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Accountable allyship is the next step

Accountable allyship is the next step

April 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

Over the past two weeks, a group of students has helped organize two events that addressed the concepts of privilege and allyship. In those two events, I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the willingness people had to discuss these issues. This should not be all that surprising though. […]

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Why we must fight for $15

Why we must fight for $15

April 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

“Why are you involved in that?” This is the question that I have been asked numerous times directly after sharing with someone that I am a member of Show Me 15. For those of you who don’t know, Show Me 15 is an organization that was founded two and a […]

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Why do we objectify calves?

Why do we objectify calves?

April 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

The first time I noticed my calves, I was 12. I went to a small, Catholic school that nurtured a population of relentless bullies. At 11, these kids loved me. I was class president. I had a lot of friends and a good reputation. And the part of my legs […]

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Enjoying (or enduring) Atlas Week

Enjoying (or enduring) Atlas Week

April 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

The 15th annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week begins next week on April 12. With 130 events scheduled through the week, there will be plenty of opportunities to find an event that you fancy. To aid in your discernment process, we provide our top picks to attend! Ryan McKinley: […]

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Romero still fuels liberation

Romero still fuels liberation

March 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

“I will not tire of declaring that if we really want an effective end to violence we must remove the violence that lies at the root of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, exclusion of citizens from the management of the country, repression. All this is what constitutes the primal […]

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Redeemers of the Mission

Redeemers of the Mission

March 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

I cannot stomach the thought of attending one more debate about what was recently termed the “Clock Tower Accords.” I will explain why. As a lifelong honor-roll student, I was ecstatic to be accepted to Saint Louis University in spring 2012. SLU was my first choice university, even though I […]

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Encountering the forgotten: Reflection from Spring Break immersion trip

Encountering the forgotten: Reflection from Spring Break immersion trip

March 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Reflections from spring break immersion trip to Los Angeles prisons, detention centers They looked so young. I sat on the side of the chapel at the juvenile detention center in Sylmar, California, and watched the kids walk in, heads down and hands behind their back. Before going to Sylmar, I […]

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Addressing the root of racist song

Addressing the root of racist song

March 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Words can be distracting. Over the weekend of March 8-9, a video circulated the internet featuring members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter singing a horrifically racist chant on a bus headed to a fraternity event. While we need to acknowledge the violence and harmfulness of […]

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Accommodating adjuncts

Accommodating adjuncts

March 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

If you’re a student at Saint Louis University, you probably know an adjunct professor, and I bet you’ve even had one as an instructor. We adjuncts make up about 41 percent of the teaching staff at SLU. We work hard to ensure that our students get the most out of […]

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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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