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Ideas Become Realities at 1818 Grant Showcase

Ideas Become Realities at 1818 Grant Showcase

Riley Mack, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Last year, the Center for Community Engagement and Service announced that the end of Make A Difference Day was upon us. As SLU students mourned the loss of the beloved day, the Center wasted no time beginning a new project – the 1818 Grant Program.   In honor of SLU’s bicentennial year...

New Zealand Vigil Unites SLU Community

New Zealand Vigil Unites SLU Community

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Last week the Muslim Students Association held a vigil in honor of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Muslim students in attendance were called to prayer at the beginning of the vigil, and non-Muslim guests were able to follow along with an Ar...

The ‘Face Mask’ that Feeds Prejudice

The ‘Face Mask’ that Feeds Prejudice

Meredyth Staunch and Translated by: Esther Chinwuko

April 3, 2019

As part of Atlas Week, the University News Team wants to celebrate the different cultures on SLU's campus. In order to do this, we have invited the subject of this particular story, Esther Chinwuko, to translate and present it in her native language. Written in English by Meredyth Staunch: Sit...

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2019

Championed as the “face of doing the right thing” ABC news correspondent and current host of “What Would You Do?” John Quiñones knows what it is like to be on the wrong side of prejudicial remarks. He was raised in an impoverished family in Texas. His father was a janitor and dropped out of sc...

HIJAB AWARENESS DAY at SLU

HIJAB AWARENESS DAY at SLU

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

April 3, 2019

In the midst of Atlas week this year was Hijab Awareness Day. The Muslim Students Association organized an event to mark the occasion, “Women’s Rights in Islam.” The discussion was introduced by Dr. Haifaa Younis, who was invited by the MSA to speak. The dialogue was mainly focused on the roots...

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

SLU students globalize their learning at US foreign policy talk

Jacob Cunningham, Contributor

April 3, 2019

Students had the opportunity to listen and ask questions at the ‘U.S. Foreign Policy Around the World’ talk held in the Busch Student Center Tuesday as part of Atlas Week. The event, with a panel of five professors from the political science department at SLU, aimed at highlighting key aspects of ...

The Food Fight Finally Ends

The Food Fight Finally Ends

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Last October, The University News published an article, entitled “Food Fight! The Future of Griesedieck Dining Hall,” which covered the repurposing of the space which formerly housed the Griesedieck Dining Hall. Since then, SGA and other student-run organizations have worked tirelessly on behalf o...

“Prospect Yards” Provide Modern Take on Historic District

“Prospect Yards” Provide Modern Take on Historic District

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Exciting developments are currently underway just right around the corner from SLU in the nearby Midtown district. Midtown is a half-mile area which connects SLU’s north and south campuses within its boundaries of Laclede Avenue, Chouteau Avenue, Grand BoulevardVandeventer Avenue and Spring Avenue. This ...

Admissions Scandal Shocks the Nation

Admissions Scandal Shocks the Nation

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Over the last few weeks, a scandal like none before has rocked the world of higher education. Over 50 people, including some famous celebrities, were charged by the FBI with fraud after they participated in a scheme to bribe university officials into accepting their children, who did not meet the qualificat...

MEN’S STORY PROJECT – LIVE at SLU

MEN’S STORY PROJECT – LIVE at SLU

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

March 20, 2019

On Wednesday, the second annual Men’s Story Project was performed in the Chaifetz Business School Auditorium. The performance involves 12 men from the St. Louis area, all from the ages of 19 to 38, who share personal, true stories about their life experiences with masculinity. Each story is told in a unique ...

Using Your Power to Empower

Riley Mack, News Editor

March 20, 2019

Katlyn Martin – SGA President Senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Urban Poverty, also Pre-Law What has been a key source of motivation for you? “In terms of SGA, the people I serve and get to serve with (so students and the rest of the executive board) are my main motivation. I love what I do on campus and really enjoy...

Hari Kondabolu: Boundary-Pushing Comedy

Hari Kondabolu: Boundary-Pushing Comedy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019

“When you’re hungry, you’ll eat anything,” American stand-up comic, actor and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu said while chuckling to Saint Louis University students Wednesday night. No, he was not specifically talking about filling an empty stomach, but, instead, used this metaphor as a springboard ...

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