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Saint Louis University Provides Stimulus for Students in Need

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

While many college students around the country were not directly provided with financial aid from the federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, numerous universities around the country have been given money for students. Saint Louis University was included in the list of more than 5,000 univers...

The Pageant’s Pandemic

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 15, country-rock artist Travis McCready, lead singer of the band Bishop Gunn, is set to headline what is being branded as the first official social distancing concert in Arkansas. According to the show’s Ticketmaster page, hosting venue TempleLive will reduce its 1,100 seat capacity to 229,...

Even in the Midst of a Pandemic, Big Businesses Continue to Steal From the Small Ones

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

As we’ve spent the last few weeks in our homes with our families, news from the outside world continues to flood our phones, TVs and the internet. Protests against stay-at-home orders, implications from the President that injecting disinfectant into the lungs would be effective in killing COVID-19 a...

How the Coronavirus is Leading Us Into a Global Recession

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Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to massively impact our world, it has become apparent just how much the global economy has been affected. With more and more businesses and nations shutting down, the question of how different our political and economic systems will be after the virus is contained...

The Costs of Coronavirus

The Costs of Coronavirus

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

According to the CDC, the first reported case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the United States was documented on Jan. 22, 2020. Since then, cases have risen dramatically. On March 30, the CDC reported that the total number of cases was 140,904, and this amount continues to rise everyday.  Receivin...

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 1, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the entire community at Saint Louis University has been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in dramatic and unprecedented ways. Students have left their dorm rooms and apartments, faculty have moved courses online, study abroad programs have been canceled and internships, on-ca...

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Andrew Yang, while never a particularly viable candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, did run on a particularly unique platform. Politicians, distracted by the vicious anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump, typically focus on defending immigrants and their families from fear-mongering an...

Should We Put a Price on Nature? Evaluating America’s Economic System

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

How much is the world worth? As you look at the current state of America’s economic system, it becomes very clear that the U.S. market structure has failed to create an economy that is centered around what is best for the advancement and evolution of society rather than what is best for the advancemen...

Billikens Give Back Challenge Promotes Annual Alumni Giving

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Billikens Give Back Challenge is underway! On Feb. 3, the annual Billikens Give Back Challenge started with a new set of lofty goals to engage Billiken Athletics alumni. The annual challenge is designed to increase alumni participation and as such set goals for the amount of donors instead of the dollar...

SLU Named Among Top 9 Percent for Financial Aid

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Seyoon Choi, Contributor

January 23, 2020

Financing college is often one of the daunting tasks for students and their families. But according to a new LendU report, Saint Louis University ranks considerably high in the amount of financial aid awarded for the 2019-20 school year.  The site indicated that SLU is among the top 9.4 percent of coll...

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

December 6, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 21, SLU hosted the 2019 Opus Prize ceremony in the Center for Global Citizenship. Sister Catherine Mutindi was announced as the 2019 Opus Prize Laureate, winning $1 million for her charity, Bon Pasteur.    The Opus Prize is an annual award that rewards faith based human...

Book of Lies

Book of Lies

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was meant to be about Facebook’s Libra crypto project, but instead Zuckerberg was questioned by members of the Committee concerning any issues on the social media platform . ...

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