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A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

September 19, 2019

This article was anonymously submitted by a slu student in reaction to “SLU “SAFETY BUBBLE”: A MATTER OF PERCEPTION"   “This atmosphere is known as the SLU ‘Safety Bubble.’ This safety bubble can be attributed to the diligence of the Department of Public Safety (DPS),” SLU “S...

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

When you picture a dog, chances are, you don’t picture a Fila Brasileiro, one of the rarest breeds. When you picture the sky, you probably don’t picture the colors of the northern lights, which only occur rarely, in certain places, at certain times. When you picture a school shooter, or a rapist o...

Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Colin Thierry, Contributor

September 19, 2019

With each day that passes until the Oct. 31 deadline, it seems more and more likely that a no-deal Brexit is going to happen. In a “no deal” situation, the U.K. would immediately leave the European Union with no agreements regarding the divorce process. A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the...

The Primary Within the Primary

The Primary Within the Primary

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Last week, the third edition of the 2020 Democratic Primary debates was held in Houston, Texas, with the top 10 polling candidates slugging it out on a single stage. It was the first time that all of the top-tier candidates appeared on the same stage and also the first time the number of candidates...

Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?

Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

September 19, 2019

I use Twitter to stay up to date on current events and news. There, I said it. An unbiased, unopinionated and unmonitored social media platform gives me all the information I want and use in 280 characters. If I need more, the Twitter search handle has more details for me—a 20-year old caught somewhere...

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

Jordan Bailey, Contributor

September 19, 2019

 As you read the latest news headlines, it can sometimes feel like the only stories ever covered are ones that affect us nationally, with little to no room for any global narratives. But with the recent anti-government demonstrations rattling across Hong Kong, the current news reports are ones that not ...

The Right to Compete

The Right to Compete

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

  It has been a commonly known fact that in the United States, football is king. It’s the college sport that brings in the most revenue, and the NFL is highest grossing professional sports organization. Yet, despite popular thought, money wasn’t the deciding factor in Kent State University’s re...

A World on Fire: The Amazon and its Effects on the Climate Crisis

A World on Fire: The Amazon and its Effects on the Climate Crisis

Jordan Bailey, Contributor

September 5, 2019

We’ve all heard the news before -- uncontrollable environmental disasters striking the globe, leaving thousands of people homeless and hundreds of square miles destroyed. But with the Amazon rainforest being the recent of ecological catastrophes, the question of how impactful these environmental d...

The Myth of Joe Biden’s Electability

The Myth of Joe Biden’s Electability

Colin Thierry, Contributor

September 5, 2019

With the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries starting to heat up as we move closer to the Iowa Caucus, four candidates have started to emerge as early frontrunners. These four candidates are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. The current polling leader, former Vice Pre...

Recession Imminent?

Recession Imminent?

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

You may have heard on the news or from your friends that people are saying a recession is on its way for the US, and possibly the global economy. There’s no real, universally agreed-upon way to tell exactly when a recession will begin or how bad it will end up being, but then again economists don...

I’m Here, I’m Queer, I’m… Christian?

I’m Here, I’m Queer, I’m… Christian?

Lenya Goda, Contributor

September 5, 2019

In case you hadn’t guessed from the title, I am part of a small minority that identifies both as queer or LGBTQ+, and as Christian. However, you probably wouldn’t guess that I was a Christian from looking at me. As one of my coworkers from my summer job put it, “you don’t look like a Christian....

Reaction to Enterprise Center’s New Clear Bag Policy

Reaction to Enterprise Center’s New Clear Bag Policy

Kelly Siempelkamp, Opinion Editor

September 5, 2019

One can expect while going to a concert or a sports game that there will be a long line upon entering the venue. The same feeling of panic before going through TSA at the airport is present while entering a crowded venue. Rushing to get all of your belongings into a bucket and making it through without a...

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