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The person defines the letters

The person defines the letters

September 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm 2 comments

As a Greek member of the UNews Editorial Board, I am deeply saddened by the closed mindedness of other members of this staff, and the school as a whole. I am especially saddened, by the recent articles from a fellow staff member, because I feel that journalistic integrity and ethics […]

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Dear Decision Makers of SLU

Dear Decision Makers of SLU

September 24, 2014 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

Open letter to the Decision Makers of SLU: Dear Decision Makers, I want more!  I want for you, as the primary representatives of the University, to do more in being community stewards in the fight against anti-black racism. You provided a teaser to the community last week in the University News when, […]

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What are you? A reflection on Greek life

What are you? A reflection on Greek life

September 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

The letters we choose to carry make us proud. The letters we choose to carry are supposed to represent our core values, and the letters that we choose have flaws. The Greek Panhellenic at Saint Louis University is the biggest organization on campus. This is also a campus that prides […]

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To the majority, from one of your own

To the majority, from one of your own

September 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm 1 comment

To the majority, from one of your own, At first glance, I might not seem to be the most obvious advocate for diversity and social justice on this campus. I am a white, Midwestern sorority girl from an upper-middle-class suburb, and I have endured virtually no oppression from a society […]

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LoL Response to Greek and Oriflamme Article

LoL Response to Greek and Oriflamme Article

September 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Dear students of Saint Louis University, Hello and hiya from the League of Laughter Improv Comedy team!  Yes, our name spells “LoL,” and we love it too.  The reason we are writing this letter is to offer a sincere thank you to the University News, and especially to its opinion […]

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Greek Article Response: Alex Gaston

Greek Article Response: Alex Gaston

September 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm 1 comment

I would like to begin by thanking Ryan McKinley for his article that encourages increased dialogue on campus. It is so important that members of our campus continues to ask questions and challenge each others’ viewpoints in order to create a greater understanding of each other that will allow us […]

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Greek Article Response: Hannah Wiley

Greek Article Response: Hannah Wiley

September 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm 2 comments

Allow me to quote the first line from our university’s Oath of Inclusion: “We, as students, form a diverse and vibrant university community.” I am grateful for our Oath, and how our university incorporates it into the classroom and beyond. My favorite word in the entire Oath is “community.” How […]

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Response to Greek Article

Response to Greek Article

September 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

Reading through Ryan McKinley’s article I found myself confused. What exactly was the point of his article? Was his central argument simply that the Greek community has a substantial impact on the Saint Louis University community as a whole? If so, is this supposed to be a negative thing? Last […]

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Not a not-for-profit university

Not a not-for-profit university

September 18, 2014 at 11:23 am 0 comments

As the first few weeks of classes draw on, the inevitable honeymoon phase between SLU and its students begin to fade to realistic expectations and grievances against the University. These potential problems can be trifling, such as, “why does that fertilizer smell so bad?” These problems can also be bigger, […]

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The “new” face of the NFL

The “new” face of the NFL

September 18, 2014 at 11:22 am 0 comments

On Feb. 15, the then- Baltimore Raven Ray Rice and his then- fiancée, Janay Palmer were in a physical altercation. Janay was rendered unconscious by Ray after he struck her in the head with his hand. After being indicted by a grand jury in March, the couple stated that they […]

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