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“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

“MY VOTE MY VOICE”

Kirti Veeramachaneni, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Beloved, former SLU teacher remembered for enhancing quality of public life

Beloved, former SLU teacher remembered for enhancing quality of public life

Dr. Avis Meyer

August 15, 2018

Word came, recently, about the passing of a beloved, former SLU teacher, chair and scholar. Dr. John Pauly taught for SLU’s Comm. Department from 1993 – 2006, serving as chair, from 1993-2002. During his tenure at SLU, he was honored twice for excellence in teaching. And, since 2003, the department...

SLU is first university to implement Amazon Echo in all on-campus living

SLU is first university to implement Amazon Echo in all on-campus living

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2018

Originally an online book seller, Amazon fulfilled its first sale in 1995 when it shipped the book “Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought” to an inquisitive customer, as reported by ABC News. Nearly two years later, Amazon introduced one-click...

Alleged Gunman was Instigator at Parish Center, No Weapons Found

Alleged Gunman was Instigator at Parish Center, No Weapons Found

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

August 9, 2018

At 9:10 a.m. on August 8, the Department of Public Safety received its first phone call about an alleged gunman walking on SLU’s campus between Pius Library and Cook Hall. From the library, an employee observed a suspicious bulge in the man’s waistband and notified authorities, according to James...

Man with Alleged Firearm Near SLU’s Campus, Alert Issued to Students

Man with Alleged Firearm Near SLU’s Campus, Alert Issued to Students

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

August 8, 2018

At 9:27 a.m. SLU students and families received alerts of a person allegedly carrying a firearm near West Pine and Grand. The Department of Public Safety received two separate reports of the man walking near campus, and one of them indicated that he brandished a weapon. Shortly after the report was...

It’s Not So Easy Being Green

It’s Not So Easy Being Green

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

One of the defining features of SLU’s campus is its beautiful trees. However, very few students recognize the work and dedication that goes into maintaining them and the effort that it takes to make sure that new ones are planted for SLU students to enjoy for years to come.

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