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The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Ramadan is one of the most sacred months for Muslims, as it is filled with fasting, prayers and reflections on what to be grateful for. This time is also very cherished by communities because it brings together people of all different backgrounds to celebrate one commonality: Islam.    Because o...

SLU’S Faith Community Goes Virtual

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

April 16, 2020

As the SLU community continues to adjust to new ways of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, one area which has seen tremendous success is the maintenance of a strong and welcoming community of faith.  As President Pestello and others have repeatedly stressed, the times we currently find ourse...

Students Practice Jesuit Advocacy in Washington D.C.

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Emma Carmody, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2019

Jesuits have always been called to advocate for those living on the margins of society.  On Nov. 16–18, a group of students practiced this advocacy in Washington D.C. as part of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), the largest Catholic social justice conference in the country.     ...

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Wins $1 Million Opus Prize

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

December 6, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 21, SLU hosted the 2019 Opus Prize ceremony in the Center for Global Citizenship. Sister Catherine Mutindi was announced as the 2019 Opus Prize Laureate, winning $1 million for her charity, Bon Pasteur.    The Opus Prize is an annual award that rewards faith based human...

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been the source of a lot of conflict lately, finding its name among newspaper headlines, Twitter trends and on the tip of most food-lovers’ (and politics lovers’) tongues.   Who knew something as simple as chicken could cause so much controversy?   Unless, of co...

The Reinert Statement

The Reinert Statement

Adam Ryan and Mark Freeman

December 4, 2019

Resisting Modernity We, the concerned students of Saint Louis University, are deeply unsettled by the deterioration of the Jesuit values upon which this University was founded. Many of us came to Saint Louis University contingent upon the promise that we would receive a Jesuit education guided b...

Ministry Transcends Border in El Paso

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Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

November 25, 2019

For the past twenty-two years, three dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces and Ciudad Juarez—all situated around the U.S-Mexico border—have hosted an annual border mass in El Paso, Texas in a show of international unity, peace and solidarity.    This year, a contingent of SLU students and faculty, sp...

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 Community Gathers for Mass of the Holy Spirit

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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

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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...

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