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Thank you, Bernie.

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

I love politics. I always have. This year was supposed to be a historic and monumental year for politics in America. We have a major election in November, we had a diverse field of candidates competing for the Democratic nomination and the current president is one of the most divisive incumbents in mod...

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Trump’s Treatment of the Media

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

When I tell people that I’m a journalism major, one of the statements I get most often is, “Well, you have to be an honest reporter, you know. We need more of those. No more of this ‘fake news.’”   I laugh along nod, and promise to do my best to find and tell the truth. But such...

I Believe Tara Reade

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Colin Thierry, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

With Bernie Sanders suspending his presidential campaign last week, the Democratic presidential nomination is all but wrapped up for Joe Biden. Barring any unexpected changes, the 2020 presidential election will be between Biden and the Republican incumbent Donald Trump. Besides having similar policy p...

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

The Effect of Covid-19 from a Biochemistry Senior’s Perspective

Arjun Bagai, Contributor

April 15, 2020

2020 has been an eventful year as we kick off the new decade. One month ago, I was living on campus and taking classes, participating in extracurriculars and hanging out with my friends. Today, I am sitting at home, trying to comprehend the outbreak of COVID-19. This pandemic affected thousands of students...

Nurses lives at risk as hospitals prohibit bringing own PPE

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Emily Francis, Contributor

April 14, 2020

When COVID-19 first started to arise in the United States, I had no idea how bad the supply shortages were going to get. To this day, I can’t help but reminisce about standing in breakout sessions, listening to hospital directors assure everyone that we were prepared. Suddenly, weeks later, my conce...

Coming Home

Coming Home

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

I was in Madrid when I heard SLU was shutting down for the semester. I was visiting my friends who were studying abroad for spring break. Thursday, I was getting lunch with them, and Friday, I was holed up in my Airbnb calling, well, everyone. The world, for me at least, was in chaos. Trying to figure ...

How the Coronavirus is Leading Us Into a Global Recession

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Jordan Bailey, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to massively impact our world, it has become apparent just how much the global economy has been affected. With more and more businesses and nations shutting down, the question of how different our political and economic systems will be after the virus is contained...

Finding Light in a Dark Place

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Conor Van Santen, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Amid all the bad news, gimmicky phrases (I’m looking at you, Dr. Pestello. What the heck is OneSLU?) and despair that surrounds us today, it can be easy to feel lost. Maybe you tripped on a rock while walking a path you thought was going to take you into adulthood.  Maybe people you’ve been clos...

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 Schaefer, Contributor

March 17, 2020

Invest in optimism. 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 pandem...

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...

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