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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 …

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Going out to dinner may seem like just another thing to do, but the next time one goes out to eat, try to have some empathy for the server.

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As college students, it’s easy to get wrapped up in local news. However, some of the most important events right now are the ones happening in the world around us. Just because these events do not occur in our own backyards, if ignored, they could very well possibly become issues to which we…

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For many, opinions on abortion are based around personal circumstances and beliefs. However, when legislation across the river bans abortions at extremely early weeks of pregnancy without exception to victims of rape or incest, it’s time to look beyond personal beliefs and see that these ban…

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Everyone seems to talk about the upsides of graduating: no more classes, no more all-nighters after partying a little too much the day before and, perhaps best of all, no more being woken up by the musical honks of fighting geese outside my Cougar Village bedroom window.

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Netflix released its much anticipated “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” on May 3. This drama that chronicles the life and crimes of serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy adds to a series of related dramas, documentaries and even television series that have aired on the streaming plat…

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As student journalists, we try our best to live by a code of ethics. For that reason, when starting a job at The Alestle, one of the first things we learn is to remain objective when covering stories. 

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For decades, students have been hauling heavy books to college courses in hopes of actually using them in class that day. Now, with the luxury of e-books, students can finally have freedom from backaches.

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After working at The Alestle for a semester, I have realized that, even though my job is important and an integral role in the community of this campus, the things student journalists are often overlooked.

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Last semester, The Alestle was chosen as one of nine college newspapers for Poynter’s College Media Project, and just last week, we hosted a panel to showcase the work and participation that went into the campaign. 

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With summer just around the corner, now more than ever, people are flocking to the gym and revamping their diets in order to lose a few extra pounds and tone up. However, there is a point in which diet and exercise can be taken too far.

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It only takes a split second for a call to change the entire game. The home team’s runner contacts the base — or does he? The umpire puts his fist up to signal he’s calling the player out, and the player jogs back to the dugout. And then the fan, who is likely more than 20 feet away from the…

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As SIUE students, we usually don’t hear much about the Alton or East St. Louis campuses, but when we do, it is because of instances like the recent Head Start incident — things that shock and horrify us — instead of the positive aspects and initiatives both possess.

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While cheating was once a means of survival for students who could not meet benchmark standards, it has evolved into a lifestyle even high achievers subscribe to.

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On March 28, speaking as President of the SIUE Faculty Association, I told the new SIU Board of Trustees that two years is too long for SIUE faculty to wait for a new contract. We have been negotiating longer than the Mueller investigation.

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When people look in mirrors, it is so easy for them to see their insecurities and flaws, such as imperfect skin. Blemishes can lead women to cover up with makeup in order to mask skin imperfections and give them security. 

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A recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump prohibits universities who block free speech on campus from receiving certain types of federal funding, according to the Washington Post.

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President Donald Trump’s administration released its proposed fiscal year 2020 budget last week, and the proposed cuts, if passed, will be very detrimental to higher education, especially at a growing institution like SIUE.