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Chemistry club tutors elementary students

Chemistry: A club member recruits at the activity fair.
Ryan Quinn / Photo Editor

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September 12, 2014

SLU’s Chemistry Club is an organization that sponsors numerous chemistry-related activities throughout the year. They are affiliated with the American Chemical Society, and the activities they sponsor include a fall picnic, tours of local chemistry-related industries, and hands-on activities. F...

Student ‘Walkout’ for solidarity

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September 4, 2014

On Aug. 9, Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, was killed by white Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is one of 50 white officers on Ferguson’s force, as compared to only three black police officers. The event caused a clear spike in racial tensions throughout St. Louis, as well as...

New Captain at the Helm: Pestello talks SLU, Ferguson

New Captain at the Helm: Pestello talks SLU, Ferguson

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September 4, 2014

  Two months into the job and a few weeks from his official inauguration in October, new Saint Louis University president Dr. Fred Pestello has already had an eventful and challenging start. In handling these difficulties and new responsibilities, he looks towards his passion for SLU and the Jesuit mission to help him move forward with the universi...

Buddhist Monks: Prayer and sand

Buddhist Monks: Prayer and sand

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September 4, 2014

  From Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, SLU was host to Buddhist monks from southern India. These monks came to SLU in order to accomplish three goals: to build sand mandalas as a symbol of peace and unity, to spread the teachings of Buddhism and to raise money to support their simplistic lifestyle. The Tibetan monks spent the majority of their...

SGA gears up for new year

SGA: The Executive Board is ready to lead the student body for 2014-2015.
Luke Yamnitz Photography

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September 4, 2014

  Throughout the years, Saint Louis University’s Student Government Association has acquired a list of accomplishments that speaks toward the organization’s goal of enhancing students’ lives at SLU. In 2002, SGA helped renovate SLU’s Busch Student Center, acquiring a student organization suite within the building....

Billiken 5K: Running for a cure

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September 4, 2014

Despite a hint of rain, a crowd of more than 500 people gathered at Chaifetz Arena in the early morning this past Labor Day, Sporting shorts and running shoes, the crowd intended to complete the Billiken 5K Run and Family Walk in order to raise money for the SLU Cancer Center.  The participants ranged...

St. Louis community Jesuit schools join together in prayer

Mass: Students and faculty gather for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at Chaifetz Arena.
Max Hammond/ Contributor

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September 4, 2014

Chaifetz Arena turned from blue to red last Thursday as students, faculty, and fellow St. Louisians dressed in red t-shirts and gathered under one roof for a unique experience. SLU and St. Louis area Jesuit high schools ushered in a new academic year with an enthusiastic turnout to the Mass of the...

Steve Debellis, 59: U.News, SLU alum

Steve Debellis, 59: U.News, SLU alum

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September 4, 2014

The University News universe lost one of its stars this summer: Steve DeBellis. Steve occupied several slots on this paper’s staff: inimitable cartoonist, trivia enthusiast, vintage-car buff, imaginative illustrator, feature writer, Groucho Marx impersonator (humongous rubber cigar and all), St...

An intellectual escape

An intellectual escape

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April 28, 2014

Prison is rarely seen as a place of higher education. Instead it’s often thought of as a place of struggle and violence. Yet at Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (ERDCC), a prison situated an hour south of St. Louis on the outskirts of Bonne Terre Missouri, a community has f...

The true tale of Frank Abagnale

Con Man: Frank Abagnale recounting the lessons he learned as a young man.
Wolf Howard / News Editor

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April 28, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Saint Louis University students listened to one of the world’s most famous con artists recount his story of regret and redemption. Hosted by the Great Issues Committee, guest speaker Frank Abagnale spoke to students on his past life as a criminal and his journey towards findi...

Innovative school empowers Indian women

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April 28, 2014

According to Akshay Sharma, an assistant professor for Industrial Design at Virginia Tech, design is about the process of creatively solving problems. With the help of the students and faculty at the School for Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech, he has helped guide a series of projects that he...

SGA wraps up a year of transition

An honorable farewell: Interim President Bill Kauffman receiving his award from SGA on Wednesday.
John Schuler / Photo Editor

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April 28, 2014

The Student Government Association held their final meeting of the school year on April 23. The session opened with a SGA honoring Interim President Kauffman for his leadership during SLU’s presidential search. The bill provided an opportunity for SGA to thank Kauffman on behalf of the stude...

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