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What’s going on, SLU?

What’s going on, SLU?

May 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

I am a Biology major, and I am also a commuter.  There are a few reasons why I want to reveal that information about myself. The first and most relevant reason is that this combination means that I am not entirely in tune with everything going on at SLU.  Everything […]

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Advice for Seniors: Remember Laclede’s

Advice for Seniors: Remember Laclede’s

April 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

This year, I can safely say I’ve been asked 418 times what I’m planning on doing after graduation. It’s an innocent enough question that is, no doubt, intended merely so my friends and professors know where to send care packages next year; but with two weeks left until graduation, I’m […]

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Swastika at SLU sows distrust between students and DPS

Swastika at SLU sows distrust between students and DPS

April 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm 0 comments

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”  -The Dalai Lama. When I first toured Saint Louis University’s campus almost three years ago, my parents and I were both concerned for my safety as a student on an “urban” campus.  We were quickly comforted when […]

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Opportunity or Income Inequality

Opportunity or Income Inequality

February 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

From the State of the Union to the widely publicized study on income inequality produced by Oxfam, there has been a large focus on income inequality, not only in the United States, but on a global level as well. In January, the World Economic Forum, where economic elites from around […]

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To (Really) Live the Oath

To (Really) Live the Oath

February 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

As SGA undergoes its annual election cycle for the next academic year, I have reflected on this past semester in which a historical change to Student Government Association was made. Senate was reduced by nearly half. While Black Student Alliance (BSA) seats were retained, other seats were added that were […]

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Proud to be a Disappointment

Proud to be a Disappointment

February 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Last weekend, the New York Times published an article titled “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?” examining the not-so-subtle gender preference that Americans have expressed via their web searches in the past decade. Data collected by Google since 2004 has revealed that Americans are twice as likely to […]

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No simple solution for economic mobility

No simple solution for economic mobility

January 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm 1 comment

Recent political rhetoric, especially the kind surrounding President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, has focused on the nation’s increasing income gap—“income inequality.” To many on the left and the right, but more strongly on among the left, who benefit from strong sentiment from the White House, the solution […]

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Me, Myself and iPhone

Me, Myself and iPhone

January 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

I saw a motto once on a tombstone that said: “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch” and I started to wonder if that’s why I love my cell phone so much. After all, its metal guts can be tweaked and tugged into immortality, while every […]

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Bread and Circuses

Bread and Circuses

January 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

I opened the New York Times this morning. And just like that, I closed it. Sure, Congress is about to pass a spending bill for 2014. Yes, Chris Christie is blocking bridges and taking names. Yawn. I need something more. I need something to grab me by the seat of […]

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Botched cases let Heisman winner walk

Botched cases let Heisman winner walk

January 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Jameis Winston, the star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State University, led the Seminoles to a 34-31 victory over the University of Auburn in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6. Winston capped an incredible athletic display throughout the season despite being mired in a sexual assault […]

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