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Essential Employees: A Perspective

Essential Employees: A Perspective

Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Throughout the early stages of this COVID-19 pandemic, SLU has taken many measures to ensure the safety of its students and employees. This has included switching to fully remote online classes on Zoom for the rest of the semester and sending non-essential employees home to quarantine with their famili...

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

What the COVID-19 Fiasco Abroad Can Teach Us About the Virus in the U.S.

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

In a time when so many people are facing disappointment and cancellations (at the least), it’s difficult to talk about something as privileged as a study abroad experience. Thousands have died from the novel coronavirus, even more face financial ruin, and I don’t think there’s a single person in...

An Investment Unaffected By The Market: My Personal COVID-19 Experience & Perspective

An Investment Unaffected By The Market: My Personal COVID-19 Experience & Perspective

John Schafer, Contributor

March 17, 2020

After all, during the most trying of times, it’s often the only viable solution left. Without answers and lacking any real sense of direction, striving to keep a level head and broad sense of perspective can do wonders for you in any given situation, including the global pandemic we find ourselves f...

Becoming a Global Citizen: My Global Brigades Story

Becoming a Global Citizen: My Global Brigades Story

Rebecca LiVigni, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

When I texted my mom asking for advice as to whether it would be possible to apply for a Global Brigade Trip—mostly because I didn’t know if we could pay for it—she told me, “Sweetie, just sign up for it, we’ll figure it out.” And like that, the night the application was due and accepted, I was thr...

Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Sarah Hale, Alumnae Contributor

March 5, 2020

Fifteen years ago, I was a SLU freshman on the fourth floor of Walsh Hall—a suburban, white-bread, overachieving, mortifyingly insecure, fast-talking, quirky, 18-year-old Presidential scholar. Like everyone there, I was figuring out how to grow up.    Just outside Walsh Hall was a statue of a ma...

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Global Market

Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Whether or not the coronavirus escalates into a global pandemic, there is no doubt that the virus is already affecting the politics, economics and social constructs internationally. As governments continue to work on the best solutions towards handling the outbreak, economic costs are only continuing to gr...

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

No, immigrants are not taking our jobs. Robots are.

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Andrew Yang, while never a particularly viable candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, did run on a particularly unique platform. Politicians, distracted by the vicious anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump, typically focus on defending immigrants and their families from fear-mongering an...

A Perspective on the Common Core

A Perspective on the Common Core

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Dear Editors,       I am writing at the request of several colleagues in the humanities at Saint Louis University, specifically colleagues in the departments of philosophy, theology and history, to express our shared concerns over the proposed University Undergraduate Core Curriculum and to...

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Where each 2020 Democratic Candidate Stands on the Policies that Actually Matter

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

As various states start voting in the democratic primaries, a terrifying question arises: who will you vote for? Trump, Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Steyer? With so many names, it is very easy to get confused. If you are like me, you probably recognized two, maybe ...

The Problem with Iowa

The Problem with Iowa

Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The 2020 election season (finally) kicked off this past week with the famous Iowa caucuses.  People from all over the state gathered in their local high school gym, church basement or other public venue to make their voice heard.  But what the heck is a caucus, anyway?    Caucuses have their roots in the early...

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Jaskiran Singh, Contributor

February 27, 2020

 The Oscars. One of the highest awards and honors that a film and filmmakers can receive. Filmmakers dream of it, hoping one day they can walk the stage to receive an Oscar with their name on it. I’m guilty of daydreaming about this as well. Even though, realistically, it's not going to happen. I’m...

Is “Traditional” Dating a Thing of the Past?

Is “Traditional” Dating a Thing of the Past?

Tomi Delp, Contributor

February 27, 2020

With the rise of “sliding into DMs” and “Netflix and chilling,” it seems that the traditional methods of dating are on the outs. While the specific aspects of dating are interpretive to each individual, there are some recent developments that have altered the entire concept. This has me asking: in...

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