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Thoughts, Time, Travels

Jared Vandergriff

March 22, 2006


Filed under Commentary

When I saw my dad's old passport for the first time, I was in seventh grade. The picture baffled me. Though the name on the passport read "Robert J. Vandergriff," it was obvious that some sort of slow yet substantial metamorphosis had occurred since the taking of the picture. The tight ringlets of slate-grey...

SLU keeps with Mission

Timothy M. Cooper

March 22, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I, for one, applaud the University's decision to charge Loyola students fleeing the wrath of God full tuition for accepting the University's offer to house them. It has been said that SLU is all about the business school, and what better way to teach the future mercantile leaders of...

Varsity Sports on Track

The Editors

March 22, 2006


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Taking a glance down West Pine and through Forest Park, one thing is evident-St. Louis is a city of runners. From the prospective marathoners to those going for a jog with their dog, just about everybody in St. Louis, it seems, loves to go for a stroll. Saint Louis University has jumped on this bandwagon,...

Improve SLU Recycling Program

Mallory Schwarz

March 22, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think it is about time that our University took some responsibility in protecting our natural resources. With increasing pressure on said resources, college campuses have come to play an important role in environmental stewardship, and Saint Louis University could definitely make a significant...

Cultural Potpourri

The Editors

March 22, 2006


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Maybe you immersed yourself in El Salvadorian culture. Maybe you skied down Colorado's mountains. Maybe you ruminated through silent hours in a Kentucky monastery or gave English lessons to children in Mexico. Maybe you went home. Whatever you did over spring break, chances are you spent weeks anticipating...

Judicial Affairs Frustrates

Pat Haggerty

March 22, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a student well-acquainted with the Office of Student Conduct, formerly Judicial Affairs, I know what the office is about. Primarily, they strive to better students and their behavior through enforcing rules meant to enrich students in the Jesuit tradition. This is a noble task, but...

SLU politics Are Partisan

Will Dooling

March 22, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: Nowhere is there a greater hotbed of partisan politics than a college campus like Saint Louis University. With political banter rising to unprecedented levels in recent months, and the disgruntled teenagers on both sides of the fence spewing the same mindless vitriol, people caught in...

Darfur: Why You Should Care

Carolyn Wendel

March 8, 2006


Filed under Commentary

Did you know that there is currently a civil war raging in Sudan? Did you know that the majority of the gun-toting soldiers there are not men but rather young boys? Did you know that these young children are abducted from their homes, taken out into the bush and taught to kill? Did you know that in...

No One Should Be Above the Law

Paul Woody

March 8, 2006


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In the first week of Constitutional Law class, law students learn one simple lesson: The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land.?That's a lesson that is commonly understood. If President Bush hasn't learned it, I am confident that all of the lawyers hired to advise him have. It's a basic. Now...

Giving the Devil his Due

Timothy J. Lomperis Ph.D.

March 8, 2006


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For Christmas, my son gave me a copy of Natan Safransky's The Case for Democracy (2004). It opened with the provocative accusation that in "the world of freedom . the primary challenge is finding the moral clarity to see evil" (p. xxii). This set me to thinking about the origins of this obfuscation...

Look: See Injustice Here

Mary Devine

March 8, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Injustice-it's something horrible that happens far away. Something that we should think about, but that never directly affects us. At the last Billiken basketball game, I saw a horrible injustice performed by a SLU student. While waiting for a bus to bring me back to campus, I witnessed...

Be Smart During Break

Students for Life

March 8, 2006


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To the Editor: As college students across the nation prepare to embark on journeys to a variety of spring break destinations, a curious coincidence has developed in the advertising campaign of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood offers a wide range of reproductive healthcare...

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