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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


Filed under Featured News, Money, News, SLU

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


Filed under Featured News, News

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


Filed under Featured News, News, Religion

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


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

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


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Featured News, Government, News

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


Filed under Featured News, Government, News, SGA

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


Filed under Featured News, Foreign Affairs, Government, News

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


Filed under Featured News, History, News

“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...

Still Struggling with Injustices and Striving for Reform

Still Struggling with Injustices and Striving for Reform

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019


Filed under Featured News, News

Both the young and old, white and colored, religious and non- congregated in a mass of over 250,000 at the Lincoln Memorial to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Over 50 years later, Washington has become progressively divided with news of a standoff between a Kentucky student and ...

SLU Alum Manages NASA’s Successful Mars Mission

SLU Alum Manages NASA’s Successful Mars Mission

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

On Monday, NASA’s InSight robotic lander made contact with the rocky red ground of Mars’ surface. The event went somewhat viral after a St. Louis-born engineer involved in the landing was filmed celebrating with an NFL-inspired victory handshake. The event had another St. Louis connection in the...

Tragedy Befalls SLU Graduate Nursing Student

Tragedy Befalls SLU Graduate Nursing Student

Riley Mack, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

A St.Charles County mother was on her way to work an extra shift at SLU Hospital when she was killed in a car accident on Nov. 24, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thirty-one-year-old nurse Sara Shepard was picking up extra shifts at work before Christmas in order to afford presents for her...

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