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Breaking the bubble: A call to continue the discomfort

Breaking the bubble: A call to continue the discomfort

October 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

It is clear that the past few weeks have brought a great deal of controversy and division to our community.  While many issues have divided us, I believe there is much that we can unite around. Every student here at SLU has some familiarity with the Oath of Inclusion, but […]

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Fighting fear through dialogue

Fighting fear through dialogue

October 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

Just as Michael Brown’s death was the thing that called the public’s attention back to police brutality and the systemic, racial inequalities that saturate our national consciousness, “Occupy SLU” was the movement that drew the attention of our student body to those same issues. Spending seven hours a day at […]

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The Elusive Consciousness

The Elusive Consciousness

October 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Saint Louis University was never the place I imagined my enlightenment of identity would occur; I pictured this enlightenment would happen in the middle of a desert, on ancestral lands or at the Pyramid of the Sun, in San Juan Teotihuacán, in a grand show of fire and tears, a […]

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The promise and pitfalls of the new Beat

The promise and pitfalls of the new Beat

October 9, 2014 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The Beat mythology has returned. Beat culture was articulated in Bohemian circles, in New York, in the 1950s, by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Theirs was an ideology premised on freedom and enlightenment, a mysticism of American highways and movement and radical individualism that ran counter […]

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Black lives matter

Black lives matter

October 9, 2014 at 11:15 am 0 comments

In August, Ferguson, and by extension St. Louis, was caught in a racial uprising so large that one commentator stated it was this community’s reclamation of its lost “1960s moment.” After the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, hundreds surrounded the spot where […]

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The “Idiot Wind” after the breach

The “Idiot Wind” after the breach

October 9, 2014 at 11:13 am 0 comments

In one of the best songs – “Idiot Wind” – on one of the greatest albums of all time – “Blood on the Tracks” – Bob Dylan scolds, “Idiot Wind blowing every time you move your mouth/ Blowing down the back roads headin’ south/ Idiot Wind, blowing every time you […]

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Why China’s One-Child Policy Matters

Why China’s One-Child Policy Matters

October 2, 2014 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

The Chinese one-child policy began in 1979 when the Chinese population was 972 million. It was started to curb the rapid population growth of China. Despite this, the population of China stands at 1.348 billion people, approximately a 38 percent growth. Recently, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to ease […]

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Can you forgive?

Can you forgive?

October 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

In one of my classes this semester, a required reading that we just completed was The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal. The cover of the book summarizes the compelling topic of the work — “You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying […]

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The more you know: ISIS, Syria and Iraq

The more you know: ISIS, Syria and Iraq

October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago, over 24 world leaders met in Paris, pledging to use “whatever means necessary” to defeat the new global threat: ISIS.  While the U.S. is saying that over 40 countries have already offered to help fight the militant group, the Paris gathering marked one of the first coordinated […]

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The person defines the letters

The person defines the letters

September 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm 2 comments

As a Greek member of the UNews Editorial Board, I am deeply saddened by the closed mindedness of other members of this staff, and the school as a whole. I am especially saddened, by the recent articles from a fellow staff member, because I feel that journalistic integrity and ethics […]

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