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Unlocking campus safety

Editorial Board

January 31, 2008


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A knock on the door and a note slipped under the jamb-That's the notice that University employees gave to Marchetti East, the Village and Language House residents before changing the locks on all apartment doors this week. With little fuss and less explanation, the Department of Housing and Residence...

Endorsements: McCain, Obama

Editorial Board

January 31, 2008


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Super Tuesday, that smorgasbord of caucus and primary-based political drama, is just around the corner. This Tuesday, Feb. 5, Missouri and 23 other states will hold elections to nominate Democratic and Republican Party delegates, who will ultimately select candidates for the presidential election in...

Tempest in a universi-teapot

Editorial Board

January 24, 2008


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A hotter-than-Hades issue has just propelled Saint Louis University into national news: At a political rally last weekend, SLU Basketball Coach Rick Majerus stated that he supported stem-cell research and abortion rights. Now, Archbishop Raymond Burke is demanding that the University discipline its...

The high cost of $LU

Editorial Board

January 24, 2008


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Next academic year, Saint Louis University will set a record: For the first time, tuition will break the $30,000 ceiling. After another 6 percent increase, officially announced on Jan. 9, 2008, the total for the 2008-09 year-sans room, board and fees-will top out at $30,330. Six percent is average for...

Town hall meeting near failure

Editorial Board

December 6, 2007


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Town hall meetings have a specific purpose to allow those in power to hear those who wish to speak, and the idea of such meetings has not changed much today. Tuesday's student-administrater town hall meeting at Saint Louis University failed to live up to what the forum can be and was not a successful...

Permanent 24-hour study space, please

Editorial Board

December 6, 2007


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Finals are upon us. Students are frenzied. Frantic studying is being done at all hours; it is a staple in the college student's educational diet. Finals, however, are not the only time in a semester that a student wishes to study at what those outside the university community might consider to be odd...

Highway 40 shut down

Editorial Board

November 29, 2007


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This holiday traveling season may go smoothly, with no more than the predictable traffic back-ups and flight delays, but for residents of the St. Louis area, the largest shock will come after the holidays, when a section of Highway 40 is shut down. Students at Saint Louis University will certainly not...

Posing questions

Editorial Board

November 15, 2007


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Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a student at Grinnell College in Iowa, was, on Nov. 6, told to ask Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton a scripted question at a live debate. Sadly, but not without remorse, the student did indeed ask the pre-formed question. At debates where we the people are...

STDs in STL

Editorial Board

November 15, 2007


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Certainly the phrase "sex sells" has been around for many years, but in light of St. Louis recently being named the No. 1 city in the country for sexually transmitted disease rates, perhaps sex is being sold a bit too much. The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed...

Senseless civility code

Editorial Board

November 8, 2007


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The diversity among professorial personalities dictates that both students and teachers will not always get along. However, creating a university-wide "civility code" is over-reaching and rather insulting-to everyone. Students are aware, or should be if they have made it to the collegiate level in their...

Writers’ compensation

Editorial Board

November 8, 2007


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The Writers' Guild of America is on strike. Rather than scream at TV screens in unabashed outrage, we fully support the scriptwriters in their quest for just monetary recognition for their work that they are not currently receiving. This is not to say that the Hollywood writers are near starvation,...

A new Maj-era

Editorial Board

November 1, 2007


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The season has begun, and the feeling of possibility is spreading through campus faster than a box of doughnuts in Coach Majerus' office. Basketball season is upon us. For many students at Saint Louis University, the basketball season comes and goes without so much as a raised eyebrow, but times are...

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