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Seasonal Depression and Light Therapy

Katerina Super September 19, 2021

As we return to another semester and settle into our routines, the air around us is still hot and the sun is still blazing. Air-conditioning is the welcome we await as we step into our classrooms and...

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SLU Should Analyze the Applied Behavioral Analysis Program More Closely

Penelope Gardner, Opinion Editor September 15, 2021

Last semester, I signed up for a special topics night psychology class on applied behavior analysis. It seemed to be an interesting type of therapy and I needed another psychology class. After the first...

Redefining “Cool Girl”

Redefining “Cool Girl”

Anastasia Hanonick, Copy Editor September 15, 2021

“Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams...

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Never Forget: How 9/11 Shaped a Generation of American Life

Brian Diveley, Contributor September 12, 2021

Twenty years ago, America awoke to a normal September morning sky. Children were sent off to school; parents commuted to work. To most, it started as just an average day in the United States. Then...

“We Must Show Solidarity”—The Humanitarian and Economic Implications of Haiti’s Earthquake

“We Must Show Solidarity”—The Humanitarian and Economic Implications of Haiti’s Earthquake

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Last month, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake battered the southern peninsula of Haiti. This is the most recent devastating blow to the country that is still dealing with a presidential assassination and another...

While Justice Cowered: The Gutting of Roe v. Wade and Reproductive Rights

While Justice Cowered: The Gutting of Roe v. Wade and Reproductive Rights

Brian Diveley , Contributor September 9, 2021

At the strike of midnight on September 1, a draconian and flagrantly unconstitutional law went into effect in the State of Texas. Nearly fifty years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v....

Break Up With Your High School Sweetheart Before College

Break Up With Your High School Sweetheart Before College

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

One of the most difficult things I went through as a teenager was when my high school sweetheart and I parted ways for college. The day we broke up, I shuffled through our old pictures together,...

Here’s to the Class of 2021

Here’s to the Class of 2021

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor May 2, 2021

Well, we’re reaching the end of the line: our college careers are almost over. Graduation and the “real world” loom in the not-to-distant future. Some of us will probably grow apart over the next...

The Cold War is Creeping Back

The Cold War is Creeping Back

Steven Lum, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

It seems that the world is back to its good old Cold War shenanigans. Russia rapidly mobilizes its troops, the West and its allies scramble to ready what forces they can and Russia quickly withdraws those...

It’s Time to Make the Switch...to a Menstrual Cup

It’s Time to Make the Switch…to a Menstrual Cup

Penelope Gardner , Staff Writer May 2, 2021

My favorite fold is the double seven, but not in terms of origami. No, the double seven is actually a way to insert a menstrual cup. While I know the non-menstruating people of TikTok and Twitter just...

When Activism Goes Too Far

When Activism Goes Too Far

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

In recent years, actress and singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has taken on the role of social activist as she openly spoke out about her struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and LGBTQ+ issues....

Where Greek Life Goes Wrong

Where Greek Life Goes Wrong

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

If I were to travel back four years and tell sixteen-year-old me that I would join a sorority in college, I would’ve laughed in my own face. At the time, I hated the idea of being surrounded by so much...

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