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After two half-semesters of virtual teaching, professors are learning to connect with their students in new ways, but it can still be challenging to get the level of engagement they want.

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The Arts & Issues Event “Living the Legacy to Empower the Future” was a conversation held Oct. 29 between Assistant Professor of Political Science Timothy Lewis and Ilyasah Shabazz, an author, professor and daughter of activist Malcolm X. Shabazz highlighted parallels between her father’…

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Instead of having their phones ring off the hook, students may notice a lot more texts coming through. This is because political texts are becoming the new political calls in the hopes of reaching a younger generation, but young people may not know real people are sending the messages.

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After 52 years in the basement of the MUC, University Hair is no more. Former owners Cindy and Terry Knebel have taken up shop at Tribe Hair Salon in Glen Carbon and University Hair’s space has become the Health Service Annex.

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While local formalwear businesses, which rely on large gatherings and events, have taken a hit due to COVID-19, owners are using technology and new ideas to stay afloat.

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The benefits of virtual reality hardware have been talked about for years, but here in Southern Illinois, the platform is seeing use for both recreational and educational purposes.

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The Alestle staff visited five different bubble tea restaurants in the Metro East. We noted the presentation, taste, price and ability to social distance at each location. See which ones we liked best!

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SIUE campus traditions are having to be adjusted to what the world is like now with students having to social distance, wear a mask and not be in big crowds. CAB is making changes to their events to allow students and the community to feel as involved as possible.

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After years of racial transgressions Black alumni and students from the Rockwood School District in St. Louis spoke up on social media this summer with the BlackatRockwood hashtag, prompting a response from the school.

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With SIUE being less than 30 minutes away from St. Louis and close to many other wonders within both Illinois and Missouri, students are not limited to only exploring Edwardsville. In keeping with this year's Back to School Survival Guide, our staff has listed the best places around the area…

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Students attending SIUE pay not only for their classes in their tuition, but also for the various resources that are essential to succeeding during their time at the university. So, be sure to take advantage of the following:

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SIUE students don’t always have the means for a personal vehicle, and while the Madison County Transit buses are convenient, the limited route options may not fit their needs. Thankfully, students do have other options at their disposal.

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Moving out of your parents’ house and living on your own terms is an exciting part of the college experience for many. This new experience can present new challenges, however, especially for those who have never lived with a roommate before. We at The Alestle are here to provide you with som…

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While Chick-fil-A, Boss Burger and others might sound enticing, this year’s freshmen will inevitably have to confront making meals in their residence halls. With only a microwave and possibly a mini fridge in residence hall bedrooms, this can be quite a challenge. These recipes are doable fo…

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For many students, online classes can be difficult due to distractions at home or technical difficulties. Here are some examples of Zoom etiquette to make your online academic life easier.

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Transitioning to online classes last semester proved to be a challenge for many, and the idea of doing it again can be daunting. Here are some tips to make online learning easier. 

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For the past two months, the U.S. has seen an uptick in protests, which have spanned across the globe. People are fighting in a time many consider to be a revolution. Protesting is a way for people to speak on what they believe. Some are protesting for the first time, with little knowledge o…

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EDWARDSVILLE — Now that the state has successfully entered its fourth phase of the Restore Illinois effort Friday, here is what that means for the city’s parks and recreation facilities, per Nate Tingley, parks and recreation director, and Trina Vetter, special events coordinator: