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Communication technology’s effects on dating

Communication technology’s effects on dating

April 27, 2017

It’s not fair. We are supposed to immerse ourselves in books, movies and music. We are supposed to be cultured, and yet all that culture does is give us unrealistic expectations for the world. I grew...

Without immigration, America will lose its economic edge

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April 27, 2017

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Concerns about the impact of immigration on the lives of native-born Americans have existed for centuries, from the nativism expressed by the Know-Nothing Party, to the quotas of the 1920s to the anti-immigrant sentiments held today. Advocates against immigration, such as Harvard economist George Borjas, defend these sentiments on the grounds that immigration results in fewer jobs for native-born Americans. However, while...

Letter to the Editor

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April 27, 2017

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Dear UNews Editors, Following the SGA resolution urging the university provision for artificial contraception, an editorial appeared last week echoing that recommendation. As Dr. Pestello indicated in the open forum when this issue arose, we are a university founded upon and shaped by the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual tradition that holds a particular view of the human person. Precisely as a Catholic institution, we never ...

Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

Sexual assault awareness should put survivors first

April 27, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and it is an effort in which our campus wholeheartedly participates. Quotations from victims across the nation dot the long walk along West Pine, supplemented by...

France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

France’s election: Why European affairs should matter to students at SLU

April 27, 2017

As university students, the results of the French election may seem peripheral, if not totally irrelevant, to our lives. However, this election will determine who we are as a global society and the path...

Marijuana has real potential for medicinal use

Marijuana has real potential for medicinal use

April 21, 2017

Cannabis sativa forma indica is the formal name for the plant that 1 in 8 Americans claim to smoke and 1 in 2 claim to have tried. A lot has changed about our understanding of cannabis since it was...

The importance of understanding the fundamentals of genetics

The importance of understanding the fundamentals of genetics

April 21, 2017

Why do children look more like their mother than their father? Why do people have diseases such as Albinism or Trisomy 21? Does the environment influence our appearance? These questions all deal with genetics...

Public Health alums: Don’t dismiss EOH department

Public Health alums: Don’t dismiss EOH department

April 21, 2017

Dear President Pestello, We as graduate alumni of the SLU CPHSJ respectfully express our united deep concern for the possible de-establishment of the Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH) Department,...

Being a fan of multiple sports teams is OK

Being a fan of multiple sports teams is OK

April 21, 2017

I firmly assert that it is totally acceptable for one to like multiple sports teams in the same leagues. I can already hear the angry howls of diehard fans of all manner of teams from the New England Patriots,...

SLU should increase access to contraception

SLU should increase access to contraception

April 21, 2017

On April 5, SLU’s SGA passed a resolution recommending that the Student Health Center increase student access to birth control. While the SGA does not have enforcement power over the Health Center, we...

A St. Louis city-county reunion is due

A St. Louis city-county reunion is due

April 21, 2017

In 1877, St. Louis City formally separated itself from St. Louis County. The decision was a matter of taxes; city residents did not want to pay taxes that would help fund the much smaller population that...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2017

Dear University News Editor: I read with great interest your opinion piece on “How Netflix is shaping American society”. I commend you for addressing a huge cultural issue shaping our society. You...

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