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Recognizing women’s basketball for a historic season

Recognizing women’s basketball for a historic season

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March 17, 2016


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The recent dismissal of Jim Crews as head coach of the men’s basketball team has become the focus of the SLU athletic community. Just a few years after making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament, the men’s team ended with a losing record of 11-21 overall and 5-13 for conference play. There...

Trump vs. the First Amendment

Trump vs. the First Amendment

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March 17, 2016


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Yes, we know. Yet another article about Trump. Trust us, no one is more sick of that orange-faced, small-handed buffoon than us. But as painful it is to write that name once more, it would be a serious mistake to allow his most recent hypocrisy to pass without comment. Though Trump has shown he is willing...

A tribute to the sad, sad campaign of Jeb! Bush

A tribute to the sad, sad campaign of Jeb! Bush

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February 25, 2016


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In an election cycle that has so far upended all of the rules, the latest casualty might just be the most astonishing one. After disappointing results in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Jeb Bush (Jeb!) announced last week that he would be suspending his campaign and dropping out of the 2016 presidential...

Applauding Apple’s audacity

Applauding Apple’s audacity

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February 25, 2016


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Which is more important: cyber security or national security? That’s essentially the question being raised by an ongoing legal dispute between Apple and the FBI, a debate that has been spilling into the court of public opinion. Tech companies are largely siding with Apple, while law enforcement picks...

Beyoncé performance about empowerment, not politics

Beyoncé performance about empowerment, not politics

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February 18, 2016


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Show of hands: Who was offended by Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance? Let me ask me you this: When did your outrage begin? Were you watching with an open jaw when Beyoncé and her dancers emerged in black leather outfits and berets, reminiscent of the uniform of the Black Panthers Party,...

Questions for the SGA ‘election’

Questions for the SGA ‘election’

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February 18, 2016


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Monday, Feb. 29 is Election Day for the Student Government Association (SGA), but you won’t be seeing any campaign posters or hearing any stump speeches. That’s because there isn’t any real “election” happening at all. This year, all of the candidates for the SGA Executive Board belong to the...

Tipping point: It’s time for the US to catch up with Europe

Tipping point: It’s time for the US to catch up with Europe

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February 11, 2016


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In the opening scene of Quentin Tarantino’s debut film, “Reservoir Dogs,” a group of hardened criminals are sitting together at a café, discussing an upcoming heist. When the check arrives, everyone puts in money for the tip—all except for one, a “Mr. Pink” (played by Steve Buscemi), who...

Scrambling to understand Zika

Scrambling to understand Zika

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February 11, 2016


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Maybe you first came across the word in a random newspaper headline. On first glance, it probably didn’t register with you at all. Something about a disease in Brazil, or something. Next article. But then it pops up again, on your Facebook newsfeed, a week later. Then, maybe you see something about...

UNews challenges conventions in the spirit of B.o.B.

UNews challenges conventions in the spirit of B.o.B.

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February 4, 2016


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Rapper B.o.B. recently made headlines with a Twitter rant, questioning the conventional belief that the world is round; not even a rap battle with astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson could change this “Flat-Earther’s” mind. Though it may seem ridiculous, as journalists we admire his skeptical spirit....

Trump’s gamble too large in Iowa

Trump’s gamble too large in Iowa

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February 4, 2016


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Here’s something you won’t hear too often: the Editorial Board of the University News would like to applaud the Fox News network for its journalistic integrity. Yes, you read that right. The conservative, 24-hour cable news network, frequently lampooned for its heavily biased, sensationalized...

Planet Nine is exciting news—but why?

Planet Nine is exciting news—but why?

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January 28, 2016


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And then there were nine—again. Almost a decade after tiny Pluto got booted from the pantheon of planets, scientists believe that they may have found a replacement. A pair of scientists from the California Institute of Technology recently published evidence suggesting the existence of a ninth planet...

Dumb and Dumber: Palin picks Trump

Dumb and Dumber: Palin picks Trump

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January 28, 2016


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Sarah Palin is once again in the headlines after endorsing a candidate for president. Who else could it be, but Donald Trump? The former Alaska governor made her announcement in typical Palin fashion with a rambling, incoherent speech that lambasted Obama, compared political correctness to a suicide...

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