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Opinion

Romero still fuels liberation

Romero still fuels liberation

March 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

“I will not tire of declaring that if we really want an effective end to violence we must remove the violence that lies at the root of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, exclusion of citizens from the management of the country, repression. All this is what constitutes the primal […]

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Redeemers of the Mission

Redeemers of the Mission

March 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

I cannot stomach the thought of attending one more debate about what was recently termed the “Clock Tower Accords.” I will explain why. As a lifelong honor-roll student, I was ecstatic to be accepted to Saint Louis University in spring 2012. SLU was my first choice university, even though I […]

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Encountering the forgotten: Reflection from Spring Break immersion trip

Encountering the forgotten: Reflection from Spring Break immersion trip

March 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Reflections from spring break immersion trip to Los Angeles prisons, detention centers They looked so young. I sat on the side of the chapel at the juvenile detention center in Sylmar, California, and watched the kids walk in, heads down and hands behind their back. Before going to Sylmar, I […]

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Departures, arrivals and a legacy

Departures, arrivals and a legacy

March 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a lackadaisical year for the SLU Men’s basketball team – a year in which they went 11-21 (3-15 in the Atlantic 10 Conference) – there are a number of people leaving, some expectedly, and others not quite so much. The players who were expected to leave are forward Grandy […]

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Cruz enters election, crashes party

Cruz enters election, crashes party

March 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

On Monday, March 23, Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first big-name politician from either side of the aisle to announce his or her candidacy for president in the 2016 election. In his address to students of Liberty University, Cruz stated, “It is a time for truth, it is a time […]

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Addressing the root of racist song

Addressing the root of racist song

March 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Words can be distracting. Over the weekend of March 8-9, a video circulated the internet featuring members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter singing a horrifically racist chant on a bus headed to a fraternity event. While we need to acknowledge the violence and harmfulness of […]

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Accommodating adjuncts

Accommodating adjuncts

March 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

If you’re a student at Saint Louis University, you probably know an adjunct professor, and I bet you’ve even had one as an instructor. We adjuncts make up about 41 percent of the teaching staff at SLU. We work hard to ensure that our students get the most out of […]

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Ostracizing the opposition: A response to SGA’s resolution expressing support for Dr. Pestello

Ostracizing the opposition: A response to SGA’s resolution expressing support for Dr. Pestello

March 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

While I might wish it were the case concerning social issues, the reality is that the Student Government Association is not an autonomous group. It should not speak for the entire student body without substantial pause. As a Senator for three years, I understood that I was bound by my […]

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Enjoying spring at SLU, St. Louis

Enjoying spring at SLU, St. Louis

March 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Welcome back from spring break! Thankfully, as many of us were off vacationing or visiting families, the St. Louis region finally decided to shake off its winter gear in exchange for more quintessential spring attire. For the sake of our first-years and those who could still use some tips, our […]

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Individualizing a collective problem

Individualizing a collective problem

March 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Last week, the University of Oklahoma (OU) was rocked by a viral video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity loudly singing a song replete with themes of lynching and anti-black rhetoric. After the video went viral, angry backlash could be heard coming from all corners of the […]

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