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Alexa Usage Decreasing as Students Turn to Alternative Options

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Seyoon Choi, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Saint Louis University became one of the first schools in the nation to outfit every resident hall and on-campus apartments with Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers in summer 2019. While the achievement was widely acknowledged by media outlets and the SLU community, administration faces minimal usage amongst stu...

Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services

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Klaudia Wachnik, Contributor

November 13, 2019

In July of 2019, the lower level of Fitzgerald Hall opened its doors to the public as the Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services. The center is designed to be a safe, reliable space where children can be tested for autism or any type of autism spectrum disorder. Families then will receive cons...

Social Issues Series: Jesuits in Film

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Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

On Aug. 12, 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia made worldwide news as the sight of white supremacist riots. In the wake of this event, many departments at SLU began to respond to the incident, including the Department of Theological Studies. “We wanted to show that Theological Studies could respond, that The...

SLU Shows Appreciation for Staff Members in Annual Cannonball Picnic

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

On Tuesday October 22 SLU held its annual Cannonball Staff Appreciation Picnic on the Quad by DuBourg Hall. Employees received a free lunch of hot dogs, cupcakes, and lemonade as a token of appreciation by the University for all of their hard work. Sr. Virginia Herbers, ASCJ, of the Office of Mission ...

Carni’fall’ Welcomes Autumn to Campus

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Leah George, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Last Friday, Oct. 24, Billikens after Dark organized a fun Halloween-filled night called “Carnifall”. The event included various fall activities such as pumpkin painting, spooky snacks, a viewing of Halloweentown, a bouncy house, games, a costume contest and much more.  The event had a great turnout this year as m...

SLU Chess: Best in the Midwest

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2019

Earlier this month, the SLU chess team continued their hot streak as they competed at the Midwest Collegiate Chess Championship at the University of Missouri. Held from Oct. 6 to 8, SLU’s chess team was met with tough competition from Washington University and Mizzou, all three teams fielding their ...

Drug Take-Back: Progress & Prevention

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Eileen Wisniowicz, Contributor

October 31, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 30, Saint Louis University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a drug take-back drive. This drive was part of the larger National Prescription Drug Take Back Day that occurred on Oct. 26 of this year, althou...

St. Louis Literary Award Honors Edwidge Danticat

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Sarah Steen, Copy Editor

October 31, 2019

On the evening of Oct. 24, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat accepted the 52nd St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates. This honor has been awarded to many distinguished recipients, including Stephen Sondheim and Margaret A...

Volunteers Exposed to Flu for New SLU Study

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Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The only thing not pleasant about receiving a $3,310 check and state-of-the-art hospitality is potentially receiving the flu because of it.  Last week, SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development initiated its human influenza challenge to better understand the flu and learn how to best prevent it in the f...

Mona Hicks Moving to Stanford

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Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Last week, SLU students received the bittersweet news that Mona Hicks, Ph.D., SLU’s Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students would be leaving SLU to serve as Stanford’s Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students. As Dean of Students, Hicks has played a role in shap...

UPDATE: Student critically injured near campus

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Emma Carmody and Rebecca LiVigni

October 24, 2019

(Update 7:50 p.m.) St. Louis Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the student found at the 3900 block of Lindell did not suffer gun shot wounds, but has undetermined injuries. Police have also confirmed they are not currently looking for a suspect and no arrests have been made. Lt. Colonel Ronnie R...

Common Core Proposal Unveiled

Common Core Proposal Unveiled

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 17, 2019

In November 2017, the University Undergraduate Core Committee was established and charged with the development of a new common undergraduate core which, if implemented, would standardize core requirements across all twelve of SLU’s colleges and schools. At the beginning of October, the UUCC presented ...

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