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Sydney Krehbiel has come a long way as a writer in her eight years at SIUE, and she wants to help other SIUE students discover the worlds of creative writing.

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The Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council hosted their annual University of Scouting event on campus this Saturday, Jan. 18th in the Morris University Center, with classes spread throughout Science East and Peck Hall.

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For students who would like to volunteer their time but don’t know how to find organizations or causes that are the right fit for them, there are many resources to help.

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Often, memories are marked by music: we’ll never forget the song that was on when we watched the Blues win the Cup, the ballad playing through the car speakers as we had our first kiss, the one that wraps up our favorite movie as the credits begin rolling. So, it only makes sense that we com…

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is truly the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season to be holly, jolly and turnt. If you listen to our podcast, “Alestle After Hours,” then you know I love Christmas music. Christmas music brings a certain joy to my heart that cannot be described. I want to…

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For some people, the holidays can be a special kind of hell. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas music — providing it’s actually after Thanksgiving.

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With no homework or tests to worry about, the month-long winter break can sometimes be a bit boring. However, these holiday shots are a perfect pick-me-up for anybody (who is of legal drinking age) looking to have some fun at a holiday party between now and the start of the spring semester.

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The Alestle staff visited six local coffee shops in search of the best hot chocolate to keep us warm this winter. We noted the atmosphere, service, taste and price while at each location. The following is what we found.

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Whether it’s the growing distance in a friendship one thought would last forever, being completely blindsided by a romantic partner(s) of many months/years or being left on read, breakups of any kind can do some serious damage for all parties involved. 

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It sounds like something out of fictional novel: a young girl leaves her home in the dead of night to pursue her dream of being a writer in a foreign country. However, this story is far from make believe — it’s the story of Myra Lei’s life.

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Pulling weeds and cutting down trees can be hard work, but excitement filled the air as several groups converged at a community clean-up in Washington Park, near East St. Louis, to begin transforming a vacant lot into a community garden.

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When writing this, I faced a bit of a conundrum: because music is so personal to me, do I really want everybody knowing the songs I’m listening to on repeat? Well, these songs are just so iconic that I can’t keep quiet. Here’s a playlist of songs I’m loving;  some are recent discoveries, whi…

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While 2019’s Celebration of World Faiths focused on the importance of taking care of the Earth in various different religions, many speakers conveyed another valuable lesson: the importance of getting in touch with one’s spiritual side, regardless of religious affiliation. 

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Local experts, farmers and volunteers gathered Saturday morning to collect seeds to restore some of the prairie fields of Illinois’ past and do their part to reduce greenhouse gases. 

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“Joker” made a big impact at the box office this weekend with the biggest October opening ever with a $94 million opening weekend. With a phenomenal cast and excellent cinematography, Todd Phillips’ latest movie,  “Joker” earns its record breaking opening to introduce Gotham’s most notorious…

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The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is holding its first full month of events for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

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In the face of exhaustive stereotypes portrayed in the media about Muslims, Rodaina Tarek Mousa, an English literature graduate student from Alexandria, Egypt, encourages others to look beyond her appearance and advocates for social justice.

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The Alestle staff visited four restaurants around the Metro East that offer vegetarian burgers. We noted the atmosphere, service, taste and price while at each location. The following is what we found: yum!

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Xfest is celebrating its 10-year history by welcoming returning theater companies back to campus, while also inviting new companies to take part in the event.

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2017’s “IT” was as charming as a horror movie could be. With that being said, I had high expectations for the second chapter. Instead, I found myself emerging from the theater three hours later realizing the second chapter was nothing but missed opportunities. 

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Each year, SIUE welcomes new clubs. Two new clubs this fall are Makeup Club and the Comic Book Club of SIUE. Each club has a story to it, and they are just getting started.

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If there is one thing that I’ve learned in the two years of college that I now have under my belt, it’s that a lot can change within a semester. What seems like the perfect definition of “you” can seem completely unfitting within 16 weeks — and that’s OK. Here are some songs that help when f…

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Hosted annually to welcome SIUE students back to campus, the Root Beer Riot celebrated its 10th year this weekend with music, prizes and cornhole and pong tournaments.

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SIUE is home to many faith-based organizations, including several nondenominational Christian college ministries. These groups each offer different experiences to members, though their goals are all the same — to provide support and share in their faiths.

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Panhellenic recruitment sees new changes this year as discussions continue about the possibility of affiliated recruitment counselors in the future and with the addition of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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In an attempt to make public transportation more straightforward and accessible, Madison County Transit has implemented not only new routes for students, but also agreed to host an app called Token Transit. These are valuable resources for any student, new or returning.