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June 29, 2018

Digital story, Riverfront Times, April 23, 2013

Five St. Louis Karaoke Bars in Five Days: The Diary of a Sing-Along Addict

By Allison Babka

You'd best prep your favorite Barry Manilow, Nelly and Journey songs, because you're entrenched in National Karaoke Week.

Seriously,...

June 29, 2018

When Saint Louis University hired me in 2002, the internal communication channels weren't all that robust. A daily email and website for faculty and staff members existed, but they largely lacked images and relied upon reader submissions -- submissions that weren't eve...

June 29, 2018

Short story for Universitas magazine, Saint Louis University, Summer 2005

55 Years After He Started His Master's Degree, Stanley Mills Is One Glad Grad

By Allison Babka

Photo by Kevin Lowder

Sometimes we get an unexpected nudge to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Stanley Mills cer...

June 29, 2018

Short story for Universitas magazine, Saint Louis University, Fall 2005

Construction Under Way for Research Building

By Allison Babka

Photo by Paul Sableman via Flickr Creative Commons

After two years of planning, Saint Louis University broke ground on its Research Buildin...

June 29, 2018

Short story for Universitas magazine, Saint Louis University, Fall 2005

World-Class Glass

SLU's museums shimmer thanks to a generous gift of glass.

By Allison Babka

Photo by Paul Sableman via Flickr Creative Commons

In May, Saint Louis University received an exquisite glass...

June 29, 2018

Feature story for Universitas magazine, Saint Louis University, Summer 2006

Brothers in Song

SLU's all-male a cappella group has brought a new beat to campus.

By Allison Babka

Photo by Steve Dolan

They play practical jokes. They argue with a spirit the Survivor cast would b...

June 28, 2018

Digital story, Riverfront Times, July 14, 2014

Who Will "Have the Balls" to Host The Air Guitar Competition in St. Louis Next Year?

By Allison Babka

Courtesy photo by Harvey Brown

St. Louis sure likes to talk smack on Kansas City's sports teams and entertainment options, b...

June 28, 2018

Event recap, Riverfront Times, July 1, 2013

Recap: St. Louis Achieves 'Airness' in First Official Air Guitar Competition

By Allison Babka

Courtesy photo by Casey Fatchett Photography

No notes were played by the artists on stage, but the message was loud and clear anyway: a...

June 28, 2018

Digital sidebar, Riverfront Times, June 28, 2013

Dr. Pepper Teams with Air Guitar Champion for Commercial Deal

By Allison Babka

Photo via YouTube screengrab

Musicians often deny it, but many dream about nailing a hit song and riding it straight to Endorsementland. Influenc...