Halfway across the new semester: Dialogue Across Difference course develops skills for a polarized world

Last week marked the midway point of Washington University’s new Dialogue Across Difference course (DxD), an eight-week, one-credit class dedicated to fostering productive conversation about challenging topics and sociocultural differences. 

| Contributing Writer

Sympathy for the devil: Amala Ekpunobi and the free speech dilemma

There is no good way to resist a demon but to ruthlessly examine what we believe and why we believe it, lest we uncritically accept ideas that are not ours.

| Staff Writer

It’s time that Missouri leaders denounce Josh Hawley

As Missourians, we must push leaders to denounce this act and demand better representation.

| Staff Writer

I’m not rooting for everybody Black

But today, looking back on Obama’s legacy and looking ahead to Kamala’s, I can no longer afford to fall into the comfort that seeing a Black person succeed brings me.

Jamila Dawkins | Forum Editor

‘I would encourage a posture of humility and inquiry’: WU professors talk religion and academia

A few weeks ago I spoke with professors John Inazu and Mark Valeri to discuss some aspects of the 2020 election. Both professors brought up topics unrelated to the election, like religion in academia, that I found fascinating. The following Q&A is a combination of our first and second talks, shortened and edited for clarity.

| Staff Writer

Consider not talking about it

Here’s my seemingly-backwards call to action: consider inaction. When you’re banging your head against a wall of ideology that doesn’t match your own values, and it’s doing more harm than good, stop.

Olivia Poolos | Staff Writer

Campus Crossfire debate highlights political differences between WU students

The 2020 Campus Crossfire debate featured a fast-paced discussion with few areas of overlap between representatives from the College Democrats and College Republicans.

Em McPhie | Senior News Editor

Running a political club during an election year: The lives of College Democrat, Republican presidents

As club presidents of the College Republicans and College Democrats, respectively, this election cycle has pushed them towards partisan involvement in local and national elections.

Anirudh Kesanapally | Contributing Writer

Our rights are in danger: Why I’m scared of Barrett’s nomination

This is terrifying. I cannot overstate the amount of fear that Thursday’s vote inspires in me—more, somehow, than Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in 2018.

| Senior Editor

Who won the Presidential debates? Not American voters

However, the fly on Vice President Pence’s hair garnered similar attention to the debate on Roe v Wade, and more attention than the issue of climate change and the Supreme Court appointments.

Clara Richards | Contributing Writer

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