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In Defense of the Electoral College

In Defense of the Electoral College

Jaco Dowell, Contributor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion

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


Filed under Government, Opinion

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


Filed under Government, News

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


Filed under Foreign Affairs, Government, News

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


Filed under Featured News, Government, News

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


Filed under Featured News, Government, News, SGA

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


Filed under Black Communities, Government, News

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...

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 14, 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, ...

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