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Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Colin Thierry, Contributor

September 19, 2019

With each day that passes until the Oct. 31 deadline, it seems more and more likely that a no-deal Brexit is going to happen. In a “no deal” situation, the U.K. would immediately leave the European Union with no agreements regarding the divorce process. A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the...

The Primary Within the Primary

The Primary Within the Primary

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Last week, the third edition of the 2020 Democratic Primary debates was held in Houston, Texas, with the top 10 polling candidates slugging it out on a single stage. It was the first time that all of the top-tier candidates appeared on the same stage and also the first time the number of candidates...

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

Jordan Bailey, Contributor

September 19, 2019

 As you read the latest news headlines, it can sometimes feel like the only stories ever covered are ones that affect us nationally, with little to no room for any global narratives. But with the recent anti-government demonstrations rattling across Hong Kong, the current news reports are ones that not ...

The Myth of Joe Biden’s Electability

The Myth of Joe Biden’s Electability

Colin Thierry, Contributor

September 5, 2019

With the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries starting to heat up as we move closer to the Iowa Caucus, four candidates have started to emerge as early frontrunners. These four candidates are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. The current polling leader, former Vice Pre...

Recession Imminent?

Recession Imminent?

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

You may have heard on the news or from your friends that people are saying a recession is on its way for the US, and possibly the global economy. There’s no real, universally agreed-upon way to tell exactly when a recession will begin or how bad it will end up being, but then again economists don...

In Defense of the Electoral College

In Defense of the Electoral College

Jaco Dowell, Contributor

May 2, 2019

With the latest presidential election, the debate on the electoral college has been revived. An opinion piece in the last issue of the University News called to abolish the electoral college. However, calls such as these are often grounded in a misunderstanding of our national and state governments....

Guest essay: The pros of peaceful protest

Guest essay: The pros of peaceful protest

David Rapach, Guest Contributor

May 2, 2019

A letter concerning peaceful protest during the national anthem.   Although I have not followed sports closely for some time, I was deeply moved in 2016 when I learned of the courageous decision by Colin Kaepernick (and others) to kneel during the national anthem in peaceful protest against ...

Title IX Bills Deferred in Missouri

Title IX Bills Deferred in Missouri

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

In November 2018, Education Secretary Betsy Devos proposed sweeping changes to federal regulations under Title IX. The changes, which are meant to reduce expenditures and streamline the process, have come under fire as destructive and entirely counterproductive.   Critics of Devos’ proposed changes have ta...

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

Jacob Cunningham, Contributor

April 3, 2019

Students had the opportunity to listen and ask questions at the ‘U.S. Foreign Policy Around the World’ talk held in the Busch Student Center Tuesday as part of Atlas Week. The event, with a panel of five professors from the political science department at SLU, aimed at highlighting key aspects of ...

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Hayley Hampton, an MLK scholar and sophomore studying health sciences, defines immigration as the “ability to leave one environment to go to another in hopes that there will be better opportunities.”   Elena Everhart adds that, “Immigration is especially important in America as it has...

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 21, the 2019 SGA Vice-Presidential and Presidential Debate was held in Kelley Auditorium. The candidates took the opportunity to outline their plans for the upcoming year and make their case for why they would be the best person for the job. While many positions had only one candidate running ...

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Riley Tovornik, Photo Editor

February 26, 2019

Students gathered in the Center for Global Citizenship on Feb. 2 to listen to speakers Maxx Boykin and Lestian McNeal from the Black AIDS Institute. The speech was meant to raise awareness for issues plaguing black communities, such as over-policing, HIV criminalization, and the war on drugs. When t...

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