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Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Sarah Hale, Alumnae Contributor

March 5, 2020

Fifteen years ago, I was a SLU freshman on the fourth floor of Walsh Hall—a suburban, white-bread, overachieving, mortifyingly insecure, fast-talking, quirky, 18-year-old Presidential scholar. Like everyone there, I was figuring out how to grow up.    Just outside Walsh Hall was a statue of a ma...

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Whether or not the coronavirus escalates into a global pandemic, there is no doubt that the virus is already affecting the politics, economics and social constructs internationally. As governments continue to work on the best solutions towards handling the outbreak, economic costs are only continuing to gr...

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Andrew Yang, while never a particularly viable candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, did run on a particularly unique platform. Politicians, distracted by the vicious anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump, typically focus on defending immigrants and their families from fear-mongering an...

A Perspective on the Common Core

A Perspective on the Common Core

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Dear Editors,       I am writing at the request of several colleagues in the humanities at Saint Louis University, specifically colleagues in the departments of philosophy, theology and history, to express our shared concerns over the proposed University Undergraduate Core Curriculum and to...

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

As various states start voting in the democratic primaries, a terrifying question arises: who will you vote for? Trump, Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Steyer? With so many names, it is very easy to get confused. If you are like me, you probably recognized two, maybe ...

The Problem with Iowa

The Problem with Iowa

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The 2020 election season (finally) kicked off this past week with the famous Iowa caucuses.  People from all over the state gathered in their local high school gym, church basement or other public venue to make their voice heard.  But what the heck is a caucus, anyway?    Caucuses have their roots in the early...

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Jaskiran Singh, Contributor

February 27, 2020

 The Oscars. One of the highest awards and honors that a film and filmmakers can receive. Filmmakers dream of it, hoping one day they can walk the stage to receive an Oscar with their name on it. I’m guilty of daydreaming about this as well. Even though, realistically, it's not going to happen. I’m...

Is “Traditional” Dating a Thing of the Past?

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Tomi Delp, Contributor

February 27, 2020

With the rise of “sliding into DMs” and “Netflix and chilling,” it seems that the traditional methods of dating are on the outs. While the specific aspects of dating are interpretive to each individual, there are some recent developments that have altered the entire concept. This has me asking: in...

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Brionna Halverson, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Abby Wambach is a retired U.S. women's national team soccer player who is decorated with two gold olympic medals and held the all time scoring record (up until last week) with 184 goals. After retiring from her soccer career in 2015, Wambach decided to turn her attention to a passion of hers—fighting...

Should We Put a Price on Nature? Evaluating America’s Economic System

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

How much is the world worth? As you look at the current state of America’s economic system, it becomes very clear that the U.S. market structure has failed to create an economy that is centered around what is best for the advancement and evolution of society rather than what is best for the advancemen...

Wellness and “Wellness”: Where do SLU’s Priorities Lie?

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

 With the permanent shuttering of The Library Annex (lovingly known as Lannex by the SLU student community), this past spring was an especially difficult one for bar lovers and Greek Life members alike.  Like its many fallen compatriots (Diablito’s, Humphrey’s, Mi Caribe, etc.), it’s not exact...

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has dominated the global news cycle for the last month, with live updates provided daily from nearly every major news source. The first case was reported in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since the initial outbreak, which has been suspected to have begun in a live fish, a...

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