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Media specialize in dehumanization of politicians

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October 29, 2015

On Oct. 21, Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech declaring that he would not make a late play for the Democratic nomination for president, and much of the media response to his announcement lamented his decision. Pundits said that he could have been a major player in the race, positioning himself...

Letter from the editor-in-chief: Not on board with ‘the board’

Letter from the editor-in-chief: Not on board with ‘the board’

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October 22, 2015

Most students have probably noticed the “Fact of the Day” board next to the information desk in the BSC. I want to propose something that I hope is obvious: Most of the “facts” posted there are not true. No, I don’t really think that scientists have confirmed that early morning classes do not...

How freshmen can rebound from low grades

How freshmen can rebound from low grades

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October 22, 2015

“For the love of God, go talk to your professors.  Very few of them actually want to see students fail, and if they are teaching a class with freshmen in it, chances are this is not the first time they have seen students pull bad grades at midterms.  If you go talk to them and then make an effort...

Prisoner abuse oft ignored in reform talks

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October 8, 2015

Over the past year and a half, much light has been shed on police brutality in America. Videos of violent misconduct by officers against both Eric Garner and Sandra Bland surfaced and circulated online, leading to outrage and demands for reform. But, even with all that exposure, one form of misconduct...

Prescription for fairness…equitable prices

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October 2, 2015

One of the biggest dangers of chemotherapy is the destruction of a cancer patient’s immune system. Chemotherapy drugs target cells that divide rapidly, such as cancer cells, but also most cells in the human body, including bone marrow. As bone marrow cells are destroyed during treatment, the body make...

Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘hoax bomb’ suspension another case of school punishment gone too far

Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘hoax bomb’ suspension another case of school punishment gone too far

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September 25, 2015

School is supposed to be a place where young minds are cultivated and where students find their passions. School is about learning who you are and what you want to be. It is about encouraging creativity, not punishing it. On Monday, Sept. 14, Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim high school student in Irving, Texas...

Coming soon to a theater near you – Meh.

Coming soon to a theater near you - Meh.

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September 25, 2015

Sequels. Reboots. Books split into multiple movies. Is Hollywood out of new ideas? “Paranormal Activity 5.” A live-action “Cinderella.” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” Are we, the consumers, doomed to the same repetitive entertainment cycle? Sure, there are still some original id...

Semblances of safety at SLU

Semblances of safety at SLU

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April 30, 2015

Late Sunday night, April 26, a young woman was lacerated on the neck by a man with a knife, outside of Starbucks, on Grand Boulevard. Bleeding, she ran into the Starbucks, where the doors were barred, preventing her male assailant from continuing the attack. Eventually, the attacker was subdued and a...

Moral complicity and collective guilt

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April 30, 2015

Earlier this month, the 93-year-old Oskar Groening, a former member of the Waffen-SS who was stationed at Auschwitz as an accountant, was charged as an accessory to 300,000 murders stemming from his time at the extermination camp. Groening is part of an aging coterie of former Nazis and SS members who are...

Slowly growing sick of sequels

Slowly growing sick of sequels

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April 23, 2015

In two teaser trailers these past few months, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” has garnered more than 100 million YouTube views in its effort to build up excitement before the franchise returns to the silver screen in December. “Episode VII” is set three decades after the end of the s...

Win for photography and for Ferguson

Win for photography and for Ferguson

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April 23, 2015

On Monday, the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for its coverage of the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson that followed. The 19 photos submitted for the Pulitzer depict mourners of Brown, protesters, vandalism and the...

Is baseball our pastime?

Is baseball our pastime?

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April 16, 2015

On April 3, a San Francisco Chronicle article stated that baseball, our national pastime, was past its time. The article cites statistics saying that Americans are twice as likely to say the National Football League (NFL) is their favorite professional sports league over Major League Baseball (MLB). In...

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