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YOUR VOTE COUNTS

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

The University News Editorial Board

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a general bias that young people are uninformed. We are told that we are naive and disrespectful, and that we simply don’t care. Unfortunately, this bias was proven right in 2016 when, according to research by the U.S. Census Bureau, only 41.6 percent of citizens aged 18-29 voted. This number i...

The Benefits of Undergraduate Research

The Benefits of Undergraduate Research

Luke Vest, Contributor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Research has become an important part of the medical school admissions process. While not required for admission, research experience often helps applicants to stand out from their peers and gain exposure to medical sciences. When I entered college as a premedical student, I didn’t understand how p...

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Jakob Benedetti

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured News, Opinion

The city of St. Louis is currently considering whether to contract daily operations of Lambert Airport to a private company, essentially privatizing the operations and management of Missouri’s largest airport. Lambert was the first municipally-owned airport in the country when St. Louis bought it in 192...

Sorority recruitment: Struggling to stay true to ourselves

Sorority recruitment: Struggling to stay true to ourselves

Lexi Kayser

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

My friends and I spent the weekend of Sept. 6 in a whirlwind of emotion, anxiety and perfume. It was sorority recruitment weekend here at SLU, and my personal experience with it consisted of so many ups and downs that a rollercoaster would likely feel threatened by it. While bid day—the day that we fi...

Pause For Opinion: Fiona Clair

Pause For Opinion: Fiona Clair

Fiona Clair, Editorial/Opinion Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured News, Opinion

Thank you for joining us for the first full episode of Pause for Opinion! This week I am talking about homelessness with a group of students from Labre at Saint Louis University. If you are looking to get involved with Labre you can email [email protected], and if you want to donate to the organization you can Ve...

Say My Name, Say My Name…Or Don’t

Nish Gorczyca, Design Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Whether it’s the first day of class with a professor I’ve never had, ordering coffee at Starbucks or waiting for a nurse to get me for my doctor’s appointment, having a stranger try to pronounce my name is always awkward and sometimes stressful.

What Are You Building?

What Are You Building?

Grant Mayfield, Identity Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With Atlas Week 2018 beginning this Friday, this is a perfect time to reflect on SLU’s global reach and an international version of the Jesuit mission.

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

The University News Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is nothing simple about 14 high schoolers and three of their teachers being gunned down at the end of a school day. Just like there is nothing simple about 20 elementary school children and six of their teachers being gunned down. Or 59 concertgoers, nice black individuals in a historic African...

SLU: Pay what you preach

Phoebe O’Meara, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you are a student with a job in St. Louis, there is a good chance your next paycheck is going to be lighter than usual. Last week, St. Louis’s minimum wage was rolled back from $10 an hour to the state wage of $7.70, becoming the second American city in history to decrease the minimum required pay ...

Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews

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May 4, 2017


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Meredith: I began writing for the UNews the second semester of my freshman year and now have been the online editor for two years. As the voice behind our social media accounts and webmaster on our website, my position has been a great learning experience, especially in this digital age. I’ve witnes...

The state of Saint Louis University

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May 4, 2017


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Next spring, Saint Louis University will celebrate its 200th anniversary as an institution of higher learning. Two centuries have provided ample room for both good and bad times for the University. Today, we measure the current state of SLU. The University has undergone substantial change since its...

Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

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April 27, 2017


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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and it is an effort in which our campus wholeheartedly participates. Quotations from victims across the nation dot the long walk along West Pine, supplemented by similar signs with facts about sexual assault. Not surprisingly, facts about sexual assault are sobering:...

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