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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

How to Vote While Studying Abroad

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...

Iowa Caucus Debacle Casts Shadow Over SLU Watch Party

Iowa Caucus Debacle Casts Shadow Over SLU Watch Party

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Monday night, over 150 SLU students gathered at the CGC for the watch party of an Iowa Caucus that announced no official winner. The app used by the Iowa Democratic Party to relay numbers from precinct chairs malfunctioned, with none of the vote reported throughout the night. The app was coded by...

A College Student’s Guide to the Senate Trials

A College Student’s Guide to the Senate Trials

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

As I am writing this, the closing statements have been made in the Senate. As I am writing, the final arguments for and against Trump have been made. The world (or at least America) holds its breath as we wait for the final vote on whether the Senate will remove Trump from office or not. Finally, af...

“Mutual Hatred Is All They Have To Offer” – Why the Media Is Partially to Blame For America’s Broken Two-Party System

“Mutual Hatred Is All They Have To Offer” – Why the Media Is Partially to Blame For America’s Broken Two-Party System

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

  The presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016 unfolded a political reality within the United States that has been evolving for decades: American voters increasingly loathe the opposing political party, its supporters and the governing elect. This new style of averse politics has arisen due to the ...

E.R.A..Now?

E.R.A..Now?

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”  At 24 words, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is (or perhaps was) one of the least verbose yet most controversial proposed constitutional amendments in American history.  Original...

“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

December 5, 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...

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