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Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Anna Cawley, Contributor

October 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Grand Hall’s grand opening

Grand Hall’s grand opening

Megan Anthony, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2017

“What might happen in these halls?” This was the question on Chairman of the Saint Louis University Board of Trustees, Joseph Conran’s, mind, as well as all those gathered to witness the opening of Grand Hall on Aug. 8th, 2017. In the planning books since 2008, Grand Hall sits at the corner of...

St. Louis protests over DACA decision

St. Louis protests over DACA decision

Savanah Seyer, Contributer

September 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 5th, the world woke up to the news that President Donald Trump had ordered the repeal of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy introduced by former President Obama that shields immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation. DACA...

The best songs of 2017… thus far

The best songs of 2017… thus far

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May 4, 2017

I want to start by saying that the first five months of 2017 have been solid for new music across all genres. With releases from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Paramore and Harry Styles, it is safe to say that music fans have had their work cut out for them in terms of keeping up. Because of...

‘Guardians’ triumphantly returns

‘Guardians’ triumphantly returns

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May 4, 2017

James Gunn comes back even stronger with the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Peter Quill’s quest to find his father continues with flashing visuals, the cute Baby Groot and the greatest mixtape in this sequel. It retains all of the original cast, with Chris...

Let Us Introduce You: Megan Anthony

Let Us Introduce You: Megan Anthony

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May 4, 2017

Junior at SLU and The University News editor-in-chief elect for the 2017-2018 school year, Megan Anthony found her passion for writing at a young age. Originally studying communication at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., she re-evaluated its curriculum and decided to transfer to SLU the spring of her...

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