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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

SLU Community Remains Strong Amidst COVID-19

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

Billikens Give Back Challenge Promotes Annual Alumni Giving

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

SLU Named Among Top 9 Percent for Financial Aid

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

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

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 . ...

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Response to “Better Apart: SLU Should Sever Its Ties to Rex Sinquefield”

Enbal Shacham, Contributor

November 7, 2019

This letter is in response to a few vocal faculty members that have been providing a perspective that does not reflect the large majority of the faculty here at Saint Louis University. On Oct. 17th, the student newspaper published a letter from one faculty member suggesting that the Board of Trustees...

Volunteers Exposed to Flu for New SLU Study

Volunteers Exposed to Flu for New SLU Study

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The only thing not pleasant about receiving a $3,310 check and state-of-the-art hospitality is potentially receiving the flu because of it.  Last week, SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development initiated its human influenza challenge to better understand the flu and learn how to best prevent it in the f...

Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Future of Chinese Program In Doubt

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

September 18, 2019

Last week, students and faculty members associated with SLU’s Chinese Program learned that after the 2019-2020 academic year, SLU’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will no longer offer Chinese language courses for an indefinite period.    The program’s future is in jeopardy after ...

SLU’s Latest Budget Cuts Show that the First isn’t Always the Deepest

SLU’s Latest Budget Cuts Show that the First isn’t Always the Deepest

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

May 2, 2019

At the beginning of April, all of SLU’s deans were issued budget cuts by the provost, Chet Gillis. The college of arts and sciences was issued the biggest number, that of $4.1 million. In addition to $1.6 million that the college still has left in “academic reinvention” that they have to complete in s...

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