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Mayor Slay Chooses Love Over Law

Mayor Slay Chooses Love Over Law

BY LINDSEY WANBERG In late June, despite clear laws banning same-sex marriage in Missouri, the mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, married four same-sex couples in his office. When Attorney General of Missouri Chris Koster heard of the marriages he was not pleased. Koster is a public supporter of same-sex […]

 
 

Michael Brown and the Lasting Effects of Summer 2014

Michael Brown and the Lasting Effects of Summer 2014

BY PATRICK EASLEY When I first heard about the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, I was outraged, but I wasn’t too surprised. Unfortunately, neither were many others familiar with the struggles of minorities in America. Minorities, and African Americans in particular, are […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Why is Disenfranchisement Still Acceptable?

Why is Disenfranchisement Still Acceptable?

BY HENRY KOPESKY -ism. That is how we define prejudice and discrimination today, by identifying the lines along which they occur. Racism, sexism, nationalism, classism; all are abhorrently common in the United States today. At the same time, however, each is largely frowned upon, even if it still persists subconsciously. […]

 
 

Complicity in Genocide: Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris

Complicity in Genocide:  Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris

BY SONYA SCHOENBERGER In a 100-day period between April and mid-July 1994, members Rwanda’s Hutu ethnic majority slaughtered nearly a million Tutsi and moderate Hutu with clubs and machetes. Twenty years later, one of the alleged orchestrators of the genocide is on trial in Paris. Pascal Simikangwa, former intelligence chief of […]

 
 

APO and BSA: Same Roots, Different Policies

APO and BSA: Same Roots, Different Policies

BY PAUL BIGG for ALPHA PHI OMEGA Alpha Phi Omega (APO), the co-ed National Service Fraternity, was founded in 1925. One of the Fraternity’s purposes is to bring college students together in fellowship derived from the Scout Law and Oath of the Boy Scouts of America. Historically, Alpha Phi Omega […]

 
 

Why Rubio Won’t Be King in 2016

Why Rubio Won’t Be King in 2016

BY HUGH DUNKLEY, JR.  Marco Rubio came onto the national stage in Florida’s 2010 senate election. He defeated incumbent governor Charlie Crist, who ran as an independent, partially thanks to the Democratic candidate, Congressman Kendrick Meek, who split Florida’s progressive vote. Now, just 1 year after the 2012 election, Rubio […]