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Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 4, Missouri began phase one of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. This means that non-essential businesses and services around the state may start reopening this month in the name of economic recovery. However, this reopening plan will not have an impact on St. Louis County and the Cit...

Donald Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response

Graphic by Rebecca LiVigni

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

On Jan. 28, a week after the first coronavirus case was identified in the United States, Dr. Carter Mecher, a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veteran Affairs, sent an email to public health experts scattered around the government and universities warning them about the dangers of the virus....

Thank you, Bernie.

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

I love politics. I always have. This year was supposed to be a historic and monumental year for politics in America. We have a major election in November, we had a diverse field of candidates competing for the Democratic nomination and the current president is one of the most divisive incumbents in mod...

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

When I tell people that I’m a journalism major, one of the statements I get most often is, “Well, you have to be an honest reporter, you know. We need more of those. No more of this ‘fake news.’”   I laugh along nod, and promise to do my best to find and tell the truth. But such...

How the Coronavirus is Leading Us Into a Global Recession

Graphic by Grace Dunlavy

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to massively impact our world, it has become apparent just how much the global economy has been affected. With more and more businesses and nations shutting down, the question of how different our political and economic systems will be after the virus is contained...

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

In a time when so many people are facing disappointment and cancellations (at the least), it’s difficult to talk about something as privileged as a study abroad experience. Thousands have died from the novel coronavirus, even more face financial ruin, and I don’t think there’s a single person in...

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Whether or not the coronavirus escalates into a global pandemic, there is no doubt that the virus is already affecting the politics, economics and social constructs internationally. As governments continue to work on the best solutions towards handling the outbreak, economic costs are only continuing to gr...

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Andrew Yang, while never a particularly viable candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, did run on a particularly unique platform. Politicians, distracted by the vicious anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump, typically focus on defending immigrants and their families from fear-mongering an...

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

As various states start voting in the democratic primaries, a terrifying question arises: who will you vote for? Trump, Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Steyer? With so many names, it is very easy to get confused. If you are like me, you probably recognized two, maybe ...

The Problem with Iowa

The Problem with Iowa

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The 2020 election season (finally) kicked off this past week with the famous Iowa caucuses.  People from all over the state gathered in their local high school gym, church basement or other public venue to make their voice heard.  But what the heck is a caucus, anyway?    Caucuses have their roots in the early...

Should We Put a Price on Nature? Evaluating America’s Economic System

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

How much is the world worth? As you look at the current state of America’s economic system, it becomes very clear that the U.S. market structure has failed to create an economy that is centered around what is best for the advancement and evolution of society rather than what is best for the advancemen...

How to Vote While Studying Abroad

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Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Voting in the U.S. can be complex due to the variation in state laws regarding registration. The process can be further complicated by voting via absentee ballot, even more so for submitting an absentee ballot from outside the U.S.  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) reported that the t...

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