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SLU Alum Manages NASA’s Successful Mars Mission
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Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor | December 6, 2018

On Monday, NASA’s InSight robotic lander made contact with the rocky red ground of Mars’ surface. The event went somewhat viral after a St. Louis-born engineer involved in the landing was filmed celebrating with an NFL-inspired victory handshake. The event had another St. Louis connection in the form of SLU graduate, Fernando Abilleira. Abilleira served as the deputy mission design and navigation manager for the mission. Working in NASA’s...

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Stress Strikes Again As Finals Week Looms

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer | December 6, 2018

With final exams coming up, this is the most stressful time of year for most college students. The last few weeks before winter break are often jam-packed with last minute assignments, papers, reviews and exams. All of this cramming and studying causes one major issue for most students– stress. “I’m stressed at a 10 out of 10,” said SLU senior Brenna Salen, “Finals is the last chance...

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Tragedy Befalls SLU Graduate Nursing Student

Riley Mack, News Editor | December 6, 2018

A St.Charles County mother was on her way to work an extra shift at SLU Hospital when she was killed in a car accident on Nov. 24, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thirty-one-year-old nurse Sara Shepard was picking up extra shifts at work before Christmas in order to afford presents for her children when the accident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. As Shepard was driving eastbound on MO-364,...

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Jose Antonio Vargas Humanizes the Illegal Immigrant Narrative
It’s a Hamilton Christmas

December 6, 2018

Powell Hall kicked off their Christmas celebrations Sunday evening with a 90-minute set from Leslie Odom Jr., who is most famously known for his role in...

Young the Giant Hits Home with Audience, Produces More Mature Album

December 5, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Young the Giant returned to St. Louis for the fourth time since their “Home of the Strange” tour. After performing at the Pageant...

Duo in HoHo Show Share Love for St. Louis

December 5, 2018

The Point continued their string of HoHo Shows at The Pageant with the duo of lovelytheband and Bastille Thursday, Nov. 29. The combination of the two...

ACL is More Than Just a Music Festival

December 5, 2018

Austin City Limits has made its way onto the list of one of the world’s most well-known music festivals. Since its founding in 2002, the three-day music...

Putting together the Billiken Blue Puzzle
Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip,  Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

November 29, 2018

When the Billikens left St. Louis for their first road trip of the early season, they knew they would be facing their largest and first real challenge...

Caija Harbison standing out early in career

November 29, 2018

Ciaja Harbison is, in some ways, much like a lot of college freshmen at SLU and across the nation. She has a strong connection to her family, has had trouble...

Women’s Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

November 8, 2018

Their tournament run will be just the third appearance ever in the NCAA tournament, and their first since 2006. SLU’s last two NCAA postseason appearances...

Hannah Friedrichson Scoring to the Top

October 18, 2018

Freshman midfielder, Hannah Friedrich, has accrued nine goals and seven assists this season to lead the SLU Women’s Soccer Team with a combined 25 points. Two...

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar
The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

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...

War on Christmas?

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...

Previewing the 2020 Presidential Election

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...

A Conversation with Gryffin
Lollapalooza 2018 has international flare

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flare

August 20, 2018

Four days. 400,000 people. On Aug. 2-5, Chicago’s Grant Park overflowed with sounds and strangers in...

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto’s Performance

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto’s Performance

March 9, 2018

The warm light and quietness invited those into the Friday night piano recital out of the stormy night...

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar
The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

December 6, 2018

I live in Grand Forest. Please don’t stalk me. Just kidding, it’s 3434 we’re having a party on...

War on Christmas?

War on Christmas?

December 6, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and recently, also the touchiest. The past few years have...

Putting together the Billiken Blue Puzzle
Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

October 6, 2018

    A crowd of almost 5,000 St. Louis soccer fans filled the seats at Robert R. Hermann Stadium...

Anthony Brown leads Men’s Soccer Going into Conference Play

Anthony Brown leads Men’s Soccer Going into Conference Play

September 21, 2018

  Senior forward Anthony Brown currently leads the SLU mens soccer team in goals with three, number...

Kalish Leads Men’s Soccer Over NIU

Kalish Leads Men’s Soccer Over NIU

April 7, 2018

Head Coach Kevin Kalish has been hard at work making some changes around SLU Men’s Soccer. Kalish was...

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