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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...

Stand with SLUH Nurses

Kenny Warner, Faculty Contributor

December 4, 2019

Over the past several months, union nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital have been fighting ongoing aggression from SSM Health against their right to a democratically elected union and to bargain collectively for measures that would improve patient care. Both SSM Health management and faculty f...

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...

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been the source of a lot of conflict lately, finding its name among newspaper headlines, Twitter trends and on the tip of most food-lovers’ (and politics lovers’) tongues.   Who knew something as simple as chicken could cause so much controversy?   Unless, of co...

The Reinert Statement

The Reinert Statement

Adam Ryan and Mark Freeman

December 4, 2019

Resisting Modernity We, the concerned students of Saint Louis University, are deeply unsettled by the deterioration of the Jesuit values upon which this University was founded. Many of us came to Saint Louis University contingent upon the promise that we would receive a Jesuit education guided b...

Dear Reader, You Are Not Alone

Dear Reader, You Are Not Alone

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

“Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here’s why. Because today, you’re you.” This is the closing line of the Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” While it might sound a little cliché, the musical itself is anything but. It was performed at the Fox Theatre these past f...

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 . ...

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, he illustrates a society that has fallen victim to infinite warfare, ubiquitous government surveillance and propaganda. Although this fictitious story is merely an insight into the dangerous implications of totalitarianism, the question of whether or not Orwell...

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Enbal Shacham, Contributor

November 7, 2019

This letter is in response to a few vocal faculty members that have been providing a perspective that does not reflect the large majority of the faculty here at Saint Louis University. On Oct. 17th, the student newspaper published a letter from one faculty member suggesting that the Board of Trustees...

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