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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.

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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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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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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.