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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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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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