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Comedy, Cartoons and COVID-19

Comedy, Cartoons and COVID-19

Morgan McKenny, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

Since March, Americans have been plagued with COVID-19 and its nationwide shutdown. Optimists hoped for normalcy by June, but it is now October and even the President has recently caught the virus that...

Alternative Medicine During COVID-19

Alternative Medicine During COVID-19

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

When people think of the impact of COVID-19, they typically assume the drastic impact it's made in the world of medicine. Most often, medicine is seen only as the treatment of human health through scientific...

Humans of SLU

Aman Rahman, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

“Realizing that I was Pansexual and Gender Fluid was a very hard experience because I grew up in a very conservative area. I knew that nobody knew what it was. The only reason I knew what it was...

Giving Blood During a Pandemic

Giving Blood During a Pandemic

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

Typically, when students return to campus there are opportunities to help people through community service and engagement. During Welcome Weekend, SLU even incorporates a day of service into the festivities....

Finding the Perfect PSL

Finding the Perfect PSL

Sydney Compton and Grace Rakestraw October 14, 2020

Selfless? Brave? Ambitious? Whatever adjective feels most appropriate for this voyage, use it. Two women, embarking on a weeklong journey. While we started our quest for the best Pumpkin Spice Latte, we...

“Survivor: Winners at War” Doesn’t Quite Outplay Expectations

Mark Burbridge, Contributor October 7, 2020

Few TV series have the ability to stay on the air for 20 or more years, yet one show that has managed to outlast its competition is Survivor. First hitting TV screens back in the year 2000, Survivor captivated...

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

I was so confused. “I'm Thinking of Ending Things,” the most recent film from Charlie Kaufman, is very confusing. Thankfully I'm less confused now, a few hours after watching, since I've been scavenging...

“Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy-Siege” Is More Than Meets The Eye

“Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy-Siege” Is More Than Meets The Eye

Mark Burbridge, Contributor October 6, 2020

Despite sharing a name with the 2010 video game “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” the first chapter of Netflix’s anime miniseries trilogy bears no connections. However, the premise of both mediums...

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The Sound of SLU this Semester

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

When Sophie Mueller and Mary Wilton, co-presidents of KSLU, are asked to describe the average KSLU member, they look at each other and laugh. "Well I would say there's a stigma that we are either very...

Fall Into Reading Again

Fall Into Reading Again

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor September 30, 2020

As our first consistent week of mid-60s weather hits, people begin looking for activities that are a bit more fall-ish. The timeless example that comes to mind is reading. In a year piled with surprises...

A New Fall Welcome

A New Fall Welcome

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Being a first-year college student usually comes with a certain amount of stress and excitement. During the year of a global pandemic, students are still stressed and excited, just for different reasons.   The...

Political Campaigns in the Age of COVID-19

Political Campaigns in the Age of COVID-19

Chloë Olliff, Contributor September 30, 2020

It seems like every advertisement, billboard and commercial describes life in the age of COVID-19 in the same way.  Big bold font will gloss over a McDonald’s ad: “We’re all in this together,”...

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