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Students Shelter Community in Crisis

Students Shelter Community in Crisis

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

Late Tuesday and into Wednesday, much of the Midwest experienced plummeting temperatures that froze even the grittiest Americans. While the wind chill in St. Louis did not plummet to Chicago’s degree, its sub-zero temperatures resulted in school cancellations and early closures of businesses. At appr...

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

In Ethiopia, the school dropout rate for girls remains at a staggering 51 percent, according to the Dignity Period project, a main cause for dropouts being the lack of access to menstruation products. Despite taking place halfway across the world, this problem is not foreign to St. Louis. Women ...

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

“If this happens to this kid, could it happen to us?" said John Waide, a 40 year historian and SLU alumus as he questioned the phenomenon that took place on SLU’s very own campus in 1949.   Even today, the exorcism of St. Louis is only dared to be whispered in rumor or heresay. Now, o...

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

For women during World War II, it was Rosie the Riveter telling them “We Can Do It” that motivated them to step into the male-dominated workforce; for college-aged females today, it is breaking the glass ceiling. Currently, women in majority-male workplaces can expect higher rates of gender discrimin...

How the Government Shutdown is affecting SLU and wider Saint Louis community

How the Government Shutdown is affecting SLU and wider Saint Louis community

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

January 24, 2019

The federal government’s partial shutdown became the longest in American history on Jan. 12. As of the time this article is published the shutdown will be entering its 33rd day, far surpassing the previous 21-day record set in 1995. The Senate will vote on President Trump’s proposal to spend $5...

Still Struggling with Injustices and Striving for Reform

Still Struggling with Injustices and Striving for Reform

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019

Both the young and old, white and colored, religious and non- congregated in a mass of over 250,000 at the Lincoln Memorial to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Over 50 years later, Washington has become progressively divided with news of a standoff between a Kentucky student and ...

A Further Look into Fernando Abilleira’s Role at NASA

A Further Look into Fernando Abilleira’s Role at NASA

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018

Q: Specifically, what was your role in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory? What is the planning process, etc.? A: I have been working at NASA for 17 years. The last 15 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA where I have been supporting the Mars Exploration Program Office. I was t...

Stress Strikes Again As Finals Week Looms

Stress Strikes Again As Finals Week Looms

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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