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A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2018

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is time for everyone to start loosening their belts and giving up on their diets until New Year’s rolls around again. Or at least that’s always my game plan. Who can blame me when I am constantly surrounded by copious amounts of candy and delicious homemade...

The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

December 6, 2018

I live in Grand Forest. Please don’t stalk me. Just kidding, it’s 3434 we’re having a party on Friday night. See you there. Just kidding again, I’m babysitting because I have to make that bread. Anyway, as a woman who has to go out and make that bread, I need to dress decently to go to the ...

War on Christmas?

War on Christmas?

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and recently, also the touchiest. The past few years have engulfed jolly well-wishers in a fairly intense inter-religious crisis. According to many Christians, there’s a “war on Christmas” going on with  Jesus as the main point of conflict (or, at least his name). Many p...

Previewing the 2020 Presidential Election

Previewing the 2020 Presidential Election

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

If you thought you could forget about politics for a while now that the midterms are over, think again. The first stages of the 2020 election have already begun in the form of the “invisible primary,” where potential candidates analyze the race and attempt to sway party leaders and donors to the...

Reflecting on 2018’s “October Surprises”

Reflecting on 2018’s “October Surprises”

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

American politics are unique, and not in a good way. Anyone who spends time studying our electoral process and how we choose to conduct our elections will quickly find that there are many facets of our system which are the way that they are simply because that’s the way things are. This resistance...

We can’t all be friends

We can’t all be friends

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

In grade school, when the only opinions that we hold have to do with boy band members and ice cream flavors, it’s remarkably easy to be friends with everyone. In college, well… not so much. Suddenly, everyone has an opinion on everything, and everyone believes their opinion to be the only...

An honest review of the iPhone XR

An honest review of the iPhone XR

Arjun Bagai, Contributor

November 29, 2018

While it is exhilarating to get a new phone, it can also be pretty frustrating to figure out which phone to buy. Top phones include the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, Samsung Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 3. The iPhone XR is a versatile phone with many of its defining features. The iPhone XR...

A response to “No vote: Still political”

A response to  “No vote: Still political”

Damen Alexander, Contributor

November 29, 2018

In the last edition of the University News, there was an editorial piece titled “No Vote: Still Political.” The author of the piece explained their decision not to vote in the most recent elections. The piece agitated me, but I still read it several times just to make sure I could understand where the...

An Editorial Board Statement on “No Vote: Still Political”

An Editorial Board Statement on “No Vote: Still Political”

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

The University News prides itself on showcasing a variety of different events on campus and opinions held by writers and contributors. When the organization falls short on quality, it is its duty to be held accountable and to be transparent about the mistake made. In the UNews’ sixth edition of...

No Vote: Still Political

No Vote: Still Political

Chuck Kolmer, Contributor

November 13, 2018

In the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating whether or not to vote. After much thought, I decided not to. I have drawn much criticism over this decision, but I stand firmly by it. As a dissident, I have always opposed our country’s authoritarian and capitalistic policies. I believ...

Georgia: Democracy’s Ground Zero

Georgia: Democracy’s Ground Zero

Julia Morell, Contributor

October 31, 2018

Georgia’s gubernatorial race is being stolen in real time. Republican candidate Brian Kemp is in a neck-and-neck race with Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams. Kemp also happens to be the secretary of state, the official in charge of all of Georgia’s elections. Kemp is not only overseeing the proc...

A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

A response to “SLU’s treatment of the homeless population exposed”

David Heimburger, Contributor

October 31, 2018

As the CFO of the University, and someone who attended “Pizza with the President” a few weeks ago, I would like to respond to the opinion piece published in the Oct. 18 issue of The University News regarding SLU’s treatment of the homeless population. In this op-ed, it was asserted that the Univ...

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