loan legislation

On Sept. 17, 2009, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (SAFRA) by a 253-171 margin, thus sending it on to the Senate, where it awaits further action. This issue has largely flown under the radar, which is unsurprising considering the fact that it affects only […]

| Staff Columnist

Quick cash on campus

As the holiday season is fast approaching, many of us are looking for ways to make some extra pocket money for gifts. While there are certainly real means of obtaining a steady income—like, I don’t know, getting a job—there are also quick and easy ways to score some spare cash.

| Scene Reporter

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