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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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How to cement a presidential legacy

How to cement a presidential legacy

January 22, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

On Jan. 8, President Obama unveiled a plan to make community college free for students who maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and make steady progress in finishing their program. Such a plan would save community-college students on average $3,800 per year and would benefit up to 9 million Americans. […]

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Jessica Park/Chief Illustrator

A last-ditch deal to keep the Rams

January 22, 2015 at 11:52 am 3 comments

Earlier this month reports began to arise suggesting that the St. Louis Rams of St. Louis would soon become the Rams of Los Angeles. Stan Kroenke, the majority owner of the Rams, who had bought property in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles, a year ago, has begun receiving stadium proposals […]

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Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

Rah, rah, nah? Sowing SLU Spirit

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

After noticing the lack of excitement surrounding Billiken athletics this season, we – the UNews editorial board – began asking, which comes first: poor athletic performance or poor fan attendance? First, let’s talk about men’s basketball. At 9-8, losing to teams like Rhode Island and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, it’s safe […]

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How free is our speech?

How free is our speech?

January 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, Jan. 7, two gunmen, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, opened fire in the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, killing 12 in total. For the next two days, Paris and the surrounding areas were put on high alert as police continued to search for the gunmen. Finally, on Jan. […]

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Sexual assault: A cultural problem

Sexual assault: A cultural problem

December 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, an exposé from the Rolling Stone illuminated a particularly gruesome incident of rape on the University of Virginia’s campus, and subsequently the larger systematic issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the country. The news from UVA arrives as SLU is concluding its own sexual […]

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Equal access and net neutrality

Equal access and net neutrality

December 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 10, President Barack Obama stated that he supported net neutrality and would like to treat the Internet as a “public utility” in the United States.  Obama stated that labeling the Internet, as a “utility”, would acknowledge, “the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday […]

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We’re live: Commentary on SLU cameras

We’re live: Commentary on SLU cameras

December 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm 0 comments

It began with one. Overlooking the clock tower during Occupy SLU, a live-stream camera linked to SLU’s website provided a live-view of the protests last month. Then, there were more. Five cameras dot SLU’s campus, showing live feeds to anyone who cares to watch. These cameras, overlooking the clock tower, […]

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Picking a positive experience

Picking a positive experience

November 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Many SLU students have yet to complete their class registration. For those that are on the fence, we at the UNews would like to recommend some of our favorite classes. We hope you enjoy our suggestions! Ryan McKinley: Intro to Women and Gender Studies has to be the class I […]

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