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Pestello follows mission with McCulloch talk

Pestello follows mission with McCulloch talk

March 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I used this column space to criticize the decision-making process of Dr. Pestello. Today, I write to commend his recent decision-making, in regards to his decision to allow St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch to speak at the symposium hosted by the law school on […]

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Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

After noticing the lack of excitement surrounding Billiken athletics this season, we – the UNews editorial board – began asking, which comes first: poor athletic performance or poor fan attendance? First, let’s talk about men’s basketball. At 9-8, losing to teams like Rhode Island and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, it’s safe […]

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How free is our speech?

How free is our speech?

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, Jan. 7, two gunmen, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, opened fire in the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, killing 12 in total. For the next two days, Paris and the surrounding areas were put on high alert as police continued to search for the gunmen. Finally, on Jan. […]

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Second decade of “war on terror”

Second decade of “war on terror”

January 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

I was only six years old when the 9/11 attacks occurred, but I will never forget the fear they instilled in me. The four airplane hijackings and the massive damage they caused to the United States shook the American public and caught the attention of the rest of the world. […]

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Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

January 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

In April 1968, a group of African-American students at Saint Louis University decided that all African-American students needed formal representation. Together they birthed the Association of Black Collegiates (also known as ABC). Eventually this organization renamed itself and is now known as the BSA, formally, the Black Student Alliance. Today, […]

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Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

January 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

I’m an English major, and I’m also Catholic. For me, the two are very compatible – the Mass itself is almost a living tradition of the story it tells, and Catholic ceremony is ripe with literary appeal; allegory, symbolism, and metaphor are all key components to Catholic worship that make […]

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Taboo Turmoil

Taboo Turmoil

January 15, 2015 at 9:33 am 0 comments

While most students were squeezing the final drops out of their winter breaks, the Rainbow Alliance was taking action against homophobia. A national campus ministry conference entitled “Taboo” was in session from January 5th to the 7th. The conference was hosted by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and was called […]

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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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