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April 27, 2017 - Response to editorial on contraception              April 27, 2017 - UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable              April 27, 2017 - Communication technology’s effects on dating              April 27, 2017 - Without immigration, America will lose its economic edge              April 27, 2017 - Letter to the Editor              April 27, 2017 - Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first              April 27, 2017 - France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU              April 27, 2017 - Track place in top three at Pacesetter Invitational, set several PR’s             

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Response to editorial on contraception

Response to editorial on contraception

April 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Dear UNews Editorial Board, I strongly disagree with your view, and SGA’s, that “SLU should increase access to contraception.” I respond in particular to your editorial in last week’s issue with that title. By refusing to provide students with contraception for avoiding pregnancy, the University is not forcing “its students […]

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UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

April 27, 2017 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Dear Editor, I’m responding to an article I read earlier arguing that SLU should provide birth control to students because, to paraphrase the writing, SLU shouldn’t force adherence to Catholic doctrine, it’s unfair to enforce only some Catholic doctrines, and students will want to lie to obtain birth control. As […]

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Communication technology’s effects on dating

Communication technology’s effects on dating

April 27, 2017 at 11:58 am 0 comments

It’s not fair. We are supposed to immerse ourselves in books, movies and music. We are supposed to be cultured, and yet all that culture does is give us unrealistic expectations for the world. I grew up infatuated with romantic comedies from the 1990s and the early 2000s, I have […]

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Without immigration, America will lose its economic edge

Without immigration, America will lose its economic edge

April 27, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Concerns about the impact of immigration on the lives of native-born Americans have existed for centuries, from the nativism expressed by the Know-Nothing Party, to the quotas of the 1920s to the anti-immigrant sentiments held today. Advocates against immigration, such as Harvard economist George Borjas, defend these sentiments on the […]

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

April 27, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Dear UNews Editors, Following the SGA resolution urging the university provision for artificial contraception, an editorial appeared last week echoing that recommendation. As Dr. Pestello indicated in the open forum when this issue arose, we are a university founded upon and shaped by the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual tradition that […]

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Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

April 27, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and it is an effort in which our campus wholeheartedly participates. Quotations from victims across the nation dot the long walk along West Pine, supplemented by similar signs with facts about sexual assault. Not surprisingly, facts about sexual assault are sobering: 80 percent of […]

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France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

April 27, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

As university students, the results of the French election may seem peripheral, if not totally irrelevant, to our lives. However, this election will determine who we are as a global society and the path in which we are headed. The recent political movements indicate that many people across the Western […]

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Marijuana has real potential for medicinal use

Marijuana has real potential for medicinal use

April 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Cannabis sativa forma indica is the formal name for the plant that 1 in 8 Americans claim to smoke and 1 in 2 claim to have tried. A lot has changed about our understanding of cannabis since it was scheduled as a drug with no medical use. Despite the fact […]

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The importance of understanding the fundamentals of genetics

The importance of understanding the fundamentals of genetics

April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm 2 comments

Why do children look more like their mother than their father? Why do people have diseases such as Albinism or Trisomy 21? Does the environment influence our appearance? These questions all deal with genetics and heredity. Genetics is the study of genes and their impact on organisms. Genetics deals with […]

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Public Health alums: Don’t dismiss EOH department

Public Health alums: Don’t dismiss EOH department

April 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Dear President Pestello, We as graduate alumni of the SLU CPHSJ respectfully express our united deep concern for the possible de-establishment of the Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH) Department, which has existed as a degree program for over 25 years. The EOH Department has empowered alumni and students to prevent […]

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