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Cultural Potpourri

The Editors

March 23, 2006

Maybe you immersed yourself in El Salvadorian culture. Maybe you skied down Colorado's mountains. Maybe you ruminated through silent hours in a Kentucky monastery or gave English lessons to children in Mexico. Maybe you went home. Whatever you did over spring break, chances are you spent weeks anticipating...

Judicial Affairs Frustrates

Pat Haggerty

March 23, 2006

To the Editor: As a student well-acquainted with the Office of Student Conduct, formerly Judicial Affairs, I know what the office is about. Primarily, they strive to better students and their behavior through enforcing rules meant to enrich students in the Jesuit tradition. This is a noble task, but...

SLU politics Are Partisan

Will Dooling

March 23, 2006

To The Editor: Nowhere is there a greater hotbed of partisan politics than a college campus like Saint Louis University. With political banter rising to unprecedented levels in recent months, and the disgruntled teenagers on both sides of the fence spewing the same mindless vitriol, people caught in...

Real Men of ______________

ROB GARTLAND

March 23, 2006

Seeing as I'm essentially a self-proclaimed wiener, I look upon the faces of classic tough guys as if they were gods. Names like John Wayne, Samuel L. Jackson, Janet Reno and Wolverine come to mind. These were men who never took guff, men who looked into the face of certain danger and, after taking...

Look: See Injustice Here

Mary Devine

March 9, 2006

To the Editor: Injustice-it's something horrible that happens far away. Something that we should think about, but that never directly affects us. At the last Billiken basketball game, I saw a horrible injustice performed by a SLU student. While waiting for a bus to bring me back to campus, I witnessed...

Be Smart During Break

Students for Life

March 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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...

No One Should Be Above the Law

Paul Woody

March 9, 2006

In the first week of Constitutional Law class, law students learn one simple lesson: The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land.?That's a lesson that is commonly understood. If President Bush hasn't learned it, I am confident that all of the lawyers hired to advise him have. It's a basic. Now...

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