• The Anti-Intellectualism of the Wash U Bubble
  • The New Face of Somalia
  • Wash U’s Model Minority
  • Icarus: Plight of the Bitcoin Investor
  • The Raze of Ruby
  • More Than War
  • The Anti-Intellectualism of the Wash U Bubble

    The Anti-Intellectualism of the Wash U Bubble

    BY OLA ABIOSE College admissions season is in full swing, and few things are more surreal than nearing the end of college life and looking upon those eagerly waiting to begin. So, in an overwhelming bout of nostalgia, I decided to sneakily join a campus tour on my way to […]

  • The New Face of Somalia

    The New Face of Somalia

    BY AARON CHRISTENSEN Political maps do not reflect the world as it really is but rather the cartographer’s idealized world. This is particularly evident when looking at a map of Somalia, nominally an independent state with static borders since 1960. In reality, Somalia does not exist as a singular political […]

  • Wash U’s Model Minority

    Wash U’s Model Minority

    BY MICHELE HALL If you scroll through the names of students involved in the Mosaic Project, there are not likely to be any surprises. The names listed are more than likely names of students who you know are active in administrative projects for diversity and inclusion, and in fact have […]

  • Icarus: Plight of the Bitcoin Investor

    Icarus: Plight of the Bitcoin Investor

    BY ARI MOSES One Saturday afternoon in 2009, a group of tech-savvy friends and colleagues were talking about how they could revolutionize the technology world. After much debate, they finally decided on creating a crypto currency with layered encryption, untraceable e-addresses, and open sources, all the while being unregulated by […]

  • The Raze of Ruby

    The Raze of Ruby

    BY GRACE PORTELANCE & SHIVANI DESAI Rubelmann Hall stands proud and tall, truly the gem of the South 40. Built in 1958, she is the oldest of her kind and has given a warm home and a comfortable bed to many generations of Wash U students. As residents of Ruby, […]

  • More Than War

    More Than War

    BY ARYEH MELLMAN When Israel appears in American discourse, it is inevitably as a precursor to the words “—Palestine conflict.” The vast majority of Americans have no real reason to care about Israel beyond this discussion, so their knowledge base is restricted to what they see on the news. Inevitably, […]

 

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Texas, Back-Alley Abortions, and Other Developments in the “War on Women”

Texas, Back-Alley Abortions, and Other Developments in the “War on Women”

BY BILLIE MANDELBAUM In 2011, there were 44 facilities in Texas where abortions were performed. Today, only 24 facilities remain. This decline stems from stringent regulations put in place by Texas House Bill 2, which was signed into law last...

 

The Misunderstood SAT

The Misunderstood SAT

BY NICOLAS HINSCH No obstacle along the college admissions gauntlet attracts so much criticism as the SAT. Scores on the SAT or ACT are second in importance only to grades in determining college admissions decisions, and by the time students...

 

Gambling With America’s Energy Security

Gambling With America’s Energy Security

BY BEN GOTTESDIENER In October 1973, Egypt and Syria, with the support of other Arab states, launched an attack on Israel, sparking the conflict that would later be known as the Yom Kippur War. The United States provided Israel with both financial...

 

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The New Face of Somalia

The New Face of Somalia

BY AARON CHRISTENSEN Political maps do not reflect the world as it really is but rather the cartographer’s idealized world. This is particularly evident when looking at a map of Somalia, nominally an independent state with static borders...

 

White Man’s Burden 2.0

White Man’s Burden 2.0

Photojournalist Sebastiao Selgado (left) presents a copy of his book, Trabalhadores, to former Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula de Silva. BY GABE RUBIN Sebastião Salgado has a bit of a primitivist fetish. In his latest project, an expansive...

 

Icarus: Plight of the Bitcoin Investor

Icarus: Plight of the Bitcoin Investor

BY ARI MOSES One Saturday afternoon in 2009, a group of tech-savvy friends and colleagues were talking about how they could revolutionize the technology world. After much debate, they finally decided on creating a crypto currency with layered...