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BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

A regal American flag hung from a fire truck to signal that the former vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, was at the Machinists’ District 9 office to campaign for Sen. Claire McCaskill. People driving by on St. Charles Rock Road could tell that the Get Out the vote rally, in support of...

“My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me”

“My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me”

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

“I will put away the microphone and I want you to look at me,” she said, as she walked in front of the audience. A silence fell as everyone looked at the woman on the stage. “You probably would not think that I am German. Or that I am the granddaughter of a Nazi.” On Oct. 25, New York Times...

Coming Soon to the CGC: Election Watch Party

Coming Soon to the CGC: Election Watch Party

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

Veteran Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill is fighting to retain her political standing in the Nov. 6 midterm election. The traditionally red state, which encountered a Republican sweep at every level of government during the 2016 election, contains two statewide Democratic officials – McCaskill is  on...

Proudly Kicking Down Closet Doors

Proudly Kicking Down Closet Doors

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

Pride is a monosyllabic word, but its meaning is far from one dimensional. One can feel complete gratification through pride. Pride can also be manifested as a sense of fulfillment after completing a difficult task. However, on Oct. 11, pride specifically encompassed self-confidence and identity as Saint Louis Uni...

Finding Community in Painting

Finding Community in Painting

Rebecca Livigni, Design Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News

As I walk into my former biology classroom, colorful Indian music paints the air. Students fill seats surrounded by plates full of pigmented splotches of red, blue and yellow. President of Hindu Students Community, Neej Patel, sits upfront speaking over a doc cam instructing students on their current proje...

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured News, News

Over the past few years and the past few elections, voting has been pushed as a right and responsibility, and there has been more encouragement for younger generations to vote. Universities emphasize the importance of voting among their students by handing out voter registration forms and setting up...

FOOD FIGHT! The Future of Griesedieck Dining Hall

FOOD FIGHT! The Future of Griesedieck Dining Hall

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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According to SGA President Katlyn Martin, the plan she knew about was to covert sections of the old dining hall into a laundry, study, and performance space for students. However, when she checked in to the issue again in June, she found that it had been put on hold, because Career Resources had expressed...

$600 Million Metrolink Development

$600 Million Metrolink Development

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Metrolink is an important mode of transportation on the Saint Louis University campus. With students being given free Metro passes and encouraged to get out and explore the city around us, the Metrolink is often a convenient, and for some students the only, way to get around St. Louis. This August,...

Piecing Together A Common Core

Piecing Together A Common Core

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Featured News, News

Saint Louis University is the second oldest Jesuit university in the U.S. to Georgetown University, but despite its status, it remains without a common undergraduate core across all colleges and schools. In April of 2018, SLU sought to change this. The University Undergraduate Core Committee, spearheaded...

Sinquefield Donation Causes Controversy

Sinquefield Donation Causes Controversy

Savannah Seyer, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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This past year was Saint Louis University’s biggest fundraising year to date, and the most recent gift to the school was a 50-million-dollar donation from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, to help fund the SLU Research Institute, support the Chess Team on campus, and to establish the Sinquefield Cente...

Dolphin Pond Dilemma

Dolphin Pond Dilemma

Kirti Veeramachanemi, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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Construction on SLU’s campus doubled with the recent announcement of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building a few weeks ago, resulting in the scheduled demolition of SLU’s Dolphin Pond. In addition, the SSM Health SLU Hospital recently finished placing the final steel beam th...

“Alexa, Ask SLU About the New Amazon Echo Dots”

“Alexa, Ask SLU About the New Amazon Echo Dots”

Riley Mack, News Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under News

Over the summer, University authorities announced the creation of the Alexa Project, which was an association providing an Echo Dot to every student living space. With a grand total of over 2,300 of the voice-controlled devices purchased, this entails that SLU will be the first University in the cou...

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