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SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

SLU student first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in City of St. Louis

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

16 March 8 p.m. At 7:43 p.m. on March 16, President Fred Pestello, P.hD. sent out an email announcing that the first the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the City of St. Louis was a SLU student. The student is one of the two students who were tested on March 13 after returning from o...

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Another one bites the dust, as the Atlantic 10 announces the cancellation of the remainder of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The A-10 joins the list of cancelled tournaments due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, including the SEC and Big 10. News came around 11 a.m. when SLU he...

SLU Suspends In-Person Classes in Reaction to COVID-19 Outbreak in St. Louis

SLU Suspends In-Person Classes in Reaction to COVID-19 Outbreak in St. Louis

Emma Carmody and Rebecca LiVigni

March 10, 2020

13 March 1 p.m. An email from Fred Pestello, Ph.D. on Friday, March 13 at 12:34 p.m. informed students that remote learning will be extended through the end of the spring semester, including final exams. The email also included more information for students who live in on-campus residences, making clear that, excludin...

Election Watch Party: CGC

Election Watch Party: CGC

November 13, 2018

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WHY YOUR VOTE MATTERS: 2018

WHY YOUR VOTE MATTERS: 2018

UNews Editor Staff

November 1, 2018

Jacob Wilson, the Missouri Director of the Campus Election Engagement Project stresses the importance of why your vote matters. Register. Volunteer. Vote. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tStNacx1FAc&feature=youtu.be

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Over the past few years and the past few elections, voting has been pushed as a right and responsibility, and there has been more encouragement for younger generations to vote. Universities emphasize the importance of voting among their students by handing out voter registration forms and setting up...

$600 Million Metrolink Development

$600 Million Metrolink Development

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

The Metrolink is an important mode of transportation on the Saint Louis University campus. With students being given free Metro passes and encouraged to get out and explore the city around us, the Metrolink is often a convenient, and for some students the only, way to get around St. Louis. This August,...

Piecing Together A Common Core

Piecing Together A Common Core

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018

Saint Louis University is the second oldest Jesuit university in the U.S. to Georgetown University, but despite its status, it remains without a common undergraduate core across all colleges and schools. In April of 2018, SLU sought to change this. The University Undergraduate Core Committee, spearheaded...

Alleged Gunman was Instigator at Parish Center, No Weapons Found

Alleged Gunman was Instigator at Parish Center, No Weapons Found

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

At 9:10 a.m. on August 8, the Department of Public Safety received its first phone call about an alleged gunman walking on SLU’s campus between Pius Library and Cook Hall. From the library, an employee observed a suspicious bulge in the man’s waistband and notified authorities, according to James...

Man with Alleged Firearm Near SLU’s Campus, Alert Issued to Students

Man with Alleged Firearm Near SLU’s Campus, Alert Issued to Students

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

August 8, 2018

At 9:27 a.m. SLU students and families received alerts of a person allegedly carrying a firearm near West Pine and Grand. The Department of Public Safety received two separate reports of the man walking near campus, and one of them indicated that he brandished a weapon. Shortly after the report was...

Shots Fired Near Campus on April 26

Shots Fired Near Campus on April 26

Riley Mack, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, SLU students received phone calls, text messages and email alerts of shots fired near campus. The shooter was at the Grandview Apartment complex, just across the street from Reinert Residence Hall, which houses more than 500 male and female freshmen and sophomore students. The...

Marching for Our Lives

Marching for Our Lives

Sam Gaskill, Contributor

March 26, 2018

Saint Louisans march for their lives Saturday morning in response to gun violence as people all over the country march in their own communities.

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