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SLU DPS Officers Seen Not Wearing Masks On Campus

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Reports from students recently surfaced that some SLU DPS officers have not been following university mask policies while on campus. SLU’s mask mandate policy has largely been adhered to by students,...

SLU Students Petition to Go Abroad

SLU Students Petition to Go Abroad

Diana Jakovcevic, Contributor November 12, 2020

On Oct. 16, SLU students were told, via email, that SLU Madrid will be available to attend for next semester.  With this announcement, students planning on attending programs other than SLU Madrid...

Not Just The Presidential Election

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Overlooking the obvious transition of the White House from red to blue, the 2020 election also included the passing of some monumental bills, and opportunity for racial and gender inclusion.  For...

HRL Retracts Controversial Statement Regarding Student Worker’s Right to Protest

HRL Retracts Controversial Statement Regarding Student Worker’s Right to Protest

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

As protests and acts of support for the Black Lives Matter movement spread through college campuses, many universities have been challenged to foster an environment that both promotes social justice and...

The Financial Aftermath of COVID-19 at SLU

The Financial Aftermath of COVID-19 at SLU

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 brought both social and financial turmoil to many aspects of everyday life. The phrase “the new normal” is both heard and seen everywhere, but there are also shifts going unnoticed—businesses...

AI Paving the Way Forward

Caroline Lipski, Contributor October 22, 2020

The average smartphone nowadays has the computing power to predict everything from the best route to work to the next words of a conversation. This is made possible not by mind reading, but artificial...

The Inception of Thrive: A Learning Community for Black SLU Students

The Inception of Thrive: A Learning Community for Black SLU Students

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor October 16, 2020

Saint Louis University, an institution with a long history of racial injustice, including once owning enslaved people, is seeking to take a new step towards social equity on campus by providing a safe...

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Grand Lobby Mural Taken Down Over Representation Concerns

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

The mural in the Grand Hall lobby was taken down recently by SLU Housing and Residence Life. This change comes as many SLU departments revisit decisions related to representation on campus. Since the...

The most famous Chess piece that sits out front of Morrissey Hall has been removed.

What’s Going On With The Chess Piece?

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

The chess piece statue outside of Morrissey Hall is by far one of the most loved attractions on campus. Sitting outside the home of SLU’s very own chess team, it has a giant chess board with spots nearby...

The Dolphin Pond Dilemma

The Dolphin Pond Dilemma

Brooke Kenworthy, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

For twenty-six years, perched within a lovely campus fountain, seven magnificent dolphins continually shot water from their mouths back into the system’s inner workings. While many may wonder why such...

A Week of Strength

A Week of Strength

Penelope Gardner, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

This past week, SLU students have come together via Zoom to support one another’s mental health.  SLU participated in Suicide Prevention Week from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. The Campus Recreation and Wellness...

Voting at SLU

Voting at SLU

Diana Jakovcevic, Contributor October 7, 2020

This semester, the SLU campus is a hub of voting-centered activities. A group of students within the Center for Service and Community Engagement created a project called “Get Out the Vote,” in hopes...

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