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Trump’s Arrival in St. Charles Sparks Protests

Trump’s Arrival in St. Charles Sparks Protests

Meredyth Staunch, Managing Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Multimedia, News, Uncategorized

Three hours prior to President Trump’s speech at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the St. Charles Convention Center, protestors and supporters gathered outside the building where the president was to speak on the Republican tax plan. Exchanging chants, the parties were either heard shouting, “Make America...

A Piece of Paris in Midtown

A Piece of Paris in Midtown

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured News, Restaurant Reviews

On a Thursday afternoon, I sat in a cozy corner of Like Home Comme A La Maison, chatting with owner Clémence Pereur while her mother stepped in on occasion to get the seal of approval on the batter she was mixing. Located across the street from Rally’s on Vandeventer, the quaint French bakery transp...

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

Nirali Thakkar, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News, Religion

For many, Jan. 1 signifies new resolutions and attitudes, but in Southeast Asia, Diwali, also Deepavali, is the day that marks new beginnings. Diwali consistently falls on the darkest day of the lunar cycle; this year being on Oct. 19. During this day, families gather clay lamps and together are able...

Thank You For Your Service: an emotionally charged true story

Thank You For Your Service: an emotionally charged true story

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured News, Movies

In the era of war films being popular, Jason Hall comes out with his directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service” that stands out as a war film that intensifies the emotional aftermath of a soldier who had just come back from the Iraq war and juggles with the struggles of post-traumatic stres...

Better Together?

Better Together?

Patrick Hyland, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News

The possible merging of the city and county of St. Louis has not come to a vote since before the Voting Rights Act, but may change thanks to the educational work of Better Together St. Louis.

Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Anna Cawley, Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured News

Saint Louis University Theatre partnered with Prison Performing Arts this season for a contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone.” Performances ran from Thursday to Sunday this past week as a part of SLU Theatre’s social justice themed fall season. The production...

Trevor Noah Livestreams Honest Talk About Race

Trevor Noah Livestreams Honest Talk About Race

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News, Uncategorized

On Sunday, Oct. 15, a unique event was held at the Center for Global Citizenship. Hosted by the New York Times, SLU College Democrats, and the SLU Public Relations Student Society of America, a livestream discussion about race and identity was broadcast for students. The event was part of a new Facebook...

Hysteria Sparks Takei’s Activism

Hysteria Sparks Takei’s Activism

Meredyth Staunch, Managing Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News

Amid hysteria after the attack on Pearl Harbor rose a resilience among Japanese-American families — The Takei family was no different. Describing his battlefield behind barbed-wire fences, American actor, director, author and activist George Takei spoke to Saint Louis University students on Tuesday,...

Healthy Is Hot!

Healthy Is Hot!

Callie Calamia, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Features

Healthy is Hot was founded in May of 2017 in response to lack of reproductive healthcare access on Saint Louis University’s campus. A spark was ignited in our co-founders when, last year, Student Government Association passed a bill to allow contraceptives to be provided by the University Health Center...

Billiken Relief: SLU Students Raise Funds for Puerto Rico

Billiken Relief: SLU Students Raise Funds for Puerto Rico

Nish Gorczyca, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 19, Hurricane Maria roared into Puerto Rico, a United States territory, as a Category 4 storm. While the hurricane weakened into a Category 3 over the course of the day as it traveled into Dominica, the destruction it left behind on the Caribbean island ...

“Show Me What a Family Looks Like”

“Show Me What a Family Looks Like”

Grant Mayfield, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured News, News

The killing of Anthony Lamar Smith and the not guilty verdict of Jason Stockley sparked a sequence of protests on and off campus.

Facing the issues close to home

Facing the issues close to home

Emma Carmody, Photo Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Featured News, News

On the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 17, one of the groups protesting the verdict in the Jason Stockley trial marched west from downtown, past Chaifetz Arena and across a section of campus east of Grand Boulevard. Once protesters reached the archway on the west side of Grand, they were advised that only...

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