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Northwest Coffee thrives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Jason Wilson.

Celia Searles, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2020

Northwest Coffee owner Jason Wilson sheds light on his experience as a Black business owner, coffee expert, and what it’s like to run a business that has thrived in 2020.

More Than a Swing Set

Jack Connaghan and Lourdes Hindi

April 29, 2020

When the word park is mentioned, an image of a biking trail, playground set and picnic table pops into people’s heads. Although a park is a place where children can run loose and enjoy their youth, where teens can hike and bike to keep their fitness at its best and where adults can walk hand in hand wh...

Pages Turning: The Art of St. Louis’s Streets

Pages Turning: The Art of St. Louis’s Streets

Jack Connaghan and Lourdes Hindi

April 4, 2020

To the untrained eye, St. Louis may seem like a relatively bland city bogged down by memories of past greatness and a troubled social climate in the present. Upon closer inspection, however, one can see that St. Louis is bursting with communal pride on every street corner, parking lot and spare brick wal...

How St. Louis Small Businesses Are Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic— And What We Can Do to Support Them

How St. Louis Small Businesses Are Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic— And What We Can Do to Support Them

Claire Battista, Arts Editor

April 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the U.S. economy, St. Louis small businesses are finding ways to make the most of these challenging and uncertain times. Restaurants and bars have been hit particularly hard — beginning Thursday, March 19, St. Louis City, St. Louis Count...

6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

Photo Collage Courtesy of Jack Johnston

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

While some may babble on and on about the architecture of Chicago or New York, St. Louis has been keeping to itself the culturally rich stories told by our own buildings. From our beginnings as one of the first cities west of the Mississippi to our current expansion in 2019, these buildings showcase ...

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

October 23, 2019

Take a drive through Forest Park, and you’ll see them. Walk down West Pine during passing period, and they’re there. They come up on Instagram, the Blues are wearing them and even your mom has started pointing them out. Shirts that only two years ago were just an idea, a design on a computer or a ske...

Study Spots for Study Habits

Study Spots for Study Habits

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Whether it’s inside Pius XII Memorial Library or outside of the Center for Global Citizenship (CGC), every student needs a comfortable setting to complete their schoolwork. To accommodate nearly all study habits, SLU has incorporated many different areas on and around campus to ensure a successful e...

“Prospect Yards” Provide Modern Take on Historic District

Photo Courtesy of Cullinan Properties.

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Exciting developments are currently underway just right around the corner from SLU in the nearby Midtown district. Midtown is a half-mile area which connects SLU’s north and south campuses within its boundaries of Laclede Avenue, Chouteau Avenue, Grand BoulevardVandeventer Avenue and Spring Avenue. This ...

Midtown Overhaul in Action

Photo Courtesy of Pier Property Group

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

February 28, 2019

There is a major development going on around SLU that was last year branded “Prospect Yards.” The name was voted upon last March by select members of the SLU family, SSM Health employees and others within the community. The area connects north and south campuses; bordered by Grand Boulevard and Vandeventer...

The Hidden Gems of Grand Center

The KDHX Stage

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Just around the corner from SLU is the Grand Center Arts District, alive with concerts, symphonies, festivals, films, and art just waiting to be experienced by the Midtown locals. Since the early 1900s the Grand Center has been a bustling hub for the arts and a major midwestern tourist destination. The area t...

Reigning Men

Marycait Dolan, Contributor

September 21, 2017

This past weekend marked the closing of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear. As fun as its punny title would suggest, Reigning Men encompassed the main goal of refocusing the frequently feminine lens of fashion to instead showcase the lesser-celebrated history of men’...

St. Louis Theatre: ‘Fabulous’ theater strives to be student-friendly

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October 11, 2011

Located just one block away from Saint Louis University’s Frost Campus, the Fabulous Fox Theatre has been entertaining audiences since its opening in 1929.  This historic theater produces shows year round, including touring plays and musicals, comedians, musicians and dance groups. Students can even...

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