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Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

September 18, 2019

Last week, students and faculty members associated with SLU’s Chinese Program learned that after the 2019-2020 academic year, SLU’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will no longer offer Chinese language courses for an indefinite period.    The program’s future is in jeopardy after ...

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Riley Mack, News Editor

September 12, 2019

Last week, a SLU student was badly injured in a hit-and-run on the intersection of Grand and Laclede. On Tuesday, the driver was identified as 21-year-old Aldina Sakanovic, per the St. Louis Police Department.    Stephanie Grant, a 20-year-old junior studying Biomedical engineering at SLU, was w...

SLU “Safety Bubble”: A Matter of Perception

SLU “Safety Bubble”: A Matter of Perception

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

September 4, 2019

St. Louis is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in America, according to USA Today. In light of a recent rise of crimes over the summer, especially against minors, students have begun to question their safety—even within the “SLU Safety Bubble” that is boasted about to new residen...

SLU’s Latest Budget Cuts Show that the First isn’t Always the Deepest

SLU’s Latest Budget Cuts Show that the First isn’t Always the Deepest

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

May 2, 2019

At the beginning of April, all of SLU’s deans were issued budget cuts by the provost, Chet Gillis. The college of arts and sciences was issued the biggest number, that of $4.1 million. In addition to $1.6 million that the college still has left in “academic reinvention” that they have to complete in s...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sweeps SLU’s Campus

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Sweeps SLU’s Campus

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During April, organizations hold programming and disperse information in order to raise awareness of the issue of sexual assault. Programming throughout the month seeks to educate communities about the importance of consent, and to educate peop...

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2019

Championed as the “face of doing the right thing” ABC news correspondent and current host of “What Would You Do?” John Quiñones knows what it is like to be on the wrong side of prejudicial remarks. He was raised in an impoverished family in Texas. His father was a janitor and dropped out of sc...

A Bubbly Evening with Bublé

A Bubbly Evening with Bublé

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

March 26, 2019

While most of St. Louis was focused on cheering on the Saint Louis University’s men’s basketball team in March Madness, the packed Enterprise Center was gathered to spend the evening with Michael Bublé.   Bublé has been on break for the past five years, since following the announcemen...

“Why not us” The Billikens ride March magic all the way to a A-10 Championship

“Why not us” The Billikens ride March magic all the way to a A-10 Championship

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

College basketball in March is a kind of magic. It’s the only sport that has consistent Cinderella stories where it seems that truly any team in the country has an opportunity to go on the perfect run and have a shot at glory. This week, the Basketball Gods smiled down upon Coach Travis Ford and his S...

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Hayley Hampton, an MLK scholar and sophomore studying health sciences, defines immigration as the “ability to leave one environment to go to another in hopes that there will be better opportunities.”   Elena Everhart adds that, “Immigration is especially important in America as it has...

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 21, the 2019 SGA Vice-Presidential and Presidential Debate was held in Kelley Auditorium. The candidates took the opportunity to outline their plans for the upcoming year and make their case for why they would be the best person for the job. While many positions had only one candidate running ...

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2019

Silence is oppression. By not speaking out against misogyny, white supremacy or racial segregation – to name a few – one perpetuates the stigma. Translated as “apartness,” the Afrikaan word apartheid bears a heavy weight on South African culture. Also associated with its political and economic...

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

“If this happens to this kid, could it happen to us?" said John Waide, a 40 year historian and SLU alumus as he questioned the phenomenon that took place on SLU’s very own campus in 1949.   Even today, the exorcism of St. Louis is only dared to be whispered in rumor or heresay. Now, o...

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