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Zoom From Your Room. Whether You Like It or Not.

Zoom From Your Room. Whether You Like It or Not.

Anh Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached national attention in March, universities across the country have scrambled to adopt online learning. The lives of students have been fundamentally transformed while harsh realities prevail: the limitations of synchronous learning, the inequity in access to education...

Zoom Fatigue: The Reality of Online Classes

Zoom Fatigue: The Reality of Online Classes

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

The abrupt arrival of Covid-19 has introduced millions of students to an online school system. With the consistent use of Zoom to virtually attend classes, students are left feeling a roller coaster of emotions. There’s no doubt that the consistent use of technology (especially zoom) can cause fatigue on a num...

Shake Up in the College of Arts and Sciences

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Andrew Brophy, Contributor

September 3, 2020

In a recently released preliminary report from a College of Arts and Sciences’ task force, it is recommended that the oldest college on campus become two separate entities in order to better accommodate the needs of the STEM-related departments.   In the current proposal, the College of Arts...

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...

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...

SLU 101 Going Virtual

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

SLU 101, the summer orientation program for incoming students, is just around the corner as the end of the spring semester nears. After countless cancellations of on-campus activities because of the pandemic, SLU 101 is still set to take place this year—still, it will look different than in past yea...

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 at home, trying to comprehend the outbreak of COVID-19. This pandemic affected thousands of students...

Common Core Curriculum Approved

Common Core Curriculum Approved

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 6, 2020

On March 25, the Interim Provost Chester Gillis, Ph.D., announced to the SLU community that the university-wide core curriculum was officially approved by all SLU colleges and schools. The vote represents the culmination of a process that began in January of 2018 with the development of the nine Cor...

A Perspective on the Common Core

A Perspective on the Common Core

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Dear Editors,       I am writing at the request of several colleagues in the humanities at Saint Louis University, specifically colleagues in the departments of philosophy, theology and history, to express our shared concerns over the proposed University Undergraduate Core Curriculum and to...

Final Common Core Proposal Released

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

February 6, 2020

Since 2018, the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC) has been working towards a university-wide common core that every student, regardless of major or college, will complete. On Friday, Jan. 31, the UUCC released the final iteration of the Core proposal to the SLU community.    T...

Soccer or Physical Therapy: Alli Klug and NWSL Draft

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Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Senior defender Alli Klug faced a tough choice. Continue down the PT program or chase the soccer dream? After the end of the season for the women’s soccer team at SLU, in which Klug played an ever-important part, she was left wondering what her future held. Having helped SLU to the first round o...

SLU Study: Indian Fruit Shows Promise As Cancer Fighter

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Leah George, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

SLU researcher Dr. Ratna Ray recently completed work on the effects of a popular Indian fruit called bitter melon. Ray’s work suggests that the bitter melon has the potential to delay the growth of cancer cells and tumors. The bitter fruit is an example of a natural treatment, and Ray hopes that p...

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