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De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2019


Filed under Featured News, Foreign Affairs, Government, News

Silence is oppression. By not speaking out against misogyny, white supremacy or racial segregation – to name a few – one perpetuates the stigma. Translated as “apartness,” the Afrikaan word apartheid bears a heavy weight on South African culture. Also associated with its political and economic...

SLU Steps Up as Government Shuts Down

SLU Steps Up as Government Shuts Down

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Government, News

At the end of December, the longest government shutdown in American history began due to disagreements between Congress and the White House over border security. The shutdown lasted over a month and during that time federal workers were unable to receive their salaries. Federal workers were either una...

History Has Its Eyes on You Mike

History Has Its Eyes on You Mike

Jack Johnson, Contributor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion

Election years are so hopeful, and 2018 was no exception. On my ballot in Missouri, there were plenty of ballot initiatives to vote for this election. One of them was Amendment 1, or “Clean Up Missouri.” I originally thought it was an environmental initiative, so I was planning on supporting it. ...

The Swamp in Action the Tale of Claire McCaskill

The Swamp in Action the Tale of Claire McCaskill

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion

If you don’t know, Claire McCaskill was one of Missouri’s two U.S. senators, representing the state for two terms before being unseated by Josh Hawley in 2018. If you were paying attention to that campaign and to Sen. McCaskill’s record in general, then you were probably not so surprised to se...

Why Republicans love government shutdowns

Why Republicans love government shutdowns

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion, Uncategorized

The partial government shutdown that just ended was the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, lasting some 35 days and leading to over 800,000 federal workers and contractors going without pay for over a month. The agencies affected included the Interior Department, the EPA, the State Department, ...

How the Government Shutdown is affecting SLU and wider Saint Louis community

How the Government Shutdown is affecting SLU and wider Saint Louis community

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Government, News

The federal government’s partial shutdown became the longest in American history on Jan. 12. As of the time this article is published the shutdown will be entering its 33rd day, far surpassing the previous 21-day record set in 1995. The Senate will vote on President Trump’s proposal to spend $5...

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