• A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine
  • A Primer on the Scottish Referendum
  • The Activist Ego Chamber
  • The 2014 Senate Elections
  • A Civil Discourse: Wash U Hosts Panel in Response to Michael Brown Shooting
  • For Whom The Bus Rolls
  • A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine

    A WUPR Interview with Jack Devine

    BY WUPR’s EDITORS-IN-CHIEF The WUPR editors-in-chief, Gabe Rubin and Sonya Schoenberger, interviewed Jack Devine, the former Acting Director of CIA Operations. Devine was present in Chile during the 1973 military coup, played a key role in the CIA’s arming the Mujahideen against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and helped capture the infamous Pablo Escobar […]

  • A Primer on the Scottish Referendum

    A Primer on the Scottish Referendum

    BY THE WUPR EDITORS-IN-CHIEF On September 18th, Scots will go to the polls to vote on independence from Britain, the first time the question has been brought to a vote since they became part of the United Kingdom in 1707. The referendum seems to have snuck up on British politicians, […]

  • The Activist Ego Chamber

    The Activist Ego Chamber

    BY RAJA KRISHNA On a cloudy Friday morning in early May, seven Washington University students were arrested for trying to enter a board of trustees meeting. The “Wash. U. Seven,” as they started calling themselves, say they wanted to deliver a letter to CEO of Peabody Energy Greg Boyce, a […]

  • The 2014 Senate Elections

    The 2014 Senate Elections

    BY KEVIN DEUTSCH The Playing Field Normally, President Obama’s lackluster approval rating (low 40s) would indicate Democrats are set to take huge losses in both houses of congress. This isn’t the case. The Republican Party is also unpopular. And the ongoing conflict between moderates and the Tea Party keeps the […]

  • A Civil Discourse: Wash U Hosts Panel in Response to Michael Brown Shooting

    A Civil Discourse: Wash U Hosts Panel in Response to Michael Brown Shooting

    BY BILLIE MANDELBAUM In his 1953 novel, Go Tell It On The Mountain, James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Rebecca Wanzo, an associate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, referenced this same quote in her […]

  • For Whom The Bus Rolls

    For Whom The Bus Rolls

    BY BRIAN BENTON David took the bus to visit his mother and, maybe more important, because he had just found a transfer pass in his back pocket. Claire was going to work, as she had done almost every weekday for most of the past year and a half, except for […]

 

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The Activist Ego Chamber

The Activist Ego Chamber

BY RAJA KRISHNA On a cloudy Friday morning in early May, seven Washington University students were arrested for trying to enter a board of trustees meeting. The “Wash. U. Seven,” as they started calling themselves, say they wanted to deliver...

 

The 2014 Senate Elections

The 2014 Senate Elections

BY KEVIN DEUTSCH The Playing Field Normally, President Obama’s lackluster approval rating (low 40s) would indicate Democrats are set to take huge losses in both houses of congress. This isn’t the case. The Republican Party is also unpopular....

 

One City, Two Worlds: Why Michael Brown’s Death Was the Final Straw

One City, Two Worlds: Why Michael Brown’s Death Was the Final Straw

BY VICTORIA SGARRO Anger over the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, at the hands of a local police officer has transformed Ferguson, Missouri from an anonymous Midwestern suburb into the focal point for America’s race relations,...

 

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A Primer on the Scottish Referendum

A Primer on the Scottish Referendum

BY THE WUPR EDITORS-IN-CHIEF On September 18th, Scots will go to the polls to vote on independence from Britain, the first time the question has been brought to a vote since they became part of the United Kingdom in 1707. The referendum seems...

 

Wash U Stands with Israel: A Message from the College Democrats and the College Republicans

Wash U Stands with Israel: A Message from the College Democrats and the College Republicans

BY MIKE HOLTZ, JIMMY LOOMIS, & KAITY CULLEN As the presidents of College Democrats and College Republicans, we are deeply concerned by the summer’s escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas. We recognize that a peaceful and stable...

 

For the Sake of Jingoism

For the Sake of Jingoism

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters) BY ARI SPITZER Amidst photos friends had posted, and articles about the FIFA World Cup that populated my newsfeed, a headline appeared: “Search for Israeli Teenagers Ends in Tragedy.”...