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A Fresh Perspective

Jen Mertens

September 8, 2005

Filed under Opinion

A glimpse into the mind of college freshmen would definitely reveal the wide array of emotions that accompany their first week of freedom. How much laundry detergent goes in the washer? You actually have to attend class? What am...

Listening to Katrina’s Voice

Steven Fowler

September 8, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Recently, a convoy of minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks rolled into St. Louis carrying essential supplies. Dads and armies of orange shirts unloaded tons of 19-inch televisions, mini-fridges, multiple video game systems and ca...

We Are A Community

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September 8, 2005

Filed under Opinion

There is no need for elegant introduction or sentimental preface: Every one of us is deeply saddened by the disaster along the Gulf Coast and empathetic to those whose lives have been affected. So much has been said of the di...

The News

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September 7, 2005

Filed under Opinion

Remember when your high school civics teacher would give you extra-credit just for watching the news or bringing to class a newspaper article on the latest goings-on in government or international affairs? Well, for most of u...

Words of Wisdom

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August 31, 2005

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If you could start college over again-return with an empty palate and clean reputation, but with the knowledge of a college experience that you've already lived-what would you do differently?They say that hindsight is 20-20 (t...

Working Together

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August 31, 2005

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We best exemplify the unity of the SLU community at the beginning of the school year. Friends and acquaintances who were apart during the summer gather after classes and on weekends to reconnect. SLU students show their school pr...

What Makes a Mass

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August 31, 2005

Filed under Opinion

There is dignity in the entry to St. Francis Xavier College Church, something in the arching doorways, that points to something greater than ourselves, that reaches into broad spaces and open airs. We go to College Church-regardless of...

Standing in the Middle

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August 31, 2005

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In an age where knowledge is the hottest commodity, we seem to have forsaken reason for passion. Getting caught up in politics, both domestic and foreign, we look There and not so much Here. The media swarms with a mix of jingoism an...

Either/Or: To Get Out of Iraq

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August 31, 2005

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As the war in Iraq grinds on, the need for an effective exit strategy becomes more and more apparent. American troops have found out just how dangerous a war run not by policy makers but by pollsters can be. Regardless of how we...

Learning to Speak in Other Words

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August 31, 2005

Filed under Opinion

"-De la sangre," I say. "No, no. Tension de la circulacion," she responds. "Alto y bajo." So often I find myself at a loss for words. I've worked with patients at La ClA-nica for a number of months nowA--since May 2005-and still I f...

The Things I’ve Seen

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August 31, 2005

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Oh, man. I have seen some ridiculous sights in my time, which isn't a very long time, given that I'm only 20. I have still seen some strange things, though. I was in Glacier National Park, backpacking with my dad this summer, w...

Play Hard…

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August 24, 2005

Filed under Opinion

“We want to be on top of our game, so to speak, so we can compete effectively with other institutions.” So said John Baworowsky, Saint Louis University's vice president of Enrollment Management and Academic Services,...

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