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Midtown Overhaul in Action

Midtown Overhaul in Action

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

February 28, 2019

There is a major development going on around SLU that was last year branded “Prospect Yards.” The name was voted upon last March by select members of the SLU family, SSM Health employees and others within the community. The area connects north and south campuses; bordered by Grand Boulevard and Vandeventer...

SLU Internship Resources Bring Students to the Moon

SLU Internship Resources Bring Students to the Moon

Riley Mack, News Editor

February 27, 2019

“Initially, it felt very validating to know that all the hard work and opportunities provided by others to build me up was worth it,” said Connor Morris, a fifth-year senior studying aerospace engineering with a minor in engineering mathematics. “Even as an intern, I felt that I was a part of a l...

SLU Students do “Tangible Good” in Kenya

SLU Students do “Tangible Good” in Kenya

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

SLU’s chapter of Engineering Without Borders, a nationwide organization dedicated to “building a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs,”  has been hard at work in partnership with an orphanage in Kapenguria, Kenya, to design and implement ...

SGA Elections & the New Aggressive Campaign

SGA Elections & the New Aggressive Campaign

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

On Monday, the new members of the 2019-2020 SGA Senate were elected. Voting started Monday morning online and in-person at certain poll locations. The executive board positions and several college senator positions were up for election. Last week, the Executive Board candidates held a debate where they laid o...

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

SLU’s First Ever UnDocuWeek a Success

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Hayley Hampton, an MLK scholar and sophomore studying health sciences, defines immigration as the “ability to leave one environment to go to another in hopes that there will be better opportunities.”   Elena Everhart adds that, “Immigration is especially important in America as it has...

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

SGA Candidates Face Off Ahead of Election

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 21, the 2019 SGA Vice-Presidential and Presidential Debate was held in Kelley Auditorium. The candidates took the opportunity to outline their plans for the upcoming year and make their case for why they would be the best person for the job. While many positions had only one candidate running ...

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Black AIDS Institute Speaks to SLU

Riley Tovornik, Photo Editor

February 26, 2019

Students gathered in the Center for Global Citizenship on Feb. 2 to listen to speakers Maxx Boykin and Lestian McNeal from the Black AIDS Institute. The speech was meant to raise awareness for issues plaguing black communities, such as over-policing, HIV criminalization, and the war on drugs. When t...

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2019

Silence is oppression. By not speaking out against misogyny, white supremacy or racial segregation – to name a few – one perpetuates the stigma. Translated as “apartness,” the Afrikaan word apartheid bears a heavy weight on South African culture. Also associated with its political and economic...

SLU Biologist Selected for EPA Council Position

SLU Biologist Selected for EPA Council Position

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

At the end of January, SLU biologist Jason Knouft, Ph.D. was chosen to serve on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, or NACPET. The NACPET was founded in 1988 to provide independent advice to the Environmental Protection Agency. The council deals with a broad range of env...

SLU students prepare for life after college

SLU students prepare for life after college

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

February 14, 2019

Students were invited to Chaifetz School of Business on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to attend Make Me An Adult. The event was intended to prepare students for life after college and was organized by Delta Sigma Pi in association with US Bank. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Anheuser Busch Auditorium, students were introduced to al...

SLU Steps Up as Government Shuts Down

SLU Steps Up as Government Shuts Down

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

At the end of December, the longest government shutdown in American history began due to disagreements between Congress and the White House over border security. The shutdown lasted over a month and during that time federal workers were unable to receive their salaries. Federal workers were either una...

SLU’s Campus Lacks Disability Accommodations

SLU’s Campus Lacks Disability Accommodations

Riley Mack, News Editor

February 14, 2019

“Imagine a student who has primarily a mobility disability trying to get somewhere that has food on a super icy day,” said junior Samantha Moore. “If they were to slip and fall, that would be really embarrassing for that student…[and] a real challenge of trying to find someone to help you get...

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