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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...

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Few movies this year have gotten as much buzz as Warner Bros.’ and D.C.’s “Joker.” The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, follows the unknown backstory of the well-known comic book villain, the Joker. The movie is undeniably dark and graphic, showing multiple gory murders, dangerou...

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

What would modern life be without plastics? According to the World Economic Forum, plastic production has skyrocketed over the last 50 years, growing from 16.5 million tons in 1964 to 343 million tons in 2014. But with this huge rise of plastic manufacturing comes immense negative impacts of improper or...

Deaf Culture is Not a Rip-Off

Deaf Culture is Not a Rip-Off

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

  Last semester, I met with my academic advisor about my classes for the fall. When asked what language class I wanted to take for my core requirements, I replied, American Sign Language. My academic advisor informed me that it wasn’t technically a language class, so unless we could get special ...

I’m Wearing Matching Socks!

I’m Wearing Matching Socks!

Austin Glass, Contributor

October 30, 2019

   Yes, my socks have little pictures of matches sewn into them because Wacky Sock Wednesday is my favorite day of the week—but for me, wacky sock Wednesday is every day. My obsession with these colorful and pictorial pieces of clothing started almost seven years ago. On the track team, we had Wac...

Keep the Core Jesuit

Keep the Core Jesuit

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 30, 2019

Three years ago, the University Undergraduate Core Committee began work on a new core curriculum, which the SLU community saw in proposal form earlier this month. From the outset, the UUCC was ostensibly committed to preserving SLU’s Jesuit identity and mission. The first Core Student Learning Out...

Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield

Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield

David Rapach, Faculty Contributor

October 16, 2019

As a professor at SLU, I was deeply disturbed by revelations involving Rex Sinquefield in the recent Sentencing Memorandum issued by U.S. Attorney Reginald Harris and Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith for former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who has pleaded guilty to federal corruption ch...

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 16, 2019

The Packers beat the Cowboys 34-27 last weekend. Besides the hard-hitting action on the gridiron, there was also something special happening in the stands. Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was seated next to former president George W. Bush during the NFL game. Television cameras caught the pair seeming...

War -Games- Crimes

War -Games- Crimes

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

A couple weeks ago, 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, was caught up in the daily news cycle after being spotted in a suite at a Dallas Cowboys game next to comedian Ellen DeGeneres. After DeGeneres took some heat for her friendship with the controversial president, she minimized the si...

Technology, Social Media and Connection

Technology, Social Media and Connection

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

At the start of the semester, my creative writing professor challenged our class to put aside all technology three times a week for 10 to 15 minutes until midterms. He wanted us to just exist in the space we were in without the distraction of technology, social media and music. At first, I made many ex...

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

With the recent shift in United States foreign policy flooding the news, the question of why U.S. troops were removed from northern Syria, and the consequences associated with that decision, has only continued to get answered as the rise of conflict and devastation between Turkey and Syria continues to g...

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

October 3, 2019

With the revelations wrought by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the older controversies surrounding Edward Snowden’s leak, privacy has become a topic of conversation recently.  Despite the debates surrounding privacy, if you think about it, “privacy” is a pretty vague word. It’s used as an e...

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