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‘Brand’ new Ad Club

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October 31, 2014

In 2010, companies spent an estimated $143 billion in the United States, and $467 billion globally, on advertisements.  No wonder so many people are attracted to advertising as a career choice. Some of those interested can be educated on the topic through SLU’s Ad Club, as well as through classes. ...

Exercising the Missourian vote

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October 31, 2014

State midterm elections to take place Nov. 4 The 2014 elections are just around the corner, and on Tuesday, Nov. 4, St. Louis residents will get the opportunity to vote on several key offices and propositions. In the national congressional election, St. Louisians only have one office to vote for:...

Clock Tower Contention

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October 31, 2014

Protest brings racial injustice to the forefront “Educate, organize and empower.” That was the goal of the “Occupy SLU” event held by civil rights organization Tribe X at Saint Louis University from Oct. 13-18. This “revolutionary act,” as the group called it, came about after the ...

Administration, DPS attempt balance between mission, safety

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October 31, 2014

One part of SLU’s Mission Statement is for the University to “welcome students, faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and beliefs and create a sense of community that facilitates their development as men and women for others.” Another section of the Mission Statement...

Ferguson captivates SLU classrooms

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October 31, 2014

Courses incorporate current social conflict In times of social conflict, classrooms have historically served as sources of discussion, appraisal of events and profound change. The academic departments and classrooms of Saint Louis University are no exception, in light of the events in Ferguson, Mo., in ...

Dispatch from the clock tower

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October 31, 2014

West Pine Mall, the heart of Saint Louis University, usually reflects an upbeat atmosphere. It’s where students converse with friends, head to class, or use the path as a pedestrian highway to other destinations. On Oct. 13, however, the gloomy weather reflected a community torn. Around midnight, the...

Creating a safe space for civil discourse

Creating a safe space for civil discourse

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October 31, 2014

Amidst high emotions, students struggle to find common ground It would be nearly impossible to find a member of the SLU community without a strong opinion on the Occupy SLU protest, one way or another. From the very beginning, the demonstration divided students, parents and faculty on a number of...

Inauguration: Dr. Fred Pestello

Inauguration: Dr. Fred Pestello

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October 24, 2014

Friday, Oct. 3 marked a celebratory occasion in Saint Louis University’s history, as the school installed its 33rd president, Dr. Fred Pestello. The new president was formally initiated at an inauguration ceremony held in Chaifetz Arena, which included a variety of speakers and performers to welcome P...

Gandhi’s grandson advocates nonviolence

Gandhi: Grandson Arun lectured on finding solutions that practice non-violence and on recognizing everyday passive acts of violence.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

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October 24, 2014

On Oct. 4, St. Louis University students listened to Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, explain his views on the meaning and power of true non-violence.  Hosted by the SLU Hindu Student Community and the Interfaith Alliance, Gandhi spoke of the lessons he learned during his time with his gr...

Speaker talks about talking and listening

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October 24, 2014

Among other things, October is Respect Life Month, and SLU’s Students for Life made sure to come prepared for spreading awareness. Tuesday, in the Baer-Fuller lecture halls, the pro-life organization introduced this year’s speaker, Jay Watts. Titled “The Case for Life,” Watts’ main goal is...

‘Tastes’ series stops by Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: SLU’s Cultural Tastes series highlighted Saudi culture and customs.
Photo courtesy of Adnan Syed

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October 24, 2014

On the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 6, Saint Louis University students entered the Center for Global Citizenship for a little taste of Saudi Arabia. The event, hosted by the Office of International Services and SLU’s Saudi students, is part of the Cultural Tastes series. Each month, SLU internati...

Old Mines, new direction

Old Mines: The Fall Festival included many celebratory activities including music and dancing and was a way for the people to embrace their French heritage.
Tim Wilhelm / News Editor

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October 24, 2014

As a dialect disappears, a town turns to song Sixty miles from Saint Louis University’s campus, a near-extinct dialect of French heralded autumn’s arrival. On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Old Mines Historical Society held its annual Fall Festival (Fête de l’Automne) across from Washington State Park, ...

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