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SLU: Pay what you preach

Phoebe O’Meara, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you are a student with a job in St. Louis, there is a good chance your next paycheck is going to be lighter than usual. Last week, St. Louis’s minimum wage was rolled back from $10 an hour to the state wage of $7.70, bec...

Making the most of your freshman year

John Schaefer

September 18, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

There is an old saying that goes something like this: The only things that are inevitable in life are death and taxes. Well, I’d like to provide a new addition to this otherwise ancient mantra. I feel that it is necessary to ...

Trump’s move to militarize police hurts public safety

Michael Willey

September 18, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

From 1997 to 2015, over $5 billion worth of military hardware was transferred to law enforcement agencies around the country under the federal government’s 1033 program. While much of that equipment was mundane, such as cold-...

Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews

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May 4, 2017

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Meredith: I began writing for the UNews the second semester of my freshman year and now have been the online editor for two years. As the voice behind our social media accounts and webmaster on our website, my position has be...

The state of Saint Louis University

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May 4, 2017

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Next spring, Saint Louis University will celebrate its 200th anniversary as an institution of higher learning. Two centuries have provided ample room for both good and bad times for the University. Today, we measure the current...

Students call for clean energy in the St. Louis region

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May 4, 2017

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Embracing sustainable practices and clean energy directly aligns with the mission of Saint Louis University, whose motto boasts pursuing a higher purpose and a greater good. Students here at SLU have decided that now is the time...

Nootropics: A brain-power-enhancing life hack

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May 4, 2017

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We’ve all heard it before: “Don’t be the person buying Adderall in the library during finals week.” As tempting as it is to have hyper focus and the ability to forgo sleep, it is both illegal and dangerous. But what if...

Why Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers alive

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May 4, 2017

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Yes, Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers this generation has ever seen. David Andrew Burd was born in 1988 in a town near Philadelphia. Raised in an upper-middle-class, Jewish family, Burd did not face the same back stories...

Fiscal policy: A means toward an end

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May 4, 2017

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When discussing the reforms from the New Deal era, many pundits who lean toward the right side of fiscal policy claim that President Roosevelt’s programs did little to improve the economy and actually slowed the recovery. Although...

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