Politics

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

From quarantine boredom to TikTok fame: WU senior shares life behind the screen

Maya Nepos’ TikTok origin story began the same way as mine and probably yours too. After being sent home from school in March—in her case, a study abroad program—something had to fill the quarantine void. “I was just sad and in my room, and bored, and I was like ‘I guess I’ll download this, I don’t have anything else better to do with my time now that I have so much time.’”

Samra Haseeb | Staff Writer

Staff Editorial: The least you can do: Here’s how to vote in this fall’s general election

Normally, the Student Life Editorial Board would run a staff editorial about voting during the last week of October, just before Election Day. This year, though, voting is different.

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