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A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

David Heimburger, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As the CFO of the University, and someone who attended “Pizza with the President” a few weeks ago, I would like to respond to the opinion piece published in the Oct. 18 issue of The University News regarding SLU’s treatment of the homeless population. In this op-ed, it was asserted that the Univ...

SLU’s Campus Election Engagement Project

SLU’s Campus Election Engagement Project

Lauren Cavignano, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In 1916, more than 3,000 women marched in St. Louis to demand the right to vote. Their voices—lifted higher with every step—made up hundreds of thousands of suffragists’ calls for justice. One hundred years later, in January 2016, millions of people traveled to cities throughout the United Stat...

Midterm election preview: Don’t get your hopes up

Midterm election preview: Don’t get your hopes up

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Despite all the hyperbolic talk from Republicans about an impending “red wave,” and all the media narrative pointing toward a “blue wave” in the midterm elections, the truth is no one really knows what’s going to happen. According to 538.com—which tries to predict the outcome of elections using emp...

Pause For Opinion Episode 2

Pause For Opinion Episode 2

Fiona Clair

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a bias that young people are not informed or politically involved, but if you stroll down any college campus in an election season you'll see that is simply not the case. This episode I turn to some lovely guests from SLU College Democrats and SLU College Republicans to learn more about this...

Statement from Labre on “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

Statement from Labre on “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In regard to the editorial on SLU's treatment of the homeless population, Labre has issued a statement to provide some clarity: "We wanted to let you know a few things -- since the article was published, we have learned that some of the information we gave at Labre was false. This was information that...

Jakob Benedetti, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Alongside one of the most important U.S. Senate races of this election, Missouri voters will have a number of important decisions to make when they head to the polls on Nov. 6. Over the past year, activists have collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put seven important questions on the ballot ...

Is your straw ban really helping?

Is your straw ban really helping?

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you were to tell someone 10 years ago that in 2018 people were banning straws, they probably would have looked at you like you had two heads. Yet, here we are. It’s 2018. And we’re banning straws. I understand the basic premise behind the argument. It’s no secret that as a human race we are taking horrible ...

SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed

SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed

Nadia Sirajuddin, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Saint Louis University is not upholding its Jesuit mission. As a university, our mission, according to the website,  is to “extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons.” Yet, on Oct. 12, 2018, it was confirmed during “Pizza with Pr...

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

The University News Editorial Board

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is a general bias that young people are uninformed. We are told that we are naive and disrespectful, and that we simply don’t care. Unfortunately, this bias was proven right in 2016 when, according to research by the U.S. Census Bureau, only 41.6 percent of citizens aged 18-29 voted. This number i...

The Benefits of Undergraduate Research

The Benefits of Undergraduate Research

Luke Vest, Contributor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Research has become an important part of the medical school admissions process. While not required for admission, research experience often helps applicants to stand out from their peers and gain exposure to medical sciences. When I entered college as a premedical student, I didn’t understand how p...

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Keep Lambert Airport Public

Jakob Benedetti

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Featured News, Opinion

The city of St. Louis is currently considering whether to contract daily operations of Lambert Airport to a private company, essentially privatizing the operations and management of Missouri’s largest airport. Lambert was the first municipally-owned airport in the country when St. Louis bought it in 192...

Sorority recruitment: Struggling to stay true to ourselves

Sorority recruitment: Struggling to stay true to ourselves

Lexi Kayser

October 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

My friends and I spent the weekend of Sept. 6 in a whirlwind of emotion, anxiety and perfume. It was sorority recruitment weekend here at SLU, and my personal experience with it consisted of so many ups and downs that a rollercoaster would likely feel threatened by it. While bid day—the day that we fi...

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