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Pages Turning: The Art of St. Louis’s Streets

Jack Connaghan and Lourdes Hindi

April 4, 2020

To the untrained eye, St. Louis may seem like a relatively bland city bogged down by memories of past greatness and a troubled social climate in the present. Upon closer inspection, however, one can see that St. Louis is bursting with communal pride on every street corner, parking lot and spare brick wal...

How St. Louis Small Businesses Are Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic— And What We Can Do to Support Them

How St. Louis Small Businesses Are Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic— And What We Can Do to Support Them

Claire Battista, Arts Editor

April 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the U.S. economy, St. Louis small businesses are finding ways to make the most of these challenging and uncertain times. Restaurants and bars have been hit particularly hard — beginning Thursday, March 19, St. Louis City, St. Louis Count...

Combating Social Isolation One Pet at a Time

Combating Social Isolation One Pet at a Time

Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

With the number of unknowns out there surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be challenging to not get caught up in the panic. One way to stay grounded may not have even crossed the minds of those struggling. Across the United States, animal shelters have had to close for safety measures, and now mo...

“Future Nostalgia” is the Sound of Tomorrow’s Past

“Future Nostalgia” is the Sound of Tomorrow’s Past

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The lead single from Dua Lipa’s highly anticipated sophomore record was released nine days after the decade anniversary of Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance.” Without sounding too “JFK and Lincoln,” there’s an eerie similarity between these two events. As Gaga became the world-dominating sup...

Joan of Arc: Reclaiming the Narrative

Joan of Arc: Reclaiming the Narrative

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Who will tell your story? Unless you plan on writing down every single detail of your life in permanent ink, the facts, the motives and the perceptions of your life will probably be misconstrued. Joan of Arc was just a teenager when she was burned at the stake for being a witch, among other crimes. Wh...

Creating a Version of Yourself That Already Exists; A Conversation with Visual Artist Diana Zeng

Creating a Version of Yourself That Already Exists; A Conversation with Visual Artist Diana Zeng

Sydney Compton, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Diana opens the door to her home studio and I am immediately conscious that I have stepped in the home of a warm artist who loves her color. Greeted with a hug and some sniffs from a friendly dog, I knew I was welcome in her space. In the entryway lean three towering canvases at about six feet tall. The sme...

The Invisible Man: Catch Him If You Can

The Invisible Man: Catch Him If You Can

Mark Burbridge, Contributor

March 4, 2020

After failing to move forward with the Dark Universe of classic monsters, Universal Studios rebounds with more individualized storytelling in their latest rendition of “The Invisible Man.” Loosely based on the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, the film depicts Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) and her stru...

Karamo Brown Brings Queer Eye to SLU

Karamo Brown Brings Queer Eye to SLU

Leah George, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Last week, Karamo Brown, the first openly gay black man on a reality TV show, came to SLU as a speaker for the Great Issues Committee in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance and Black Student Alliance.  Brown is best known for his culture expert role in the mega-hit Netflix series, “Queer Eye....

Jimmy John’s Shut Down After Students Hospitalized

Jimmy John’s Shut Down After Students Hospitalized

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Reports of food poisoning have arisen from multiple SLU students after eating at the Jimmy John's on Laclede Avenue. This was accompanied by a closure of the establishment by the St. Louis City Health Department.   Jimmy John's, the sandwich shop located on Laclede Avenue across from the Va...

Student Streaming Services, Explained

Student Streaming Services, Explained

Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Almost every college student can relate to passing time by indulging in some form of streaming for entertainment. With the variety of expenses from the college itself, it is understandable that students would not want to spend money unnecessarily. In recent years, an increasing number of networks have begun p...

Tame Impala’s New Album “The Slow Rush”

Tame Impala’s New Album “The Slow Rush”

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

After nearly five years, fans were blessed with Tame Impala’s new album “The Slow Rush.” The Australian band released their fourth official studio album on Feb. 14, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. Considering the band had not released an album since July of 2015, fans were beyond ecstatic...

P.S. I Still Love You is a Charming Disappointment

P.S. I Still Love You is a Charming Disappointment

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day 2020, I began looking for love. In the absence of a boyfriend, I watched a movie, “To All the Boys I've Loved Before.” Peter Kavinky and Lara Jean’s love story immediately drew me in. It is the classic tale of pretending to be in love and then actually falli...

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