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Commentary

Amelia Romo: Greek Response

Amelia Romo: Greek Response

September 18, 2014 at 11:16 am 0 comments

I am embarrassed and ashamed to attend an institution of higher learning whose students would rather not question or think critically about institutions and structures as they currently exist. Aren’t we, after all, supposed to be receiving this education that demands, “magis”, more? Why, when an organization is called out […]

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Tori Watson: Greek Response

Tori Watson: Greek Response

September 18, 2014 at 11:14 am 0 comments

I would like to begin by stating that I am all for intelligent dialogue about student organizations and ways in which we can strive to improve the SLU community. That being said, it is almost impossible to have these kinds of discussions without an accurate understanding of the groups and […]

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The reality of Greek privilege

The reality of Greek privilege

September 18, 2014 at 11:14 am 0 comments

Despite the chill, much of campus was boiling last week. I expected the outrage following last Thursday’s editorial. After all, talking about privilege is tough. The anger didn’t shock me initially, at least not until I heard a different voice echoing the same message. I spoke with a classmate in […]

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Aye or No: A nation divided

Aye or No: A nation divided

September 18, 2014 at 11:11 am 0 comments

When I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, a year ago, there were already some signs of division. A man in my literature class wore a wristband with the words “YES 2014” on it. A woman performed a poem about Scottish nationalist pride at a pub open mic. A professor mentioned […]

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Greek Orgs: Problems and Solutions

Greek Orgs: Problems and Solutions

September 18, 2014 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The first part of my article series on fraternities and sororities published last week talked about the size and influence of Greek organizations on campus. The second part will discuss the problems of fraternities and sororities and ways in which fraternities and sororities can choose to change to become more […]

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Power of Unity: Remembering 9/11

Power of Unity: Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2014 at 11:23 am 0 comments

The Student Veteran’s Association paints the quad red, white, and blue. Walking through the quad to go to the library on Tuesday, Sept. 9, many students and faculty were more than likely approached by members from the Student Veteran’s Association who handed out American flags asking to plant them in […]

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The more you know on Aramark: What’s said and unsaid

The more you know on Aramark: What’s said and unsaid

September 11, 2014 at 11:22 am 0 comments

“We want a choice that the community feels good about”.    A statement, made by Dr. Kent Porterfield, SLU’s VP for Student Development last spring, in regard to the selection process of campus’ new food provider, Aramark, concisely reflects the general attitude of SLU’s current generation of students towards many […]

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Greek Organizations at SLU: Introduction and Influence

Greek Organizations at SLU: Introduction and Influence

September 11, 2014 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Fraternities and sororities on Saint Louis University’s campus do not have a recent history of being checked or called out. Individuals that are not Greek may have bias against these organizations, but it is not often that fraternities or sororities are publicly called out for the actions of individuals within […]

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Politics over personal choice: How to make real change in America

Politics over personal choice: How to make real change in America

September 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

There is something wrong with the neo-liberal way of understanding our responsibility toward the environment and society. The question is always framed as a matter of individual action—the dominant superego figure admonishes us for not recycling; for not purchasing biodegradable notebooks; for not eating local or buying the latte thats […]

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The Oriflamme revolution: Unionizing the orange shirts

The Oriflamme revolution: Unionizing the orange shirts

September 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

As I look across this fine campus and see patches of folks donned in orange, characteristic of Oriflammers, I can’t help but think about the following interview scenario: the interviewer is sitting across from you, perusing your hopefully impressive resume when they stop at the word, “Oriflamme.” They ask, “What […]

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