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Economist Julianne Malveaux speaks at a briefing held by the Descendants of the St. Louis University Enslaved on Feb. 8, 2024. Malveaux helped the group calculate the value of wages for enslaved people who labored at Saint Louis University.

Descendants of enslaved people who helped build SLU want compensation, recognition

Zekhra Gafurova, Ulaa Kuziez, and Lauren Hutchens February 23, 2024

The descendants of enslaved people who helped build Saint Louis University argue the institution owes them upwards of $74 billion in restitution for their ancestors’ stolen labor and wealth.   At...

Humphreys Restaurant & Tavern sits on the corner of Spring Street and Laclede directly across from SLUs campus.

Aggressive incident at Humphrey’s shocks community

Kaleb Yu, Contributor February 18, 2024

Updated on Feb. 19 at 6:38 p.m. to include information provided by Humphrey's management. A previous version of the story named the bar owner but the name has been removed at the request of the individual.   After...

American flag flipped upside down saying, Boeing killed 20,000+ and counting on the railing in front of the Richard A. Chaifetz Business School on Feb. 9. (The University News / Lauren Hutchens)

Chaifetz School of Business locks down, shutting out protestors’ calls to cut ties with Boeing

Owen Herdrick and Lauren Hutchens February 13, 2024

To protest Saint Louis University's partnership with Boeing and Israel’s persistent bombing of Gaza, around 70 people gathered in front of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business on Feb. 9. The...

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz speaks at Saint Louis Universitys 12th annual tribute for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18.(Aditya Gunturu / The University News)

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, shares the value of learning self-love at MLK tribute event

Fatema Rehmani, Contributor January 26, 2024

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz recalled the day when she stood alongside her three sisters and her pregnant mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz. On Feb. 21, 1965, in what was formerly the Audubon Ballroom, Betty witnessed...

On a wall inside College Church, a long black banner hangs bearing the names of children killed in the Gaza Strip.

Vigil at College Church honors victims killed in Gaza

Ulaa Kuziez, News Editor January 19, 2024

The names and ages of children killed in the Gaza Strip echoed for two hours inside St. Francis Xavier College Church during a public vigil.  Attendees were encouraged to “mourn collectively” and...

The construction site where South County YMCA’s Adaptive Sports Complex is set to open in Spring 2024

South County YMCA’s $5.2 million inclusive Adaptive Sports Complex to open in Spring 2024

Brendan Brunette, Senior Writer December 5, 2023

An ambitious multimillion-dollar inclusive sports complex, funded by local organizations, will open at the YMCA South County campus next spring.  The highly anticipated initiative will look to offer...

(Shah Shamsipour / The University News)

Hundreds Gather to Support Palestine and Demand University Action

Lauren Hutchens, Owen Herdrick, and Ulaa Kuziez November 30, 2023

Around 300 protestors gathered at the Saint Louis University Clock Tower in support of Palestine, demanding the university call for a ceasefire and cut ties with Boeing, a local manufacturer of weapons...

Local STL Starbucks workers on strike

Unionized Starbucks Workers Walk Out on “Red Cup Day” in St. Louis

Zekhra Gafurova, Staff Writer November 18, 2023

Unionized Starbucks employees in the region joined the national “Red Cup Rebellion” strike on Nov. 16. St. Louis baristas from eight unionized Starbucks stores in the area protested at the coffee location...

(Zekhra Gafurova / The University News)

Pro-Palestine Protestors Urge Senator Hawley to Support a Ceasefire

Zekhra Gafurova, Contributor November 12, 2023

Protestors rallied outside of Josh Hawley's office urging the Missouri senator to call for a ceasefire in Gaza on Nov 9. The Missouri chapter of American Muslims for Palestine organized the protest Thursday...

Sophomore Nader Badwan waves a Palestinian flag as he leads a protest on Nov. 2 
(Abby Campbell / The University News)

Saint Louis University Campus Protests in Solidarity with Palestine

Ulaa Kuziez and Sky Carroll November 3, 2023

Around 200 people gathered on campus for a protest in support of Palestine Thursday night to “raise awareness for the genocide happening in Palestine,” according to student organizers.  It drew...

Owen Herdrick / University News

Topgolf St. Louis Officially Opens in Midtown

Owen Herdrick, Contributor November 2, 2023

Topgolf St. Louis Midtown had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 20. The brand-new facility features 102 hitting bays, the largest bay Topgolf has constructed. It is a three-floor venue,...

A group of protesters gather in Tower Grove Park on Oct. 17 in support of Guatemalan democracy. (Charlie Preiss / The University News)

Local Groups Hold ‘Emergency Rally’ in Support of Guatemalan Democracy

Charlie Preiss, Contributor November 2, 2023

An emergency rally was held in Tower Grove Park by various local organizations in support of Guatemalan Democracy on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The rally was in support of President-Elect Bernardo Arévalo, an...

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