St. Louis BookFest: Accessible and Insightful

I can safely say I wasn’t expecting the St. Louis BookFest. I first heard of the festival on Thursday evening, less than forty-eight hours before the event itself. The website provided a helpful list of featured authors, none of whom I had heard of. I had never even been to the Central West End before.

Isabella Neubauer | Contributing Writer

St. Louis leaders discuss upcoming mayoral election, issues facing the region

A trio of St. Louis political and business leaders talked about economic and racial issues surrounding the April 4 St. Louis mayoral election, the first in 16 years not to feature current Mayor Francis Slay. The panel was co-hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School Friday.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Reporter

Panel of black, trans activists discuss representation in media, nonprofits

Three black trans people spoke on issues of racial and trans representation in the media industry and social justice spaces at a PLUS: People Like Us and Student Union-hosted panel Tuesday. The panel, funded as part of Student Union’s Trending Topics series, featured actress and singer Mya Taylor, poet and educator J Mase III and comedian and radio show host Katrina Goodlett and was moderated by sophomore Emi Wyland.

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St. Louis politicians speak about experiences running for office

Two prominent St. Louis political actors gave advice to students interested in someday joining the political sphere during a panel Wednesday.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

Danforth Dialogues leads to discussion of politics, religion

Two panel discussions—one on religion and the common good and the other on religion and national politics—were held at Graham Chapel this Saturday to accompany Sunday’s presidential debate.

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Democracy and Disagreement panel talks civility in politics, power

Washington University faculty members and students discussed dissension and its role in a healthy democracy on Wednesday evening.

Adrienne Davis, vice provost and a professor in the law school, hosted the Election 2016: Democracy and Disagreement panel with fellow professors in the Law, Medicine and Sociology departments and was joined by juniors Shayel Patnaik and Kayla Reed.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

East St. Louis residents talk positive change, WU’s role in community

Residents of East St. Louis gathered to discuss their experiences living in a city prone to adversity and how they envision positive change manifesting in their dynamic communities on Thursday night.

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Panel draws campus attention to worldwide refugee crisis

Local experts explored the U.S.’s response to the four million Syrian refugees seeking asylum globally and Missouri’s low rate of passport issuance in a panel on the global refugee crisis.

Alberto Farino | Staff Reporter

SHS invites students to ask questions, voice complaints in front of panel

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Student Health Services and Residential Life officials gathered in Tisch Commons to field questions and complaints from students regarding mental health services at SHS Thursday night.

Alex Siegman | News Editor

Washington University report reveals startling health discrepancies, prompts panel

Washington University researchers recently found that life expectancy in northern downtown St. Louis city is 67 years, while on campus and in Clayton, it is 85 years, highlighting health discrepancies within the St. Louis region.

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