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As a Japanese-American living in the Midwest, I’m pretty far from any authentic Japanese cuisine. Thankfully, Sando Shack surprised me by living up to the hype. For those who may not know, katsu sando is a Japanese style sandwich made with a breaded cutlet; in this case, Sando Shack had chicken.

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With its namesake item being the main dish, Burgers STL delivered a delicious burger. I ordered the “original” cheeseburger which came with two beef patties with the choice of different cheese options, spinach, red onions, pickles and garlic aioli. The burgers themselves all also came with t…

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Pete’s Pops, though slightly expensive, were certainly a gourmet experience, as far as popsicles go. The price was $4 each — a little expensive for a popsicle — but they are handmade, and they had discount deals for buying multiple at a time, which would be a good choice for a group looking …

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I hadn’t expected to visit Noboleis Winery’s truck, but was interested in their canned wine once I passed it. They offered bottles of wine, but also had canned sangria. The staff was great about giving me recommendations based on what I knew I did or didn’t like. I got the rosé sangria with …

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I had heard many good things about Narwhal’s Crafted and was impressed by their extensive variety of drinks on their online menu. I really enjoy trying new cocktails when I go out and was expecting to come back to Narwhal’s for more. Unfortunately, upon looking at the menus posted around the…

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When you think of tacos, the traditional fillings are typically beef or chicken, but at Mission Taco Joint, they had the option for fish and mushroom tacos. After visiting their restaurant location this past year, I had an idea of what the food would taste like, but I didn’t have this partic…

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Justin Schulz, an alumnus who majored in criminal justice studies, recently received the 2020 Officer of the Year Award at his police department in Gulf Shores, Alabama which he joined after graduation.

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The concept of being shamed for not being able to pay for lunch is an unfortunate truth in the United States. While some states, including Illinois, have decided to combat lunch shaming at the source, many states still have no policies against it.

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While America’s national pride has shifted over the past few years, it seems the Fourth of July — and the way one feels about it — is different for each member of the SIUE community. 

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Tyler, the Creator’s newest album takes you on a journey around the world and simultaneously hits way too close to home. Tyler Baudelaire, his latest persona, tells a tale woven with some of his most braggadocious and personal lyrics to date, spat relentlessly over instrumentals from a diffe…

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With those of us who are vaccinated getting to finally go out again, we created a playlist for everyone who’s finally trying to have their own “Hot Girl Summer” (regardless of gender).

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Although the Metro East has several farmers markets, there is a different type of market hidden in Alton at the Jacoby Arts Center. On Thursday nights, from 7-10 p.m. Jacoby is home to Alton’s night market, full of artists and musicians to explore and support.

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During COVID-19, the Land of Goshen Community Market in Edwardsville delayed opening by a month. Alternatively, the Alton Farmers' and Artisans' Market stayed open, only offering drive-thru services. But just last month, both markets returned to normal, in-person operations.

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The Office of Academic Advising recently announced a new position, known as Student Success Coaches. These coaches will help students connect with resources on campus to help them with life at SIUE. Coincidentally, all three of the new coaches are SIUE Alumni.

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Battling a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma led one graduate student to study public health. Then COVID-19 came to the states, and her research morphed into how cancer patients faced the pandemic.

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Similar to the (rumored) history of the potato chip and Worcestershire sauce, St. Louis’s very own toasted raviolis are said to have been created by accident. The tale, whimsical to any foodie, was documented in the Feb. 25, 1987 print edition of The New York Times. 

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With the end of the semester nearing, many students are working on the final big projects in their courses. This is a particularly special moment for the Fine Arts Department, where some students are currently preparing to hold their first in-person exhibition of pieces in awhile.

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Earth Day celebrations are still on hold in many communities due to the pandemic, but luckily, The Alestle  found ways to celebrate the Earth day-to-day by adopting new habits. 

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At the beginning of this month, bikers and trail-goers may have noticed a web-like installation lining the walls of the top of the tunnel near the Metcalf Theater. Passersby quickly become entangled in the mysterious piece. 

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Breast surgeries are done for a variety of reasons, from health to cosmetic-related. Below is a quick run down of the multiple types of breast surgeries people may choose to have. 

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Although conversations on preventing sexual abuse have become more accepted, the conversation rarely involves what steps a survivor can take after trauma.