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Making the most of your freshman year

John Schaefer

September 18, 2017

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There is an old saying that goes something like this: The only things that are inevitable in life are death and taxes. Well, I’d like to provide a new addition to this otherwise ancient mantra. I feel that it is necessary to account for the fact that each year, around 18 million young adults leave for institutions of higher education stationed all around the world. Their reasons for attending are various. For some, their re...

Trump’s move to militarize police hurts public safety

Michael Willey

September 18, 2017

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From 1997 to 2015, over $5 billion worth of military hardware was transferred to law enforcement agencies around the country under the federal government’s 1033 program. While much of that equipment was mundane, such as cold-weather clothing, flashlights and sandbags, the program also saw the transfer of mine-resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers, flashbangs, bayonets, sniper rifles, machine guns, silencers, high-caliber ...

Migration migraine: Issues with Outlook 365

Migration migraine: Issues with Outlook 365

September 14, 2017

It was first announced that SLU would be undergoing an email migration in Newslink’s Monday, May 1 edition. At the time, most students were in the middle of exams and hardly took any notice. SLU’s...

Senior send offs: Looking back on our editors’ time with the UNews

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May 4, 2017

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Meredith: I began writing for the UNews the second semester of my freshman year and now have been the online editor for two years. As the voice behind our social media accounts and webmaster on our website, my position has been a great learning experience, especially in this digital age. I’ve witnessed two great editors-in-chief lead the paper and have been continuously impressed by the editors of each section staying up pas...

The state of Saint Louis University

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May 4, 2017

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Next spring, Saint Louis University will celebrate its 200th anniversary as an institution of higher learning. Two centuries have provided ample room for both good and bad times for the University. Today, we measure the current state of SLU. The University has undergone substantial change since its founding in 1818, improving the education that it provides and developing the midtown area. Once the only university west of...

Students call for clean energy in the St. Louis region

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May 4, 2017

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Embracing sustainable practices and clean energy directly aligns with the mission of Saint Louis University, whose motto boasts pursuing a higher purpose and a greater good. Students here at SLU have decided that now is the time to play a larger role in pushing for clean energy in the St. Louis region. We cannot continue to neglect the negative impacts coal power has on our health, on our environment and on future generations. ...

Nootropics: A brain-power-enhancing life hack

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May 4, 2017

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We’ve all heard it before: “Don’t be the person buying Adderall in the library during finals week.” As tempting as it is to have hyper focus and the ability to forgo sleep, it is both illegal and dangerous. But what if I told you that there were drugs just as powerful, completely legal and readily available? You may be interested. I know I was. Enter the world of Nootropics. Popularized by self-proclaimed “bio-hackers”...

Why Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers alive

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May 4, 2017

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Yes, Lil Dicky is one of the greatest rappers this generation has ever seen. David Andrew Burd was born in 1988 in a town near Philadelphia. Raised in an upper-middle-class, Jewish family, Burd did not face the same back stories as many influential rappers. He attended the University of Richmond and graduated Summa Cum Laude from their business school. He then went on to get a job as an account manager at an advertising agency...

Fiscal policy: A means toward an end

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May 4, 2017

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When discussing the reforms from the New Deal era, many pundits who lean toward the right side of fiscal policy claim that President Roosevelt’s programs did little to improve the economy and actually slowed the recovery. Although the New Deal reforms were not perfect—many were quite regressive, deriving their funding primarily from taxes on poor people, and most excluded minorities from the benefits—the idea that government...

A Call to Action for Students

A Call to Action for Students

April 27, 2017

My fellow Billikens, we have work to do. When the Oath of Inclusion was created, it was not to show our campus as it existed, but rather as it could and should exist. After a series of bias incidents,...

Response to editorial on contraception

Response to editorial on contraception

April 27, 2017

Dear UNews Editorial Board, I strongly disagree with your view, and SGA’s, that “SLU should increase access to contraception.” I respond in particular to your editorial in last week’s issue...

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

UNews editorial on contraception is unreasonable

April 27, 2017

Dear Editor, I’m responding to an article I read earlier arguing that SLU should provide birth control to students because, to paraphrase the writing, SLU shouldn’t force adherence to Catholic doctrine,...

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