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In Defense of the Electoral College

In Defense of the Electoral College

Jaco Dowell, Contributor

May 2, 2019

With the latest presidential election, the debate on the electoral college has been revived. An opinion piece in the last issue of the University News called to abolish the electoral college. However, calls such as these are often grounded in a misunderstanding of our national and state governments....

Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Mysophobia is the fear of germs. Hemophobia is the fear of blood. And homophobia is the fear of...gay people? As an English major, I have lots of opinions when it comes to words, their roots, their meanings. I’m a total word geek, to be candid with you, and on...

Guest essay: The pros of peaceful protest

Guest essay: The pros of peaceful protest

David Rapach, Guest Contributor

May 2, 2019

A letter concerning peaceful protest during the national anthem.   Although I have not followed sports closely for some time, I was deeply moved in 2016 when I learned of the courageous decision by Colin Kaepernick (and others) to kneel during the national anthem in peaceful protest against ...

Feeling nostalgic? What about now?

Feeling nostalgic? What about now?

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019

Graduation is quickly approaching, which means the end of nearly a lifelong student career for many seniors. If you aren’t already getting emotional about this great monumental moment, I thought I’d put together a list of trends from all our years of schooling so we can laugh and grumble about our...

Psych meds saved my life

Psych meds saved my life

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

I’ve spent the majority of my life struggling with mental health issues, from anxiety and depression to eating disorders and PTSD. I’m pretty candid and open about what’s going on in my psyche nowadays (years of therapy sort of condition you to be this way), but it wasn’t always so easy for ...

The ‘swamp’ in action: Josh Hawley

The ‘swamp’ in action: Josh Hawley

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

On the last edition of “the ‘swamp’ in action,” I took a look at the corruption of former U.S. Senator and current MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill. I thought it only fair that this time around we should look into the record of the guy who replaced her: former Missouri attorney general and current Se...

Pause for Opinion Episode 7

Pause for Opinion Episode 7

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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