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Dear Reader, You Are Not Alone

Dear Reader, You Are Not Alone

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

“Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here’s why. Because today, you’re you.” This is the closing line of the Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” While it might sound a little cliché, the musical itself is anything but. It was performed at the Fox Theatre these past f...

What the Media Can Learn from 2016

What the Media Can Learn from 2016

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In 2016, one of the major developments was the changing nature of political media in the face of increasing use of social media and “alternative” news platforms. Media entities reliant on traditional forms of publishing journalism—print media, television, radio—began feeling pressure to adapt, and ...

Book of Lies

Book of Lies

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was meant to be about Facebook’s Libra crypto project, but instead Zuckerberg was questioned by members of the Committee concerning any issues on the social media platform . ...

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, he illustrates a society that has fallen victim to infinite warfare, ubiquitous government surveillance and propaganda. Although this fictitious story is merely an insight into the dangerous implications of totalitarianism, the question of whether or not Orwell...

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Response to

Enbal Shacham, Contributor

November 7, 2019

This letter is in response to a few vocal faculty members that have been providing a perspective that does not reflect the large majority of the faculty here at Saint Louis University. On Oct. 17th, the student newspaper published a letter from one faculty member suggesting that the Board of Trustees...

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Few movies this year have gotten as much buzz as Warner Bros.’ and D.C.’s “Joker.” The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, follows the unknown backstory of the well-known comic book villain, the Joker. The movie is undeniably dark and graphic, showing multiple gory murders, dangerou...

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

The Unfortunate Truth Behind Where Our Waste Ends Up

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

What would modern life be without plastics? According to the World Economic Forum, plastic production has skyrocketed over the last 50 years, growing from 16.5 million tons in 1964 to 343 million tons in 2014. But with this huge rise of plastic manufacturing comes immense negative impacts of improper or...

Deaf Culture is Not a Rip-Off

Deaf Culture is Not a Rip-Off

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

  Last semester, I met with my academic advisor about my classes for the fall. When asked what language class I wanted to take for my core requirements, I replied, American Sign Language. My academic advisor informed me that it wasn’t technically a language class, so unless we could get special ...

I’m Wearing Matching Socks!

I’m Wearing Matching Socks!

Austin Glass, Contributor

October 30, 2019

   Yes, my socks have little pictures of matches sewn into them because Wacky Sock Wednesday is my favorite day of the week—but for me, wacky sock Wednesday is every day. My obsession with these colorful and pictorial pieces of clothing started almost seven years ago. On the track team, we had Wac...

Keep the Core Jesuit

Keep the Core Jesuit

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 30, 2019

Three years ago, the University Undergraduate Core Committee began work on a new core curriculum, which the SLU community saw in proposal form earlier this month. From the outset, the UUCC was ostensibly committed to preserving SLU’s Jesuit identity and mission. The first Core Student Learning Out...

Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield

Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield

David Rapach, Faculty Contributor

October 17, 2019

As a professor at SLU, I was deeply disturbed by revelations involving Rex Sinquefield in the recent Sentencing Memorandum issued by U.S. Attorney Reginald Harris and Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith for former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, who has pleaded guilty to federal corruption ch...

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 16, 2019

The Packers beat the Cowboys 34-27 last weekend. Besides the hard-hitting action on the gridiron, there was also something special happening in the stands. Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was seated next to former president George W. Bush during the NFL game. Television cameras caught the pair seeming...

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