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STEM: Meet Your Librarian

STEM: Meet Your Librarian

Rebecca LiVigni, Photo Editor

April 10, 2018

In honor of National Library Worker's Day, today April 10, Unews asked Lee Cummings, SLU library’s STEM Research and Instruction Librarian, to sit down and speak with me about his work at Pius XII Library.

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...

Moving Toward a Smooth Freshman Welcome

Moving Toward a Smooth Freshman Welcome

Meredyth Staunch, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, approximately 1600 freshmen flocked to campus with their bed sheets, mini fridges and giant smiles on their faces. The long awaited Fall Welcome move-in day began at 8 a.m. and ended at around 6 p.m. However, despite previous move-in days, this year marked the first time of moving...

Semblances of safety at SLU

Semblances of safety at SLU

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April 30, 2015

Late Sunday night, April 26, a young woman was lacerated on the neck by a man with a knife, outside of Starbucks, on Grand Boulevard. Bleeding, she ran into the Starbucks, where the doors were barred, preventing her male assailant from continuing the attack. Eventually, the attacker was subdued and a...

Moral complicity and collective guilt

Moral complicity and collective guilt

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April 30, 2015

Earlier this month, the 93-year-old Oskar Groening, a former member of the Waffen-SS who was stationed at Auschwitz as an accountant, was charged as an accessory to 300,000 murders stemming from his time at the extermination camp. Groening is part of an aging coterie of former Nazis and SS members who are...

Slowly growing sick of sequels

Slowly growing sick of sequels

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April 23, 2015

In two teaser trailers these past few months, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” has garnered more than 100 million YouTube views in its effort to build up excitement before the franchise returns to the silver screen in December. “Episode VII” is set three decades after the end of the s...

Win for photography and for Ferguson

Win for photography and for Ferguson

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April 23, 2015

On Monday, the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for its coverage of the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson that followed. The 19 photos submitted for the Pulitzer depict mourners of Brown, protesters, vandalism and the...

Is baseball our pastime?

Is baseball our pastime?

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April 16, 2015

On April 3, a San Francisco Chronicle article stated that baseball, our national pastime, was past its time. The article cites statistics saying that Americans are twice as likely to say the National Football League (NFL) is their favorite professional sports league over Major League Baseball (MLB). In...

Distancing from death penalty

Distancing from death penalty

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April 16, 2015

On April 8, in Boston, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts in federal court due to his participation in the Boston Marathon bombing. The bombing, which took place on April 15, 2013, during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 240 others, was the worst terrori...

Enjoying (or enduring) Atlas Week

Enjoying (or enduring) Atlas Week

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April 9, 2015

The 15th annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week begins next week on April 12. With 130 events scheduled through the week, there will be plenty of opportunities to find an event that you fancy. To aid in your discernment process, we provide our top picks to attend! Ryan McKinley: On Tuesday, April 14 ...

Giving ‘Jojo’ a second look

Giving ‘Jojo’ a second look

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April 9, 2015

An odd story hit major news circuits this weekend when Vijay Chokalingam, the brother of Fox sitcom star Mindy Kaling, claimed that he had applied to numerous prestigious medical schools more than 15 years ago, ultimately attending Saint Louis University Medical School, in 1999, while pretending to be a black...

Departures, arrivals and a legacy

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March 26, 2015

After a lackadaisical year for the SLU Men’s basketball team - a year in which they went 11-21 (3-15 in the Atlantic 10 Conference) - there are a number of people leaving, some expectedly, and others not quite so much. The players who were expected to leave are forward Grandy Glaze and center John Ma...

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