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Rep. Bush, Mayor Call for Stay of Execution at College Church Protest

Ulaa Kuziez and Alex Rozar October 6, 2021

Faith leaders, elected officials and community members gathered at St. Francis Xavier College Church on Tuesday, Oct. 5 to protest the execution of Ernest Lee Johnson, scheduled for 6 p.m that day. Speakers...

Students with Dietary Restrictions Reflect on DineSlu Experience

Students with Dietary Restrictions Reflect on DineSlu Experience

Brian Guerin, Contributor October 3, 2021

With twenty different places for students to eat across campus and six separate meal plans, DineSLU residential and retail locations are committed to serving thousands of students every day.  Students...

SLU Study Abroad Cautiously Reopens

SLU Study Abroad Cautiously Reopens

Zoë Butler, News Editor October 3, 2021

As of Fall 2021, most of SLU’s study abroad programs have officially reopened after travel was suspended for multiple semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the semester prior, in Spring 2021,...

SSM Health Celebrates First Birthday

SSM Health Celebrates First Birthday

Kavya Harish, Contributor October 3, 2021

Earlier last month, SSM Health Saint Louis University celebrated the Dodge County clinic’s one-year anniversary. The new facility will serve as a partial replacement for Saint Louis University Hospital. Kelly...

SLU: A Community in Mourning

SLU: A Community in Mourning

Gabby Chiodo, News Editor October 2, 2021

On Sept. 23, a crowd gathered at the clock tower in the middle of SLU’s campus. A passerby asked a student, “What’s going on?” The student responded quickly: “mental health town hall.” The...

Remembering Dr. Jonathan Smith

Remembering Dr. Jonathan Smith

Alex Rozar, Contributor October 2, 2021

When over a thousand Black Lives Matter protesters assembled on Saint Louis University’s campus in October 2014, many of them expected to be met with tear gas and riot shields, like had happened just...

Core Curriculum Pilot Launches

Core Curriculum Pilot Launches

Ulaa Kuziez, Contributor October 2, 2021

After nearly three years of planning, the University is piloting its newly developed Core Curriculum to approximately 270 freshmen students this semester. Previously, there was no cohesive curriculum...

Amidst APR Program Cuts, Some Programs To Continue

Amidst APR Program Cuts, Some Programs To Continue

Brian Guerin, Contributor September 27, 2021

With the recent release of the Academic Financial Planning and Portfolio Review (APR) final decisions, it has been announced that some SLU programs have found ways to remain open and continue to serve...

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SLU Welcomes Second Largest Freshmen Class in University History

Natalie Walsh, Contributor September 17, 2021

While there are some universal challenges college freshmen face, Erica Pulido, SLU freshman, feels that the class of 2025 had unique obstacles due to the pandemic. “I think that this class is challenged...

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Meet Dean Donna, SLU’s Dean of Students

Zoë Butler, News Editor September 15, 2021

Donna Bess Myers was appointed Dean of Students on August 4, 2021 after serving as interim Dean of Students since January 2020. Previously, she served as the Assistant Dean to former Dean of Students,...

DPS Strives to Improve its Community Role

DPS Strives to Improve its Community Role

Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Across campus last year, students joined the national movement for justice by leading protests and vigils for victims of police violence. Their actions have ignited a changing culture within the University,...

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Tishaura Jones Makes History

Zoë Butler, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

St. Louis native Tishaura Jones made history on April 7 by being elected as the city’s first Black female mayor. Jones is a self-described progressive who has worked as a Democratic Committeewoman,...

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