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Baseball’s Afternoon Delight

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April 28, 2005

It would be an absoute lie if I did not admit that one deciding factor in my attending Saint Louis University, though small, is its proximity to Busch Stadium. It had been a long time since Cardinals baseball was right at my fingertips. How could I pass up such a great opportunity? Thankfully, the Redbirds did not disappoint. Since 2001, my freshma...

Naked Statues ‘Bare It All’ in Xavier Hall

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April 28, 2005

Everyone at Saint Louis University has heard of the Bare Naked Statues. Even if you haven't been to one of their shows yet, chances are you've seen them perform at a campus event at least once. This semester, the Statues have loaned out their talents to the Relay for Life, sung the national anthem of the Philippines at the Filipino Student O...

Backstreet Boys finally man up

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April 28, 2005

"Oh my God we're back again..." That's right, the Backstreet Boys have returned from their four-year hiatus to grace the radio, once again, with their dazzling vocal talents. Apparently, the boys were "Never Gone," at least that's what their new album title suggests. And what a four years it's been. The "boys&q...

Blockbusters: A summer spotlight

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April 28, 2005

"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" A new twist on the mundane life of suburbia is created in one of the many sure-fire hits of the summer, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," due in theaters June 10. The premise of the movie involves a couple that has an all too common problem troubling many Americans: They are boring. Their marriage has lost vitality and exci...

The Butler does it one last time

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April 28, 2005

So here it is: The column I've thought about and dreaded this entire year. The coda to the four greatest years of my life, summarized in one final article. It's a tall order, considering the proud lineage of my U. News predecessors. How many talented men and women before me thought these same thoughts, wrote this same article, then boldly ve...

POTD 428

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April 28, 2005

Rob Pendergest/The University News University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., speaks to students at a town hall meeting on Monday evening. On April 22, he and his fellow administrators decided to retract a $50 graduation fee

Open dialogue is a must

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April 28, 2005

We can work it out. We can work it out. The administration sings a different song lately. After weeks of student discontent over new and ever-increasing financial obligations, SLU's money-handlers have decided to talk things out the old-fashioned way. This past Tuesday, Parks students got the long-deserved opportunity to talk with the administ...

Summer films crackle with retro flair

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April 29, 2004

So many films, so little time. As Hollywood prepares its annual dash for your cash, The University News offers a brief glimpse into this summer's hottest blockbusters. Troy opens May 14 Movies like Braveheart and Gladiator started a new trend in Hollywood as of late. Due to their success, and with the help of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, big-budge...

Spiritual art: Cornish paints a message without words

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April 7, 2004

I thought I was prepared. When I first decided to interview Daryl Cornish, S.J., I was aware of his disease. He has multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that I was familiar with after interning at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society last summer. I thought I was ready. This, however, turned out to be my most difficult interview...

The Hill: Food, history, charm, calories

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November 29, 2001

Little did Italian immigrants know that the area they settled in, now known affectionately as The Hill, would become a St. Louis landmark and familiar to people across the country. Years ago, when the immigrants settled in, nothing more than a simple mining region existed. In the years that followed they built a church, opened stores and restaurants...

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