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Dylan Mulvaneys presentation in the Wool Ballroom with approximately 500 students in attendance at Saint Louis University on April 22, 2024

Dylan Mulvaney’s visit to SLU sparks protests

Ashlyn Jones, Arts and Life Editor May 2, 2024

Approximately 500 SLU students filled the Wool Ballroom in the Busch Student Center after waiting patiently in line to see transgender social media influencer and activist Dylan Mulvaney at Saint Louis...

SEIU Local 1 protestors walk behind Ritter Hall chanting at Saint Louis University on April 25.

SLU maintenance employees demand fair labor and wage contract

Lauren Hutchens, News Editor May 2, 2024

Employees at Saint Louis University claim the university continues to offer an “unacceptable wage package,” one that they have overwhelmingly turned down three times as SLU’s negotiation team offers...

Students, staff and community members march down West Pine to protest Israel’s bombardment of Gaza on May 1, 2024. The protest ended with no escalation or police arrests.

Anti-War rally at SLU ends with no arrests

Owen Herdrick, Senior Writer May 2, 2024

  A crowd of over 400 gathered Wednesday evening at Saint Louis University for a peaceful protest in solidarity with Palestine. Encampments and protests across the country have been met with...

Students linking arms at pro-Palestinian protest at Washington University on April 27, 2024.

Mass arrests over attempted encampment at Washington University

Lauren Hutchens and Ulaa Kuziez April 27, 2024

Over 60 pro-Palestine protesters were arrested Saturday evening at Washington University after setting up an encampment on the east end of campus including students from Saint Louis University.  Students...

Police car facing the entrance of Coronado Place and Towers on April 9.

Homicide at Coronado on Tuesday evening

Gabrielle Chiodo and Lauren Hutchens April 9, 2024

A man was shot in the chest at Coronado Place and Towers across from Saint Louis University on Tuesday. While authorities indicated the investigation is ongoing, SLU’s Department of Public Safety confirmed...

Award winning actor Jon Hamm to speak at 2024 SLU commencement

Aditya Gunturu, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

Jon Hamm, an award winning actor best known for the period drama, “Mad Men”, is set to be the 2024 SLU commencement speaker. He will be speaking to the graduating class this May.  Hamm is a St....

Sophomore Julian Garcia stands in BSC entryway as officer K. Dalton reaches for handcuffs in her vest, which she was reportedly holding the entire protest, at Saint Louis University on March 26.

Protests erupt over far-right speaker on campus

Lauren Hutchens and Sophia Brummond April 4, 2024

Updated on April 4 at 11:38 p.m. to include information provided by Julian Garcia, one of the protesters affiliated with OccupySLU. A previous version of the story named Garcia as the leader of OccupySLU,...

St. Louis native Karlie Kloss gets her own street in the Garment District

Marin Finnerty, Contributor April 4, 2024

A portion of Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis was renamed Karlie Kloss Way in honor of the world-renowned supermodel and entrepreneur.. Kloss, who grew up in Webster Groves, unveiled the new...

Students play soccer and lacrosse on the Vandeventer Field on March 20. With a $1.3 millon dollar renovation, the field has new lighting, turf and netting.
(Couretsy of Jack Herlihy).

Inside the $1.3 million Vandeventer Field overhaul

Brendan Brunette, Senior writer April 4, 2024

Saint Louis University’s Vandeventer Field, a popular recreational and intramural field, has undergone a remarkable $1.3 million transformation to improve the athletic experience for students and community...

Ending the current daylight savings time system is something voters across the political system want in Missouri.

Most Missouri voters want to stop springing forward and falling back

Nathaniel Anderson, Contributor April 4, 2024

A vast majority of Missouri voters want to end the current daylight savings time system, according to a new poll from YouGov and Saint Louis University. The February poll found that 78% of likely Missouri...

Gavin Bena, center, speaks to voters in preparation for the April 2 election in Missouri. The 21-year-old is running for a seat on the Glendale Board of Aldermen. Photo courtesy of Gavin Bena.

SLU student running for local office wants to offer new perspective

Grant Bellchamber, Staff writer March 28, 2024

Through the grueling academic process of the Spring semester, SLU sophomore Gavin Bena has taken on an additional responsibility: a local political campaign. After surveying political issues that face...

President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D speaks before the ribbon-cutting of the O’Loughlin Family Champions Center in Oct. 2023.

President Pestello to retire in 2025 after a decade of leadership

Kaleb Yu, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

After a decade of service to Saint Louis University, President Fred Pestello announced today he will be retiring following the end of the 2024-25 school year. Pestello is the 33rd president, and the...

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