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Wellness and “Wellness”: Where do SLU’s Priorities Lie?

Wellness and “Wellness”: Where do SLU’s Priorities Lie?

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

 With the permanent shuttering of The Library Annex (lovingly known as Lannex by the SLU student community), this past spring was an especially difficult one for bar lovers and Greek Life members alike.  Like its many fallen compatriots (Diablito’s, Humphrey’s, Mi Caribe, etc.), it’s not exact...

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has dominated the global news cycle for the last month, with live updates provided daily from nearly every major news source. The first case was reported in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since the initial outbreak, which has been suspected to have begun in a live fish, a...

A College Student’s Guide to the Senate Trials

A College Student’s Guide to the Senate Trials

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

As I am writing this, the closing statements have been made in the Senate. As I am writing, the final arguments for and against Trump have been made. The world (or at least America) holds its breath as we wait for the final vote on whether the Senate will remove Trump from office or not. Finally, af...

Australian Wildfires- We Need to do More

Australian Wildfires- We Need to do More

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

When I first heard about the Australian wildfires, I dismissed it; I thought they were just “normal” fires. And while it was sad, it didn’t occupy my mind for a long time. Then, I saw another article, and another, then it was all over Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. As it repeatedly appeared on my...

“Mutual Hatred Is All They Have To Offer” – Why the Media Is Partially to Blame For America’s Broken Two-Party System

“Mutual Hatred Is All They Have To Offer” – Why the Media Is Partially to Blame For America’s Broken Two-Party System

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

  The presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016 unfolded a political reality within the United States that has been evolving for decades: American voters increasingly loathe the opposing political party, its supporters and the governing elect. This new style of averse politics has arisen due to the ...

The Strain and Impact of the Relationship of Latino Patients and their Providers

The Strain and Impact of the Relationship of Latino Patients and their Providers

Megan Collins, Contributor

January 22, 2020

Today there is a lot of evidence, thanks to years of scientific and sociological research, that there are disparities in health between different races and ethnicities. While there are many factors contributing to these differences, the patient-provider relationship is often overlooked, but can be a ...

E.R.A..Now?

E.R.A..Now?

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”  At 24 words, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is (or perhaps was) one of the least verbose yet most controversial proposed constitutional amendments in American history.  Original...

“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

“Culture contamination” and America’s history of xenophobia

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

December 4, 2019

Since the first days of his campaign for the American Presidency, Donald Trump has advocated for the construction of a wall on our southern border with Mexico.  While immigration control has always been an issue for the United States, President Trump’s approach to the issue is markedly different fro...

Impeachment Continues

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

With the impeachment proceedings against President Trump chugging along and now entering a new round of hearings, I think it’s a good time to reflect on the accusations made against Trump, their validity and whether or not there’s a chance he’ll actually be removed from office.  The core clai...

The Curious Case of Jeffrey Epstein

The Curious Case of Jeffrey Epstein

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein was an American financier and convicted sex offender. Epstein appeared to be very wealthy, as he lived in a massive townhouse and gave large sums of money to a variety of causes and institutions. The source of his money, however, seems to be widely disputed. Epstein has been called a billi...

Stand with SLUH Nurses

Kenny Warner, Faculty Contributor

December 4, 2019

Over the past several months, union nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital have been fighting ongoing aggression from SSM Health against their right to a democratically elected union and to bargain collectively for measures that would improve patient care. Both SSM Health management and faculty f...

The Cessation of Democratic Order: How Capitalism is Killing Democracy

The Cessation of Democratic Order: How Capitalism is Killing Democracy

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

It was supposed to be a match made in heaven. Capitalism and democracy, as we’ve been told since we were little, are the only two ideological pillars capable of creating a utopian society that brings about political liberation and economic prosperity to its citizens. Yet today, the belief that if c...

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