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Disappointed in SLU

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February 23, 2006

To the Editor:I am disappointed at behavior of the administration regarding the issue of tuition payments for students who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. We all watched the images of our fellow Americans suffering and dying during the terrible aftermath of the hurricane. Most of us will never fo...

The Greater Good

Evan Krauss

February 23, 2006

What is the purpose of the Student Government Association? My initial response is rather textbook: To be the voice for the students; to be the body that listens attentively to the needs of students and continuously works to meet those needs.But while this definition is true, it is incomplete. There is...

The Student Voice

Maria Rozier

February 23, 2006

Students sometimes ask, "What is the purpose of the Student Government Association, anyway?" After spending three years on SGA, I know that students are frustrated with the lack of results from student government. Executive boards often set their aspirations too high among a group that is too limited by...

One Person Takes a Stand, Makes a Difference

Mary Becker

February 23, 2006

Last week, an editorial in The University News called for Saint Louis University students to "take a stand" on the war in Iraq. I thought the article was inspiring. But, then again, it doesn't take much to get me inspired about issues concerning peace and justice. Last Friday, somewhat inspired by th...

Vote YES for Archive

Dan Mueller

February 23, 2006

Saint Louis University's 2005-2006 year-in-review: The University broke ground on a $64-million Research Building and plans to break ground on a $77-million on-campus Arena. The University's President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., was named 2005 St. Louis Citizen of the Year and Fathers Doody and Barry, ke...

Justice Matters

Editorial Staff

February 23, 2006

Last week, the news media began circulating a new collection of photos displaying the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American military at Abu Ghraib prison. The photos come from around the same time as those that CBS and the New Yorker published in 2004, when news of the scandal at Abu Ghraib wa...

Funding the Future

Editorial Staff

February 23, 2006

By now, word of next year's 6 percent tuition increase is old news. However, student plans to broach that financial upsurge are still under consideration. Would $1,000 turn your head as you ponder next semester's bills? If you are an upperclassman and have something to show for your time at this institution, yo...

Taking a Look at Pro-Life from Another Perspective

Nicole Trafton

February 9, 2006

Last week, I was fortunate enough to travel with dozens of other SLU students to Washington, D.C., for the pro-life march. It was my sixth time enduring the grueling 16-hour bus ride and marching around in the cold for hours, simply to let our government know where I stand on the abortion issue. Having go...

Serving Ourselves

Editorial Staff

February 2, 2006

"For young people, this widespread involvement [in volunteer work] constitutes a school of life which offers them a formation in solidarity and in readiness to offer others not simply material aid but their very selves." We agree with the Pope. We focus, in this institution, on the education of the...

Participate in Politics

Editorial Staff

February 2, 2006

From education to the economy and from technology to the War on Terror, President George W. Bush discussed serious topics in the pipeline for 2006 during his Jan. 31 State of the Union address. He called us, the American people, to devote our time to service and the sciences and to support the spread of...

Turn Off the Trash

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February 2, 2006

To the Editor: I am a new student at Saint Louis University, and my experience at the school has been positive in many ways.  The classes I am taking are interesting, and the teachers I have had contact with seem dedicated to their work and ready to help students learn.  Outside the classroom, ho...

Respect Black History

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February 2, 2006

To the Editor: When the second semester started here at Saint Louis University, I returned on the earliest day possible, which was Jan. 13.  The first day of classes, which was Jan. 17, I was passing the mailboxes inside Griesedieck Hall to go to class.  I noticed that there was a bulletin bo...

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