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May 1, 2015 - A Senior Send-Off from the UNews Editorial Board              May 1, 2015 - SLU and sustainability: An annual checkup of our efforts              May 1, 2015 - Economics of social justice              May 1, 2015 - Asking for a more inclusive SLU              May 1, 2015 - Book recs from the Arts Desk              May 1, 2015 - Zac Brown Band releases new album, ‘Jekyll + Hyde,’ in time for summer              May 1, 2015 - BNS celebrates 15 years of a cappella              May 1, 2015 - St. Louis celebrates Shakespeare with festival             

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A Senior Send-Off from the UNews Editorial Board

A Senior Send-Off from the UNews Editorial Board

May 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

Though my time with UNews has been brief, it has certainly been sweet. I worked on the high school newspaper years ago, and when the opportunity for me to join UNews was presented, I had to take it. I love visuals and design, and UNews has given me the chance […]

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John Schuler / Editor-in-Chief

SLU and sustainability: An annual checkup of our efforts

May 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

I want to start by saying that SLU is actually doing a pretty great job at trying to rework its practices to be more sustainable. Recent pushes, such as SGA putting in new water fountains meant to curtail plastic bottle usage and the recycle mania that has taken SLU by […]

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Courtesy of Michelle Peltier

Economics of social justice

May 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

In early April, Derreck Kayongo, a CNN Top 10 Hero of 2011 for his work with the Global Soap Project, which repurposes hotel soap to send to those who need it worldwide, came to SLU as part of the Fifteenth Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week. He spoke at two […]

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Asking for a more inclusive SLU

Asking for a more inclusive SLU

May 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Saint Louis University prides itself on serving a diverse student-population with a plethora of options regarding activities and lifestyles, from housing to dining.   The University even claims to account for various food allergies, intolerances and preferences in the campus’ kitchens.   However, I have noticed inconsistent applications of food […]

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Semblances of safety at SLU

Semblances of safety at SLU

April 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

Late Sunday night, April 26, a young woman was lacerated on the neck by a man with a knife, outside of Starbucks, on Grand Boulevard. Bleeding, she ran into the Starbucks, where the doors were barred, preventing her male assailant from continuing the attack. Eventually, the attacker was subdued and […]

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Jessica Park / Chief Illustrator

Moral complicity and collective guilt

April 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month, the 93-year-old Oskar Groening, a former member of the Waffen-SS who was stationed at Auschwitz as an accountant, was charged as an accessory to 300,000 murders stemming from his time at the extermination camp. Groening is part of an aging coterie of former Nazis and SS members […]

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Is the St. Louis Cardinals’ Taveras patch appropriate?

Is the St. Louis Cardinals’ Taveras patch appropriate?

April 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm 0 comments

On Dec. 31, 1972, a plane carrying aid packages for the earthquake-affected people of Nicaragua crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, almost as soon as it took off-  a result of overloading. Killed in the crash was Major League Baseball (MLB) player Roberto Clemente, a right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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MLK Scholarship needs ‘magis’

MLK Scholarship needs ‘magis’

April 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm 0 comments

A critique of an important SLU scholarship St. Ignatius of Loyola emphasized the purpose of human existence as to “praise, revere and serve God,” or “Ad majorem Dei gloriam.” Related to this Latin phrase is the word “magis,” which means “do better.” Magis matters in university settings to students as […]

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Who we choose to honor

Who we choose to honor

April 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

During Atlas Week, I had the pleasure of watching a film titled “The Last Conquistador.” In this film, presented by SLU’s Anthropology Club, the city of El Paso, Texas, commissioned a statue to honor Juan de Oñate, a Spanish conquistador who was credited for bringing Spanish culture and Catholicism to […]

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Slowly growing sick of sequels

Slowly growing sick of sequels

April 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

In two teaser trailers these past few months, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” has garnered more than 100 million YouTube views in its effort to build up excitement before the franchise returns to the silver screen in December. “Episode VII” is set three decades after the end of […]

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