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Opinion

How to survive midterms

How to survive midterms

October 9, 2014 at 11:18 am 0 comments

The midterms are coming! The midterms are coming! The UNews is coming to you, Paul Revere style, to discuss how you can defend yourself against the attack of the midterms. Our editors talk about the tips they’ve used to survive this hellish week and come out mentally unscathed, ready to […]

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Who can speak at SLU?

Who can speak at SLU?

October 9, 2014 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Last Saturday, the Hindu Student Committee and Interfaith Alliance hosted Arun Gandhi to speak at SLU’s campus and discussed the importance of service through nonviolence. On Friday, Oct. 17, Gandhi is expected to return to campus to give another talk during the School of Social Work’s Social Justice Night. At […]

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The promise and pitfalls of the new Beat

The promise and pitfalls of the new Beat

October 9, 2014 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The Beat mythology has returned. Beat culture was articulated in Bohemian circles, in New York, in the 1950s, by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Theirs was an ideology premised on freedom and enlightenment, a mysticism of American highways and movement and radical individualism that ran counter […]

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Black lives matter

Black lives matter

October 9, 2014 at 11:15 am 0 comments

In August, Ferguson, and by extension St. Louis, was caught in a racial uprising so large that one commentator stated it was this community’s reclamation of its lost “1960s moment.” After the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, hundreds surrounded the spot where […]

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The “Idiot Wind” after the breach

The “Idiot Wind” after the breach

October 9, 2014 at 11:13 am 0 comments

In one of the best songs – “Idiot Wind” – on one of the greatest albums of all time – “Blood on the Tracks” – Bob Dylan scolds, “Idiot Wind blowing every time you move your mouth/ Blowing down the back roads headin’ south/ Idiot Wind, blowing every time you […]

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Professor Paul Bracher: Letter to the Editor

Professor Paul Bracher: Letter to the Editor

October 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Re: A Letter to the Editor Regarding an Article from Your Sept. 25th Issue    Dear Editor,    Being physically disabled, I read your September 25th story on the Allies of Inclusion exhibit with great interest. I arrived at SLU just over one year ago to teach and conduct research […]

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Why China’s One-Child Policy Matters

Why China’s One-Child Policy Matters

October 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

The Chinese one-child policy began in 1979 when the Chinese population was 972 million. It was started to curb the rapid population growth of China. Despite this, the population of China stands at 1.348 billion people, approximately a 38 percent growth. Recently, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to ease […]

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Can you forgive?

Can you forgive?

October 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

In one of my classes this semester, a required reading that we just completed was The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal. The cover of the book summarizes the compelling topic of the work — “You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying […]

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The more you know: ISIS, Syria and Iraq

The more you know: ISIS, Syria and Iraq

October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago, over 24 world leaders met in Paris, pledging to use “whatever means necessary” to defeat the new global threat: ISIS.  While the U.S. is saying that over 40 countries have already offered to help fight the militant group, the Paris gathering marked one of the first coordinated […]

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Yakkin about social media

Yakkin about social media

October 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm 1 comment

While talking about the power of Yik Yak and the funny yaks we’ve read recently, one of our editors talked about a new app called Fade. “What is Fade?” we all asked  before one of our editors described the new social media app. Apparently it’s a photo version of Yik […]

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