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You’re Out

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November 9, 2005


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Wait, wait-it's four outs. New rules. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game. You can write the rules before the game begins, but you can't change the rules in the middle of the game. Likewise, you can't tell students in the middle of a college semester that they owe money they were ...

Why Try

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November 9, 2005


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Perhaps it is passion that moves us to act. Some sort of emotion - yes-and reason. The drive for something better-for ourselves, but motivated, too, by compassion. It is anger. It is frustrating. It is the joy of progress that keeps us going. It is something that we remember when we hear the speeches ...

A False Foundation

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November 9, 2005


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1904 was a banner year for the city of St. Louis and for Saint Louis University. The World's Fair drew 12 million visitors to Forest Park, many of whom marveled at the University's elaborate booth in the Palace of Education, which was awarded eight medals for its exhibits. Bold numerals over the entrance ga...

Why I’d Rather Be Naked

John Carroll

November 9, 2005


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I like wearing clothes. They keep me warm and get me around campus without strange looks. Sometimes, if they're clean, they garner those "how-you-doin'?" looks from the opposite sex. But right now, to make a political statement, I am typing in the nude. I publicly offer up my private nudity to draw at...

Dear Adam Peck

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October 5, 2005


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Congratulations on your new job as Director of Student Life. We're glad you've come to join us and want to make sure that you feel at home. We'd like to ease the transition into your new place of work, and, to that end, offer you the knowledge that we have acquired in our short times here.Your role at...

Drinking for Fun

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October 5, 2005


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As was once so perfectly articulated: "It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun." It doesn't matter what night of the week your "weekend" begins, it seems that "weekend" at the University has become synonymous with getting tipsy. This is the norm, and, generally, alright-a weekend d...

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...

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 th...

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 li...

Recycling Reduced

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October 5, 2005


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Recently, the recycling bins at Saint Louis University have been wasted. SLU students are wasteful.Haven't noticed? Just look around. Crumpled papers. Beer cans. Milk cartons crusted in thick, yellow residue. But it's those cheesy-residue, grease-stained pizza boxes that really take the trash-can ca...

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...

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 sc...

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