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Michael Treviño, Contributor February 15, 2021

We met at the Einstein’s Bagels in the Saint Louis University library. If I think about it now and try to assign some meaning to it, then I guess it was poetic in a way, meeting in a library. A sturdy...

A History of Presidential Impeachments, and Why This One was Different from the Rest

A History of Presidential Impeachments, and Why This One was Different from the Rest

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor February 15, 2021

Almost 153 years ago, on Feb. 24, 1868, President of the United States Andrew Johnson became the first president to be impeached. In the articles of impeachment adopted by the House of Representatives,...

An Open Letter to SLU Administrators Regarding the Recent Email to the Student Body

An Open Letter to SLU Administrators Regarding the Recent Email to the Student Body

Conor Van Santen and Daniel Bernas February 15, 2021

To the Administration of Saint Louis University: We wish that we didn’t have to write this letter. In the midst of this deadly pandemic, circumstances behoove us to come together and unite in solidarity...

Deplatforming Trump is Too Little, Too Late

Anh Nguyen, Contributor February 15, 2021

The storming of the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 by a throng of white supremacists will surely go down into our history books. Yet, in some ways, the insurrection almost felt familiar. It looked like...

AOC’s Dangerous Obsession With Socialism Needs to End

AOC’s Dangerous Obsession With Socialism Needs to End

Anastasia Hanonick, Contributor February 12, 2021

From when she was first elected to Congress in 2018 until now, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (often referred to as AOC) has religiously dedicated her career to championing social and racial...

Democracy Challenged: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the United States

Democracy Challenged: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the United States

Jordan Bailey, Contributor February 8, 2021

The political crisis impacting the United States has left many of us examining the vulnerabilities within our nation’s political system. More than two months have passed since the fiercely contested...

Trump’s Twitter Ban Is Good for Free Speech

Andrew Sweeso , Contributor January 24, 2021

President Biden’s inauguration ended the presidency of Donald J. Trump, but Trump’s influence arguably slipped away once he lost access to mainstream social media platforms. His permanent ban from...

The President Should Be Convicted

The President Should Be Convicted

Steven Lum, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionists did what the Confederacy never could: They stormed Capitol Hill, waved a Confederate flag in the halls of Congress, and cut down the American flag, attempting to fly...

“The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained”: Learning from the Gateway Times Debacle

Andrew Sweeso, Contributor January 11, 2021

As a Catholic senior at SLU, I was shocked by the recent controversy surrounding the Gateway Times. It sickened me when an anonymous character attack on a University News writer—a fellow student—came...

The Debate Surrounding This Year’s Election Results Isn’t *Entirely* Trump’s Fault

The Debate Surrounding This Year’s Election Results Isn’t *Entirely* Trump’s Fault

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor December 21, 2020

From a young age, Americans are taught that we are the descendants and successors of patriots who fought for their freedom and eventually won it. This narrative is as deep-seated in the American psyche...

A Faculty Response to “The Gateway/Gayway Times Debacle, Fully Explained”

Faculty Contributors December 2, 2020

The recent UNews article reporting the deplorable social media attacks on LGBT people at SLU included inaccurate and disparaging remarks about SLU’s Catholic Studies Centre. As we all know, SLU’s...

Beyond the Self: Why Psychedelics Should Be Legalized

Beyond the Self: Why Psychedelics Should Be Legalized

Jordan Bailey, Contributor November 29, 2020

Psychedelic drugs are rocking the boat as more modern trials support their medicinal capabilities and varying media continue to stir public interest. The recent decriminalization of psychedelics in Oregon...

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