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Awards Ceremony Honors MLK’s Life & Legacy

Photo Courtesy of Amelia Flood

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

January 23, 2020

Last Thursday, Jan. 16, SLU hosted its annual memorial tribute for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., honoring the life and legacy of King as well as those in the St. Louis area that exemplify King’s vision of justice and racial equality.    The event is held each year as a reminder of King’s visit to S...

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

The Untold Stories of Xinjiang

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, he illustrates a society that has fallen victim to infinite warfare, ubiquitous government surveillance and propaganda. Although this fictitious story is merely an insight into the dangerous implications of totalitarianism, the question of whether or not Orwell...

6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

Photo Collage Courtesy of Jack Johnston

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

While some may babble on and on about the architecture of Chicago or New York, St. Louis has been keeping to itself the culturally rich stories told by our own buildings. From our beginnings as one of the first cities west of the Mississippi to our current expansion in 2019, these buildings showcase ...

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Pictured here is Peter Queen, the first child born to an enslaved couple in the Missouri Mission, circa 1905. (Photo Courtesy of the SHMR Project)

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...

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca LiVigni.

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

“If this happens to this kid, could it happen to us?" said John Waide, a 40 year historian and SLU alumus as he questioned the phenomenon that took place on SLU’s very own campus in 1949.   Even today, the exorcism of St. Louis is only dared to be whispered in rumor or heresay. Now, o...

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