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Be Smart During Break

Students for Life

March 8, 2006

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...

Majors Shouldn’t Carry Same Standards

Sean MacLennan

March 8, 2006

To the Editor: The concept that all majors should be treated equally is preposterous and sadly is the principle upon which the University and its scholarship program operate. Not all majors are equal in difficulty or in the amount of mental taxation on the student. There is a reason that the average...

Universities Still Free to Disagree

The Editors

March 8, 2006

The ability to discriminate between an endorsed opinion and a forced opinion is a marker of maturity. Although students may be impressionable and easily swayed in high school, clear-thinking college students should be able to reason critically. They must weigh the pros and cons of an argument and, after...

Res Life Responds

Argyle Wade

March 8, 2006

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the letter authored by Katie Lewis and printed in the March 2, 2006, issue of The University News. I feel that Ms. Lewis unfairly characterized the Department of Housing and Residence Life as unhelpful and blamed my staff because she wasn't able to get a single...

Get Involved with Housing Changes

The Editors

March 8, 2006

In order to accomodate an ever-changing student body, student housing at Saint Louis University has taken on many manifestations over the last two centuries. A long time before the Village Apartments were built, students studied and slept on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall. The Coronado building, across...

Darfur: Why You Should Care

Carolyn Wendel

March 8, 2006

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...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editors

March 1, 2006

Charles Flint's claim that a professor confronted him about a course evaluation disappoints us. Not only has a professor failed in his or her role as educator-he or she acted as a poor model for accepting criticism-but an entire system has failed. Instructor evaluations offer students an active role...

Post-Election Clean-Up

The Editors

March 1, 2006

Garbage cans across campus overflow with crumpled red-and-blue posters and handbills. Another SGA campaign season comes to a close. Monday's Banner-facilitated elections witnessed a close race for student government hopefuls. Unlike the past few years, however, when one party supplied most or all executive...

Equality Is Not a Matter of Degree

Aubrey Krekeler

March 1, 2006

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the controversy that has recently developed between communication and engineering/aviation students. I helped write a commentary two weeks ago entitled, "For communication Majors, R-E-S-P-E-C-T," in which I attempted to publicly present the negative stigma associated...

Muslim Mention Was Misquoted

Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey S.J.

March 1, 2006

To the Editor: The recent article, in the Feb. 23 issue, in which SLU enters discussion of Danish cartoons was a timely and thoughtful piece. The controversy it addressed is particularly relevant for a University that values free exploration and expression in the academic realm but also stresses the...

Housing Sign-Up Frustrates

KATIE LEWIS

March 1, 2006

To the Editor: Along with the majority of the student body, I had my housing appointment this weekend. ?Now, I like this school for the most part. ?I don't like the wireless charge (not everyone has a laptop and why would you need wireless in your room, where you can plug in?). ?I don't like that no...

Student Support Matters

Shimmy Gray

March 1, 2006

To the Editor: I want to formally thank those students that attended our final home game last Thursday. Diane and Dan from the Blue Crew were phenomenal in generating enough excitement to get some students to help lead us to victory. I can not express to you what your involvement that night meant to...

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