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The ‘Face Mask’ that Feeds Prejudice

The ‘Face Mask’ that Feeds Prejudice

Meredyth Staunch and Translated by: Esther Chinwuko

April 3, 2019


Filed under Foreign Affairs, News

As part of Atlas Week, the University News Team wants to celebrate the different cultures on SLU's campus. In order to do this, we have invited the subject of this particular story, Esther Chinwuko, to translate and present it in her native language. Written in English by Meredyth Staunch: Sit...

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

Jacob Cunningham, Contributor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Foreign Affairs, Government, News

Students had the opportunity to listen and ask questions at the ‘U.S. Foreign Policy Around the World’ talk held in the Busch Student Center Tuesday as part of Atlas Week. The event, with a panel of five professors from the political science department at SLU, aimed at highlighting key aspects of ...

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2019


Filed under Featured News, Foreign Affairs, Government, News

Silence is oppression. By not speaking out against misogyny, white supremacy or racial segregation – to name a few – one perpetuates the stigma. Translated as “apartness,” the Afrikaan word apartheid bears a heavy weight on South African culture. Also associated with its political and economic...

Meet The Team: Meredyth Staunch, Editor In Chief

Meet The Team: Meredyth Staunch, Editor In Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs

Meet the Editor in Chief of UNews 2018-2019.  Meredyth Staunch is a senior at Saint Louis University, studying Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Media studies and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is the fearless leader of The University News – but if you asked her three yea...

Céad míle fáilte

Céad míle fáilte

Fíona Clair, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

 When you move somewhere, especially somewhere so far from home, everything is new. I can remember being so struck by the differences I observed in everyday life, in school, and in language when I first got to Galway. I guess it was so surprising because I grew up in an Irish-Catholic neighborhood,...

Sleep Is for the Weak

Sleep Is for the Weak

Fíona Clair, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

Well for me, it’s more like sleep is for the week. But I’ve also learned a valuable lesson that sleep is for the sane. The next time someone asks you about the best way to travel to three different cities in three consecutive weekends there is a simple answer: don’t. Okay. Maybe I’m a little...

Top Travel Tips

Top Travel Tips

Fíona Clair, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

I am by no means an expert traveler, but every day trip and weekend adventure I learn a bit more from my mistakes and successes. Traveling is stressful and tiring, but it is so worth it. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned so far that have helped make my traveling a little bit easier. 1. Confid...

No Fight for the Right to Party Here

No Fight for the Right to Party Here

October 26, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

Living On Irish time will chronicle the experiences of SLU student Fiona Clair as she studies abroad in Ireland and her travels this semester.

Putting the Study Into Study Abroad

Fíona Clair, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

Much like most students who take a semester or year abroad, the one thing I forgot to prepare for was actually going to school. I stuffed a few pens and pencils into my carry-on bag minutes before leaving home and called it a day. In fact, I didn’t even bring a backpack, that’s how far down on my lis...

Living On Irish Time

Fíona Clair, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Living On Irish Time

You know the honeymoon stage of a relationship where everything is new and exciting, and any flaws and/or problems are simply swept under the bed to be dealt with at a later date? That’s a lot like the first week of a study abroad program. I’m still in that honeymoon phase, and I truly hope it lasts t...

Just Ask Kath

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December 3, 2014


Filed under Blogs

Dear Kath: “I’m a white guy, and I have a crush on a very cute black woman in my class. I want to ask her out, but I know my parents wouldn’t be okay with me being in an interracial relationship. I don’t want to disappoint them, but I really like this girl and want to spend time with her. What...

Basketball to tip off season with #BillikenMadness

Basketball to tip off season with #BillikenMadness

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September 25, 2013


Filed under Billiken Beat, Blogs

The SLU men's and women's basketball teams will formally begin their seasons on Saturday, Oct. 12 with Billiken Madness at Chaifetz Arena. The traditional season kick off will include intrasquad scrimmages, shooting contests, and introductions to the team. In addition, fans will have an opportunity to...

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