• For Whom The Bus Rolls
  • Wash U Stands with Israel: A Message from the College Democrats and the College Republicans
  • One City, Two Worlds: Why Michael Brown’s Death Was the Final Straw
  • For the Sake of Jingoism
  • The New American Dream
  • Cortex Aims High
  • 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 […]

  • 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 Middle East is crucial to America’s national security and foreign policy interests, […]

  • 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, all within the span of a week. The incident, along with […]

  • For the Sake of Jingoism

    For the Sake of Jingoism

    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.” Slowly but surely with each refresh, the headline and others like it pervaded my social networks. Three yeshiva students in Israel, […]

  • The New American Dream

    The New American Dream

    BY GRACE PORTELANCE On the surface, the unpaid internship is an insane prospect for a college student: why would anyone, particularly someone who is likely garnering large amounts of debt, choose to work unpaid? You don’t need to be an econ major to see that this is a ter­rible deal […]

  • Cortex Aims High

    Cortex Aims High

    BY NICOLAS HINSCH Of all of the neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis, few are changing faster than the area of midtown between the Washington University Medical Center and Saint Louis University. Previously pockmarked by post-industrial ruins, it is rapidly becoming a new hub for the science and technology […]

 

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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,...

 

Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

BY JOE LENOFF Over his five years in office, President Obama’s foreign poli­cy has gained a notorious reputation as Woodrow Wilson-esque idealism—a sort of intentional naivety used to shape the world as it should be, rather than grapple...

 

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer BY JOHN NIKITAS Last February, both chambers of Arizona’s state legislature nar­rowly passed a bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to cover individuals and corporations as...

 

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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.”...

 

Blood on Their Doorposts

Blood on Their Doorposts

BY GABE RUBIN Despite recent investor bullishness and cocky parliamentary speeches from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Spain remains mired in a profound economic crisis that has hurled its citi­zens into dire straits. While the overall unemployment...