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Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Lessons in Becoming a Woman after Leaving SLU

Sarah Hale, Alumnae Contributor

March 5, 2020

Fifteen years ago, I was a SLU freshman on the fourth floor of Walsh Hall—a suburban, white-bread, overachieving, mortifyingly insecure, fast-talking, quirky, 18-year-old Presidential scholar. Like everyone there, I was figuring out how to grow up.    Just outside Walsh Hall was a statue of a ma...

Academic and Political Pundit Christina Greer Delivers Black History Keynote Lecture

Academic and Political Pundit Christina Greer Delivers Black History Keynote Lecture

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Christina Greer, P.h.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, gave a lecture titled “Challenges to Democracy: Activism, Education and the 2020 Elections” to a crowd of about forty SLU students, faculty and members of the community in the Busch Student Center Wednesday,...

Take Me Out to the Bills Game

Take Me Out to the Bills Game

Austin Glass, Contributor

February 12, 2020

“If you wanna be the wokest woke that ever woke, go to women’s sports events.” Abby Wambach came to speak at SLU last Tuesday and had these words of wisdom for the SLU community. As a longtime supporter of Billiken athletics and a big proponent of supporting both our male and female teams, hear...

2020: A New Year for Change

2020: A New Year for Change

Aman Rahman, Contributor

January 22, 2020

Despite the cold and windy day in St. Louis, thousands of determined protesters attended the fourth annual Women’s March this past Saturday. The theme of the march this year was “Be Counted” in an attempt to motivate more people to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.    People...

Monica Lewinsky Coming to SLU: Cancelling ‘Cancel Culture’

Monica Lewinsky Coming to SLU: Cancelling ‘Cancel Culture’

Riley Mack, News Editor

November 21, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Greater Issues Committee announced that Monica Lewinsky will be speaking at SLU in early December. The GIC came to this decision based on Lewinsky’s content, which will cover topics like the price of shame and her life in the public eye.    Lewinsky, an activist, TV personality and fa...

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

In 1972, the historic Title IX was passed, granting women equality in education and athletics. Since its implementation, female student athletes across the nation have taken advantage of their opportunities to compete and receive an education.     Saint Louis University Athletics promotes opportunities fo...

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...

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Many women partake in breast cancer screenings as a form of early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends women between ages 40 and 54 receive mammograms annually and women above this age range be screened every other year. However, the ACS also justifies the benefits of performing self-exa...

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Riley Mack, News Editor

May 1, 2019

“Women are so inspiring and we don’t talk about it,” said Heather Brock, Award Committee Chair for the Women’s Commission and Assistant Director for Communication in Office of Admissions. “We don’t talk about what we do right, we talk about the things that went wrong.”   Alt...

Using Your Power to Empower

Riley Mack, News Editor

March 20, 2019

Katlyn Martin – SGA President Senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Urban Poverty, also Pre-Law What has been a key source of motivation for you? “In terms of SGA, the people I serve and get to serve with (so students and the rest of the executive board) are my main motivation. I love what I do on campus and really enjoy...

Period Pains

Period Pains

Caroline Lipski, Contributor

February 13, 2019

Just this past week I was trying to help a friend out when I made a discovery in one of the bathrooms on campus. This discovery—or lack thereof—was the absence of period products, which left me questioning my own value as a woman and student on this campus. My doubts were confirmed by the fact that...

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

In Ethiopia, the school dropout rate for girls remains at a staggering 51 percent, according to the Dignity Period project, a main cause for dropouts being the lack of access to menstruation products. Despite taking place halfway across the world, this problem is not foreign to St. Louis. Women ...

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