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Kaepernick and our flag’s contested symbolism

Kaepernick and our flag’s contested symbolism

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September 11, 2016

On Friday, Aug. 26, 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick exercised his First Amendment right to free speech, catapulting himself into the political arena. Although he did not exercise this freedom in the traditional sense, with words, by sitting during the National Anthem, Kaepernick implied many...

NBC’s Olympic Monopoly Disservices Viewers

NBC’s Olympic Monopoly Disservices Viewers

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September 1, 2016

On August 21, the 2016 Olympic Games ended after months of speculation of whether Brazil was fit to host, with its slow construction time and the number of urban poor being ignored in the background. Despite conflicts that occurred—such as the Egyptian judoka who refused to shake hands with his Israeli...

Spring Hall Opens, Other Sites Neglected

Spring Hall Opens, Other Sites Neglected

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September 1, 2016

Until last month, Saint Louis University had not opened a new residence hall for nearly two decades. Spring Hall, constructed beside Beracha Hall and just a stroll from Fusz Hall, will be followed by the second dorm in two years: Grand Hall, scheduled to open in August 2017. The primordial structure...

UNews bids farewell to a cornerstone of SLU journalism

UNews bids farewell to a  cornerstone of SLU journalism

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April 28, 2016

It would be a feat of unimaginable lengths to sum up this Editorial Board’s gratitude and reflections - not to mention the thoughts of 42 years worth of UNewsers - into this 900-word piece, but we will try to keep this as tight as possible, in the spirit of the man that this piece is dedicated to:...

Whose fans are more irritating — Chicago or St. Louis?

Whose fans are more irritating — Chicago or St. Louis?

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April 21, 2016

No matter the game, it’s no secret that sports fans at SLU typically fall squarely into one of two camps: St. Louis or Chicago. And with the Cubs battling the Cardinals in the opening weeks of baseball season and the Blues facing off against the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Chicago-St. Louis...

SGA: Show us the money!

SGA: Show us the money!

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April 21, 2016

In our editorial last week, we talked about how the recent leak of the Panama Papers demonstrates the much-needed role of newspapers to bring transparency and accountability to those in power. Recent interactions with our own leaders, here on campus, have caused us to exercise this principle in a more...

Panama Papers show irreplaceable role of newspapers

Panama Papers show irreplaceable role of newspapers

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April 14, 2016

“Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data?” So began an encrypted online conversation between an anonymous source and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in early 2015. The whistleblower, who claimed to fear for his life, promised to turn over a large cache of sensitive banking data to...

Course selection at SLU a mess

Course selection at SLU a mess

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April 14, 2016

With course registration well underway for the upcoming fall semester, SLU students are once again digging up their sheet of degree requirements, reevaluating their graduation plans and confronting the multitude of questions that inevitably arise this time of year, such as: What classes do I need to...

Walking the line between moral outrage and cyberbullying

Walking the line between moral outrage and cyberbullying

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April 7, 2016

The internet is the ultimate equalizer. Thanks to social media, it has become a forum where everyone’s voice can be heard; no longer do newspaper editors and TV anchors have a monopoly on reaching massive audiences. This unprecedented level of social interaction gives regular people extraordinary access...

Women’s team gets a bad deal

Women’s team gets a bad deal

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April 7, 2016

Imagine two national soccer teams. One team flounders on the world stage, consistently losing to middling opponents, never advancing past the round of 16 in the World Cup. The other has quickly become an international powerhouse, winning three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. despite existing...

Editors share their favorite things about spring

Editors share their favorite things about spring

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March 31, 2016

Spring is in the air. The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the college students are ... what, exactly? We asked our editorial board to find out what everyone had planned for the springtime. Here is what everyone had to say: Paul: Every spring, I’m always surprised to watch the trees...

SLU: Best, west of the Mississippi

SLU: Best, west of the Mississippi

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March 31, 2016

With April 1 just around the corner, some high school seniors may still be unsure of where they want to go. In light of this, we have decided to provide some aid to the undecided by providing our own official college rankings. After a long, meticulous decision process, the University News Editorial Board...

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