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Wear Your Own Pants

Sarah Hale

September 8, 2005


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Just before Labor Day, I wore a conspicuously large hole through my favorite pair of corduroys. I was repeatedly advised by family and close friends to throw them away, but a twinge of materialistic nostalgia kept them from the trash. While visiting my grandparents over the holiday weekend, I related to...

A Fresh Perspective

Jen Mertens

September 8, 2005


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A glimpse into the mind of college freshmen would definitely reveal the wide array of emotions that accompany their first week of freedom. How much laundry detergent goes in the washer? You actually have to attend class? What amount of Target gift cards are needed to fill an 18x11 dorm room to the br...

Listening to Katrina’s Voice

Steven Fowler

September 8, 2005


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Recently, a convoy of minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks rolled into St. Louis carrying essential supplies. Dads and armies of orange shirts unloaded tons of 19-inch televisions, mini-fridges, multiple video game systems and cases of clothing, while students and their moms developed strategies for their de...

The News

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September 7, 2005


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Remember when your high school civics teacher would give you extra-credit just for watching the news or bringing to class a newspaper article on the latest goings-on in government or international affairs? Well, for most of us, those days are long gone. But just because we don't get class credit fo...

Standing in the Middle

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August 31, 2005


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In an age where knowledge is the hottest commodity, we seem to have forsaken reason for passion. Getting caught up in politics, both domestic and foreign, we look There and not so much Here. The media swarms with a mix of jingoism and anti-American grandstanding, and many Americans feel caught in th...

Either/Or: To Get Out of Iraq

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August 31, 2005


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As the war in Iraq grinds on, the need for an effective exit strategy becomes more and more apparent. American troops have found out just how dangerous a war run not by policy makers but by pollsters can be. Regardless of how well they polled, Bush's empty declarations that "we will stay as long as we...

Learning to Speak in Other Words

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August 31, 2005


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"-De la sangre," I say. "No, no. Tension de la circulacion," she responds. "Alto y bajo." So often I find myself at a loss for words. I've worked with patients at La ClA-nica for a number of months nowA--since May 2005-and still I find myself without the vocabulary I need to respond to a patient's needs. Wh...

The Things I’ve Seen

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August 31, 2005


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Oh, man. I have seen some ridiculous sights in my time, which isn't a very long time, given that I'm only 20. I have still seen some strange things, though. I was in Glacier National Park, backpacking with my dad this summer, when I saw a glacier on the side of a mountain that had the number 100 print...

Words of Wisdom

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August 31, 2005


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If you could start college over again-return with an empty palate and clean reputation, but with the knowledge of a college experience that you've already lived-what would you do differently?They say that hindsight is 20-20 (they: the folks who've made it through this college thing). And, hopefully, wi...

Working Together

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August 31, 2005


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We best exemplify the unity of the SLU community at the beginning of the school year. Friends and acquaintances who were apart during the summer gather after classes and on weekends to reconnect. SLU students show their school pride at soccer games, mass and other welcome-back events. We come together to...

What Makes a Mass

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August 31, 2005


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There is dignity in the entry to St. Francis Xavier College Church, something in the arching doorways, that points to something greater than ourselves, that reaches into broad spaces and open airs. We go to College Church-regardless of our religious beliefs-to open our minds, to clear our thoughts an...

Play Hard…

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August 24, 2005


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“We want to be on top of our game, so to speak, so we can compete effectively with other institutions.” So said John Baworowsky, Saint Louis University's vice president of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, in the Post-Dispatch last week, in reference to recent University improveme...

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