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Please, just get your flu shot

Please, just get your flu shot

Jacob Goyen, Contributor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Flu vaccinations have been a topic of debate for many years now due to a number of factors—such as skepticism towards their possible “side effects.” The speculations regarding the side effects have actually been proven to be false, but a number of people still choose to ignore this and remain skept...

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Peter Pys, Contributor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To many, tobacco has become the most controlling thing in their lives, and it has been since they first used it. The addictive adrenaline rush has hooked millions—and kills 480,000 Americans each year, with around 10 percent of that being just from second hand smoke. At the age of 21, the huma...

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Faith Nixon, Contributor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In recent decades, women’s equity has been increasingly recognized as a crucial component of achieving countless health and development objectives. Disparities in educational access, economic opportunities and the overall relative low status of women shape women’s ability to control their health...

The University News Editorial Board: One year after Parkland

The University News Editorial Board: One year after Parkland

Fíona Clair and Editorial Board

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and cheesy Hallmark cards, but this year it is also an anniversary of violence. Our world is plagued with acts of violence that polarize communities and steal hope from an increasingly scared population, but over the last few years it seems like mass shootings have ...

The benefits of Learning Communities

The benefits of Learning Communities

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Coming to Saint Louis University was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made, if not the best decision. When I first stepped foot on campus, I knew that I was exactly where I was supposed to be. There was something about the atmosphere that I found to be so warm and inviting; my tour guide wav...

History Has Its Eyes on You Mike

History Has Its Eyes on You Mike

Jack Johnson, Contributor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion

Election years are so hopeful, and 2018 was no exception. On my ballot in Missouri, there were plenty of ballot initiatives to vote for this election. One of them was Amendment 1, or “Clean Up Missouri.” I originally thought it was an environmental initiative, so I was planning on supporting it. ...

The Swamp in Action the Tale of Claire McCaskill

The Swamp in Action the Tale of Claire McCaskill

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion

If you don’t know, Claire McCaskill was one of Missouri’s two U.S. senators, representing the state for two terms before being unseated by Josh Hawley in 2018. If you were paying attention to that campaign and to Sen. McCaskill’s record in general, then you were probably not so surprised to se...

Period Pains

Period Pains

Caroline Lipski, Contributor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Women

Just this past week I was trying to help a friend out when I made a discovery in one of the bathrooms on campus. This discovery—or lack thereof—was the absence of period products, which left me questioning my own value as a woman and student on this campus. My doubts were confirmed by the fact that...

Sorry, college kids shouldn’t have dogs

Sorry, college kids shouldn’t have dogs

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Humor, Opinion

Walking to class every day, I see a lot of dogs on campus. This makes me extremely giddy because my most precious furry friend, Ozzie, passed away two years ago. I miss him very much, so I get excited every time I see a four legged fuzzy buddy. But as happy as this sighting makes me, these dogs are being wal...

Why Republicans love government shutdowns

Why Republicans love government shutdowns

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Government, Opinion, Uncategorized

The partial government shutdown that just ended was the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, lasting some 35 days and leading to over 800,000 federal workers and contractors going without pay for over a month. The agencies affected included the Interior Department, the EPA, the State Department, ...

Have we made serial killing too sexy?

Have we made serial killing too sexy?

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The minute Darren Criss walked into the scene with his perfectly tousled curls and his tight shorts I knew there was going to be a problem. There is no question that he played the role of Andrew Cunanan incredibly well in the “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” and h...

Calling Carly: What happens to stars who have faded?

Calling Carly: What happens to stars who have faded?

Tara Tabibi, Contributor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Humor, Opinion

My friend Isaac, who attends the University of Illinois in Champaign, texted me last week saying he felt Carly Rae Jepsen deserves better and that we, as a society, failed her. When I asked him to elaborate upon his feelings he said, “I don’t know; I guess she has a lot of good bops on her new a...

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