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Why a Four-Year College Education? Rethinking the Liberal Arts

Dr. Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Faculty Contributor November 24, 2020

For many professors it is the time of year when students request letters of recommendation, whether for graduate school, internships or employment, and it might surprise students to learn that, despite...

“Yes on 110” Is a Yes From Me

“Yes on 110” Is a Yes From Me

Penelope Gardner, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

I like drugs as much as the next person, and now in Oregon, residents are able to possess small amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, LSD or oxycodone and only face consequences comparable...

I Love You Polls

I Love You Polls

Steven Lum, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Dear Pollster McPollsterface,  You need to change. You’ve cheated the country three times now. In 2012, 2016, and now, 2020. We love you when you help us understand changes in public opinion,...

Streaming: The Future of Voter Outreach?

Streaming: The Future of Voter Outreach?

Steven Lum, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently live-streamed the hit video game “Among Us” on Twitch with Ilhan Omar, Ilhan Omar’s daughter, Isra, the artist mxmtoon and other prominent Twitch streamers....

The Truths of the Chaifetz School of Business and Their Impact on Students: A Response to “Non B-School Majors Beware, SLU Doesn’t Care”

The Truths of the Chaifetz School of Business and Their Impact on Students: A Response to “Non B-School Majors Beware, SLU Doesn’t Care”

Elyse Lewandowski, Contributor November 12, 2020

After reading “Non B-School Majors Beware, SLU Doesn’t Care” written by Conor Van Santen, I was initially offended and quite taken aback by his allegations of unfair treatment and overall discrimination...

Joe Biden Won. Now What?

Joe Biden Won. Now What?

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor November 12, 2020

This past week, we saw the cogs of American democracy churn out a new President-elect, former Vice President Joe Biden. He and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, ran on the platform of uniting the...

Authoritarians Beware: Protests are Spreading

Steven Lum, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

This past year has been a summer of protests. While many were already brewing, the pandemic gave a jumpstart to movements across the world, from Asia to Europe to North America. The common theme of these...

Here’s a List of Things to Do Before Amy Coney Barrett Helps Make Them Illegal

Here’s a List of Things to Do Before Amy Coney Barrett Helps Make Them Illegal

Penelope Gardner, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

With Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the conservative majority is now 6-3. Before Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the conservative majority was only 5-4 which...

The Happiest Place On Earth Isn’t Disneyland, It’s Ikea

The Happiest Place On Earth Isn’t Disneyland, It’s Ikea

Penelope Gardner, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

What do Sweden, Denmark and Norway have in common with the United States? Not universal healthcare. Not strict gun control. Not free higher education. Ikea.  When I see that blue and yellow building,...

We Need Bipartisanship Now More Than Ever

We Need Bipartisanship Now More Than Ever

Tyler Bealke, Contributor October 28, 2020

Our country is in great turmoil. In times like these, we can all agree that strong leadership and effective legislating will lead us to better days. As the “Commander and Chief,” the president leads...

Why I Can’t Vote for Joe Biden

Why I Can’t Vote for Joe Biden

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor October 28, 2020

I’m a registered Democrat, a progressive and a democratic socialist who supported Bernie Sanders in the primary, but I simply cannot bring myself to vote for Joe Biden. Here’s why. While I recognize...

The Stakes of This Election Could Not Be Higher

The Stakes of This Election Could Not Be Higher

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor October 28, 2020

In the wise words of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), President Donald Trump is a “race-baiting, xenophobic bigot.” While the Senator has doubled back on this 2016 statement, much of America still holds...

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