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Trump’s Twitter Ban Is Good for Free Speech

Andrew Sweeso, Contributor January 24, 2021

President Biden’s inauguration ended the presidency of Donald J. Trump, but Trump’s influence arguably slipped away once he lost access to mainstream social media platforms. His permanent ban from...

The President Should Be Convicted

The President Should Be Convicted

Steven Lum, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionists did what the Confederacy never could: They stormed Capitol Hill, waved a Confederate flag in the halls of Congress, and cut down the American flag, attempting to fly...

“The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained”: Learning from the Gateway Times Debacle

Andrew Sweeso, Contributor January 11, 2021

As a Catholic senior at SLU, I was shocked by the recent controversy surrounding the Gateway Times. It sickened me when an anonymous character attack on a University News writer—a fellow student—came...

The Debate Surrounding This Year’s Election Results Isn’t *Entirely* Trump’s Fault

The Debate Surrounding This Year’s Election Results Isn’t *Entirely* Trump’s Fault

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor December 21, 2020

From a young age, Americans are taught that we are the descendants and successors of patriots who fought for their freedom and eventually won it. This narrative is as deep-seated in the American psyche...

A Faculty Response to “The Gateway/Gayway Times Debacle, Fully Explained”

Faculty Contributors December 2, 2020

The recent UNews article reporting the deplorable social media attacks on LGBT people at SLU included inaccurate and disparaging remarks about SLU’s Catholic Studies Centre. As we all know, SLU’s...

Beyond the Self: Why Psychedelics Should Be Legalized

Beyond the Self: Why Psychedelics Should Be Legalized

Jordan Bailey, Contributor November 29, 2020

Psychedelic drugs are rocking the boat as more modern trials support their medicinal capabilities and varying media continue to stir public interest. The recent decriminalization of psychedelics in Oregon...

We Are Not “OneSLU”

Professor David Rapach, Faculty Contributor November 29, 2020

As a member of the SLU community since 2003, I have seen faculty, staff and students do extraordinary work in support of the university’s mission. At the same time, I have seen how a hierarchical governance...

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...

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