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New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

New Interim VP for Enrollment Announced

Kirti Veeramacheneni, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 15, 2018

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

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...

BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

BIDEN Rallies Support for MCCASKILL

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

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

“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

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

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

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...

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