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The Hardest Part of Vegetarianism

The Hardest Part of Vegetarianism

February 27, 2018

You may ask, “What is the hardest part about not eating meat?” To which my answer is always “other people.”

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

February 22, 2018

There is nothing simple about 14 high schoolers and three of their teachers being gunned down at the end of a school day. Just like there is nothing simple about 20 elementary school children and s...

Confronting the Dread of Valentine’s Day

Confronting the Dread of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

As a holiday, Valentine’s Day can basically be summed up by those weird candy hearts: Disgusting, something that you have to spend money on, and ultimately disappointing. If you can’t tell, Valentine...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

February 14, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, this phrase may be familiar to you. While it hasn’t been added to Merriam Webster quite yet (but “bootylicious” has, so there is hope), it can ...

Worlds Apart: SLU Through the Eyes of the Weary

Worlds Apart: SLU Through the Eyes of the Weary

February 14, 2018

As a new hire at my job, it is part of my training to shadow at least two tours given by my peers. As I step into a golf cart to shadow my first tour, I am dumbfounded at the enthusiasm with which the t...

Shut Down for What?

Shut Down for What?

February 8, 2018

A few weeks ago, the federal government was shut down for two days as Senators and Congressmen struggled to reach an agreement on the government’s budget. It was the first shutdown since 2013 when Republ...

‘Tis the Season…for Hyped-up Music and Bad Acting

‘Tis the Season…for Hyped-up Music and Bad Acting

December 19, 2017

The best part of the Christmas season for me are all the cultural artifacts we Americans compulsively consume every year. Here are three favorites.

Just Call it “The Shell”

Just Call it “The Shell”

December 15, 2017

I have no idea where the phrase “Shady Shell” came from, but the phrase has reached the point where it effortlessly rolls off the tongue for many of us. Most of the time when it is used, its nature...

The Man With the Dream

The Man With the Dream

December 9, 2017

Noelle Janek, a senior majoring in African American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, writes from the heart about the impact Dr. Norm White had on his students and how those that loved him might find inspiration in the midst of their grief.

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

December 7, 2017

As I sat down to read the November 16 issue of the UNews, I was struck by the luminous constellation of student-authored op-ed pieces in that issue. Among them, Grant Mayfield, Jaryn Blackshear-Bryant,...

Why I Am Pro-Life

Why I Am Pro-Life

November 20, 2017

Before the SLU Students for Life (SFL) Cemetery of Innocence display was stolen in it’s entirety last month—and then partially stolen again after it was re-set up a week later—another show of pr...

Why Pride?

Why Pride?

November 13, 2017

A brief history of pride community events: Recorded pride gatherings date back to 1969, when queer/LGBTQ+ people rioted in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Since...

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