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Sexual assault: A cultural problem

Sexual assault: A cultural problem

December 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, an exposé from the Rolling Stone illuminated a particularly gruesome incident of rape on the University of Virginia’s campus, and subsequently the larger systematic issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the country. The news from UVA arrives as SLU is concluding its own sexual […]

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What does Santa want for Christmas?

What does Santa want for Christmas?

December 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Nobody waits in line to see the Easter Bunny. St. Patrick’s Day may have a funny little leprechaun, but who sings songs about him—or even knows his name? (Hint: it’s not Lucky—he works for Lucky Charms). And try as I might, I can’t recall spending a single sleepless night before […]

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A call to ease tensions

A call to ease tensions

December 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm 0 comments

When Michael Brown was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, 2014, I was wrapping up my summer working in a microbiology research lab at home and excitedly waiting for the new school year to start. My co-workers were worried about me returning to what seemed like a troubled […]

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Is protest a privilege?

Is protest a privilege?

December 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm 1 comment

National and international attention has been focused on St. Louis since Darren Wilson took the life of Michael Brown, Jr. on Aug. 9th, and we will never be the same. Word of this police killing spread like wildfire through the social media sphere, and, almost immediately, spontaneous protests began to […]

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Just Ask Kath

Just Ask Kath

December 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Dear Kath: “I’m a white guy, and I have a crush on a very cute black woman in my class. I want to ask her out, but I know my parents wouldn’t be okay with me being in an interracial relationship. I don’t want to disappoint them, but I really […]

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The emergency and emergence

The emergency and emergence

December 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

The decision handed down by Gov. Jay Nixon declaring the State of Missouri to be in a State of Emergency has created a tension of fear and confusion. It is important for us as members of the St. Louis community to understand what this decision means for us in the […]

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The war on the impoverished

The war on the impoverished

December 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm 0 comments

Like a plot straight out of a dystopian novel, there is a city that in the past three years has attempted to bus the homeless residents out of its city limits, restrict their living spaces and their ability to make a meager income by selling things off of the street. […]

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Alleviating D.C.’s gridlock

Alleviating D.C.’s gridlock

December 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm 0 comments

When the first American Congress met in 1789, its members probably did not imagine that American politics would evolve into the rather unpredictable chaotic mess that we unfortunately see today. On the night of Nov. 4, 2014, Republicans around the nation celebrated Senate, House and gubernatorial victories. Republican candidate victory […]

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Equal access and net neutrality

Equal access and net neutrality

December 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 10, President Barack Obama stated that he supported net neutrality and would like to treat the Internet as a “public utility” in the United States.  Obama stated that labeling the Internet, as a “utility”, would acknowledge, “the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday […]

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We’re live: Commentary on SLU cameras

We’re live: Commentary on SLU cameras

December 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm 0 comments

It began with one. Overlooking the clock tower during Occupy SLU, a live-stream camera linked to SLU’s website provided a live-view of the protests last month. Then, there were more. Five cameras dot SLU’s campus, showing live feeds to anyone who cares to watch. These cameras, overlooking the clock tower, […]

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