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Pump up the volume

Editorial Board

April 3, 2008


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KSLU, Saint Louis University's student-run radio station, started a long walk toward the recognition it deserves. The station recently secured 15 hours of weekly airtime on KDHX 88.1 FM, a local radio station. It will be broadcast in two on-campus eateries, Grand Market and The Bean. It has been featured...

Into the W.I.L.D.

Editorial Board

March 27, 2008


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Just Imagine: The date is April 26, 2008, and the doors of Chaifetz Arena are finally propped open for public admission. Cotton candy and funnel cake fill the shouting mouths of Saint Louis University students who flip and whirl on carnival rides. They giggle as they compete for tokens at carnival games,...

Space is the final (SLU) frontier

Editorial Board

March 27, 2008


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From high-profile high-rises to small-scale enhancements, Saint Louis University's oasis in Midtown is growing. Revisions to the spaces on SLU's campus are commonplace and often celebrated. Construction updates regularly pepper the monthly e-mail messages from the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, S.J. Billboards...

Chartwells aims to please, yet misses

Editorial Board

March 6, 2008


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In its "Dining Services Guide," Chartwells-the food services company with a monopoly on Saint Louis University eats-claims to be "committed to providing quality and nutritious food with exceptional service." Though Chartwells does, in fact, serve food, the price of this food, quality of service and...

Concealed weapons an on-campus curse

Editorial Board

March 6, 2008


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Some say that the best way to fight fire is with fire. And, by extension, the best way to fight firearms is with more firearms, according to 15 U.S. state legislatures. Within the past month, lawmakers across the country have proposed preposterous legislation in response to shootings at Northern Illinois...

Equity as an achievable ideal

Editorial Board

February 28, 2008


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The student body has selected next year's Student Government Association executives: president, Samantha Howard; executive vice president, Alex Joyce; financial vice president, Jonathan Perdue; academic vice president, Samantha Morr; and administrative vice president, Michael Harriss. But, if you didn't...

Apathy as a pitiful legacy

Editorial Board

February 28, 2008


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For the second consecutive year, a single ticket swept the Student Government Association elections. On Monday, more than 2,000 Saint Louis University students voted online for next year's Senate and executive board. When the polls closed, all five executive members of the "Voice for Progress" ticket...

Caring for Kirkwood, Northern Illinois

Editorial Board

February 21, 2008


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Two weeks ago, on Feb. 7, six people were killed and two were wounded in Kirkwood, Mo., when a resident opened fire during a city council meeting. Last week, on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, six people were killed and 16 were wounded at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., when a former student...

Dear SGA: We need to talk

Editorial Board

February 14, 2008


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Dearest Student Government Association, Is something wrong? You've been acting rather distant lately. Valentine's Day came and went, and you never called. I thought about sending you some roses, maybe a box of chocolates or a few life-sized teddy bears. But then, I realized that these niceties would...

Memories and monologues

Editorial Board

February 14, 2008


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Until Last Week, Saint Louis University students directing "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer"-a theater piece produced by members of Una, SLU's feminist organization-had little to worry about. They had booked Tegeler Hall for tonight and Saturday, Feb. 16. They had distributed parts. They...

Living up to leadership

Editorial Board

February 7, 2008


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Lent is a season of sacrifice, especially for Catholics. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Catholics abstain from a sinful indulgence of their choice-sugar, smoking and sloth top the list every year-to mirror the sacrifices of Jesus Christ. And after a rollicking Super Bowl, a ballot-swamped Super Tuesday...

Smoking may go up in smoke

Editorial Board

February 7, 2008


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Across the campus and across the globe, smokers are feeling the pressure to extinguish their cigarettes in public places. Smoking is already banned in all public places in Arizona and California. It is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces in Ireland, Italy, Estonia and the United Kingdom. On Saint...

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