International Humans of WUSTL

Unless you’re one of the few who is actually from St. Louis, you technically “migrated” to attend Wash U. While we’re taking the time to discuss migration on a national and international scale, it seems wrong not to discuss the processes of migration to our own campus, especially for those who must take an international…


Obama’s Disastrous Foreign Policy

This past week, the Obama administration made a surprising announcement: it is authorizing the use of American forces in Syria, the dreaded “boots on the ground.” The news is especially surprising considering that the administration had previously criticized Republicans for advocating for such an action. But this is merely the latest in a long series of foreign policy flip-flops…


Ode to a Grecian Spurn: A Case for the Grexit

Oxi! The citizens of Greece spoke in late June, voting by a 22.6 percent margin to reject their creditors’ austere demands in exchange for a bailout. Germany, a primary Greek creditor and fellow Eurozone member was entitled—if not obliged—to feel slighted by the results of the referendum. Germany’s economy drives the Euro, and Greece is…


Helping or Hurting the Game?

This summer, soccer fans watched with outrage as the truth was finally revealed: there is a rampant culture of corruption within FIFA. After hosting privileges for World Cups 2018 and 2022 were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively, many suspected that there was high-level corruption within FIFA. After much criticism, FIFA decided to open an…


Liberalism in Europe: An Identity in Crisis

In his book On Liberty, John Stuart Mill, often regarded as the father of 19th century political liberalism, espoused an ideology that can be summed up in the phrase “live and let live.” Across Europe, however, this value of tolerance has come under fire. Parties traditionally recognized as “liberal” have joined forces with those on…


Criminal Justice Reform’s Shaky Coalition

With the United States at historic levels of political polarization, it’s shocking that a topic as ripe for controversy as criminal justice reform is currently enjoying a rare bipartisan moment. Nonetheless, the push for a smaller prison system, abolition of mandatory minimums, and fewer causes for arrest, has brought together a wide range of political…


A Panacea for American Democracy

The concept I am about to introduce is not, as my alluring and sensationalist title may suggest, the single answer to repair our population’s system of electing people to represent us. However, it has the potential to make a huge difference in how campaigns are run, how elections unfold, and, ultimately, how many Americans support…

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