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January 22, 2015 - Abandoning a privileged faith              January 22, 2015 - The first days of Ferguson              January 22, 2015 - Normalization and sensationalism of disease in the US              January 22, 2015 - How to cement a presidential legacy              January 22, 2015 - A last-ditch deal to keep the Rams              January 22, 2015 - Track and field gets running start              January 22, 2015 - Men drop back-and-forth contest at rival Flyers              January 22, 2015 - Women beat La Salle: A-10 record now 2-4             

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Oscar Romero: Like Martin Luther King Jr., Romero had a choice to struggle in solidarity with the people.
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Abandoning a privileged faith

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, I am grateful for teachers because I have a lot to learn in this life. I am an upper-middle class, white woman and a student at a private university in the United States- an education for which my parents are graciously paying. My point […]

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The first days of Ferguson

The first days of Ferguson

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Billikens: if you or your peers still say, “I support your movement, but don’t agree with the tactics”, you likely still have a burning QuikTrip as the introduction to your Ferguson story. Understand that in order for you to support this movement, to use Dr. King’s words, we need not […]

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Normalization and sensationalism of disease in the US

Normalization and sensationalism of disease in the US

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

I am sure all of you have seen those articles showing the cool infographics concerning death tolls of diseases versus the money raised to combat them.  I always find them fascinating, in no small part because I am a sucker for colors and circles with relative diameters. I also like […]

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How to cement a presidential legacy

How to cement a presidential legacy

January 22, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

On Jan. 8, President Obama unveiled a plan to make community college free for students who maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and make steady progress in finishing their program. Such a plan would save community-college students on average $3,800 per year and would benefit up to 9 million Americans. […]

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A last-ditch deal to keep the Rams

January 22, 2015 at 11:52 am 0 comments

Earlier this month reports began to arise suggesting that the St. Louis Rams of St. Louis would soon become the Rams of Los Angeles. Stan Kroenke, the majority owner of the Rams, who had bought property in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles, a year ago, has begun receiving stadium proposals […]

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Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

After noticing the lack of excitement surrounding Billiken athletics this season, we – the UNews editorial board – began asking, which comes first: poor athletic performance or poor fan attendance? First, let’s talk about men’s basketball. At 9-8, losing to teams like Rhode Island and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, it’s safe […]

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How free is our speech?

How free is our speech?

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, Jan. 7, two gunmen, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, opened fire in the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, killing 12 in total. For the next two days, Paris and the surrounding areas were put on high alert as police continued to search for the gunmen. Finally, on Jan. […]

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Second decade of “war on terror”

Second decade of “war on terror”

January 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

I was only six years old when the 9/11 attacks occurred, but I will never forget the fear they instilled in me. The four airplane hijackings and the massive damage they caused to the United States shook the American public and caught the attention of the rest of the world. […]

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Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

January 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

In April 1968, a group of African-American students at Saint Louis University decided that all African-American students needed formal representation. Together they birthed the Association of Black Collegiates (also known as ABC). Eventually this organization renamed itself and is now known as the BSA, formally, the Black Student Alliance. Today, […]

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Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

January 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

I’m an English major, and I’m also Catholic. For me, the two are very compatible – the Mass itself is almost a living tradition of the story it tells, and Catholic ceremony is ripe with literary appeal; allegory, symbolism, and metaphor are all key components to Catholic worship that make […]

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