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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 of conversation in multiple languages per table. Students effortlessly switch between Spanish, English, and other languages,...

Arina Babashova in the SIH cafeteria. Barbashovas internship involved a surprise role: translating from French.

But That Wasn’t in the Job Description, Was It?

Veronica Fernández, Contributing Writer April 1, 2024

Arina  Barbashova, an art history major from Moscow, embarked on what she thought would be a straightforward content-creation internship with a Ukrainian hairdresser. She didn’t suspect that her skills...

Caroline Fields works in the admissions office as part of her Departmental Support Scholarship

Scholarship Winners Learn Job Skills While Earning Tuition Break

Laila Emamjomeh, Staff Writer March 18, 2024
Recipients of the Departmental Scholarship juggle studies with work in the admissions office, bookstore, library and student life.
ESL Lesson Plan: Songs and Charades for Adults

ESL Lesson Plan: Songs and Charades for Adults

Ana Patricia Romay, Contributing Writer March 4, 2024
Student volunteers teach English as a Second Language to about 25 Madrid residents each Tuesday and Thursday on campus. A smaller class is held Mondays on Zoom.
Kaija Campbell, a 22-year-old psychology graduate, poses for a photo to post on her social media account to boost engagement.

Students and Social Media: A Love-Hate Relationship

Sophia Adams, Contributing Writer February 1, 2024

When he was first introduced to the world of social media, Stephen Davis felt invincible. He would dominate the conversation in video calls with 40-year-old strangers and start short-lived relationships...

Community Gardening Club leader Mackenzie Oleary (left) and Green Bandana Project member Lucy Lally (right) talk to new students about their clubs.

SLU-Madrid Clubs: Uniting Students from Far and Wide

Amelie Van Hess, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

At the turn of the calendar year, many students on Saint Louis University’s Madrid campus face a complete life reset, including a new country, language, and university. As people come from hundreds or...

L-R: Interim Co-Directors Laurie Mazzuca, Francisco García Serrano and Victoria Villareal during a meeting at Manresa Hall, which opened this semester.

SLU Madrid Searches for Leader to Fill Top Post

Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2023
Three interim directors have split the duties of the former dean, who resigned last spring...
SLU is now conducting performance evaluations of Departmental Support Scholarship recipients such as Katelyn Berry, who works in admissions.

Student Workers on Campus Taste Real-World Demand: The Performance Evaluation

Laila Emamjomeh, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Saint Louis University Madrid Campus is now evaluating the performance of students who work in the bookstore, reception, and other departments on campus. As of this semester, department heads...

A student laptop shows the confirmation button to accept the terms and conditions to use SLU Madrid Wi-Fi on campus.

Laptop Users Relieved by Wi-Fi Fix

Chloe Nascimbeni, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

The long-standing Wi-Fi connectivity problems on campus have been fixed, providing relief to students as they started classes this semester. Students said they had been dealing with irregular Wi-Fi...

Students rehearse a scene from the upcoming play by José Rivera, Sonnets for an Old Century.

Theater Department to Perform Play by José Rivera: Sonnets for an Old Century

Noella Conner, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023

Theater students learned in late September that their fall show would have to be canceled because two students dropped out, but a new play has been chosen. SLU Madrid’s Theater Department will be...

Students strengthen their muscles at the start of a recent dance class at the off-campus studio.

Dancers Swirl and Stomp for Core Credit

Lara Mitchell Guirao, Contributing Writer November 1, 2023

The dance classes have moved off campus and now include a theoretical part that can count as core credit. Starting in Fall 2021, dance classes moved permanently from the dance studio on campus to a...

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