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Student Voices: The Shouts Heard Around the World

Student Voices: The Shouts Heard Around the World

BY SARAH NESBITT The “Wash U Bubble” is not an anomaly; in fact, college campuses nationwide — worldwide, even — exhibit a natural penchant for isolation from the community within which they reside. But the high concentration of intellectuals and blooming intellectuals in institutions of higher learning also renders these campuses fecund breeding grounds for political discourse and the passionate expression […]

Failure by Inaction: South Africa’s Early Policy on HIV/AIDS

Failure by Inaction: South Africa’s Early Policy on HIV/AIDS

BY LAINEY SCHMIDT In 1981, when the AIDS virus was first known on a global scale, the South African government, run by the National Party, was deeply engrained in a policy of apartheid; racial segregation was the norm, and social policies were unequal and semi-nonexistent.  Until 1994, when Nelson Mandela was elected as the first democratic president of South Africa, […]