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Majerus will be missed

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September 12, 2012

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Thank you, Coach Majerus.  SLU basketball is now different.  We didn’t used to matter.  We used to be an afterthought, a pushover, a parenthetical.  We aren’t anymore.  I remember the last time we mattered; it was our...

Letter to the Editor: SGA has made great strides with the help of students

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May 2, 2012

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The University News has been kind enough to publish an end-of-the-year reflection on Student Government Association, written by me. To be honest, it is quite difficult to sit down and reflect on the whole year, because it’s d...

Letter to the Editor: Banning water bottles is not the solution

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May 2, 2012

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A water bottle ban seems like a bad choice for this campus, or for any campus really. Forcing people to avoid creating waste simply doesn’t work. Making the campus more inclined to recycle is a good goal, as is attempting to...

Letter to the Editor: We will no longer be silent; the blame must stop

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April 26, 2012

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” I was silent for a long time about things that mattered, things that should have been spoken about. It seems we are...

Letter to the Editor: Success of basketball team should inspire pride

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March 28, 2012

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Professor Schlafly: The recent success of the SLU men’s basketball team should inspire pride in our institution and excitement for the future, not an opportunity to invoke resolved issues of the past. Each situation, regarding...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Burden of being a black male means carrying suspicions of others’

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March 28, 2012

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The untimely and unjustified death of Trayvon Martin has galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. I think that the death of Trayvon touches millions for many reasons. First, this tragedy highlights what so many already...

Letter to the Editor: SLU basketball grabs national attention; past controversies not forgotten

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March 22, 2012

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The Saint Louis University men’s basketball team just completed a spectacular season, topped off by a first-round win in the NCAA tournament. In the flood of national publicity this success has generated, two figures have...

Letter to the Editor: Students must be aware of Wellness Fee and engage efforts

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March 22, 2012

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Three weeks ago, the Student Government Association passed Senate Bill 057-12, which separated the Wellness Fee dollars from the Student Activity Fee dollars; effectively allowing students to engage in wellness efforts and ensure...

Letter to the Editor: Analysis of and prayers for the world situation

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March 1, 2012

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Editor’s note: Chelsea Kozikowski, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, was given this letter to publish in The University News by Kenny Witte while volunteering at Lutheran Senior Services this year. Kenny Witte was born in 192...

Letter to the Editor: New law requiring issuance of birth control is unconstitutional

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February 8, 2012

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On Sunday, Feb. 5 at the 9 p.m. mass, it was announced that employers across the country, regardless of organization or religion, are required by law to provide and sell insurance to their employees that includes the coverage...

Letter to the Editor: SLU students should be proud of their university

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February 2, 2012

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SLU is anything but stagnant, and the acquisition of the new law school building is just the most recent example of how SLU is dedicated to improving its third-tier ranked programs. The plan for the SLUCare surgery center was...

Letter to the Editor: New residence hall security concerns

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December 8, 2011

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I don’t actually want to write a letter because I don’t have enough information about the issue, but I just heard that Biondi did not renew the contract with Whalen security, and now in upperclassmen res halls/apartments there...

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