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Hard at Work

The Editors

January 18, 2006


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The Dec. 1 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article that awarded President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., "Citizen of the Year" notes that Fr. Biondi often works from 7:30 a.m. straight until 10 or 11 at night-a long day for anyone, even a university president. But, as the Post-Dispatch article goes on to explain, his...

The SLU Mission in Action: The Five Dimensions

Joe Weixlmann Ph.D.

January 18, 2006


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If one were to ask, "What is the fundamental purpose of a Saint Louis University education?" the likely answer would be, "To become men and women for others." While this response would be true on one level, it would not explain how a SLU education produces its desired result. One way in which the University...

How to Keep Your Resolutions

ROB GARTLAND

January 18, 2006


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Ah, New Year's. A time for new beginnings. A time to start fresh, ready to blaze the trail to a better life. A time when you wake up after New Year's Eve, amazed that you were able to drink four handles of the Captain AND still beat Predator 2 star Danny Glover in a full-contact game of Scrabble. Essentially,...

A Christmas Retrospective

Nick Otto

January 18, 2006


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I remember when I was in elementary school and I would look forward to Christmas all through the first semester. There was always a boatload of stuff that I would want. I would have a nice long list, chock full of predictable things like a Red Ryder Ranger Model Air Rifle. Now in my old age of 19,...

Stepped Over

Editorial Staff

November 30, 2005


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Student Government President Cari Johns made an appalling announcement last night: University officials, namely Vice President of Student Development John Baworowsky, are negotiating the "removal" of stipends given to leaders of major student organizations. That Baworowsky would be so inconsiderate as to mak...

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...

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...

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...

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