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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,...

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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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City Foundry STL Opening in Sight

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

City Foundry STL, a 14-acre plot that is set to become a Midtown hub and public market, has been an object of interest for the SLU community since the announcement of its transformation in the summer...

SLU Course Creates Pandemic Time Capsule

Diana Jakovcevic, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

As the SLU community finishes up the spring semester and looks ahead to fall, emotions are mixed. Some hold a sense of optimism and hope about things to come, including graduation and the possibility...

Portfolio Review Nears Conclusion, 40 Programs to be Cut

Portfolio Review Nears Conclusion, 40 Programs to be Cut

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor May 1, 2021

On April 12, Provost Michael Lewis, Ph.D sent an email update regarding the ongoing Academic Portfolio Review (APR), which announced that 40 programs are to be closed, including 29 undergraduate and...

All the Pomp, Despite the Challenging Circumstance

All the Pomp, Despite the Challenging Circumstance

Riley Mack, News Editor May 1, 2021

In light of the current pandemic, Saint Louis University administration announced that changes will be made to the traditional graduation ceremony for the class of 2021. When the wrought-iron gates of...

The Future of Vaccines at SLU: An Unanswered Question

The Future of Vaccines at SLU: An Unanswered Question

Martin Sharpe, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Although many countries continue to struggle with the spread of COVID-19, rising case counts and vaccine shortages, the United States and other nations are beginning to see somewhat of a return to normalcy.  As...

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Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu Gives 21st Atlas Keynote Address

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor April 21, 2021

On Friday, April 16, the Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu capped off Atlas Week with her keynote address at the Twenty-First Annual Atlas Week Signature Symposium. Throughout the week of April 12-16, the Atlas...

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African-American Studies to Become a Department

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

A longtime in the making, African-American Studies is finally becoming a department at Saint Louis University, and is set to get full department status by the fall 2021 semester.  Many in the...

Stop the Hate Vigil Calls for Change

Stop the Hate Vigil Calls for Change

Zoë Butler, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Soi Lee, a junior at SLU, woke up Thursday morning too upset to make it to class. It was March 18—the heart of midterms and two days after a white male shot up three different Asian spas in the Atlanta...

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