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Knowledge Touches Whose Lives?

Dan Nemes

October 5, 2005

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"What is it to be a companion of Jesus today? It is to engage, under the standard of the Cross, in the crucial struggle of our time: the struggle for faith and that struggle for justice which it includes. Faith and justice are the focus that identifies in our time what [we] are and do" (General Congregation 32, 1975). These words were part of the Society of Jesus' response to the post-Vatican II Church, and they have beco...

What Would Jesus Do? Read the Book.

KATIE LEWIS

October 5, 2005

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I recently saw a woman standing on the side of the street holding a sign reading, "The Jews didn't take Jesus' life." Okay-you're right.So maybe I should stand on a street corner holding a sign saying, "Pi equals 3.14159-" That would both educate and improve the lives of thousands and perhaps save the world from global mathematical ignorance (and also make a few eyes roll). I have no problem with being enthusiastic about yo...

Watch Your Head

Nick Otto

October 5, 2005

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On Thursday, September 29th, I went to Salon Ktizo, the salon in the Busch Student Center. I was in need of a haircut before my parents came for the family weekend. My bangs were down to my nose, and the hair on the side of my head easily covered my ears. I wasn't planning on anything major-just a little trim, maybe an inch cut off at most, because I had grown attached to my hair, just as my hair had grown attached to my he...

How to Write a Constitution

Stephen Webber

September 28, 2005

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Less than a month from now, one of the most important elections in American history will occur-and you don't have a vote. On Oct. 15, Iraqi voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of the proposed Iraqi constitution. While America's one-track mind has been focused on Hurricane Katrina, Iraq has continued to tear itself apart. More than 300 people have been killed in the past week, while shortages in the capitol have fo...

A Farewell to Rhythm and Brews

Matthew Rysavy

September 28, 2005

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I heard about it waiting for a cup of coffee, early this summer, after a long day of work. The line at Nadoz, the coffee shop on the first floor of the Coronado, was long, and so the girl ahead of me turned around to chat and pass the time. "Did you hear that Rhythm & Brews, down the street, is moving out? I guess they just couldn't keep enough business. I had a friend who worked there-and it's really too bad-I can't bel...

Defining and Defying Culture

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September 28, 2005

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The Catholic Church is an aged institution. Though 2,000 years old, it is always developing, adjusting to an ever-changing world-a world which, it seems, changes faster than the Church can keep up. The Vatican has set out to evaluate the Church's relationship with the modern world by instructing apostolic visits to all of the United States' 229 seminaries, an action spurred by the conference of American bishops in 2002 i...

Already Meeting Expectations

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September 28, 2005

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Every student received an e-mail on Monday: "On behalf of the entire Executive Board of the Student Government Association, it is our great pleasure to inform you that we have created an upper-class scholarship fund, which has money available for immediate distribution."Thank you-it's about time.Upper-class scholarships have been a hotbed issue for SGA for at least six years. And, in six years, little has been done. A few sc...

Facing the Inevitable: Facebook

Sarah Hale

September 28, 2005

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I recently gave in to pressure and joined a universally addictive cult. For six months, my ears heard whisperings of its excellence. One by one, close friends slipped under its influence. It promised a bevy of social benefits and an almost supernatural link to the extracurricular world. I resisted with all the excuses I could garner, appealing to the lack of depth in today's cultural atmosphere and the replacement of actual re...

Experience Community

Molly Henle

September 28, 2005

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On a Friday afternoon in late April, while my fellow classmates became permanent residents at the library and scrambled to pull together their last shred of sanity to prepare for the final few weeks of classes, I loaded on a stuffy, yellow school bus along with 30 other Saint Louis University students for a 45-minute ride to the middle of nowhere. We neglected our upcoming deadlines, put off the 20-page research paper and ab...

The Cherry Tree…

Dave Gallaher

September 21, 2005

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As I sit and watch the surreal pictures following Hurricane Katrina, I am somewhat shocked and, to be quite honest, disgusted to witness the immediate finger-pointing, political rhetoric and general "Bush-bashing" by the undeniably liberal media: specifically CNN and the far left New York Times. Freedom of the press is guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and by no means am I striking this down. However, it...

…And Bush

Marshall Johnson

September 21, 2005

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Hurricanes happen. I'm not going to blame the guy for a hurricane. There is nothing he could have done to stop that. I'm not going to call him a racist, either. I don't think he's insensitive to any certain race of people.But the mere fact that President Bush did not even understand what Hurricane Katrina was until 24 hours after the fact-long after most anyone else in the world-is inarguably disconcerting. How can a president, wh...

Smoke, Out

Matthew Lehner

September 21, 2005

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Every time I enter or exit my home, I gasp. The smokers outside of the Griesedieck complex have knighted themselves the sole proprietors of the porch step entrance to the dorm. Their habits are not only rude and unhealthy for the people entering and exiting the complex, but also in blatant violation of handbook polices. Before I go any further, let me make it perfectly clear that I have nothing against smokers. It is your ch...

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