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Corporate Christmas Beginning Too Early?

Corporate Christmas Beginning Too Early?

November 3, 2017

By the time this article appears in UNews, Halloween will have only been over for two days. Why is that relevant, you might ask? Seeing as Christmas items have been in stores for easily the last month and a...

A Response to Dr. Pestello’s Claim of “Fundamental Intolerance”

Erika Greiner, Contributor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

This is my fourth year attending SLU, and each year our quad is covered with wooden crosses by the pro-life organization on campus. This year, an anonymous person removed the display. Students for Life as well as President Pestello have spoken out about the incident, claiming that it is “fundamental intolerance” to oppose the display from a pro-life organization on campus. President Pestello even compared the opposition to...

Napping Over Fall Break

Rose Livingston, Contributor

November 1, 2017

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

If anyone is thinking of what to do over fall break, a good way to feel refreshed is to catch up on all that sleep that you have missed out on this semester! As a student, I feel that one of my priorities, besides getting good grades, is making sure I have enough sleep.  My preferred method of doing this is napping; I feel that the best way for me to be refreshed is to take a nice long nap. However, research from Time Mag...

Do Protests Work?

Jakob Benedtti, Contributor

November 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last month, former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man. The decision launched a weekend of protests that engulfed our city and campus, and served as another episode in an ongoing national debate about racism in America’s criminal justice system. Increasingly often, cases such as this wrench the emotions of a city, and stir the people into an uproar ...

Does Progressivism Hate Comic Books?

Does Progressivism Hate Comic Books?

October 20, 2017

Agendas don’t sell comics, but innovation and respect for fans and source material do. A basic economic principle, the comic book realm included, states that higher profits result from making an appealing...

Why it’s okay not to say #metoo, even if #youtoo

Why it’s okay not to say #metoo, even if #youtoo

October 19, 2017

This week, I stared at my Facebook newsfeed as friend after friend posted #metoo, sometimes by itself and sometimes with increasingly depressing stories of abuse, harassment, and assault. The movement...

Response to Atwood Reception

Response to Atwood Reception

October 5, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Margaret Atwood received the Saint Louis University Library Associates 2017 St. Louis Literary Reward. As you may recall, the not-guilty verdict of the Stockley trial was announce...

It’s October, Let’s Get Spooky

It’s October, Let’s Get Spooky

October 5, 2017

Today is Oct. 5th, and I have yet to see a single pumpkin on campus. No goblins. No ghouls. And not a witch to be found. I am aware that temperatures in the mid-80s might not fully constitute ‘sweater...

Why Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry?

Why Major in Chemistry or Biochemistry?

September 27, 2017

It is that time of year again. Many high school seniors picked their school of interest and are exuberant for a new educational chapter. However, a difficult decision to make is what major(s) to choose...

Save Sole Female Professor

Save Sole Female Professor

September 21, 2017

If you are an electrical, computer, biomedical, or mechanical engineering major at Saint Louis University, you have had or will be having Professor Armineh Khalili at some point in your time at SLU. For ...

Cardinals Pride: Too little, too late?

Cardinals Pride: Too little, too late?

September 18, 2017

On Aug. 25, the Cardinals officially hosted their first Pride Night. The road to this Pride Night has been a bumpy one, starting with the fact that while the Cardinals have hosted many LGBTQ+ groups in the...

SLU: Pay what you preach

Phoebe O’Meara, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you are a student with a job in St. Louis, there is a good chance your next paycheck is going to be lighter than usual. Last week, St. Louis’s minimum wage was rolled back from $10 an hour to the state wage of $7.70, becoming the second American city in history to decrease the minimum required pay of workers after a raise had gone into effect. This unprecedented action took effect just days before Labor Day, a federa...

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