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A quiet moment at Tupperware Club, or Tupper, in Malasaña known for its electric decoration.

The Slow Art of Drinking in Spain

Emma Berglund Puri, Contributing Writer April 6, 2024

Each semester international students say goodbye to frat parties or other drinking customs of their home countries and encounter the leisurely crowds sipping beer or tinto de verano with patatas bravas...

Hachi, a Maltese-Poodle mix, sports a t-shirt that says, “Possum Vibes Only.” It’s just for fashion’s sake, not warmth, said his owner, SLU-Madrid student Britney Saras. Saras said she shared him with her neighbors during the lockdown at the start of the pandemic, when dog walking was one of the few excuses to leave one’s apartment. Saras frequents dog-friendly cafés.

Madrid dogs sport accessories and saunter into dog-friendly cafés

Kieran O'Brien, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

Having never been to Spain, Claire Genova expected to be surprised by several aspects of Spain’s unique culture – the food, the music, and maybe even the transportation. But she didn’t expect that...

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...

Anuj Gandhi with a black thrifted leather jacket he thrifted in Madrid alongside a women’s suit jacket that he uses as a shirt thrifted in Saint Louis. He knew exactly how to pose during this five-second photoshoot, which was terrifyingly admirable.

International Students Face Fashion Culture Shock in Madrid

Valerie Rosqueta, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

Linen pants. Satin tops. A knit sweater, oversized, but not swaddling. A black flight jacket; it’s thrifted, of course. He stowed his life in one checked bag and carry-on, with plenty of room for new...

Alaina Stratton, a leader of the gardening club, and Lili McArdle, the SGA president, at the club plot at Huertos Montemadrid on Calle de Eduardo Barreiros.

Garden Club Membership Grows Along with Crops

Sophie Runde and Vicky Coneva December 6, 2023

SLU-Madrid’s gardening club has kicked off its second semester with over 40 new members and a change to fall crops. This semester, the Community Garden Club is made up of over 100 members. More...

Colorful houses with balconies lend charm to the small Conde Duque neighborhood.

Conde Duque: A Hidden Gem between Malasaña Cool and Gran Via Commerce

Agatha Thomas, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Lodged between Gran Vía, the boisterous tourist epicenter of Madrid, and Barrio de Malasaña, the hippest student area in the capital, lies a hidden gem. For the expanse of four blocks, the bustling city...

A gluten-free bakery on Calle Andrés Mellado.

Where All the Desserts are Gluten-Free

Sophia Rogoff, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023

The smell of fresh dough wafts through the air as patrons bustle about the quiet cafe. The tables are filled with people eating fluffy chocolate napolitanas and savory tuna empanadas while sipping their...

Profile: Study Abroad by Day, DJ by Night

Sally Buck, Contributing Writer November 8, 2023

The room is dark and the wind is blowing, albeit artificially. In the crowd, rows of young adults–both Spaniards and foreigners–push and shove as they attempt to meandar to the front. It’s...

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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