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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...

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UNews COVID Help

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...

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

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...

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Uncertainty of Study Abroad Continues into the Fall

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,...

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Stimulus Checks: There’s no perfect solution

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...

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...

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...

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Donald Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response

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...

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...

Essential Employees Keep SLU Running During COVID-19 Pandemic

Essential Employees Keep SLU Running During COVID-19 Pandemic

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees around the country have been afforded the ability to work from home. However, there are some employees whose positions do not allow them the same luxury....

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Life on campus with only 250 students

Riley Mack, News Editor April 21, 2020

Spring is in the air in St. Louis; yet, on SLU’s campus, the Clock Tower fountains are dry, hammocks remain empty and the tulips are blooming with no audience. While most SLU students returned home for...

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

When I tell people that I’m a journalism major, one of the statements I get most often is, “Well, you have to be an honest reporter, you know. We need more of those. No more of this ‘fake news.’”   I...

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