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Issue 15.3: Protest Pandemic

Issue 15.3: Protest Pandemic

Our newest WUPR issue has hit the stands just in time to give you another excuse to not study. The theme of this issue is protests both at home and abroad. Read about fellow students’ experiences at both the Wall Street and St. Louis Occupations, and what real effects these […]

 
 

You Might Feel A Pinch

You Might Feel A Pinch

After Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment, his poll numbers rose and his campaign was flooded with donations. Although voters appreciated his lechery, they were ultimately drawn to somebody with more experience. The Republican party opened its trench coat and unveiled its new flavor of the month, Newt Gingrich. […]

 
 

The Break Up

The Break Up

On Wednesday, November 2nd and Friday, November 4th, WashU students held events entitled “Break up with BofA,” encouraging students to get out of what they called an “unhealthy relationship” with Bank of America. The protests were led by a student from “Occupy WashU” and, for some reason, by members of […]

 
 

France in Gridlock

France in Gridlock

As long queues form in front of gas stations all across France and increasing numbers of protesters amass, President Nicolas Sarkozy remains staunchly defendant of raising France’s retirement age from 60 to 62. Citing the faltering the economy, Sarkozy has stated that the change is necessary to cut the expenditures […]

 
 

For Now, Iranian Stoning on Hold

For four long years Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been awaiting her fate, at the mercy of the Iranian Islamic Republic. Sentenced to death by stoning in 2006 to the questionable charges of adultery and being an accomplice in the murder of her husband, she has been held in prison, […]

 
 

Thai Protesters Strike a Deal

On Tuesday, Thai anti-government protesters stated that they welcomed a proposal from the Thai prime minister to end the violent political crisis that has paralyzed central Bangkok for nearly two months, but asked for more details on the plan before wrapping up their demonstrations. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva proposed elections […]

 
 

Brazilian Dam Controversy

Brazilian Dam Controversy

On Tuesday, the Brazilian government announced that a union of nine Brazilian corporations has won the bid to build a hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. The coalition, led by Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco, a state-controlled company, plans to construct a government-supported dam over the next […]