Archive for: education

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 […]

 
 

Wrighton to the NAACP: Don’t Worry, There’s a School for That

Wrighton to the NAACP: Don’t Worry, There’s a School for That

BY SARAH HULL A few weeks ago, I sat in on a debate here at the University of Cape Town, where I am currently studying abroad. The debate was in reference to the upcoming South African presidential elections. After a lot of discussion of different policies, initiatives and goals of […]

 
 

It’s Not About Peabody: Why We’re Having the Wrong Discussion

It’s Not About Peabody: Why We’re Having the Wrong Discussion

BY KAITY SHEA CULLEN Beneath the archway of Brookings Hall, a group of student activists remain steadfastly put, no less deterred by administrative pressures than by St. Louis’s capricious spring weather. The students are bold in their demands: remove Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce from the university’s Board of Trustees, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

A Call for Academic Freedom

A Call for Academic Freedom

BY MEYTAL CHERNOFF Over winter break the students of Washington University received an email from Chancellor Wrighton declaring our university’s refusal to participate in the American Studies Association’s (ASA) academic boycott of Israel. The ASA is one of many medium sized academic associations, but its actions are indicative of a […]

 
 

Wash U and its Community

BY MADELEINE SHER I was coming up the stairs from doing laundry in the basement when I hear a loud, raucous yelling from a large group of people.  I went into the kitchen and looked out the window and saw them all in the street, just in front of the […]

 
 

Beyond the Numbers: The Challenges of Low Income Students at Wealthy Schools

Beyond the Numbers: The Challenges of Low Income Students at Wealthy Schools

BY VICTORIA SGARRO Negative $27. For the first time in his life, Daniel* came face to face with a bank statement of less than zero. He stared fiercely at the computer screen glowing in his lap, as if he could will the tiny black minus sign to disappear. Although money […]