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SLU Cannabis Program Set to Begin in the Fall

Graphic by Grace Dunlavy

Riley Mack, News Editor

May 2, 2020

When registration for the 2020-2021 school year opened for SLU students, many were surprised to find a program called Cannabis Science and Operations on the drop-down list of courses.    “I was trying to plan my courses for next semester when I stumbled upon a new department/certification ...

Stand with SLUH Nurses

Kenny Warner, Faculty Contributor

December 5, 2019

Over the past several months, union nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital have been fighting ongoing aggression from SSM Health against their right to a democratically elected union and to bargain collectively for measures that would improve patient care. Both SSM Health management and faculty f...

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

 On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an intense, passionate speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Thunberg directly called out the apathy of her elders on the topic of climate change, repetitively stating, “How dare you?”, and claiming that...

SLU Internship Resources Bring Students to the Moon

Illustration Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel.

Riley Mack, News Editor

February 27, 2019

“Initially, it felt very validating to know that all the hard work and opportunities provided by others to build me up was worth it,” said Connor Morris, a fifth-year senior studying aerospace engineering with a minor in engineering mathematics. “Even as an intern, I felt that I was a part of a l...

SLU Students do “Tangible Good” in Kenya

Photo Courtesy of SLU's Engineers Without Borders.

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

SLU’s chapter of Engineering Without Borders, a nationwide organization dedicated to “building a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs,”  has been hard at work in partnership with an orphanage in Kapenguria, Kenya, to design and implement ...

SLU Biologist Selected for EPA Council Position

Photo by Ellen Hutti for University Communications.

Conor Dorn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

At the end of January, SLU biologist Jason Knouft, Ph.D. was chosen to serve on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, or NACPET. The NACPET was founded in 1988 to provide independent advice to the Environmental Protection Agency. The council deals with a broad range of env...

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

Illustration Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel.

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

For women during World War II, it was Rosie the Riveter telling them “We Can Do It” that motivated them to step into the male-dominated workforce; for college-aged females today, it is breaking the glass ceiling. Currently, women in majority-male workplaces can expect higher rates of gender discrimin...

Hair care: The long and short of it all

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February 21, 2013

Hair. We all have it. It takes some people all morning to style it. Many of us continually damage it with blow dryers, straighteners and curlers. Multiple products are applied without knowing how they react to one another. Choosing a hair dresser makes or breaks a look. Our relationship with our hair...

Blind can see is no longer just a Bible miracle

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February 21, 2013

After almost two decades of planning, developing and funding, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has finally been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially a prosthetic retina, called the bionic eye by some scientists, this new technology is the first of its kind to be...

Meteor of the century crashes into Russia

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February 21, 2013

A meteor crashed to Earth on Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and ended its descent in a flaming formidable blast that injured around 1,000 people. According to CNN.com, Chelyabinsk, the nearest hard-hit city, experienced the most damages from the sonic waves. Shattered glass exploded out of...

Grocery shopping mindlessly

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February 21, 2013

Grocery stores aren’t all created equal. That fact is pretty obvious to anyone that has been to more than one Schnucks. The ambiance found at Whole Foods is quite different from Aldi. However, most grocery stores are designed in similar fashions. The Food Marketing Institute found that in 2010,...

Fish swims to discovery

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December 6, 2012

Dr. Richard Mayden, of Saint Louis University’s biology department, and Steven Layman, of Geosyntec Consultants in Kennesaw, Ga., discovered five new species of fish in the U.S. this past month. Mayden holds the W.S. Barnickle Endowed Chair of Natural Sciences at SLU and has netted nearly $4 million...

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