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The Insidious Genius Behind Borat

Anastasia Hanonick, Copy Editor December 10, 2021

Known for his outrageous performances in “Borat” and “Borat 2,” “Brüno” and “Da Ali G Show,” Sacha Baron Cohen has been branded a comedic genius. His approach to expressing his narrative...

The Importance of Christmas Joy

The Importance of Christmas Joy

Juliette Callahan , Staff Writer December 10, 2021

As I walked through the Quad at SLU with Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” playing faintly in the background, I saw parents taking photos of their children with Santa Claus, SLU administrators handing...

Performative Activism for the Aesthetic

Performative Activism for the Aesthetic

Claire Lyons, Contributor December 10, 2021

Bold words, minimalistic graphics and pastel colored backgrounds are common themes in Instagram social justice activism posts. During the height of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in 2020, there...

Paid Leave is Necessary to Enact in the United States

Paid Leave is Necessary to Enact in the United States

Lydia Golden, Contributor December 10, 2021

The United States is the only industrialized country not guaranteeing paid family or medical leave, with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 granting workers twelve weeks of unpaid leave for...

Response to Faculty and Staff Statement of Solidarity

Response to “Faculty and Staff Statement of Solidarity”

Jill Burkemper, Ph.D December 7, 2021

I write in response to the "Faculty and Staff Statement of Solidarity" published in The University News last week. Putting aside the topic of Matt Walsh's communications, the Statement sends a questionable...

An Open Letter to Matt Walsh

Anastasia Hanonick December 1, 2021

Matt Walsh,  Some weeks ago I had no idea of your existence. Your ideas, thoughts and perspectives were unheard of in my life as you and I shared earth living our lives peacefully and not knowing...

Faculty and Staff Statement of Solidarity

Faculty and Staff Statement of Solidarity

November 30, 2021

This letter is a direct response to the event "Why The Pro-Life Movement is Center Stage in the Culture War" taking place on December 1, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier College Church. The speaker of the...

Keeping Matt Walsh Away From SLU Isn’t About Free Speech, It’s About Giving Hate Speech a Platform

Conor Van Santen, Alumni Contributor November 29, 2021

SLU’s chapter of College Republicans caused something of a stir on campus and among alumni after its members announced that they had booked a high-profile, pro-Trump speaker to give an in-person...

What I Learned From SLU’s Abortion Rally

Anastasia Hanonick, Copy Editor November 18, 2021

On Monday November 9, two students vandalized a memorial for aborted fetuses placed by SLU’s Students for Life organization. The phenomenon went viral, catching the attention of politician Ted Cruz ...

The Educational Undoing of Thanksgiving

The Educational Undoing of Thanksgiving

Juliette Callahan, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The history of Thanksgiving is typically taught as a romanticized account of the relationship between colonizers and Native Americans. Traditionally the “First Thanksgiving” story tells children that...

Should the Christmas Festivities Wait for Thanksgiving or Start Immediately after Halloween?

Should the Christmas Festivities Wait for Thanksgiving or Start Immediately after Halloween?

Sophie Gloriod, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

One of the best times of the year is the Christmas season. Between the decorations, cookies, lights, music and fun pajamas, Dec. 25 brings more fun than any other holiday. The big question is: when should...

Why Three Day Weekends are Beneficial To Student’s Mental Health

Sophie Gloriod November 18, 2021

Everyone knows the stress that school brings. Whether you are currently a student, or graduated last year or 50 years ago, we all remember feeling overwhelmed and lost in piles upon piles of homework....

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