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Saint Louis University Provides Stimulus for Students in Need

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

While many college students around the country were not directly provided with financial aid from the federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, numerous universities around the country have been given money for students. Saint Louis University was included in the list of more than 5,000 univers...

The Pageant’s Pandemic

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 15, country-rock artist Travis McCready, lead singer of the band Bishop Gunn, is set to headline what is being branded as the first official social distancing concert in Arkansas. According to the show’s Ticketmaster page, hosting venue TempleLive will reduce its 1,100 seat capacity to 229,...

Should We Come Back?

Should We Come Back?

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

Like anyone else, I’ve experienced my fair share of challenges during this pandemic.  The quality of my sleep has been pretty lackluster, my family drives me up a wall sometimes, and, most of all, I miss my friends.  I miss cracking jokes at my fraternity’s weekly Chapter meeting.  I miss commi...

Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Mike Parson’s Premature Missouri Reopening Plan

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 4, Missouri began phase one of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. This means that non-essential businesses and services around the state may start reopening this month in the name of economic recovery. However, this reopening plan will not have an impact on St. Louis County and the Cit...

UNews COVID Help

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Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Now, more than ever before, it is easy to feel helpless.   Life as we know it has been ravaged by something much larger and much more powerful than we are. Our entire world has crumbled under the weight of COVID-19. We watch essential workers and medical professionals struggle beneath this...

Even in the Midst of a Pandemic, Big Businesses Continue to Steal From the Small Ones

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

As we’ve spent the last few weeks in our homes with our families, news from the outside world continues to flood our phones, TVs and the internet. Protests against stay-at-home orders, implications from the President that injecting disinfectant into the lungs would be effective in killing COVID-19 a...

Uncertainty of Study Abroad Continues into the Fall

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Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With lockdown and stay-at-home regulations in place in many parts of the world due to the mounting number of COVID-19 cases, most are certain that international travel is the least of their worries. However, for students planning to study abroad in the near future, international travel is not just a worry—it...

Stimulus Checks: There’s no perfect solution

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Emma Carmody, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2020

Americans across the country are cashing in their $1,200 stimulus checks that were part of the March stimulus package passed in order to aid American citizens and allow businesses to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus package includes a one-time $1,200 stimulus check for Americans making under $75,000 per year and $500 for each claimed dependent. As your salary increases, the amount of y...

When Can Things Just Go Back to Normal?! An Anthropological Analysis of COVID-19

When Can Things Just Go Back to Normal?! An Anthropological Analysis of COVID-19

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Imagine a place that is cataclysmic. A place filled with vacancy and lack, a place rundown with yesterday’s leftovers. Imagine a place in which every mobile structure you know is suddenly immobile, a place full of abandoned streets and deserted parking lots, wild grocery store customers and paranoid ci...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected the Environment— And What We Can Learn From It

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Affected the Environment— And What We Can Learn From It

Claire Battista, Arts Editor

April 29, 2020

This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to serve as a reminder to protect our planet and raise awareness of environmental issues. Amidst the current global health crisis, the typical Earth Day celebrations looked very different than usual. But in the absence of Earth Day ral...

Donald Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

On Jan. 28, a week after the first coronavirus case was identified in the United States, Dr. Carter Mecher, a senior medical adviser at the Department of Veteran Affairs, sent an email to public health experts scattered around the government and universities warning them about the dangers of the virus....

The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Ramadan is one of the most sacred months for Muslims, as it is filled with fasting, prayers and reflections on what to be grateful for. This time is also very cherished by communities because it brings together people of all different backgrounds to celebrate one commonality: Islam.    Because o...

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