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Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

April 5, 2020

Each day, the news is bombarded with numbers: 6 feet apart, no more than 10 people at social gatherings, hundreds and thousands of cases and deaths. These numbers may seem hard to conceptualize or even meaningless when looked at alone, but when visualized, they create a trend that only ensures what is being said on the news: we are in unprecedented times. It is everyone’s responsibility to practice the precautions necessary to reduce risk of exposure and to flatten the curve. 

The Costs of Coronavirus

The Costs of Coronavirus

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

According to the CDC, the first reported case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the United States was documented on Jan. 22, 2020. Since then, cases have risen dramatically. On March 30, the CDC reported that the total number of cases was 140,904, and this amount continues to rise everyday.  Receivin...

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...

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the entire community at Saint Louis University has been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Students have left their dorm rooms and apartments, faculty have moved courses online, study abroad programs have been canceled and internships, on-ca...

Essential Employees: A Perspective

Essential Employees: A Perspective

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Throughout the early stages of this COVID-19 pandemic, SLU has taken many measures to ensure the safety of its students and employees. This has included switching to fully remote online classes on Zoom for the rest of the semester and sending non-essential employees home to quarantine with their famili...

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

In a time when so many people are facing disappointment and cancellations (at the least), it’s difficult to talk about something as privileged as a study abroad experience. Thousands have died from the novel coronavirus, even more face financial ruin, and I don’t think there’s a single person in...

A Letter from the Editor

Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2020

The University News has strived to be the student voice of Saint Louis University in good times and bad for nearly 100 years. This year, we laid out three values that we would shape our goals around: community engagement, representation and consistency. In light of recent events, we will continue to str...

An Investment Unaffected By The Market: My Personal COVID-19 Experience & Perspective

An Investment Unaffected By The Market: My Personal COVID-19 Experience & Perspective

John Schafer, Contributor

March 17, 2020

After all, during the most trying of times, it’s often the only viable solution left. Without answers and lacking any real sense of direction, striving to keep a level head and broad sense of perspective can do wonders for you in any given situation, including the global pandemic we find ourselves f...

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...

COVID Crowned A-10 Champ

COVID Crowned A-10 Champ

Austin Glass, Contributor

March 12, 2020

February 27: I received a phone call early in the evening. “What are you doing for spring break?” Obviously, I had no plans for my senior year spring break. “Do you want to go to Brooklyn for the A-10 tournament?” It. Was. On.   February 28: SLUnatics received a message from Athletic Di...

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...

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