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May 4, 2017 - Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews              May 4, 2017 - The state of Saint Louis University              May 4, 2017 - Students call for clean energy in the St. Louis region              May 4, 2017 - Nootropics: A brain-power-enhancing life hack              May 4, 2017 - Why Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers alive              May 4, 2017 - Fiscal policy: A means toward an end              May 4, 2017 - Opinion: Meteorologist’s take on severe weather in sports              May 4, 2017 - Men’s tennis drops nailbiter to VCU             

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Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews

Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews

May 4, 2017 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Meredith: I began writing for the UNews the second semester of my freshman year and now have been the online editor for two years. As the voice behind our social media accounts and webmaster on our website, my position has been a great learning experience, especially in this digital age. […]

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The state of Saint Louis University

The state of Saint Louis University

May 4, 2017 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Next spring, Saint Louis University will celebrate its 200th anniversary as an institution of higher learning. Two centuries have provided ample room for both good and bad times for the University. Today, we measure the current state of SLU. The University has undergone substantial change since its founding in 1818, […]

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Students call for clean energy in the St. Louis region

Students call for clean energy in the St. Louis region

May 4, 2017 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Embracing sustainable practices and clean energy directly aligns with the mission of Saint Louis University, whose motto boasts pursuing a higher purpose and a greater good. Students here at SLU have decided that now is the time to play a larger role in pushing for clean energy in the St. […]

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Nootropics: A brain-power-enhancing life hack

Nootropics: A brain-power-enhancing life hack

May 4, 2017 at 11:44 am 1 comment

We’ve all heard it before: “Don’t be the person buying Adderall in the library during finals week.” As tempting as it is to have hyper focus and the ability to forgo sleep, it is both illegal and dangerous. But what if I told you that there were drugs just as […]

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Why Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers alive

Why Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers alive

May 4, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Yes, Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers this generation has ever seen. David Andrew Burd was born in 1988 in a town near Philadelphia. Raised in an upper-middle-class, Jewish family, Burd did not face the same back stories as many influential rappers. He attended the University of Richmond […]

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Fiscal policy: A means toward an end

Fiscal policy: A means toward an end

May 4, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

When discussing the reforms from the New Deal era, many pundits who lean toward the right side of fiscal policy claim that President Roosevelt’s programs did little to improve the economy and actually slowed the recovery. Although the New Deal reforms were not perfect—many were quite regressive, deriving their funding […]

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A Call to Action for Students

A Call to Action for Students

April 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

My fellow Billikens, we have work to do. When the Oath of Inclusion was created, it was not to show our campus as it existed, but rather as it could and should exist. After a series of bias incidents, students came together in aspiration. They were fed up with the […]

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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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