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More Than Just Gamesmanship

As the federal government shutdown has now reached the one-month mark we are coming to see all too clearly that real lives are being affected by each new day of the stalemate. Paychecks are not being issued to more than 800,000 federal employees, leaving many to wonder how they are going to pay their mortgages, rent, car payments and utility bills. And the ripple effect is being felt across many related industries. Even though furloughed employees will eventually receive their back pay once the government reopens, it’s not much consolation in the here and now. Today our student journalists are blogging on their thoughts about the historic shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

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Mellow Mushroom, My New Favorite Restaurant

Is there such a thing as Chicago style deep-dish pizza in St. Louis? And could you possibly get that in a gluten-free version? Maybe even dairy free? And will it actually taste great? Mellow Mushroom has everything your pizza-loving taste buds crave. 

Photo by Madelyn Shotton

On a windy and rainy Tuesday night Mellow Mushroom, located just off Lindbergh in the Sunset Hills area, is the perfect place to fill your belly with a warm pizza, whether in the traditional form or gluten free. 

A Condition of the Heart: Beating the Odds

HLHS is something I’ll live with forever. In a way, it makes me who I am, but I don’t let it define me.

Photo by Jaylen Early

The American Heart Association states that congenital heart defects are present in 1 percent of live births. Within that 1 percent, HLHS ranges from 4.8 to 9 percent. I have lived my life with little to no limitations after surviving this rare defect. 

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