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Controversial Chi Alpha

Controversial Chi Alpha

January 29, 2015 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

On Jan. 5, members of Rainbow Alliance and other allies were alerted to the on-campus presence of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s conference that planned to discuss outreach among those living the “homosexual lifestyle.” This conference was largely criticized by the LGBTQ community at SLU for making comments against marriage […]

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Plunging into conversation

Plunging into conversation

January 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

I met someone lately. We talked briefly on a previous occasion, but today was the first time we officially met. It was my first time visiting a popular restaurant in Chicago, and he greeted me at the front door asking how many were in my party. I was not alone; […]

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A call for diversity of opinions

A call for diversity of opinions

January 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

On Jan. 15, The University News published an article entitled “‘Taboo’ drawing fire and ire,” and an opinion piece entitled “Taboo Turmoil,” regarding a conference held on the Saint Louis University campus by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s national campus ministry organization: LCMSU. We, the members of the St. Louis LCMSU […]

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Oscar Romero: Like Martin Luther King Jr., Romero had a choice to struggle in solidarity with the people.
Photo Courtesy of Ale Vazquez

Abandoning a privileged faith

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, I am grateful for teachers because I have a lot to learn in this life. I am an upper-middle class, white woman and a student at a private university in the United States- an education for which my parents are graciously paying. My point […]

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The first days of Ferguson

The first days of Ferguson

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Billikens: if you or your peers still say, “I support your movement, but don’t agree with the tactics”, you likely still have a burning QuikTrip as the introduction to your Ferguson story. Understand that in order for you to support this movement, to use Dr. King’s words, we need not […]

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Normalization and sensationalism of disease in the US

Normalization and sensationalism of disease in the US

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

I am sure all of you have seen those articles showing the cool infographics concerning death tolls of diseases versus the money raised to combat them.  I always find them fascinating, in no small part because I am a sucker for colors and circles with relative diameters. I also like […]

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Second decade of “war on terror”

Second decade of “war on terror”

January 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

I was only six years old when the 9/11 attacks occurred, but I will never forget the fear they instilled in me. The four airplane hijackings and the massive damage they caused to the United States shook the American public and caught the attention of the rest of the world. […]

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Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

Then and now: Making the case for the importance of BSA

January 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

In April 1968, a group of African-American students at Saint Louis University decided that all African-American students needed formal representation. Together they birthed the Association of Black Collegiates (also known as ABC). Eventually this organization renamed itself and is now known as the BSA, formally, the Black Student Alliance. Today, […]

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Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

Help the poor: Acknowledging the “communist” in the Pope, Jesus

January 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

I’m an English major, and I’m also Catholic. For me, the two are very compatible – the Mass itself is almost a living tradition of the story it tells, and Catholic ceremony is ripe with literary appeal; allegory, symbolism, and metaphor are all key components to Catholic worship that make […]

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Taboo Turmoil

Taboo Turmoil

January 15, 2015 at 9:33 am 0 comments

While most students were squeezing the final drops out of their winter breaks, the Rainbow Alliance was taking action against homophobia. A national campus ministry conference entitled “Taboo” was in session from January 5th to the 7th. The conference was hosted by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and was called […]

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