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Thoughts on Lenten Dieting

Thoughts on Lenten Dieting

Madeline Burns, Contributor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Almost every person I have met at SLU observes Lent, at least for the first few weeks. As a non-Catholic student, I had never been exposed to Mardi Gras celebrations or Ash Wednesday services, and so the mass observance of Lent is new to me. Growing up in a Presbyterian family, we spoke of Lent, but n...

The Hardest Part of Vegetarianism

The Hardest Part of Vegetarianism

Madeline Burns, Contributor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Uncategorized

You may ask, “What is the hardest part about not eating meat?” To which my answer is always “other people.”

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

Gun Reform, It’s Simple

The University News Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is nothing simple about 14 high schoolers and three of their teachers being gunned down at the end of a school day. Just like there is nothing simple about 20 elementary school children and six of their teachers being gunned down. Or 59 concertgoers, nice black individuals in a historic African...

Confronting the Dread of Valentine’s Day

Confronting the Dread of Valentine’s Day

Em Miller, News Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Humor, Opinion

As a holiday, Valentine’s Day can basically be summed up by those weird candy hearts: Disgusting, something that you have to spend money on, and ultimately disappointing. If you can’t tell, Valentine’s Day does not hold a special place in my heart. Instead, it and Columbus Day are at the very bo...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Ameena Challenger, Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Commentary, Entertainment

#BlackGirlMagic. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, this phrase may be familiar to you. While it hasn’t been added to Merriam Webster quite yet (but “bootylicious” has, so there is hope), it can be defined as a social media movement dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary talents and g...

Worlds Apart: SLU Through the Eyes of the Weary

Worlds Apart: SLU Through the Eyes of the Weary

Diamond Marsh, Guest Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a new hire at my job, it is part of my training to shadow at least two tours given by my peers. As I step into a golf cart to shadow my first tour, I am dumbfounded at the enthusiasm with which the tour guide sells Saint Louis University to a prospective student. I hear things like “My residenc...

Shut Down for What?

Shut Down for What?

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, the federal government was shut down for two days as Senators and Congressmen struggled to reach an agreement on the government’s budget. It was the first shutdown since 2013 when Republicans shut down the government for 16 days to protest Obamacare. This time, it was the Democrats...

‘Tis the Season…for Hyped-up Music and Bad Acting

‘Tis the Season…for Hyped-up Music and Bad Acting

Grant Mayfield, Identity Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Humor, Opinion

The best part of the Christmas season for me are all the cultural artifacts we Americans compulsively consume every year. Here are three favorites.

Just Call it “The Shell”

Just Call it “The Shell”

Jaryn Blackshear-Bryan, Contributor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

I have no idea where the phrase “Shady Shell” came from, but the phrase has reached the point where it effortlessly rolls off the tongue for many of us. Most of the time when it is used, its nature is not questioned and, though we assume it to be harmless and innocent, the reality of the phrase is...

The Man With the Dream

The Man With the Dream

Noelle Janak, Contributor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Opinion

Noelle Janek, a senior majoring in African American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, writes from the heart about the impact Dr. Norm White had on his students and how those that loved him might find inspiration in the midst of their grief.

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Happily Collegial, Even in Conflict

Dr. Jonathan C. Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

December 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As I sat down to read the November 16 issue of the UNews, I was struck by the luminous constellation of student-authored op-ed pieces in that issue. Among them, Grant Mayfield, Jaryn Blackshear-Bryant, and Betsy Daly addressed some of the most pressing and difficult issues of the day on America’s...

Why I Am Pro-Life

Why I Am Pro-Life

Betsy Daly, Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Before the SLU Students for Life (SFL) Cemetery of Innocence display was stolen in it’s entirety last month—and then partially stolen again after it was re-set up a week later—another show of protest to the pro-life display was raised in the form of sidewalk chalking. Little more than 24 hours after...

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