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Editorials

Departures, arrivals and a legacy

Departures, arrivals and a legacy

March 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a lackadaisical year for the SLU Men’s basketball team – a year in which they went 11-21 (3-15 in the Atlantic 10 Conference) – there are a number of people leaving, some expectedly, and others not quite so much. The players who were expected to leave are forward Grandy […]

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Cruz enters election, crashes party

Cruz enters election, crashes party

March 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

On Monday, March 23, Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first big-name politician from either side of the aisle to announce his or her candidacy for president in the 2016 election. In his address to students of Liberty University, Cruz stated, “It is a time for truth, it is a time […]

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Enjoying spring at SLU, St. Louis

Enjoying spring at SLU, St. Louis

March 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Welcome back from spring break! Thankfully, as many of us were off vacationing or visiting families, the St. Louis region finally decided to shake off its winter gear in exchange for more quintessential spring attire. For the sake of our first-years and those who could still use some tips, our […]

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Individualizing a collective problem

Individualizing a collective problem

March 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Last week, the University of Oklahoma (OU) was rocked by a viral video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity loudly singing a song replete with themes of lynching and anti-black rhetoric. After the video went viral, angry backlash could be heard coming from all corners of the […]

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Selecting Stewart’s successor

Selecting Stewart’s successor

February 27, 2015 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Several of us on the editorial board, and likely many of our readers, have been devastated in recent months by the announcements of two important departures: Stephen Colbert from “The Colbert Report” and Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” “The Colbert Report” has officially ended its run, […]

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Climate change: What next?

Climate change: What next?

February 27, 2015 at 9:42 am 0 comments

On Feb. 11, the House of Representatives voted 270-152 in favor of a bill to authorize the building the Keystone XL pipeline, a bill which passed in the Senate in January. The bill was then sent to President Obama, who vetoed it on Feb. 24. In this bill, both houses […]

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Addressing our “dangerous” city

Addressing our “dangerous” city

February 19, 2015 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

On Feb. 10, The New York Times published a piece regarding the notable increase in murders in St. Louis over the past few years.  “There was a 33 percent rise in homicides last year, to 159, compared with 120 in 2013 in this city of 318,000,” wrote Erik Eckholm. 2015 […]

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Jessica Park / Chief Illustrator

Sculpture sensationalized

February 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Over the past couple of weeks, the “Clock Tower Accords” have seen a resurgence in critical attention. Of the 13 initiatives stipulated in the agreements, the “mutually agreed upon commissioned artwork” has received a flurry of criticism coming from students and alumni alike. Articles on collegefix.com, bizjournals.com, the St. Louis […]

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Adnan Syed

Mardi Gras vs. Valentine’s Day?

February 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

Every so often, two holidays rudely decide to be on the same day. This weekend, those holidays are Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. (Yes, Mardi Gras is technically on Tuesday, Feb. 17, but St. Louis celebrates it Saturday, Feb. 14.) For most, one of these holidays gets preference over the […]

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Jessica Park / Chief Illustrator

The difficulty of fighting ISIS

February 12, 2015 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured Western media’s attention after another round of high-profile executions, this time of two Japanese nationals and one Jordanian pilot, which took place over the past few weeks. Both the Japanese and Jordanian governments attempted to negotiate with ISIS for the […]

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