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Meredyth Staunch
Meredyth Staunch is a senior at Saint Louis University, studying Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Media studies and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is the fearless leader of The University News – but if you asked her three years ago whether she would be the UNews’ Editor-in-Chief, she would have greatly doubted herself in the role.

Staunch entered SLU as a Biomedical Engineering major on a Pre-med track, with the intention of continuing her studies in medical school. After a year and a half at SLU, she realized she missed the balance of the arts with sciences as she was previously an editor in her high school yearbook committee.


"Working for UNews, whether it was as Associate News Editor, Managing Editor, or Editor-in-Chief, has taught me the value of working on tight deadlines and how to adequately adapt to certain unexpected situations. The field of Journalism is incredibly fast paced - but that is why I love it so much," Staunch said. "There is always something new occurring, and you would not be able to effectively complete your job unless you had the support of your other editors and staff."

Though paradoxical in nature, she switched her major to Communication. She wants to incorporate both her analytical and creative sides to report on medical topics. Her dream job: to write for Discover Magazine.

When Staunch is not in the newsroom, she is captaining the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at SLU. She began playing her freshman year and enjoys it as an outlet.

Meredyth Staunch, Editor in Chief

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Apr 03, 2019
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Mar 20, 2019
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Feb 14, 2019
De Klerk Appearance Sparks Controversy (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
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Jan 23, 2019
Still Struggling with Injustices and Striving for Reform (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
A Further Look into Fernando Abilleira’s Role at NASA (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
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Nov 15, 2018
An Editorial Board Statement on “No Vote: Still Political” (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Reluctant Hero: Cameron Kasky Visits SLU (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Coming Soon to the CGC: Election Watch Party (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Proudly Kicking Down Closet Doors (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Piecing Together A Common Core (Story)
Aug 10, 2018
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Aug 09, 2018
Alleged Gunman was Instigator at Parish Center, No Weapons Found (Story)
Aug 08, 2018
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Apr 19, 2018
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Mar 30, 2018
Bloom Café Opens Doors For All (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Ibtihaj Muhammad Combats Social Norms (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
VP Candidates Share Their Platforms (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Trump’s Arrival in St. Charles Sparks Protests (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
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Oct 16, 2017
Hysteria Sparks Takei’s Activism (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
SGA as a Voice for DACA Students (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
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