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Dear Students...

Dear Students…

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, let us take a moment to reflect on the hardships that we’ve gone through, as a community and as individuals. Each undergraduate student had a different...

Live Music Prospects are ‘Livening’ Up for the Fall

Mathew Chambers, Contributor May 8, 2021

As more people across the nation begin to get vaccinated, things are looking hopeful for returning to a ‘pre-pandemic’ life. This includes being able to have mass gatherings, more specifically being...



Rebecca LiVigni, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2021

I read once that we, like potted plants,need to be uprooted, stripped of the comfortable storecontainer we call home. We need to be gently–sometimes painfully–broken upour roots loosened and...

Here’s to the Class of 2021

Here’s to the Class of 2021

Conor Van Santen, Opinion Editor May 2, 2021

Well, we’re reaching the end of the line: our college careers are almost over. Graduation and the “real world” loom in the not-to-distant future. Some of us will probably grow apart over the next...

What Are the Women Wearing?

What Are the Women Wearing?

Sydney Altemose, Associate Sports Editor May 2, 2021

Throughout the past five years, the WNBA has undergone a serious revolution. It’s not just that their prominence has risen, or that their draft picks have  gotten increasingly more impressive and...

The Cold War is Creeping Back

The Cold War is Creeping Back

Steven Lum, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

It seems that the world is back to its good old Cold War shenanigans. Russia rapidly mobilizes its troops, the West and its allies scramble to ready what forces they can and Russia quickly withdraws those...

It’s Time to Make the a Menstrual Cup

It’s Time to Make the Switch…to a Menstrual Cup

Penelope Gardner , Staff Writer May 2, 2021

My favorite fold is the double seven, but not in terms of origami. No, the double seven is actually a way to insert a menstrual cup. While I know the non-menstruating people of TikTok and Twitter just...

When Activism Goes Too Far

When Activism Goes Too Far

Anastasia Hanonick, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

In recent years, actress and singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has taken on the role of social activist as she openly spoke out about her struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and LGBTQ+ issues....

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Tishaura Jones Makes History

Zoë Butler, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

St. Louis native Tishaura Jones made history on April 7 by being elected as the city’s first Black female mayor. Jones is a self-described progressive who has worked as a Democratic Committeewoman,...

Photo courtesy of City Foundry STL

City Foundry STL Opening in Sight

Klaudia Wachnik, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

City Foundry STL, a 14-acre plot that is set to become a Midtown hub and public market, has been an object of interest for the SLU community since the announcement of its transformation in the summer...

SLU Course Creates Pandemic Time Capsule

Diana Jakovcevic, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

As the SLU community finishes up the spring semester and looks ahead to fall, emotions are mixed. Some hold a sense of optimism and hope about things to come, including graduation and the possibility...

Portfolio Review Nears Conclusion, 40 Programs to be Cut

Portfolio Review Nears Conclusion, 40 Programs to be Cut

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor May 1, 2021

On April 12, Provost Michael Lewis, Ph.D sent an email update regarding the ongoing Academic Portfolio Review (APR), which announced that 40 programs are to be closed, including 29 undergraduate and...

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