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Make a difference day: Not the best way for SLU to serve

Make a difference day: Not the best way for SLU to serve

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October 27, 2016


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Thousands packed Hermann Soccer Stadium on Saturday Oct. 22 for SLU’s Make a Difference Day, in which volunteers travel by bus to work at sites around the St. Louis area. Although SLU boasts over a million service hours from students, faculty and staff each year, MADD is overrated as a method by which...

President Pestello listens to student voices, responds effectively

President Pestello listens to student voices, responds effectively

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October 27, 2016


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Last week, the University News Editorial Board met with University President Fred Pestello to talk about the paper and his role as SLU’s president. In the meeting, we asked him what he thought about the success of the University’s sports teams, how SLU’s new dining hall will differ from Griesedieck...

We’re (mostly) with her

We’re (mostly) with her

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October 20, 2016


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The UNews endorses Clinton for president... with some reservations In a presidential election year in which party polarization, dangerous rhetoric and distrust of political elites have been major themes, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine would best serve our nation and it...

Trump: immune to most controversy, but still vulnerable

Trump: immune to most controversy, but still vulnerable

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October 7, 2016


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On Tuesday night, Indiana Governor Mike Pence deflected blow after blow from his opponent, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, in the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate. Kaine repeatedly referenced controversial comments made by the governor’s running mate, Donald Trump, including the businessman’s badmouthing...

Congress overrides presidential veto, fails to conceive consequences

Congress overrides presidential veto, fails to conceive consequences

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October 7, 2016


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On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Congress voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that gives families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the authority to sue Saudi Arabia over allegedly supporting those attackers. By a nearly unanimous 97-1 Senate vote and a 348-77 House vote, the congressional...

Ed-Board: tired of September heat, ready for fall

Ed-Board: tired of September heat, ready for fall

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October 3, 2016


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After NASA announced that July was the hottest month in 136 years of modern record-keeping, the agency found that August was just as hot. So far, September in St. Louis has been hotter than an average September for the riverfront city, though no records have been broken for individual days. This,...

Examining our relationship with science

Examining our relationship with science

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October 3, 2016


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For the past five decades, the sugar industry has guided the conversation about heart disease away from sugar and toward saturated fat. On Sept. 12, JAMA Internal Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal, released historical documents that revealed three Harvard University scientists were paid what...

UNewsers: What will you do while Humphrey’s is gone?

UNewsers: What will you do while Humphrey’s is gone?

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September 27, 2016


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In light of the news that Humphrey’s will be closing its doors for a remodeling, we asked our Ed. Board this week what they will do in absence of the upperclassmen-favorite watering hole. For some of us, little will change. Several members of the Ed. Board have never been to the locally renowned college...

Nostalgia: benefts of our bittersweet memories

Nostalgia: benefts of our bittersweet memories

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September 27, 2016


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At low points—when college seems too difficult, or the weather takes a turn for the worse, or when days just seem dull—we like to look back at the good old days. These days may be from the recent summertime or they might be from one’s childhood. They could be times when family and friends were...

Clinton releases medical records, puts conspiracy theories to rest

Clinton releases medical records, puts conspiracy theories to rest

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September 15, 2016


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Hillary Clinton has a body double. How else could the Democratic presidential candidate walk around New York City on Sunday, one minute healthy as can be, the next stumbling into a van and leaving a shoe behind? Peaking on Google Trends at 9 p.m. on Monday night, the term “Hillary Clinton body double”...

NCAA bathroom law protest might not do enough

NCAA bathroom law protest might not do enough

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September 15, 2016


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On Monday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that it will be pulling seven championship events scheduled to occur during the 2016-2017 academic year from the state of North Carolina. The March Madness games in Greensboro were included, which are the biggest relocations, economically...

Tomi Lahren: Conservative phenomenon, liberal fascination

Tomi Lahren: Conservative phenomenon, liberal fascination

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September 11, 2016


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A few years ago, she was a soft-spoken journalism student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As the host of the school’s political roundtable program, “The Scramble,” Tomi Lahren was the definition of politically correct, and the program focused mostly on the guests and their content rather...

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