student activism

Student Union creates Activist Equipment Supply to ‘promote civic dialogue’

SU’s activist equipment supply will allow students to access megaphones, poster boards and other protest-related resources.

| Staff Reporter

Half of WU students voted in 2016. Turnout this year may look different.

Just 52.5% of eligible students voted in 2016 and 41.8% in 2018, but as students head to the polls today, there is optimism that student voter turnout will increase from past years to meet WashU Votes’ goal of 62.5%.

| Associate Editor

‘We will not be ignored’: Black coalition urges WU to reevaluate WUPD, donate to Black organizations

A petition calling for Washington University to reassess the role of police on campus and make substantive financial contributions to Black organizations in St. Louis has been signed by more than 4,000 people, including current students, alumni and faculty, as of Monday night.

| Senior News Editor

‘A watershed moment’: Reflecting on the burning of the ROTC Air Force building—50 years later

50 years ago yesterday, Washington University students gathered in protest of the Vietnam War after learning of the shooting at Kent State University. The protest ended in flames.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

Op-Ed: Let WashU Students Count P/F Classes Towards Major/Graduation Requirements

By signing this petition, let Wash. U. administration hear your voice and help advocate for your fellow Wash. U. peers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashlee Chung, Rory Vu Mather and Sophie Scott | Class of 2020, Master’s Candidate and Class of 2021

The fight for $15 at Washington University and beyond, explained

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union is currently occupying Brookings Quadrangle in its latest protest for a $15 an hour minimum wage and free subsidized child care for all University employees.

| Senior News Editor

Staff editorial: Let Kavanaugh be a wake up call

It hurts to feel ignored, and it hurts even more to feel ignored and not have the ability to do anything about it. Even though as voters, we may not have the ability to directly influence Supreme Court decisions, there are other ways to fight for what we believe in.

‘WU People’s History’ launches, discusses marginalized identities, secret societies

Student activists launched a semi-anonymous website Tuesday night featuring writings aimed at countering the “dominant history” posed by Washington University.

| Editor-in-Chief

Selection of Chu fitting for class of 2010

From engaging with the vice-presidential debate to lobbying for MetroLink expansion and leading the campus’s response to the , the Class of 2010 has been defined by student activism. From engaging with the vice-presidential debate to lobbying for MetroLink expansion and leading the campus’s response to the incident this fall at Mother’s Bar, the class of 2010 has been defined by student activism.

Mothers bar response is a model for student activism

We throw around a lot of meaningless, quasi-inspirational slogans about creating change. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world,” we say, channeling Margaret Mead.

| Staff Columnist

Sign up for the email edition

Stay up to date with everything happening as Washington University returns to campus.

Subscribe