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France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

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April 27, 2017

As university students, the results of the French election may seem peripheral, if not totally irrelevant, to our lives. However, this election will determine who we are as a global society and the path in which we are headed. The recent political movements indicate that many people across the Western...

SLU should increase access to contraception

SLU should increase access to contraception

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April 21, 2017

On April 5, SLU’s SGA passed a resolution recommending that the Student Health Center increase student access to birth control. While the SGA does not have enforcement power over the Health Center, we believe that this resolution is an important indicator of students’ views and that the SGA should...

A St. Louis city-county reunion is due

A St. Louis city-county reunion is due

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April 21, 2017

In 1877, St. Louis City formally separated itself from St. Louis County. The decision was a matter of taxes; city residents did not want to pay taxes that would help fund the much smaller population that lived in the county. They did not foresee the impact this move would have on the region and certainly...

Understanding service at SLU

Understanding service at SLU

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April 10, 2017

Students at Saint Louis University find many ways to serve their community, from weekly or even daily commitments to the St. Louis community, to service trips that take students across the country or across national borders. There are also events, such as Make a Difference Day, Showers of Service, Dance...

Multi-level marketing’s predatory practices

Multi-level marketing’s predatory practices

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April 10, 2017

There’s something about a fast track to wealth that captures the minds of Americans, especially those who have recently become adults. Paired with their lack of experience and marketable skills compared to more seasoned Americans, this desire to earn quick money makes young people susceptible to predatory...

Imagining SLU a decade into the future

Imagining SLU a decade into the future

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March 30, 2017

In 2027, SLU may be very different from what we know today. We imagine a SLU that might be hard to recognize, as both a campus and a university, just a decade into the future. The SLU community is a fickle group, and by 2027, the community will want a new Billiken, which will necessitate changes to...

How Netflix is shaping American society

How Netflix is shaping American society

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March 30, 2017

Since Netflix and other streaming services have grown in popularity, society and the people that comprise it have begun to feel their influence. The American entertainment company has far-reaching power to change the minds and behavior of its customers; it inspired the term “Netflix and chill,” which,...

Actions, not oaths, needed for real change

Actions, not oaths, needed for real change

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March 23, 2017

On March 1, 2017, SLU’s Student Government Association suspended the Oath of Inclusion in order to “ensure the Oath of Inclusion better reflects its actual meaning and purpose on campus.” The Oath was developed by the SGA in the wake of several bias incidents that occurred in the spring of 2010....

White House budget would make America less great

White House budget would make America less great

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March 23, 2017

Last week, the White House released a preliminary budget proposal for 2018. The plan demonstrates adherence to a large part of President Trump’s campaign message—to make America great again through increased investment in defense—but abandons other ideas that the president frequently promoted,...

Gender and sexual identification: Right and wrong?

Gender and sexual identification: Right and wrong?

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February 19, 2017

Editor's Note:  The University News Editorial Board has decided to retract our Feb. 16 editorial entitled “Gender and Sexual Identification: Right and Wrong?” We would like to offer our sincere apologies to anyone who was hurt by the offensive nature of the piece. The editorial was intended to ...

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day?

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day?

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February 13, 2017

Natalie: For Valentine’s Day I’m going to go out to eat with my bff to celebrate the fact that we are strong, independent women who don’t need no man. Then I’m going to go home, put my leftovers in the fridge and rock back and forth for a few days, contemplating the inevitably of dying alone....

Does laughing at the president matter?

Does laughing at the president matter?

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February 13, 2017

Laughter has power. Laughter can be uplifting or utterly crushing. Earning a laugh for a well-crafted joke can brighten your day, but being laughed at for a mistake can be discouraging. Some people take laughter aimed at them better than others, and President Donald Trump isn’t one of these people. In...

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