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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...

New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

Kirti Veeramacheneni, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

In an email sent to the SLU community earlier this month, President Fred Pestello introduced Kathleen Davis as the Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management (ERM). Davis was hired in the place of Jay W. Goff, who began as VP of the department in August 2011. There have been no announcements...

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip, Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip,  Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Carter Chapley, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

When the Billikens left St. Louis for their first road trip of the early season, they knew they would be facing their largest and first real challenge of the year. A road matchup at Seton Hall in Newark, New Jersey and a neutral site battle against the University of Pittsburgh at the Barclay Center...

Farewell to a Compassionate Face of SLU

Farewell to a Compassionate Face of SLU

Nadia Sirajuddin, Contributor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

Annie Neidel, Ph.D., program manager of the Honors Program, passed away on Nov. 15 at the age of 41 due to breast cancer. How- ever, her legacy at SLU will live on with every student and coworker that she has touched. Talking with students and coworkers, it’s clear that one cannot talk about the...

Polarized Communities come Together for Election Watch Party

Polarized Communities come Together for Election Watch Party

Savannah Seyer, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

Held the evening of the midterm elections, the Political Science department invited all SLU students to watch the national election results all evening. The department supplied pizza and drinks for all attendees. Students sat at tables or in the bleachers in the back of the CGC and watched CNN on the...

18 SLU Groups Awarded 1,800 Dollars

18 SLU Groups Awarded 1,800 Dollars

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

Last year, the Center for Community Engagement and Service announced that the end of Make A Difference Day was upon us. As SLU students mourned the loss of the beloved day, the Center wasted no time to begin a new project – the 1818 Grant Program. The 1818 Program “is a way to empower students...

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