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There is Simply No SLU Without You

There is Simply No SLU Without You

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

With suicide rates escalating across college campuses, SLU is at the forefront of suicide prevention and education. This past week, SLU’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center orchestrated Suicide Prevention Week, in order to express to students that there simply is no SLU without you. Campus Rec ...

Recap of Recruitment Week Madness

Recap of Recruitment Week Madness

Leah George, Contributor

September 19, 2019

Last weekend, hundreds of students participated in recruitment week to potentially be a part of Greek Life at SLU. The whole process was broken into five very busy days.    The first and second day included rotationals, where students who rushed could get to know some of the active sororit...

SavingSLU: Faculty Fires Back At Administration

SavingSLU: Faculty Fires Back At Administration

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

As displeasure with the administration mounts, a group of faculty members across multiple departments at SLU have banded together to create SavingSLU, a website/blog dedicated to calling out issues with the University. The website was created earlier this year and was announced in an email to all Sa...

Tyler, the Creator Concert Creates Buzz at SLU

Tyler, the Creator Concert Creates Buzz at SLU

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

September 19, 2019

Currently one of the most talked about artists in the nation is Tyler, the Creator. Since the release of Igor, his fifth studio album, in May, the excitement has only grown. Now, he plans to come perform for the students of SLU at Chaifetz Arena on Oct. 4.  Earlier this summer, he announced his fall...

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Riley Mack, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Stephanie Grant, a 20-year-old junior studying Biomedical engineering at SLU, was walking across the street near Marchetti Towers on Thursday, Sept. 5 when a car driving erratically ran through a red light, hitting Grant. The driver fled the scene immediately afterwards. Four day later, the driver was ...

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 ...

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run that Injured SLU Student

Riley Mack, News Editor

September 12, 2019

Last week, a SLU student was badly injured in a hit-and-run on the intersection of Grand and Laclede. On Tuesday, the driver was identified as 21-year-old Aldina Sakanovic, per the St. Louis Police Department.    Stephanie Grant, a 20-year-old junior studying Biomedical engineering at SLU, was w...

B-School Dean Suddenly Steps Down

B-School Dean Suddenly Steps Down

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 23, it was announced in a letter to Faculty that the Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business Dr. Mark Higgins would be stepping down on Aug. 31. The memo did not share any details of the Dean’s decision, nor give any reasoning as to why he would be stepping down or why the decision was an...

SLU “Safety Bubble”: A Matter of Perception

SLU “Safety Bubble”: A Matter of Perception

Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

September 4, 2019

St. Louis is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in America, according to USA Today. In light of a recent rise of crimes over the summer, especially against minors, students have begun to question their safety—even within the “SLU Safety Bubble” that is boasted about to new residen...

Blue Bills Go Green for 2019

Blue Bills Go Green for 2019

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

A Billiken can sport more colors than just blue or white, as proved by the recent success of SLU’s sustainability initiative.   Green Billikens, a club focused on promoting sustainability around campus, leads this initiative by advocating for green practices and educating the student body about...

Oriflamme Successfully Moves in Largest Class in SLU History

Oriflamme Successfully Moves in Largest Class in SLU History

Leah George, Contributor

September 4, 2019

The moment that students stepped out of their cars after long drives from all over the country with comically miniscule leg room, they were immediately pulled into a swarm of orange shirts and leaders who energetically welcomed them to SLU. Hoping to alleviate the stress, they immediately placed all of ...

SLU and WashU Join Forces to Create COLLAB

SLU and WashU Join Forces to Create COLLAB

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

Despite being only half a mile away, the Cortex Innovation District remains a mystery to most SLU students. A 200-acre hub for technology and science, the Cortex buzzes with over 400 companies and thousands of employees on a daily basis. To generate this same buzz for the Cortex among their own stud...

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