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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Non-credit course options allow the general public and continuing students to expand their knowledge and seek enrichment. The goals for the courses include enrichment, empowerment and engagement. Students are able to register for courses online at siue.edu/educational-outreach.

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With a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Booksmart” was bound to be a solid movie. And it is. The movie has all the characteristics of a good coming-of-age drama, and it refuses to fall into the trap that so many in this genre have done before.

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Turning away from bad break-ups or other mainstream music topics, artists are using political statements within their lyrics to hopefully create change, ranging from Beyonce’s “Formation” about police brutality or Genesis’ “Land of Confusion” about questioning the wisdom of leaders in power. 

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Last summer, the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability at SIUE began housing Art Hives — a small, community-based project mirrored from a global campaign. Whether it be for therapeutic reasons or just to give someone a place to create, Art Hives brings a sense of community to the area.

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“Cuphead” launched on Xbox and PC in September 2017. Now, it is out on Nintendo Switch, and the masterpiece feels completely at home.

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Autonomous robots are the name of the game in an annual competition called “botball,” which tasks middle school and high school students to work together to program robots based on practical ideas.

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Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature Valerie Vogrin teaches students about writing, literature and English inside of the classroom. However, outside of the classroom, Vogrin has created many fiction works to inspire and educate students beyond the typical curriculum. 

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For people seeking a video game that won’t fight back much, but instead offers an adorable experience that will make them feel great inside, look no further than “Yoshi’s Crafted World.”

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Each major comes with their own trials and tribulations. Not all majors are made equal, either. Sure, some may require more math, some may require more writing, but all university students face their own difficulties in their own specific regards.

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For those on the fence to try something new, SIUE Fencing Club can show students how to be en garde to duel and have fun.

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Ubisoft’s second foray into the realm of persistent online games tops “The Division” by leaps and bounds — standing as a true pinnacle of its genre, adding numerous quality-of-life improvements, a living world and another hyper-realistic city to the first game’s promising formula.

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Two years ago, members of SIUE’s class of 2021 were experiencing a lot of lasts; last football games, last homecomings and last first days. However, sophomore Jordan Lipe could not accept the fact that her last season of color guard in high school would be the last of her life.

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Many think learning one language is hard enough, but junior computer science major Ahmad Masalha, of Dabburiya, Israel, knows seven. Masalha said he wishes more people knew multiple languages so they could all practice new languages together.

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 Micaela Maco, a junior secondary English education major of Centralia, Illinois, is a first-generation Peruvian immigrant. Her parents first came to America before she was born, and the experience of being a child to Peruvian immigrants has shaped her culture and life.

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“New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” is essentially the same game released in 2012, which is great for those who missed it or never played it because what’s here is some of the best Mario platforming ever, even if the base game feels a little easy.