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Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Director Todd Phillip’s new “Joker,” released on Oct. 4, takes a fresh, dark look at the titular DC Comics character. Whereas previous incarnations of the devilish clown portrayed him as the twisted yet funny ultimate foil to Batman, Phillip’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is given a more complex t...

Fair Trade: What is it and Why Care?

Fair Trade: What is it and Why Care?

Sydney Compton, Contributor

October 18, 2019

What is fair trade? Walking down the aisles of Trader Joe’s, you spot some coffee with a “Fair Trade” sticker on the label. You know it sounds like a good choice, but why? Fair trade is a worldwide movement to promote people and planet first through businesses, consumers and employees. It means...

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

October 18, 2019

“A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else’s story. Take me, for instance. To look at me now, you would think my birth must have been something special, wouldn’t you? Accompanied by strange portents, and attended by...

‘Twelfth Night’ Review

‘Twelfth Night’ Review

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

This weekend, Saint Louis University’s theatre department performed Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and exceeded all expectations. With performances running from Friday, Oct. 10 through the 13th, the department put on quite a show. “Twelfth Night” is a play about miscommunication, identity and ...

Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Aman Rahman, Contributor

October 18, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 4, Tyler, The Creator brought energy, electricity and excitement to St. Louis for his concert, here at the Chaifetz Arena.  Opening for him that night was the rapper GoldLink and the indie rock band Blood Orange. Goldlink was the more popular of the two, causing a mosh circle to for...

Student Organization Spotlight: CreateSLU

Student Organization Spotlight: CreateSLU

Tomi Delp, Contributor

October 18, 2019

CreateSLU is an art club, founded in Feb. 2019 and currently stands as a DSO. A DSO, or Developing Student Organization, is a group that has expressed interest in becoming a Chartered Student Organization at SLU through SGA. (DSOs have the same rights and abilities as chartered organizations but don...

Standing-Room-Only Concerts: Tips and Tricks

Standing-Room-Only Concerts: Tips and Tricks

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Standing-room-only concerts are a great option for college students. They usually offer cheaper tickets, are located in intimate venues and allow people to interact with others. These events do have pros and cons associated with them, though. Here are some tips and tricks on how to have the best experie...

SLU Fall Fashion Preview

SLU Fall Fashion Preview

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

SLU has some promising, but not surprising, styles to look forward to this fall. When walking down West Pine, be sure to find the casual statement pieces, that is, comfortable fall wear with a striking accessory or garment. When thinking of fall styles, many of us think of picking pumpkins in flann...

Fall Album Preview

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Everyone seems to love the fall. It’s sweater weather, coffee is always ready and everything is in some way pumpkin related. The air is colder and everything just seems to be a little more beautiful as the leaves change colors and fall onto the ground. To help you get the most out of this fall seaso...

Garbanzo- Mediterranean Fresh

Garbanzo- Mediterranean Fresh

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Located in the Billiken’s Lair in Fusz Hall, Garbanzo had its official grand opening on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. After much anticipation, SLU students were finally given the chance to try out the new Mediteranean restaurant. With lines out the door, the restaurant has already proven to be a hit on c...

Downton Abbey: Delightful or Dated?

Downton Abbey: Delightful or Dated?

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

October 3, 2019

When I first watched the new Downton Abbey movie, I was enthralled. The period dresses, the polished silver, even the richly-orchestrated title theme seemed grander in the theatre. My interest was immediately drawn into the cinematic experience. However, an hour after leaving the theater, I had enti...

Study Spots for Study Habits

Study Spots for Study Habits

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Whether it’s inside Pius XII Memorial Library or outside of the Center for Global Citizenship (CGC), every student needs a comfortable setting to complete their schoolwork. To accommodate nearly all study habits, SLU has incorporated many different areas on and around campus to ensure a successful e...

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