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6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

6 Hidden Architectural Gems in St. Louis

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

“Prospect Yards” Provide Modern Take on Historic District

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

Midtown Overhaul in Action

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

February 27, 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 Hidden Gems of Grand Center

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...

St. Louis Theatre: Peabody offers blast from the past

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October 11, 2011

The historically rich doors of the Peabody Opera House will be opening for the first time in 20 years this October. After receiving $78.7 million in restoration, the Opera House is sure to be more magnificent than ever.  The Peabody Opera House (formerly the Kiel Opera House) at 1400 Market St. is...

St. Louis Theatre: Powell Hall: Home of the symphony

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October 11, 2011

St. Louis Symphony’s Powell Hall is known for its tremendous acoustics, beautiful foyer and dramatic performances. This fall season, Powell Hall, located north of campus at 718 Grand Blvd., is offering a large variety of shows, aiming to combine music as well as dance. In 1925, when the theater...

St. Louis Parks: Tower Grove Park serves as ‘Victorian ideal’ for community

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October 11, 2011

Founded in 1868, Tower Grove Park is known for its beautiful Victorian Pavilions and its lush greenery. With 289 acres, it is the second largest park in St. Louis and a truly beautiful sight in the spring. “When you live in a city, you get consumed from all the concrete around you,” junior Aravinth...

St. Louis Parks: Free attractions: The St. Louis Zoo

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October 11, 2011

Arguably the greatest free attraction in the city, The St. Louis Zoo is not only renowned for its elaborate exhibits, but also for a continuing focus on diversity.  Located in the heart of Forest Park, the sprawling Zoo contains more than 18,000 animals and 700 species.  “I love going to the Zoo,”...

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