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Stress Strikes Again As Finals Week Looms

Stress Strikes Again As Finals Week Looms

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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With final exams coming up, this is the most stressful time of year for most college students. The last few weeks before winter break are often jam-packed with last minute assignments, papers, reviews and exams. All of this cramming and studying causes one major issue for most students– stress. “I’m...

SLU Alum Manages NASA’s Successful Mars Mission

SLU Alum Manages NASA’s Successful Mars Mission

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

December 6, 2018


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On Monday, NASA’s InSight robotic lander made contact with the rocky red ground of Mars’ surface. The event went somewhat viral after a St. Louis-born engineer involved in the landing was filmed celebrating with an NFL-inspired victory handshake. The event had another St. Louis connection in the...

Tragedy Befalls SLU Graduate Nursing Student

Tragedy Befalls SLU Graduate Nursing Student

Riley Mack, News Editor

December 6, 2018


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A St.Charles County mother was on her way to work an extra shift at SLU Hospital when she was killed in a car accident on Nov. 24, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Thirty-one-year-old nurse Sara Shepard was picking up extra shifts at work before Christmas in order to afford presents for her...

Billiken Bounty Bestows Relief to Students

Billiken Bounty Bestows Relief to Students

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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While most college campuses have many different restaurants, dining halls and other options for students to purchase food, there is a growing number of college students that are experiencing food insecurity. In response to this need for healthy and easy-to-obtain food, SLU students have started the b...

SLU Hospital Doctor Jailed After Impregnating Minor

SLU Hospital Doctor Jailed After Impregnating Minor

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 29, 2018


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A doctor has resigned from his position at SLU Hospital in the wake of receiving serious criminal charges earlier this month. Dr. Ashu Joshi, a 46-year-old resident of Sunset Hills, Mo., was arrested in October after impregnating a 16-year-old and was charged with child pornography and transportation...

New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

Kirti Veeramacheneni, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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In an email sent to the SLU community earlier this month, President Fred Pestello introduced Kathleen Davis as the Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management (ERM). Davis was hired in the place of Jay W. Goff, who began as VP of the department in August 2011. There have been no announcements...

Farewell to a Compassionate Face of SLU

Farewell to a Compassionate Face of SLU

Nadia Sirajuddin, Contributor

November 29, 2018


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Annie Neidel, Ph.D., program manager of the Honors Program, passed away on Nov. 15 at the age of 41 due to breast cancer. How- ever, her legacy at SLU will live on with every student and coworker that she has touched. Talking with students and coworkers, it’s clear that one cannot talk about the...

Polarized Communities come Together for Election Watch Party

Polarized Communities come Together for Election Watch Party

Savannah Seyer, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Held the evening of the midterm elections, the Political Science department invited all SLU students to watch the national election results all evening. The department supplied pizza and drinks for all attendees. Students sat at tables or in the bleachers in the back of the CGC and watched CNN on the...

18 SLU Groups Awarded 1,800 Dollars

18 SLU Groups Awarded 1,800 Dollars

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 15, 2018


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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 to begin a new project – the 1818 Grant Program. The 1818 Program “is a way to empower students...

Donated Bodies Honored at Interfaith Service

Donated Bodies Honored at Interfaith Service

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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On Friday, Nov. 9th, students at SLU’s School of Medicine and Allied Health programs participated in an interfaith memorial ceremony honoring those who donated their bodies to SLU via the Gift Body Program, that representing all faiths within the medical class. The service was held at the St. Fr...

Diwali: a Festival of Light

Diwali: a Festival of Light

November 14, 2018


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Last week, one of the four major religions celebrated its most important holiday—a joyous festivity of illumination, spirituality, familial and amicable gathering and decoration. Diwali. There are approximately one billion people who practice Hinduism globally, according to Pew Research Center. Due to...

Reluctant Hero: Cameron Kasky Visits SLU

Reluctant Hero: Cameron Kasky Visits SLU

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2018


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High school student Cameron Kasky is no stranger to the limelight. The Parkland, Florida firebrand gained national attention in February 2018 after he said enough was enough following the deadliest high school shooting in the U.S., surpassing the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Proliferated...

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