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Evie Stancil and Jackie Amacker pose on the San Ignacio Hall rooftop following the 2023 winter graduation ceremony.
Seniors Ponder Post-SLU Plans: To Stay or Not to Stay in Madrid
Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief • April 7, 2024
Roughly 50 students will don cap and gown in May, and many of them will also say goodbye to Spain
Tables of Babel: Students switch between multiple languages in the school cafeteria.
Languages Shape Campus Social Life
Chloe Nascimbeni, Contributing Writer • April 4, 2024

On the day before finals start, the SLU-Madrid cafeteria is enveloped in a buzz...

Jacko Reichert plays a set at a Madrid club Los Amantes.
Study Abroad by Day, DJ by Night
Schuyler Moore, Contributing Writer • April 8, 2024
UVA student Jacko Reichert, who is studying abroad this spring at SLU-Madrid, plays sets at popular clubs such as Icon, Los Amantes and Rubicon.
Cine Ideal, on Calle Dr. Cortezo near the Puerta del Sol, shows original version films with Spanish subtitles.
15 Madrid Cinemas Show Films in English with Spanish Subtitles
Noella Conner, Contributing Writer • April 7, 2024
Want to see the latest U.S. film in the original language? It's not hard to do here because of Spanish movie preferences, especially Gen Z's
Life-sized characters of the movie Inside Out greet visitors in the immersive exhibit Mundo Pixar, which attracted 200,000 visitors in its first three weeks.
The Culture Show: Art Morphs into Immersive Digital Experience
Agatha Thomas, Staff Writer • April 6, 2024
Interactive exhibits on everything from Pixar to Pompeii are transforming the city's cultural landscape
SLU-Madrid say they will miss parties like this at Sales.
Popular Student Hangout Near Campus Closes
Emma Berglund Puri, Contributing Writer • April 5, 2024

The popular SLU-Madrid hangout Sales, a bar and restaurant near campus on Paseo...

A Carnival comparsa dance competition in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
Carnival Paints the Night Sky in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Amelie Van Hess, Assignment Editor • April 6, 2024

By day, the island of Gran Canaria in February is the picture-perfect beach destination: summer-like temperatures even in the winter months and oceanside seafood restaurants overflowing...

The Negroni at Le Club Sushita in Madrid. Instead of traveling across Europe, the writer enjoyed a staycation with her sister.
A Semana Santa Staycation
Anna Benzel, Contributing Writer • April 5, 2024

As Semana Santa started, the streets of Madrid grew in size. Many Madrid locals escape the city for a week, perhaps to Mallorca or the Costa Brava, to soak up the sun....

A view of London Bridge.
24 Hours in... London: A Travelogue
Lilla Orbán and Ashlan Wilburn April 4, 2024
The had never been to London, they had a free place to stay and the round-trip ticket cost only 40 euros. But what they didn't have was time.
A rainbow peaks from behind the Eiffel Tower on a winter day.
Postcard from...Paris, City of Love
Schuyler Moore, Contributing Writer • April 3, 2024
Visiting San Sebastián in the Off-Season
Visiting San Sebastián in the Off-Season
Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief • March 18, 2024
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(L-R) Yeishaliz Cancel-Ortiz, Kayla Reyna, Victoria Flores, and Alejandro Moran at one of the drink-tasting stands at the LSU event. Reyna made the Paloma and Flores mixed the Charro Negro.
Tasting Latine Culture "One Sip at a Time"
Thea Uhl, Staff Writer • April 13, 2024
Students sipped Piña Coladas and Palomas in the cafeteria, colorfully decorated for the drink-tasting event
The BSO commemorated Black History Month with a pop-up museum.
BSO Creates Black History Museum
Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief • April 5, 2024
Club members decorated boxes with colorful photos and information about Black leaders such as singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, astronaut Mae Jemison and transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson
A sign tells customers that laptop use is not allowed because it is a laptop-free table.
Café con Leche, with a Side of Wi-Fi?
Sophie Runde, Contributing Writer • April 6, 2024
Students are surprised to find a maze of restrictions on when they can use laptops at Madrid coffee houses
Two members of the Human Rights Club ready their signs before the start of the demonstration at Plaza de Antón Martín.
Dozens of SLU-Madrid Students Join Madrid Women's March
Akua Addo and Anna Solé Santiago April 6, 2024
Human Rights Club members carried signs and chanted with roughly 30,000 Madrileños who called for greater respect for women's rights in the annual Women's Day demonstration
A selection of cosmetics at the Primor near Cuatro Caminos. The chain sells international brands not found in the citys traditional perfumerías, or drug stores.
Shoppers Revel in Abundance of Beauty Brands
Olivia Phillips, Contributing Writer • April 5, 2024
But some worry that cosmetic chains like Primor and Sephora, filled with international brands, will hurt the city's small businesses
A tractor in the farmers protest carries a sign that reads, Amnesty, not bureaucracy, for the farmland.
An Unusual Traffic Jam: Thousands of Farmers with Tractors
Ashlan Wilburn, Contributing Writer • April 4, 2024

Many students found their paths blocked through the center of Madrid mid-February...

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