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What does Santa want for Christmas?

What does Santa want for Christmas?

December 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Nobody waits in line to see the Easter Bunny. St. Patrick’s Day may have a funny little leprechaun, but who sings songs about him—or even knows his name? (Hint: it’s not Lucky—he works for Lucky Charms). And try as I might, I can’t recall spending a single sleepless night before […]

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A call to ease tensions

A call to ease tensions

December 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm 0 comments

When Michael Brown was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, 2014, I was wrapping up my summer working in a microbiology research lab at home and excitedly waiting for the new school year to start. My co-workers were worried about me returning to what seemed like a troubled […]

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Is protest a privilege?

Is protest a privilege?

December 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm 1 comment

National and international attention has been focused on St. Louis since Darren Wilson took the life of Michael Brown, Jr. on Aug. 9th, and we will never be the same. Word of this police killing spread like wildfire through the social media sphere, and, almost immediately, spontaneous protests began to […]

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The emergency and emergence

The emergency and emergence

December 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

The decision handed down by Gov. Jay Nixon declaring the State of Missouri to be in a State of Emergency has created a tension of fear and confusion. It is important for us as members of the St. Louis community to understand what this decision means for us in the […]

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The war on the impoverished

The war on the impoverished

December 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm 0 comments

Like a plot straight out of a dystopian novel, there is a city that in the past three years has attempted to bus the homeless residents out of its city limits, restrict their living spaces and their ability to make a meager income by selling things off of the street. […]

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Alleviating D.C.’s gridlock

Alleviating D.C.’s gridlock

December 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm 0 comments

When the first American Congress met in 1789, its members probably did not imagine that American politics would evolve into the rather unpredictable chaotic mess that we unfortunately see today. On the night of Nov. 4, 2014, Republicans around the nation celebrated Senate, House and gubernatorial victories. Republican candidate victory […]

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Our first Thanksgiving in America was not as festive as our history, and this photo, imply.

Thanksgiving needs a rewrite

November 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Thanksgiving is only about two weeks away, and I know you all are as excited as I am to go home to family and good food. When we inevitably give thanks during this holiday, I’d like you to consider a few extra folks you should be thankful for and how […]

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Systems are made by people

Systems are made by people

November 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

We fail when our systems fail because we make them. The idea that our judicial system will triumph all evil doings is compromising and can potentially disintegrate the power and purpose this system holds. From the police officer on the ground, to the judge on the bench, people put faith […]

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A reflection & call for justice

A reflection & call for justice

November 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts […]

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How easily we all forget

How easily we all forget

November 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

“What did you have for breakfast this morning?” “You know, I honestly I can’t remember.” This is a short conversation I often had with friends during my elementary school years. The answer was often the same “I don’t know,” no matter the question: What were you for Halloween? or What’d […]

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