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Pause for Opinion Episode 7

Pause for Opinion Episode 7

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This is just a quick update from our period discussion a few months ago. There was so much to cover in that episode, and I don't think we got to touch on the mental side of things as much as I would have liked to. Luckily, with Project Period up and running on SLU's campus, it was the perfect excuse...

Pause for Opinion Episode 6

Pause for Opinion Episode 6

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Hello everyone! I'm very excited because this episode is quite different than all my previous ones! I was excited to try something new, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, so make sure to let me know what you think. In this episode, I'm diving into the biases around certian majors at Saint...

Pause for Opinion Episode 5

Pause for Opinion Episode 5

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Hi, it's been a while! Welcome back to Pause for Opinion! This episode I sat down with Amanda Buechele and Olive Elwell, co-presidents of Healthy is Hot. Reproductive health is an important topic on any college campus, but it is specifically important at Saint Louis University because St. Louis has...

Pause for Opinion Episode 4

Pause for Opinion Episode 4

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The day after we recorded this episode three mass shootings made the national news. Gun violence is a plague on the American spirit that has haunted this country for far too long. It's not just mass shootings; it's hit-and-runs on dark street corners, it's relatives shooting each other behind closed...

Pause for Opinion Episode 3

Pause for Opinion Episode 3

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This episode I sat down with two lovely SLU students, Shanaya Shah and Molly Dippel, to talk about the injustices of menstruation. Give it a listen, and get yourself informed! **I apologize that I never directly asked the "What's one thing you wish people knew about periods?" question, but I think the...

Operation Streamline: An expedited prosecution to deportation and incarceration

Operation Streamline: An expedited prosecution to deportation and incarceration

Celine Reinoso, Copy Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine a cold, modern-designed, brightly-lit, huge courtroom. Now imagine sitting in it with your hands in shackles, in a country you have never been to and everyone around you is speaking a language you cannot understand. And then imagine yourself sitting amongst 75 other people in the exact same ...

Climate change is no joke

Climate change is no joke

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 1988, the UN created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—or the IPCC— with the purpose of studying our understanding of climate change, how climate change itself has progressed and what the possible causes and impacts of climate change could be. This past fall, they released their most ...

Not a job, the job

Not a job, the job

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When I was in high school, I wasn’t allowed to get a job. I picked up the odd babysitting gig whenever I could, but other than that I was to put my academics first. Looking back, it’s one of those things that my dad was annoyingly right about. I couldn’t have handled a job. Back then I was, at time...

Let’s chat about abortion

Let’s chat about abortion

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

My heart is in absolute tatters after reading about an 11-year-old Argentinian girl who was raped by her 65-year-old grandfather and was forced by doctors to carry the baby, despite her begging for an abortion. A child, forced to carry a child. Even if you’re one of the three in 10 American...

Nike, they did it

Nike, they did it

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Within the past 12 months, Nike has released two progressive commercials. One on Sept. 7, 2018 featuring Colin Kaepernick among other athletes who have broken barriers and done something “crazy,” and the other on Sunday, Feb. 25 about women who have specifically been labelled as“crazy.” Now, Ni...

​Bernie Sanders, in 2020, with the social justice warriors

​Bernie Sanders, in 2020, with the social justice warriors

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I know what you’re thinking: here we go again. It seems like only yesterday I was waiting up late to see the final results of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, and here we are now about to start the same process all over again. But however annoying or repetitive this business of politics...

Please, just get your flu shot

Please, just get your flu shot

Jacob Goyen, Contributor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Flu vaccinations have been a topic of debate for many years now due to a number of factors—such as skepticism towards their possible “side effects.” The speculations regarding the side effects have actually been proven to be false, but a number of people still choose to ignore this...

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