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Hoonah Who? Meet the Star Pup of the Counseling Center

Hoonah Who? Meet the Star Pup of the Counseling Center

Em Miller, News Editor

February 23, 2018

Hoonah, the resident star of the University Counseling Center as well as the first animal-assisted therapy dog employed at SLU, is as good-natured and comforting as he is big. A dedicated employee, Hoonah is present in the University Counseling Center on Thursdays and is often booked with appointments....

Women Battle at Home and On the Road

Women Battle at Home and On the Road

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The Billikens continued their road trip with a Feb. 10 game against Rhode Island. The second consecutive road game brought the Bills a win before their return home. The game saw three Billikens finish in double digits with senior forward Maddy Gits scoring in the double digits for her seventh consecut...

Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Alexis Stogner, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The Disney-Marvel film “Black Panther” hit theaters on Feb. 16 and immediately shattered box office records. Earning an estimated $404 million worldwide during its opening weekend, it became the most profitable February movie debut of all time, as well as the fifth-highest debut weekend gross ever. ...

Short-staffed Men See Success

Short-staffed Men See Success

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018

Despite Ty Graves withdrawing from SLU a few days prior, SLU Men’s Basketball prevailed over La Salle 70-62 at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10. SLU scored twice in the first two minutes, with layups from redshirt junior guard Javon Bess and freshman forward Hasahn French. La Salle struck b...

VP Candidates Share Their Platforms

VP Candidates Share Their Platforms

Meredyth Staunch, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018

Feb. 15 marked the first of two 2018 SGA debates as prospective student voters gathered in Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in Cook Hall at 7 p.m. Twelve candidates running for VP of either Academic Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Finance, Internal Affairs, International Affairs and Student Organizations...

Track Sets Personal Records Despite Poor Team Performance

Track Sets Personal Records Despite Poor Team Performance

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

February 22, 2018

This past weekend, Men's and Women's Track and Field competed at the Atlantic-10 Indoor Championships at Mackal Field House in Kingston, Rhode Island. As a collective, the men scored 51 points in the meet, giving them an eighth-place finish out of 10 teams. Junior long distance runner Manuel de Ba...

A Psychological Perspective on Events in Parkland

A Psychological Perspective on Events in Parkland

Rebecca LiVigni, Photo Editor

February 22, 2018

Dr. Terri L. Weaver sits down with our photo editor Rebecca LiVigni to reflect on the recent tragic shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Lifting As She Climbs

Lifting As She Climbs

Grant Mayfield, Identity Editor

February 20, 2018

Dr. Angela Davis, one of the most influential and controversial racial justice advocates living today, spoke to a crowd in the Wool Ballroom in an event sponsored by the Black Student Alliance, the Cross Cultural Center and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Early on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Office of the President sent out an email formalizing the end of the Title IX investigation that began after three women reported a sexual assault on Sept. 24 2017. As reported in local media, freshman guard Jordan Goodwin has been suspended for two months on the grounds...

Tennis Loses Home Opener

Tennis Loses Home Opener

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

SLU Men’s Tennis kicked off their season Friday, Jan. 26 against Northern Illinois University. The Billikens had a rough time in Illinois, falling 7-0. Some hard-fought matches came from the road trip with senior Juan Calero narrowly falling to NIU’s Georg Lundkvist 7-6, 5-7, 10-2. The men continu...

Track Breaks Individual Records

Track Breaks Individual Records

Michael Treviño, Contributor

February 13, 2018

Over the past two weeks, the Billikens have racked up podium finishes in each of their last four meets. The team has seen an upswing in performances by many members of both track and field teams with both personal and school records being bested. Jan. 26-27, the SLU track team competed at the Marshall Universi...

Men Continue Rally

Men Continue Rally

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 13, 2018

The Billikens continue to prove themselves in the A-10, posting wins over Dayton and Fordham and a road win at St. Joseph’s before falling to St. Bonaventure. A-10 rival Dayton came to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27. The 75-65 win was the first for SLU since January of 2014. Dayton took ...

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