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I’m an ENFP and Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

I’m an ENFP and Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

I am an Aries, born in the year of the Snake. Buzzfeed says that I am the princess Jasmine and a pumpkin spice latte. The Myers-Briggs personality test says that I am extroverted, intuitive, feeling and perceiving. Perhaps you have heard about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI. It has gained a lot of...

The (Electoral) College Dropout

The (Electoral) College Dropout

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

As the election cycle starts to heat up, it is all but guaranteed that the Electoral College will once again become a point of contention after the Democrats announce their nominee. This will especially be the case in this presidential election following 2016, where Donald Trump ended up winning through ...

Impeachment Begins

Impeachment Begins

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Only two Presidents in history have been impeached by the House of Representatives—Bill Clinton in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868. However, in order to actually remove a President from office, two-thirds of the Senate then has to vote to accept the articles of impeachment passed by the House, in which c...

The Power of Sports

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Mar. 17, 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Not because of what happened, but what followed on this campus that Sunday. In the mid-afternoon at the Barclays Center, our beloved Billikens won the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While much rejoicing took place...

Student response to Last Issue, “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?”

Student response to Last Issue,  “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?”

Jordan Glassman, Contributor

October 3, 2019

In the last edition of the UNews, an opinion piece entitled “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?” posed the relevant question that makes up its title. The article advances a series of inferences and determines that the Billiken Readership Program has been discontinued, possibly due to...

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

 On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an intense, passionate speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Thunberg directly called out the apathy of her elders on the topic of climate change, repetitively stating, “How dare you?”, and claiming that...

A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

September 19, 2019

This article was anonymously submitted by a slu student in reaction to “SLU “SAFETY BUBBLE”: A MATTER OF PERCEPTION"   “This atmosphere is known as the SLU ‘Safety Bubble.’ This safety bubble can be attributed to the diligence of the Department of Public Safety (DPS),” SLU “S...

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

When you picture a dog, chances are, you don’t picture a Fila Brasileiro, one of the rarest breeds. When you picture the sky, you probably don’t picture the colors of the northern lights, which only occur rarely, in certain places, at certain times. When you picture a school shooter, or a rapist o...

Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Britain’s Thin Veil of Democracy

Colin Thierry, Contributor

September 19, 2019

With each day that passes until the Oct. 31 deadline, it seems more and more likely that a no-deal Brexit is going to happen. In a “no deal” situation, the U.K. would immediately leave the European Union with no agreements regarding the divorce process. A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for the...

The Primary Within the Primary

The Primary Within the Primary

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Last week, the third edition of the 2020 Democratic Primary debates was held in Houston, Texas, with the top 10 polling candidates slugging it out on a single stage. It was the first time that all of the top-tier candidates appeared on the same stage and also the first time the number of candidates...

Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?

Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

September 19, 2019

Editors Note: Due to delays with the vendor contract, the implementation of the Billiken Readership Program was delayed this academic year, but resumed on Monday, Sept. 16th.   I use Twitter to stay up to date on current events and news. There, I said it. An unbiased, unopinionated and unmonit...

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

A Nation Divided: The Hong Kong Protests Explained

Jordan Bailey, Contributor

September 19, 2019

 As you read the latest news headlines, it can sometimes feel like the only stories ever covered are ones that affect us nationally, with little to no room for any global narratives. But with the recent anti-government demonstrations rattling across Hong Kong, the current news reports are ones that not ...

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