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Check out our podcasts, including Reopening, a look at the experiences of Washington University community members as the school prepared to open for a fall semester like no other, and Editor's Note, a weekly series breaking down our biggest stories.

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Check out our podcasts, including Reopening, a look at the experiences of Washington University community members as the school prepared to open for a fall semester like no other, and Editor's Note, a weekly series breaking down our biggest stories.

    Editor’s Note: WashU’s Sex Life

    Editor’s Note: WashU’s Sex Life

    Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Student Life’s annual Sex Issue is out. As part of the sex survey, students submitted stories of the embarrassing and funny sexual experiences they’ve had. Senior Scene Editor sophomore Olivia Poolos and Managing Editor senior Isabella Neubauer brought our best stories to the next level by dramatically reading them. Join us as we delve into WashU students’ most embarrassing, most interesting, and funniest sexual stories. Theme music by Copy Chief JJ Coley.

    • 11 min
    Editor’s Note: Greek Life rush season begins

    Editor’s Note: Greek Life rush season begins

    Spring rush is starting up this week, and the place of Greek Life on campus is the center of conversations once again. While leaders of Greek Life organizations have had to modify the rush process because of the omicron variant, criticisms of structural inequities within the Greek Life system have also led to reforms in this year’s spring rush. Listen to Senior Multimedia Editor Kamala Madireddi speak with Managing Editor senior Ted Moskal and Staff Reporter freshman Cynthia Chong about what spring rush will look like this year. Theme music by Jordan Coley.

    • 9 min
    Editor's Note: Students grapple with the spring plan

    Editor's Note: Students grapple with the spring plan

    Over winter break, the Washington University administration announced their plan for the spring semester. The plan included the shift to online classes for the first two weeks of the semester due to the spread of the omicron variant. Students have expressed concerns about other aspects of the administration’s plan, such as the lack of mandates for COVID booster shots and surveillance testing. Senior Multimedia Editor Kamala Madireddi spoke with Managing Editor senior Ted Moskal and Senior Scene Editor sophomore Julia Robbins about the spring plan and student’s reactions to it. Theme music by Copy Chief JJ Coley.

    • 9 min
    Editor’s Note: Voter turnout jumps in SU elections

    Editor’s Note: Voter turnout jumps in SU elections

    This year's fall Student Union Election generated a lot of talk around campus, with a 34% voter turnout. This is a stark contrast to recent fall's voter turnouts, which were between 15% and 25%. The jump in voter turnout came as a result of new measures implemented by SU, an unusually high number of candidates and a focus on the issue of Greek Life abolition. Staff Reporter Victoria Hirsh spoke with Managing Editor senior Ted Moskal about the elections. Theme music by Copy Chief JJ Coley.

    • 7 min
    Editor's Note: The people of WashU

    Editor's Note: The people of WashU

    Just in the past week, the Scene section of Student Life, which explores the people, places and things that make up the Washington University community, featured stories about Sakeenah, a living learning community for Muslim-American students, WashU students who got married in college and a faculty fellow. Senior Multimedia Editor Kamala Madireddi spoke with Senior Scene Editors sophomore Olivia Poolos and sophomore Julia Robbins about how they’ve been leading the section this semester. Theme music by Copy Chief JJ Coley.

    • 7 min
    Editor’s Note: Mental health crisis response deal falls through

    Editor’s Note: Mental health crisis response deal falls through

    Back in March, the University’s Public Safety Committee called for licensed mental health professionals to respond to mental health crises instead of WUPD officers. And, while the University announced in May that they’d implement this recommendation, a recent Student Life investigation found that the future of this initiative is uncertain. Senior Multimedia Editor Kamala Madireddi spoke with news editor sophomore Syndey Crump about the investigation. Script by Senior Multimedia Editor Jaden Satenstein. Theme music by Copy Chief JJ Coley.

    • 7 min