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“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

December 4, 2019

Since the first days of his campaign for the American Presidency, Donald Trump has advocated for the construction of a wall on our southern border with Mexico.  While immigration control has always been an issue for the United States, President Trump’s approach to the issue is markedly different fro...

Impeachment Continues

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

With the impeachment proceedings against President Trump chugging along and now entering a new round of hearings, I think it’s a good time to reflect on the accusations made against Trump, their validity and whether or not there’s a chance he’ll actually be removed from office.  The core clai...

The Curious Case of Jeffrey Epstein

The Curious Case of Jeffrey Epstein

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein was an American financier and convicted sex offender. Epstein appeared to be very wealthy, as he lived in a massive townhouse and gave large sums of money to a variety of causes and institutions. The source of his money, however, seems to be widely disputed. Epstein has been called a billi...

The Cessation of Democratic Order: How Capitalism is Killing Democracy

The Cessation of Democratic Order: How Capitalism is Killing Democracy

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

It was supposed to be a match made in heaven. Capitalism and democracy, as we’ve been told since we were little, are the only two ideological pillars capable of creating a utopian society that brings about political liberation and economic prosperity to its citizens. Yet today, the belief that if c...

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

November 25, 2019

For the past twenty-two years, three dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez—all situated around the U.S-Mexico border—have hosted an annual border mass in El Paso, Texas in a show of international unity, peace and solidarity.    This year, a contingent of SLU students and faculty, sp...

Monica Lewinsky Coming to SLU: Cancelling ‘Cancel Culture’

Monica Lewinsky Coming to SLU: Cancelling ‘Cancel Culture’

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 21, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Greater Issues Committee announced that Monica Lewinsky will be speaking at SLU in early December. The GIC came to this decision based on Lewinsky’s content, which will cover topics like the price of shame and her life in the public eye.    Lewinsky, an activist, TV personality and fa...

What the Media Can Learn from 2016

What the Media Can Learn from 2016

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In 2016, one of the major developments was the changing nature of political media in the face of increasing use of social media and “alternative” news platforms. Media entities reliant on traditional forms of publishing journalism—print media, television, radio—began feeling pressure to adapt, and ...

Book of Lies

Book of Lies

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was meant to be about Facebook’s Libra crypto project, but instead Zuckerberg was questioned by members of the Committee concerning any issues on the social media platform . ...

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 16, 2019

The Packers beat the Cowboys 34-27 last weekend. Besides the hard-hitting action on the gridiron, there was also something special happening in the stands. Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was seated next to former president George W. Bush during the NFL game. Television cameras caught the pair seeming...

War -Games- Crimes

War -Games- Crimes

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

A couple weeks ago, 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, was caught up in the daily news cycle after being spotted in a suite at a Dallas Cowboys game next to comedian Ellen DeGeneres. After DeGeneres took some heat for her friendship with the controversial president, she minimized the si...

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

With the recent shift in United States foreign policy flooding the news, the question of why U.S. troops were removed from northern Syria, and the consequences associated with that decision, has only continued to get answered as the rise of conflict and devastation between Turkey and Syria continues to g...

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

October 3, 2019

With the revelations wrought by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the older controversies surrounding Edward Snowden’s leak, privacy has become a topic of conversation recently.  Despite the debates surrounding privacy, if you think about it, “privacy” is a pretty vague word. It’s used as an e...

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