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SLU Community Gathers for Mass of the Holy Spirit

SLU Community Gathers for Mass of the Holy Spirit

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

September 4, 2019

Last Thursday, Aug. 29, SLU students, faculty and alumni gathered at St. Francis Xavier College Church to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Classes that fell between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. were cancelled to ensure that all could attend the liturgy. The pews in College Church were packed to the brim,...

Losing my religion: The illustrious tale of a college student’s spirituality

Losing my religion: The illustrious tale of a college student’s spirituality

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2019

It’s hard to be religious in this world. Faith is such a beautiful thing, but all the escalating violence, retaliation and hate that have spread over the last few months (and years) centered around religious belief has really made me stop and think about my own spirituality and privilege. I don’t th...

New Zealand Vigil Unites SLU Community

New Zealand Vigil Unites SLU Community

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Last week the Muslim Students Association held a vigil in honor of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Muslim students in attendance were called to prayer at the beginning of the vigil, and non-Muslim guests were able to follow along with an Ar...

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Atlas Week Keynote: John Quiñones

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2019

Championed as the “face of doing the right thing” ABC news correspondent and current host of “What Would You Do?” John Quiñones knows what it is like to be on the wrong side of prejudicial remarks. He was raised in an impoverished family in Texas. His father was a janitor and dropped out of sc...

HIJAB AWARENESS DAY at SLU

HIJAB AWARENESS DAY at SLU

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

April 3, 2019

In the midst of Atlas week this year was Hijab Awareness Day. The Muslim Students Association organized an event to mark the occasion, “Women’s Rights in Islam.” The discussion was introduced by Dr. Haifaa Younis, who was invited by the MSA to speak. The dialogue was mainly focused on the roots...

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

SLU Lights Up In Celebration of Diwali

Nirali Thakkar, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

For many, Jan. 1 signifies new resolutions and attitudes, but in Southeast Asia, Diwali, also Deepavali, is the day that marks new beginnings. Diwali consistently falls on the darkest day of the lunar cycle; this year being on Oct. 19. During this day, families gather clay lamps and together are able...

Tying the knot, theologically

Tying the knot, theologically

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March 21, 2015

David Oughton, Ph.D., an associate professor of Theological Studies at SLU and founder of the St. Louis Dialogue Group of the World’s Religions and Philosophies, summed up the goals of the group at its 57th meeting on Wednesday, March, 18th. “For many years now,” he said, “people from differe...

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

Faith in focus: A brief look at Eastern Orthodoxy

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November 21, 2014

The Orthodox Catholic Church, commonly known as the Eastern Orthodox Church, is the second largest Christian church in the world. Its origin goes back to the earliest church established by St. Paul and the Apostles. Its name is a source of confusion for many, thus the common name used to differentiate...

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

Museum offers a unique look at Jesuit history

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April 18, 2013

Tucked away in the third floor of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) is a permanent exhibit on Jesuit history. The Collection of Western Jesuit Missions exhibit has been at SLUMA since 2001 and is on permanent loan from the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus. The collection features...

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

Copts and Muslims clash at famous cathedral in Egypt

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April 18, 2013

Since the overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Coptic Christians have witnessed a surge of recent sectarian violence against their community. On April 5, graffiti of crooked crosses resembling swastikas appeared on the walls of Al-Azhar school and incited clashes between some...

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

2 Students reflect on weekly Shabbat dinners with JSA

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April 18, 2013

Sarah Friedman "Every Friday since my freshman year, I head to Washington University for Shabbat. I never thought that these dinners would become such a huge part of my life. When I first came to SLU, I expected that while at a Jesuit university, Judaism would take a back seat in my life. However, t...

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

Students to celebrate traditional spring festival of color on campus

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April 18, 2013

On April 28, the Hindu Students Community will be hosting a festival to celebrate the coming of spring and the Hindu tradition of Holi. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Tegeler Field, and there will be over 9,000 water balloons, inflatable pools and colored powder, all imported from India. In each of...

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