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Should We Come Back?

Should We Come Back?

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

Like anyone else, I’ve experienced my fair share of challenges during this pandemic.  The quality of my sleep has been pretty lackluster, my family drives me up a wall sometimes, and, most of all, I miss my friends.  I miss cracking jokes at my fraternity’s weekly Chapter meeting.  I miss commi...

Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 4, Missouri began phase one of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. This means that non-essential businesses and services around the state may start reopening this month in the name of economic recovery. However, this reopening plan will not have an impact on St. Louis County and the Cit...

UNews COVID Help

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Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Now, more than ever before, it is easy to feel helpless.   Life as we know it has been ravaged by something much larger and much more powerful than we are. Our entire world has crumbled under the weight of COVID-19. We watch essential workers and medical professionals struggle beneath this...

Even in the Midst of a Pandemic, Big Businesses Continue to Steal From the Small Ones

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

As we’ve spent the last few weeks in our homes with our families, news from the outside world continues to flood our phones, TVs and the internet. Protests against stay-at-home orders, implications from the President that injecting disinfectant into the lungs would be effective in killing COVID-19 a...

Stimulus Checks: There’s no perfect solution

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Emma Carmody, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2020

Americans across the country are cashing in their $1,200 stimulus checks that were part of the March stimulus package passed in order to aid American citizens and allow businesses to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus package includes a one-time $1,200 stimulus check for Americans making under $75,000 per year and $500 for each claimed dependent. As your salary increases, the amount of y...

When Can Things Just Go Back to Normal?! An Anthropological Analysis of COVID-19

When Can Things Just Go Back to Normal?! An Anthropological Analysis of COVID-19

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Imagine a place that is cataclysmic. A place filled with vacancy and lack, a place rundown with yesterday’s leftovers. Imagine a place in which every mobile structure you know is suddenly immobile, a place full of abandoned streets and deserted parking lots, wild grocery store customers and paranoid ci...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected the Environment— And What We Can Learn From It

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected the Environment— And What We Can Learn From It

Claire Battista, Arts Editor

April 29, 2020

This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to serve as a reminder to protect our planet and raise awareness of environmental issues. Amidst the current global health crisis, the typical Earth Day celebrations looked very different than usual. But in the absence of Earth Day ral...

Donald Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

On Jan. 28, a week after the first coronavirus case was identified in the United States, Dr. Carter Mecher, a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veteran Affairs, sent an email to public health experts scattered around the government and universities warning them about the dangers of the virus....

Thank you, Bernie.

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

I love politics. I always have. This year was supposed to be a historic and monumental year for politics in America. We have a major election in November, we had a diverse field of candidates competing for the Democratic nomination and the current president is one of the most divisive incumbents in mod...

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

When I tell people that I’m a journalism major, one of the statements I get most often is, “Well, you have to be an honest reporter, you know. We need more of those. No more of this ‘fake news.’”   I laugh along nod, and promise to do my best to find and tell the truth. But such...

I Believe Tara Reade

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

With Bernie Sanders suspending his presidential campaign last week, the Democratic presidential nomination is all but wrapped up for Joe Biden. Barring any unexpected changes, the 2020 presidential election will be between Biden and the Republican incumbent Donald Trump. Besides having similar policy p...

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

Arjun Bagai, Contributor

April 15, 2020

2020 has been an eventful year as we kick off the new decade. One month ago, I was living on campus and taking classes, participating in extracurriculars and hanging out with my friends. Today, I am sitting at home, trying to comprehend the outbreak of COVID-19. This pandemic affected thousands of students...

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