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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
There’s a saying that goes “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”. This saying applies to many things, including education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One in three women and one in six men in the U.S. have experienced some form of contact sexual violence within their lifetimes.
As an independent musician, I understand it can be incredibly difficult to make your music heard. SIUE students are fortunate to have such a wonderful school with a stellar music program.
As a young woman, there have been many situations where I felt my worth lessened or increased based on what others have said to me. Even though it is not their life, it can be easy to take comments about what I should be doing to heart.
Sometimes, a missed assignment is worth a nick to grades; letting go of projects that are more painful than they’re worth is better for the boost to your quality of life.
Internships are integral for many careers and without one, it can be difficult to have the necessary experience that employers are looking for directly out of college.
I recently switched majors from pre-med to journalism and graphic design, andfor the graphic design portion, I have to take some basic art classes. It’s pretty strange how much more art students have to pay compared to other majors for their supplies.
As the primary language for many of the roughly 1 million American citizens who are deaf, American Sign Language should be taught more often as a second language and is undervalued in the U.S. education system.
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.
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.
Student emails are often flooded by subscription-based “honors societies” that tout scholarship opportunities — often without any courses or actual education.
ches, there will be an increased effort on many persons on campus to commit themselves to improving the quality of life on our planet.
Twitter was alive over the past week with jabs at Aunt Becky and the other wealthy folks who bribed their childrens’ way into college. Yes, this makes for some entertaining jokes, but under all the likes and retweets is a somber truth: our current system says anything is possible for the wealthy.
With parking oversold and students forced to walk long distances through campus during the cold season, pay-by-space parking has become a must for many students. The only issue is waiting to pay at machines with technical difficulties in freezing weather.
We are at the point in the semester where students are practically begging for a break — midterms have us over our heads in stress, and all we can think about is the fact that spring break is around the corner.
In a campus with a good population of international students, food options should strive to support its growing and diverse demographics.
Black History Month is meant to be a time to honestly reflect on the past, celebrate excellence and look forward to a progressive future; however, President Trump didn’t get the memo.
I spent months scrolling through rescue sites, humane societies and Dog pages on Facebook. I was sad and I thought a puppy would surely fix every single one of my problems.
As a student, especially one who is not heavily involved on campus, it is easy to cast things such as Student Government or Board of Trustees meetings to the wayside. Unless something major happens, there is no reason to keep up with them.
:Every time we are with other people and you feel a fart coming on, we make a choice. Will we endure the gastrointestinal pressure from holding it in or the social pressure from letting it out? For women, the choice can have quite an impact, so it’s important to make the right call.
The SIUE Board of Trustees, faculty and staff senates and Student Government control mostly everything that happens at the university. With this much power, it’s important that they improve communication with students.
As a journalist, my top priority is to be objective and inclusive of everyone I come across. A lot of my time is spent listening to others’ stories as well as learning more about their culture, background or perspective.
One of the worst feelings I have experienced is when I have told someone my major — art history — and gotten blank stares or asked what in the world I could possibly do with my degree. In some cases, that could people from pursuing degrees that are perhaps a little more unconventional than others.
Choosing to live sustainably isn’t as difficult as everyone makes it out to be. College students tend to think it’s out of reach, but really this way of life is simple and cost-saving for any broke millennial.
When temperatures dipped to -29 degrees with windchill just before 8 a.m. last Wednesday, SIUE remained open. This pressured students to head to class and faculty and staff to brave the chilling temperatures to head to work, even though Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued disaster proclamatio…
Throughout our college experience, we’re often exposed to different viewpoints than those we grew up with. As a result, we tend to develop different opinions and viewpoints, not only from those we once had for ourselves but also from our parents.
Often, professors do not regard students’ mental health as seriously as their physical health. Mental health concerns are strikingly prevalent on college campuses, and professors must take into account students’ mental needs — not just physical ones.
I read with interest the recent editorial regarding icy conditions on campus. Snow and ice removal are the responsibility of Facilities Management across most of the three campuses. While the op-ed noted “Facilities Management worked around the clock to keep the campus clear of snow and ice…
I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t had a lot of luck dating people I’ve met in person. I’m picky, I’m awkward and even if I were interested in any of the guys in my life, most of them are already in relationships. So, when I first tried to give Tinder a whirl, it was — dare I say — love at…