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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 ...

An Editorial Board Statement on “No Vote: Still Political”

An Editorial Board Statement on “No Vote: Still Political”

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University News prides itself on showcasing a variety of different events on campus and opinions held by writers and contributors. When the organization falls short on quality, it is its duty to be held accountable and to be transparent about the mistake made. In the UNews’ sixth edition of...

No Vote: Still Political

No Vote: Still Political

Chuck Kolmer, Contributor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating whether or not to vote. After much thought, I decided not to. I have drawn much criticism over this decision, but I stand firmly by it. As a dissident, I have always opposed our country’s authoritarian and capitalistic policies. I believ...

Georgia: Democracy’s Ground Zero

Georgia: Democracy’s Ground Zero

Julia Morell, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Georgia’s gubernatorial race is being stolen in real time. Republican candidate Brian Kemp is in a neck-and-neck race with Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams. Kemp also happens to be the secretary of state, the official in charge of all of Georgia’s elections. Kemp is not only overseeing the proc...

A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

David Heimburger, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As the CFO of the University, and someone who attended “Pizza with the President” a few weeks ago, I would like to respond to the opinion piece published in the Oct. 18 issue of The University News regarding SLU’s treatment of the homeless population. In this op-ed, it was asserted that the Univ...

SLU’s Campus Election Engagement Project

SLU’s Campus Election Engagement Project

Lauren Cavignano, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In 1916, more than 3,000 women marched in St. Louis to demand the right to vote. Their voices—lifted higher with every step—made up hundreds of thousands of suffragists’ calls for justice. One hundred years later, in January 2016, millions of people traveled to cities throughout the United Stat...

Midterm election preview: Don’t get your hopes up

Midterm election preview: Don’t get your hopes up

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Despite all the hyperbolic talk from Republicans about an impending “red wave,” and all the media narrative pointing toward a “blue wave” in the midterm elections, the truth is no one really knows what’s going to happen. According to 538.com—which tries to predict the outcome of elections using emp...

Pause For Opinion Episode Two: Fiona Clair

Pause For Opinion Episode Two: Fiona Clair

Fiona Clair

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a bias that young people are not informed or politically involved, but if you stroll down any college campus in an election season you'll see that is simply not the case. This episode I turn to some lovely guests from SLU College Democrats and SLU College Republicans to learn more about this...

Statement from Labre on “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

Statement from Labre on “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In regard to the editorial on SLU's treatment of the homeless population, Labre has issued a statement to provide some clarity: "We wanted to let you know a few things -- since the article was published, we have learned that some of the information we gave at Labre was false. This was information that...

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Alongside one of the most important U.S. Senate races of this election, Missouri voters will have a number of important decisions to make when they head to the polls on Nov. 6. Over the past year, activists have collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put seven important questions on the ballot ...

Is your straw ban really helping?

Is your straw ban really helping?

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you were to tell someone 10 years ago that in 2018 people were banning straws, they probably would have looked at you like you had two heads. Yet, here we are. It’s 2018. And we’re banning straws. I understand the basic premise behind the argument. It’s no secret that as a human race we are taking horrible ...

SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed

SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed

Nadia Sirajuddin, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Saint Louis University is not upholding its Jesuit mission. As a university, our mission, according to the website,  is to “extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons.” Yet, on Oct. 12, 2018, it was confirmed during “Pizza with Pr...

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