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Be Informed: Do Something

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April 19, 2006


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More than 500 people die every day in Darfur, Sudan. Since February 2003, the Sudanese government in Khartoum has enabled the murder of more than 400,000 of its own citizens in a military campaign instigated by Darfurian rebels who attacked the Sudanese government. In the last three years, 2.5 million...

Practice what you preach

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April 19, 2006


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On Easter Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI addressed his audience, "May the international community, which reaffirms Israel's just right to exist in peace, assist the Palestinian people to overcome the precarious conditions in which they live and to build their future, moving toward the constitution of a state...

We Are Jesuit.

The Editors

April 11, 2006


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April 7 marked the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier, a companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and a founding member of the Society of Jesus.? And tomorrow, April 13, marks the 500th anniversary of another founding member of the Jesuit Order, Blessed Peter Favre. For this reason, the...

Our Past, Now

The Editors

April 11, 2006


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Saint Louis University was the first school in Missouri to ban racial segregation. It did so in the summer of 1944, 10 years before the federal mandate in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Father Claude Heithaus, S.J., a SLU professor, was the man behind this mission. Fr. Heithaus spoke out forcefully...

Saving Face in Cyberspace

The Editors

April 5, 2006


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We saw that picture of you kissing your ex-girlfriend's best friend. And the one with you posing topless. And we saw your mangled arm after you scraped through the bushes in search of the shoe you kicked off during that bacchanalian celebration of your 19th birthday. But we weren't the only ones. DPS...

Be Our Guest

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March 29, 2006


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Approximately 12 million undocumented workers live in the United States. These workers-or illegal immigrants, depending on which political idiom strikes your fancy-literally form the foundation of our national economy. They do the back-breaking work that few Americans esteem, and they do it for a wage...

Start Talking

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March 29, 2006


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One of the many definitions that the Oxford English Dictionary ascribes to the term "conversation" is "occupation or engagement with things, in the way of business or study; the resulting condition of acquaintance or intimacy with a matter." The word is so common in everyday conversation and prevalent...

Varsity Sports on Track

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March 22, 2006


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Taking a glance down West Pine and through Forest Park, one thing is evident-St. Louis is a city of runners. From the prospective marathoners to those going for a jog with their dog, just about everybody in St. Louis, it seems, loves to go for a stroll. Saint Louis University has jumped on this bandwagon,...

Cultural Potpourri

The Editors

March 22, 2006


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Maybe you immersed yourself in El Salvadorian culture. Maybe you skied down Colorado's mountains. Maybe you ruminated through silent hours in a Kentucky monastery or gave English lessons to children in Mexico. Maybe you went home. Whatever you did over spring break, chances are you spent weeks anticipating...

Universities Still Free to Disagree

The Editors

March 8, 2006


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The ability to discriminate between an endorsed opinion and a forced opinion is a marker of maturity. Although students may be impressionable and easily swayed in high school, clear-thinking college students should be able to reason critically. They must weigh the pros and cons of an argument and, after...

Get Involved with Housing Changes

The Editors

March 8, 2006


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In order to accomodate an ever-changing student body, student housing at Saint Louis University has taken on many manifestations over the last two centuries. A long time before the Village Apartments were built, students studied and slept on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall. The Coronado building, across...

A Time to Heal

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January 18, 2006


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According to Catholic tradition, a handful of the exceptionally faithful attain official sainthood. Some-patron saints-have a knack for specialization. Catholics believe patron saints reroute spiritual pleading and intercede with God on behalf of those who pray. St. Stanislaus Kostka happens to be the...

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