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In search of taste

Editorial Board

September 20, 2007


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Taste is a personal matter. Problems begin to crop up when taste becomes a public affair. In a recent edition of The Recorder, a student-run newspaper for Central Connecticut State University, a comic strip was published that has prompted powerful reactions from the public. The comic strip was create...

Public transportation

Editorial Board

September 13, 2007


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Here in middle America, all the hottest trends seem to arrive late. Capri pants, yellow cars and a light rail public transportation system all came after other large cities in the country had accommodated such trends years before. Now, almost 15 years after MetroLink began operation, the trend of public...

Smoke signals

Editorial Board

September 13, 2007


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Clean air is a wonderful idea. Sadly, because of pollution, it is an idea that has little possibility of becoming a reality. That is not to say that there should not be a push to reduce pollution in the atmosphere, merely that until we can focus on the large polluters, perhaps it is not worth trying...

Adolescence lost

Editorial Board

September 6, 2007


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A story that has been in the news lately is the University of Pennsylvania's acceptance of a 15-year-old into their Ivy League halls. Brittney Exline, one of this year's freshman-class members at the northeastern university is, certainly, entitled to enrollment at a university well in advance of her...

24-hour food

Editorial Board

September 6, 2007


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College student live in a world of constant activity-be it exercise, classes, Greek meetings, or organizations on and around campus. College students are not yet a part of the nine-to-five world of heart attacks and lunches eaten in cars. Students on campuses everywhere are 24-hour creatures, and it...

Vick stain

Editorial Board

August 30, 2007


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With great power, comes great responsibility. Such a philosophical statement (via Spider-Man's insightful Uncle Ben) may seem out of place, but if that is so, it is only because today's society has had an exodus of responsibility. Among Lindsay, Paris and Nicole, it seems that the lack of responsibility...

Fat nation

Editorial Board

August 30, 2007


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It is true that having a place in the top quarter of a ranking is a point of pride for many people. However, for the state of Missouri, our ranking is something to be ashamed of and worried about. Missouri is the 12th fattest state in the country. Many people insult or point fingers at those who-they...

Exploring St. Louis

Editorial Board

August 23, 2007


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Another school year is upon us, and we can think of nothing better than to encourage the incoming freshmen as well as continuing students to explore their surroundings. Every year, there seems to be a great many students talking about how there is "nothing to do" in St. Louis. This notion couldn't...

Murdered missionary

Editorial Board

August 23, 2007


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The bush country in Africa is terrifying, wild and always dangerous. In 2000, the African country of Kenya proved to be more dangerous than nature intended for a Saint Louis University alumnus. Father John Kaiser, a College of Arts and Sciences graduate of SLU, was murdered in Kenya just weeks before...

Another demolition: Livery stable

Editorial Board

July 21, 2007


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Quietly, without much fanfare or to-do, a more than century old building just north of SLU's Frost campus went the way of the dodo. The judge, jury and executioner in this unfortunate event were none other than Saint Louis University. As the University expands, swallowing up the structures, businesses...

And So It Goes

Editorial Board

May 3, 2007


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"Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that limited without danger of losing it." Thomas Jefferson This weekend-perhaps, even, as you read this editorial-the Saint Louis University Board of Trustees may vote to rescind the charter of The University News, a student voice...

Talking Points

Editorial Board

April 26, 2007


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A university administration can understand its relationship with its students in one of four ways: It may aim for partnership, in which students and administrators cooperate equally in assembling and assimilating knowledge for the good of the whole community. Or, perhaps more realistically, it may sell...

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