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War -Games- Crimes

War -Games- Crimes

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

A couple weeks ago, 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, was caught up in the daily news cycle after being spotted in a suite at a Dallas Cowboys game next to comedian Ellen DeGeneres. After DeGeneres took some heat for her friendship with the controversial president, she minimized the si...

Technology, Social Media and Connection

Technology, Social Media and Connection

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

At the start of the semester, my creative writing professor challenged our class to put aside all technology three times a week for 10 to 15 minutes until midterms. He wanted us to just exist in the space we were in without the distraction of technology, social media and music. At first, I made many ex...

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Turmoil in the Middle East, Are We the Ones to Blame?

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

With the recent shift in United States foreign policy flooding the news, the question of why U.S. troops were removed from northern Syria, and the consequences associated with that decision, has only continued to get answered as the rise of conflict and devastation between Turkey and Syria continues to g...

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Is Anything Private Anymore?

Conor Van Santen, Contributor

October 3, 2019

With the revelations wrought by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the older controversies surrounding Edward Snowden’s leak, privacy has become a topic of conversation recently.  Despite the debates surrounding privacy, if you think about it, “privacy” is a pretty vague word. It’s used as an e...

A Week of Rebellion: The International Climate Strike & Its Impact on the St. Louis Area

A Week of Rebellion: The International Climate Strike & Its Impact on the St. Louis Area

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

 As the environmental emergency continues to worsen, more and more people are standing up and demanding ecological justice—both domestically and internationally. And with last month’s global climate strike, it is getting harder for lawmakers to ignore the collective minority and their call for bet...

I’m an ENFP and Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

I’m an ENFP and Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

I am an Aries, born in the year of the Snake. Buzzfeed says that I am the princess Jasmine and a pumpkin spice latte. The Myers-Briggs personality test says that I am extroverted, intuitive, feeling and perceiving. Perhaps you have heard about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI. It has gained a lot of...

The (Electoral) College Dropout

The (Electoral) College Dropout

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

As the election cycle starts to heat up, it is all but guaranteed that the Electoral College will once again become a point of contention after the Democrats announce their nominee. This will especially be the case in this presidential election following 2016, where Donald Trump ended up winning through ...

Impeachment Begins

Impeachment Begins

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Only two Presidents in history have been impeached by the House of Representatives—Bill Clinton in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868. However, in order to actually remove a President from office, two-thirds of the Senate then has to vote to accept the articles of impeachment passed by the House, in which c...

The Power of Sports

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Mar. 17, 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Not because of what happened, but what followed on this campus that Sunday. In the mid-afternoon at the Barclays Center, our beloved Billikens won the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While much rejoicing took place...

Student response to Last Issue, “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?”

Student response to Last Issue,  “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?”

Jordan Glassman, Contributor

October 3, 2019

In the last edition of the UNews, an opinion piece entitled “Where is the Factual and Reliable Information?” posed the relevant question that makes up its title. The article advances a series of inferences and determines that the Billiken Readership Program has been discontinued, possibly due to...

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

 On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an intense, passionate speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Thunberg directly called out the apathy of her elders on the topic of climate change, repetitively stating, “How dare you?”, and claiming that...

A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

A Discussion on Language: The SLU “Safety” Bubble

September 19, 2019

This article was anonymously submitted by a slu student in reaction to “SLU “SAFETY BUBBLE”: A MATTER OF PERCEPTION"   “This atmosphere is known as the SLU ‘Safety Bubble.’ This safety bubble can be attributed to the diligence of the Department of Public Safety (DPS),” SLU “S...

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