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How to Vote While Studying Abroad

Ashlee Kothenbeutel // Illustration Editor

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Voting in the U.S. can be complex due to the variation in state laws regarding registration. The process can be further complicated by voting via absentee ballot, even more so for submitting an absentee ballot from outside the U.S.  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) reported that the t...

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

What to Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has dominated the global news cycle for the last month, with live updates provided daily from nearly every major news source. The first case was reported in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since the initial outbreak, which has been suspected to have begun in a live fish, a...

Final Common Core Proposal Released

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

February 6, 2020

Since 2018, the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC) has been working towards a university-wide common core that every student, regardless of major or college, will complete. On Friday, Jan. 31, the UUCC released the final iteration of the Core proposal to the SLU community.    T...

Iowa Caucus Debacle Casts Shadow Over SLU Watch Party

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Monday night, over 150 SLU students gathered at the CGC for the watch party of an Iowa Caucus that announced no official winner. The app used by the Iowa Democratic Party to relay numbers from precinct chairs malfunctioned, with none of the vote reported throughout the night. The app was coded by...

Last Call For SLU College Bars

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Mada Brielmaier, Contributor

February 5, 2020

The saying ‘bad things come in threes’ has never been more true. Three of the staple college bars around SLU have closed their doors since 2017, leaving university students without a traditional college bar in sight. The Library Annex, or “Lannex” as deemed by students, the vibrant late-night c...

SLU Named Among Top 9 Percent for Financial Aid

Emma Carmody // Editor-in-Chief

Seyoon Choi, Contributor

January 23, 2020

Financing college is often one of the daunting tasks for students and their families. But according to a new LendU report, Saint Louis University ranks considerably high in the amount of financial aid awarded for the 2019-20 school year.  The site indicated that SLU is among the top 9.4 percent of coll...

Awards Ceremony Honors MLK’s Life & Legacy

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

January 23, 2020

Last Thursday, Jan. 16, SLU hosted its annual memorial tribute for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., honoring the life and legacy of King as well as those in the St. Louis area that exemplify King’s vision of justice and racial equality.    The event is held each year as a reminder of King’s visit to S...

SLU Study: Indian Fruit Shows Promise As Cancer Fighter

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Leah George, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

SLU researcher Dr. Ratna Ray recently completed work on the effects of a popular Indian fruit called bitter melon. Ray’s work suggests that the bitter melon has the potential to delay the growth of cancer cells and tumors. The bitter fruit is an example of a natural treatment, and Ray hopes that p...

Ameren Donates $1 Million Plot of Land to SLU

Riley Mack // News Editor

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Last month, Ameren Missouri, an energy company based in St. Louis, became the latest group to assist SLU in redevelopment projects that are currently underway in the neighborhood after their donation of a 2.1-acre site to the university.  The site, which sits just past the Metrolink station near SLU’...

SLU Chess Looks Ahead to Final Four

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Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

The SLU chess team finished 2019 with a string of high finishes in recent tournaments. They now look forward to the President's Cup, or “Final Four,” the collegiate national championship of chess in early April.  After taking the Midwest Collegiate Chess and Blitz Championships in October, the t...

Esports Unveils State-of-the-Art Game Room

Jack Connaghan // Photo Editor

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Esports is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Since 2015, around 125 universities have created varsity esports programs, and this year, SLU has joined the trend. SLU has started to recruit students for a varsity esports team that initially will compete in two games: Overwatch and League...

“Open the F*****g Stairs in Gries”

Ashlee Kothenbeutel // Illustration Editor

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Recently, Griesedieck Hall students expressed their frustrations with the closure of the building’s first floor steps, causing long wait times at the elevator—even if only traveling to the second floor. The extra traffic lead students to express their outrage over social media and through a petiti...

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