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.
Based on the true story of the Senate investigation into the CIA’s use of torture following the Sept. 11 attacks, “The Report” is one of the year’s hardest but most important films to watch.
The third installment of “The Crown” hit Netflix on Sunday — this time with a brand-new cast — however, many elements of the historical drama remained the same.
The first snow of the season dampened Veterans Day events this year, as the annual parade in Edwardsville was canceled. However, SIUE veterans and ROTC cadets recognized the day in their own ways and reflected on their experiences.
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.
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.
As the newest addition to Greek life on campus, Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity kicked off the fall semester by connecting with SIUE students.
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.
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…
Season six of “Bojack Horseman” manages to have some of the most hopeful moments in the show’s history, while simultaneously being as raw and bleak as the show has ever been — and it’s amazing.
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.
The Lovejoy Library is typically a quiet place for students to relax and study, but on Saturday evening it was filled with live music, catered food and more than 300 visitors.
“Zombieland” makes its return to theaters in its sequel, “Double Tap.” The film follows the same formula the first one does and doesn’t expand on anything new.
Larger-than-life special effects, elaborate costumes and brave heroines fighting monsters are all defining points of the play “She Kills Monsters.” In the midst of all the action, the production tackles the difficult themes of loss and coming out.
While “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” does not stand on its own as a feature film, but it acts spectacularly as a reward for long-time fans who preferred the tone of the series’ earlier seasons.
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.
“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…
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.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship asks students to examine and share their feelings about their ethnicities in a four-week series called Beyond Colorblind.
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.
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!
The star-studded “Hustlers” movie contains many lighthearted and laugh-inducing scenes, but it also tackles serious topics such as morality and economic inequality, making it unique compared to movies with similar premises.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout her career, Missy Elliott has been known for her unique style and sound. Her new EP “ICONOLOGY” may leave fans who expected her to continue to push boundaries feeling disappointed.
While “Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution” is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! game released on the Nintendo Switch, the game is more suited for players looking for nostalgia — not those looking for a new experience.
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…
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.
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.
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.
“Fire Emblem: Three Houses” found the right balance between letting the player host tea parties and letting them absolutely decimate entire armies on a battlefield.
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.
A viral Facebook event created by Matthew Roberts called for a mass raid of Area 51, a highly classified United States Air Force facility outside of Las Vegas. College students have shown tremendous interest in the event, with many in support and many in disapproval.
For some, having coffee while marveling at art is not an everyday occurrence, but Edwardsville locals don’t find this unusual thanks to a group called The Gogh-Getters, who keep art ever-present on Main Street.
Eating healthy can be a struggle in itself, especially when limited to the options at Dining Services and on a tight budget. Recognizing this, The Alestle reached out to talk about these concerns to nutrition instructor Cynthia Inman, who is also a registered dietician and exercise physiologist.
In a growing technological age, Americans have become increasingly detached from nature. In response, the SIUE department of physics now offers astronomical viewing parties to students and members of the Edwardsville community.
Walking into the Student Fitness Center for the first time can be intimidating. It can seem impossible to navigate the expansive selection of equipment, but hopefully it’s a bit more straightforward with this guide.
The Alestle staff visited six diverse restaurants around the Metro East that are known for their breakfast. We noted the atmosphere, service, taste and price while at each location. See what we found for the most important meal of the day!
Summertime is made for barbecuing, sitting by the pool or binging on the new season of “Stranger Things,” but it’s also made for great music and concerts.
A group of current and former mass communications students brought back four awards for a short film they filmed and edited in 48 hours.
Predating Woodstock, legions of world-class acts made their way to the stage at SIUE for the Mississippi Riverfestival during the years of 1969-1980. Eleven summers of the MRF left behind a powerful legacy.
“Music under the stars. Bob Dylan was a guest on someone else’s show, but was not advertised. When he came on stage, the place went wild. I am not a huge Dylan fan, but he was terrific! Judy Collins and Joan Baez were both outstanding. It was always an amazing evening!”
The days of The Mississippi River Festival may be long gone, but the music and memories live on. In honor of its 50th anniversary, this issue’s Headphone Jack is traveling back in time.