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SLU Implements Consolidated Housing Plan in Response to COVID-19

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

In late March, SLU unveiled a consolidated housing plan in order to combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus and to provide relief to healthcare employees and patients nearby. Under this housing plan, students...

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Proactive Responses to COVID-19 from Celebrities

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer April 18, 2020

With the new stay at home orders and social distancing rules set in place, people around the nation have been affected physically, mentally and emotionally. With the consequences of this pandemic, there...

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The MLB Bubble

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer April 18, 2020

As it has been over five weeks since a sports contest has been held in the United States, professional leagues are brainstorming all solutions imaginable. Professional sports are businesses and they are...

Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Visualizing the Numbers of COVID-19 in Missouri

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor April 16, 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. 
SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development Leads the Way Towards COVID-19 Vaccine

SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development Leads the Way Towards COVID-19 Vaccine

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor April 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its course, public health experts and doctors have repeatedly stressed the importance of developing a safe and effective vaccine. Though it may be possible to...

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SLU’S Faith Community Goes Virtual

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor April 16, 2020

As the SLU community continues to adjust to new ways of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, one area which has seen tremendous success is the maintenance of a strong and welcoming community of faith.  As...

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

Arjun Bagai, Contributor April 15, 2020

2020 has been an eventful year as we kick off the new decade. One month ago, I was living on campus and taking classes, participating in extracurriculars and hanging out with my friends. Today, I am sitting...

Nearly every shop along Main Street had a sign saying it was closed for COVID-19.

Limbo: Life Back Home

Riley Tovornik, Photo Editor April 15, 2020

If I had to describe these past few weeks, I think surreal and unpredictable would be the best words to do so. I remember finishing my midterms, eager to go home and already excited to see my friends after...

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor April 14, 2020

Every sporting event from the NBA season to the Kentucky Derby has been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan are no exception. On March 24, the...

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Nurses lives at risk as hospitals prohibit bringing own PPE

Emily Francis, Contributor April 14, 2020

When COVID-19 first started to arise in the United States, I had no idea how bad the supply shortages were going to get. To this day, I can’t help but reminisce about standing in breakout sessions, listening...

Coming Home

Coming Home

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer April 13, 2020

I was in Madrid when I heard SLU was shutting down for the semester. I was visiting my friends who were studying abroad for spring break. Thursday, I was getting lunch with them, and Friday, I was holed...

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Nine Ways to Limit Your Screen Time and Make the Most of Your Quarantine

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer April 12, 2020

There are two ways to look at sheltering in place. One way is that it’s an interruption of what you’d rather be doing. The other way to look at it is that it’s an opportunity to do something you’d...

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