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Please, just get your flu shot

Please, just get your flu shot

Jacob Goyen, Contributor

February 21, 2019


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Dear Editor, Flu vaccinations have been a topic of debate for many years now due to a number of factors—such as skepticism towards their possible “side effects.” The speculations regarding the side effects have actually been proven to be false, but a number of people still choose to ignore this...

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Just say no to tobacco (yes that includes vaping)

Peter Pys, Contributor

February 20, 2019


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Dear Editor, To many, tobacco has become the most controlling thing in their lives, and it has been since they first used it. The addictive adrenaline rush has hooked millions—and kills 480,000 Americans each year, with around 10 percent of that being just from second-hand smoke. At the age of...

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Empowering women with access to healthcare information

Faith Nixon, Contributor

February 19, 2019


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Dear Editor, In recent decades, women’s equity has been increasingly recognized as a crucial component of achieving countless health and development objectives. Disparities in educational access, economic opportunities and the overall relative low status of women shape women’s ability to control...

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Dr. Jonathan C. Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

December 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As I sat down to read the November 16 issue of the UNews, I was struck by the luminous constellation of student-authored op-ed pieces in that issue. Among them, Grant Mayfield, Jaryn Blackshear-Bryant, and Betsy Daly addressed some of the most pressing and difficult issues of the day on America’s...

A Call to Action for Students

A Call to Action for Students

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April 27, 2017


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My fellow Billikens, we have work to do. When the Oath of Inclusion was created, it was not to show our campus as it existed, but rather as it could and should exist. After a series of bias incidents, students came together in aspiration. They were fed up with the targeting of their classmates and themselves...

Response to editorial on contraception

Response to editorial on contraception

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April 27, 2017


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Dear UNews Editorial Board, I strongly disagree with your view, and SGA’s, that “SLU should increase access to contraception.” I respond in particular to your editorial in last week’s issue with that title. By refusing to provide students with contraception for avoiding pregnancy, the University...

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

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April 27, 2017


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Dear Editor, I’m responding to an article I read earlier arguing that SLU should provide birth control to students because, to paraphrase the writing, SLU shouldn’t force adherence to Catholic doctrine, it’s unfair to enforce only some Catholic doctrines, and students will want to lie to obtain...

Letter to the Editor

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April 27, 2017


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Dear UNews Editors, Following the SGA resolution urging the university provision for artificial contraception, an editorial appeared last week echoing that recommendation. As Dr. Pestello indicated in the open forum when this issue arose, we are a university founded upon and shaped by the Catholic ...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

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April 21, 2017


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Dear University News Editor: I read with great interest your opinion piece on “How Netflix is shaping American society”. I commend you for addressing a huge cultural issue shaping our society. You ended the piece by stating “there also does not seem to be a clear path to counter the possible...

Letter to the editor: Understanding the Oath of Inclusion

Letter to the editor: Understanding the Oath of Inclusion

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April 10, 2017


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As we approach the sixth anniversary of the launch of the Oath of Inclusion, we wanted to take the opportunity to educate our SLU community about the context of its drafting and the intent in its creation. In the fall of 2009, a number of bias incidents struck our campus. By the Spring of 2010, there...

Regarding articles from the March 23 issue

Regarding articles from the March 23 issue

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March 30, 2017


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To the Editor: I write to express concerns about your reporting for two front-page stories in the March 23 edition of the University News. While no doubt of interest to your readers, the lack of balance and fact-checking in the story about the Magis Operational Excellence program, and the sensational...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

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March 5, 2017


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Saint Louis University has a moral obligation to our community and to the environment to transition away from our reliance on coal-based energy. Wind and solar powered energy is becoming more attractive as the prices go down, and as we learn more about the harmful impacts of coal powered electricity....

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