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Pestello follows mission with McCulloch talk

Pestello follows mission with McCulloch talk

March 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I used this column space to criticize the decision-making process of Dr. Pestello. Today, I write to commend his recent decision-making, in regards to his decision to allow St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch to speak at the symposium hosted by the law school on […]

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Pestello continues legacy of courage

Pestello continues legacy of courage

February 27, 2015 at 9:46 am 0 comments

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” As Yogi Berra, that great St. Louis baseball legend from The Hill would say, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” The recent outrage over the Clock Tower Accords, which President Fred Pestello agreed to in October 2014, is nothing new for Saint […]

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Americans and war

Americans and war

February 27, 2015 at 9:46 am 0 comments

I recently finished Tim O’Brien’s novel “Tomcat in Love,” which, like his other books, has – at least as an undertone – elements of the Vietnam War driving the main plot. O’Brien himself is a Vietnam veteran, and his stories, it could be argued, have helped him cope with the […]

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The forgotten St. Louis

The forgotten St. Louis

February 26, 2015 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

During my two and a half years at Saint Louis University, as an American studies and sociology double major, I have spent hours reading about, listening to lectures on and studying the many different political, social and economic factors that have contributed to the formation of what some scholars call […]

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I stand with Pestello

I stand with Pestello

February 24, 2015 at 11:42 am 0 comments

As my senior year at Saint Louis University draws to a close, I am amazed at how much has changed since I first stepped foot on SLU’s campus, in 2011. I have seen this university struggle to find its place as a Jesuit institution in the city of St. Louis, […]

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Not all alums are ‘raging mad’

Not all alums are ‘raging mad’

February 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Let me start by saying I do not speak for everyone. This is a concept Mr. Butch Giessman apparently does not understand. I do not speak for all alumni. I do not speak for my entire class, for my major or for anyone else.  In an issue as divided as […]

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Adnan Syed / Online Editor

Why we love ‘50 Shades’

February 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

“50 Shades of Grey” …Have you read the book? Have you seen the movie? Have you analyzed and juxtaposed the two to see if character Christian Grey is more abusive or Anastasia Steele more of a sexual agent in the movie than they are in the book? I hope you […]

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Pitted against the pipeline

Pitted against the pipeline

February 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

A topic of contention since 2012, the Keystone Pipeline was again thrust in front of Americans on Feb. 11, when the bill proposing it cleared both Houses. Now that the bill has passed, it’s time people re-educate themselves on the implications of this massive project, and learn why a presidential […]

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Nathan Rubbelke

Feeling Excluded by Pestello

February 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

Like many here at SLU, I have been encouraged by the visibility of Dr. Pestello over his first few months as president. He seems to be at every event, interacting with all groups on campus- with a perpetual grin on his face. I hope this enthusiasm doesn’t wear away in […]

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A latent defense of liberal arts

A latent defense of liberal arts

February 5, 2015 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

“You’d be better off working as a prostitute than majoring in communications.” The ensuing silence was deafening. Concealing my anger behind a beatific smile, I didn’t deign a reply; in retrospect, I wish I had. Yes, my friend was crassly rude when he hurled the insult in front of others, […]

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