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Let’s be real for a second: You probably don’t look as hot as you do in your Tinder profile pictures as you on any average day. Whether you’re looking for a quick hookup or something “real,” we all comb through our camera roll to find the perfect pictures. It’s standard practice, it’s human …

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In the wake of the tragic news of basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s passing this week, we are all reminded to hold our loved ones close.Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA championship winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is arguably one of the best shoot- ing guards and small forwards of all t…

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It can be hard for students to keep up with everything. Some of us attend school full-time and work multiple jobs just to keep our debt from building up quick- er. We don’t have absolute control over our circumstances, and it can be pretty hard just to get by. If you can’t keep up with it al…

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There’s this fantasy I have where everything meaningful thing I’ve accomplished and every positive thought I’ve ever had about myself are lies. All of my good qualities and experiences can be lumped up and dismissed as invalid, but everything I have ever hated about myself is fundamental to …

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Before going to SIUE, I got a brochure from the school highlighting the percentage of students of color. After becoming a freshman at SIUE in August 2017, one of the first things I heard about was when someone posted the N-word on a black student’s door in Cougar Village. 

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More than 15 million acres of land have been engulfed in flames over recent months throughout Australia. At least 24 human casualties have been reported, and millions of animals have been killed by the fires, according to a TIME article published over a week ago. 

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For those who have lost a loved one, the holiday season can be one of the hardest times of the year. It is a time filled with family and tradition, which draws attention to anyone who is missing and magnifies this loss.

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Every year around the holidays, students finish their semesters and finally get the opportunity to go home and relax with close family and friends. Oftentimes, this is ruined by prying family members who want to know way too much about our personal matters. 

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Studying for big exams can be overwhelming for many, but developing healthy and effective study habits can go a long way toward reducing stress and improving chances of acing exams.

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Just before Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to buy into the streaming trend and purchase Disney Plus. While I don’t regret giving my debit card information in exchange for “A Goofy Movie” and “Tangled,” I can’t help but wonder how many more streaming services I’ll subscribe to over time.

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It’s a common practice for people to share what they are thankful for around Thanksgiving, but it’s important to do more than just tell others what you’re thankful for.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, meaning we will soon have an excuse to indulge in our favorite holiday foods. Many people eagerly look forward to this time of year, but for those struggling with eating disorders, food-centric holidays are likely to be sources of apprehension and anx…

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I am a woman. I also identify as a woman. This is, of course, redundant. Neither statement can be true without the other being true as well. One might think this makes them interchangeable, but that is not the case. People will perceive someone’s political stance very differently depending o…

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“I didn’t realize anybody was fronting candidates yet. I don’t think either of the parties have had their caucus yet to pick. I think it will be pretty similar to last year. Republicans are probably going to rally behind Trump. I mean he has not been doing too bad, and honestly I think the D…

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People often think of transgender people in terms of how well they “pass,” as if there is a universal goal among us to hide who we are. There isn’t, but there are times when I do try to pass for the sake of my safety, convenience or self-esteem. 

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Although food is a necessary component of life, each individual’s relationship with food varies — some positive, some negative. Low-income individuals are at a disadvantage when it comes to developing and sustaining healthy eating habits, and we should keep this in mind when discussing weigh…

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Some adults are hired as recruiters by the military to go to high schools, hang out with children, eat lunch and play sports with them and establish friendships. This is because the relationships they foster make it easier for them to convince the kids to enter armed combat.

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It is no secret that the current political and social climate reflects a large distrust toward mass media. However, the many journalists who strive to provide only the most accurate and unbiased information are being overshadowed by petty quarrels.

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I used to see third-party candidates as irrelevant information during elections, because they were unlikely to win. Looking back on the 2016 election, I regret that I voted for Hilary Clinton instead of supporting one of these candidates, because she turned out not to be the best choice.

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Despite not having a unified national language, some Americans can be seen in viral videos telling other people to “speak our language.” Foreign languages shouldn’t be a source of fear, anger or resentment. We should respect others who speak a different language than us.

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It’s not unusual for women to feel like going shopping is open season for whoever is around to comment on their bodies, and it’s uncomfortable no matter what side of the scale someone is on. For me, it feels like my weight is a common topic of conversation, and it is especially uncomfortable…

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On May 29, a pro-abortion opinion piece by Alestle Managing Editor Madison Lammert was published detailing the consequences of a woman carrying a pregnancy to term from the pro-choice standpoint. SIUE Students for Life desires to show the pro-life viewpoint on these matters. 

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For the past few years, I have been wondering if the symptoms I was experiencing were in my head, or if something was actually wrong. I was so anxious about it that I would avoid thinking about it altogether. 

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Pick up any news article relating to the Board of Trustees from the past two years or so, and it will scream one thing: turmoil. Even now, with this new phase of reconstruction, the board still has many issues to navigate, and it needs support from all campuses to succeed. But trust must be …

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With season three of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” premiering, there is a lot of talk surrounding the show. Kylie Jenner loves the show so much that she decided to throw a “Handmaid’s Tale”-themed birthday bash. However, in doing so she brought the nightmare of Gilead to life, something that …