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Editorials

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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Adnan Syed / Online Editor

Olympic reluctance in Boston

February 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

On Jan 8, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston over San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and two-time Olympics host Los Angeles to be the bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. One of the reasons Boston was chosen was because “the bid leadership and the political leadership were on […]

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Jessica Park / Chief Illustrator

Stemming the anti-vax tide

February 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

Since the year has begun, there have been 92 confirmed cases of measles that have originated from Disneyland, in California. These 92 cases, derived from one outbreak at the amusement park, make up approximately two-thirds of all confirmed cases of measles in the country. The worst part is that all […]

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The state of the university

The state of the university

January 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

As the editorial board contemplated the State of the Union address, we decided to give our thoughts on the state of SLU.  Consider this a progress report for SLU President Fred Pestello as he enters his second semester at the helm. Upon his arrival in July, students noticed the large […]

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Jessica Park / Chief Illustrator

State of the Union 2015

January 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

The State of the Union on Jan. 20 elicited so many diverse responses from the Editorial Board that we had each member write their own thoughts on the speech and the country as a whole. The State of the Union is… Deirdre Kerins- Fluff. Too much applause. And Ruth Bader […]

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