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Our first Thanksgiving in America was not as festive as our history, and this photo, imply.

Thanksgiving needs a rewrite

November 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Thanksgiving is only about two weeks away, and I know you all are as excited as I am to go home to family and good food. When we inevitably give thanks during this holiday, I’d like you to consider a few extra folks you should be thankful for and how […]

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Systems are made by people

Systems are made by people

November 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

We fail when our systems fail because we make them. The idea that our judicial system will triumph all evil doings is compromising and can potentially disintegrate the power and purpose this system holds. From the police officer on the ground, to the judge on the bench, people put faith […]

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A reflection & call for justice

A reflection & call for justice

November 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts […]

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Picking a positive experience

Picking a positive experience

November 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Many SLU students have yet to complete their class registration. For those that are on the fence, we at the UNews would like to recommend some of our favorite classes. We hope you enjoy our suggestions! Ryan McKinley: Intro to Women and Gender Studies has to be the class I […]

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The changing face of marriage

The changing face of marriage

November 13, 2014 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 5, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison overturned Missouri’s ban on gay marriage, citing a violation of the due process and equal protection clauses in the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster immediately appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court of Missouri, so […]

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Bringing down the housing

Bringing down the housing

November 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

We hope that everyone had a chance to read staff writer Max Hammond’s front-page article last week detailing the new student housing projects that SLU has in store for the near future (early 2015). The piece detailed the administration’s master plans to construct new buildings and renovate existing ones, and […]

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Flawed, but tobacco-free

Flawed, but tobacco-free

November 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

This past November, a tobacco-free policy at SLU was presented to all University governing bodies by Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., Dean of the College of Public Health and Social Justice. In response to these presentations to the Student Government Association (SGA) and Faculty Senate, last year’s UNews Editorial Board discussed […]

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How easily we all forget

How easily we all forget

November 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

“What did you have for breakfast this morning?” “You know, I honestly I can’t remember.” This is a short conversation I often had with friends during my elementary school years. The answer was often the same “I don’t know,” no matter the question: What were you for Halloween? or What’d […]

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‘Where is everyone?’ Building a Latino consciousness at SLU

‘Where is everyone?’ Building a Latino consciousness at SLU

November 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

There are 354 Hispanics at SLU. When I read the UNews article last week (Nov. 30) titled “The Elusive Consciousness”, that number stood out to me. I spoke with some students and they asked the same question I asked myself- 354? Where? I have struggled to find others willing to […]

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The lure of electronics in class

The lure of electronics in class

November 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

A couple of years after I graduated from high school, my alma mater, a school composed – unfortunately – of  many rich, self-entitled, bookless sloths (who, rather sadly, often overshadow the more industriously academic students who cower in the footsteps of their boisterous or sometimes somnolent classmates), introduced an “iPad […]

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