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SLU Chess: Best in the Midwest

SLU Chess: Best in the Midwest

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the SLU chess team continued their hot streak as they competed at the Midwest Collegiate Chess Championship at the University of Missouri. Held from Oct. 6 to 8, SLU’s chess team was met with tough competition from Washington University and Mizzou, all three teams fielding their ...

UPDATE: Student critically injured near campus

UPDATE: Student critically injured near campus

Emma Carmody and Rebecca LiVigni

October 24, 2019

(Update 7:50 p.m.) St. Louis Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the student found at the 3900 block of Lindell did not suffer gun shot wounds, but has undetermined injuries. Police have also confirmed they are not currently looking for a suspect and no arrests have been made. Lt. Colonel Ronnie R...

OccupySLU: Progress Through Memory

OccupySLU: Progress Through Memory

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

This week, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement hosted OccupySLU Week to commemorate the 2014 Occupy SLU Protests, which are best remembered for a week-long sit-in at the SLU clock tower.  In the summer of 2014, the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer...

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 4, 2019

In 2016, SLU joined the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province (UCS) in launching an initiative to confront a joint history of involvement in the enslavement of African Americans that dates back to the founding of the university.  The initiative, called the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconcil...

SLU Nursing School Renamed

SLU Nursing School Renamed

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

They say that the best presents in life come in small packages. However, the generous $4 million gift to the nursing school from Trudy Busch Valentine, an alumna of SLU’s nursing department, proves that it isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but rather its ability to keep on giving. In rec...

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 1, 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...

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