In the opening scene of “Little Fires Everywhere”, Elena Richardson, played by Reese Witherspoon, watches curbside as her family’s home burns to the ground.
As animal shelters are forced to adjust operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, they need more people to foster animals. Many have been forced to close or reduce their hours, meaning they must now rely on more people to foster the animals they care for.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the virtual entertainment industry is thriving – much in part due to the success of TikTok as a new social engagement platform.
Being away from friends and family can be hard enough, but when it’s too cold or rainy to get outside, things can feel much worse. We at The Alestle feel the same pain, and often find ourselves craving an escape from dark reality. Here are a few songs that remind us there are better days ahe…
One of the groups most affected by business shutdowns are the tattoo artists. With tattoo parlors closed, artists are left with few ways to make money.
While most of SIUE was sent away from campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students, namely those from outside the U.S., were unable to find an affordable way to leave.
Couples who don’t live together are supposed to stay six feet apart under social distancing guidelines, meaning they must find new ways to stay close.
The Windy City has made its mark on the music world by being home to a successful rock scene, with bands such as Whitney, Twin Peaks, Dehd and many others touring the world and selling thousands of records. Chicago-based band Deeper adds to this legacy. Deeper released their sophomore album,…
Across the United States, over 6 million people have filed for unemployment benefits as the pandemic continues to close businesses, shut people at home and put industries on hold. In the music industry, record production has been postponed, concerts are canceled and musicians are out of thei…
No matter which branch of social media you follow, almost everyone on there will not shut up about the newest Netflix documentary, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” and it’s for good reason.
Since movie theaters break social distancing rules, many movies have delayed their initial release dates until the stay-at-home order is no longer in place.
While creating and sticking to a routine may be challenging for some students, it can be helpful to maintain one’s health, according to healthcare professionals.
In light of the recent stay-at-home order placed on the citizens of Illinois, new challenges regarding social connection and interaction are affecting students and faculty of universities.
Before Spring Break started, I was somewhat excited for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to release. Now that the rest of the school year has been moved entirely online, I don’t know what I would do without this game.
The River Bluff Review, a compilation of student art and writing, provides an outlet for a diverse group of student voices and their artistic visions.
Toxic masculinity and sexual violence can mean different things to all genders. Dynamic reporting duo John McGowan and Isobel Abbott-Dethrow offer their takes on a panel from the Prevention Education and Advocacy Center tackling toxic masculinity and sexual violence held on Friday, March 3.
Glass work is one of the most precise mediums of art and has been around for thousands of years. The St. Louis area is home to a few local glass artists, including Sam Stang. Stang demonstrated the range of his profession during a visit to SIUE's glass studio in the Art and Design Building o…
At the Culture Affair hosted by the Muslim Student Association, people of the Muslim faith came together to celebrate belief and put cultural differences aside for the sake of bringing together their brothers and sisters of Islam.
Students solved a mystery shrouded in secrecy while trying to find a way out of Lovejoy Library in an escape room held by the SIUE Honors Student Association on Friday, Feb. 28.
The St. Louis music scene is vast and ever-expanding and Frankie Valet contributes greatly to the scene while separating themselves.
Everybody seems to have their own opinions surrounding Taylor Swift’s new documentary “Miss Americana.” As always, Swift’s stage presence is stellar. Her vocals are impressive. Her cats are the most adorable animals ever. However, all of this is not enough.
A local bakery is utilizing its award-winning bread-making classes to highlight the historical background and curative power of the culinary art.
In an experimental mix of live piano, electronic sounds, animation, graphic design and dance, “Chaos Magick”, an Arts and Issues event, entranced audiences at its debut performance Thursday, January 30th in Dunham Hall.
Sydney Krehbiel has come a long way as a writer in her eight years at SIUE, and she wants to help other SIUE students discover the worlds of creative writing.
While coal mines that once littered the Metro East are no longer easily visible, they continue to pose a threat to those living in the area.
The Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council hosted their annual University of Scouting event on campus this Saturday, Jan. 18th in the Morris University Center, with classes spread throughout Science East and Peck Hall.
On Saturday, Jan. 11 students experienced a soundbath and were healed with Himalayan singing bowls at the Fuller dome, in a “sacred geometry and sacred sound” workshop held by sound therapy organization SVOUND.
For students who would like to volunteer their time but don’t know how to find organizations or causes that are the right fit for them, there are many resources to help.
Over the break, Netflix dropped its adaptation of “The Witcher” video game series based on the books about the same main character, Geralt of Rivia.
Often, memories are marked by music: we’ll never forget the song that was on when we watched the Blues win the Cup, the ballad playing through the car speakers as we had our first kiss, the one that wraps up our favorite movie as the credits begin rolling. So, it only makes sense that we com…
Ladies and gentlemen, it is truly the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season to be holly, jolly and turnt. If you listen to our podcast, “Alestle After Hours,” then you know I love Christmas music. Christmas music brings a certain joy to my heart that cannot be described. I want to…
With no homework or tests to worry about, the month-long winter break can sometimes be a bit boring. However, these holiday shots are a perfect pick-me-up for anybody (who is of legal drinking age) looking to have some fun at a holiday party between now and the start of the spring semester.
The Alestle staff visited six local coffee shops in search of the best hot chocolate to keep us warm this winter. We noted the atmosphere, service, taste and price while at each location. The following is what we found.
Based on the true story of the Senate investigation into the CIA’s use of torture following the Sept. 11 attacks, “The Report” is one of the year’s hardest but most important films to watch.
The third installment of “The Crown” hit Netflix on Sunday — this time with a brand-new cast — however, many elements of the historical drama remained the same.
The first snow of the season dampened Veterans Day events this year, as the annual parade in Edwardsville was canceled. However, SIUE veterans and ROTC cadets recognized the day in their own ways and reflected on their experiences.
Whether it’s the growing distance in a friendship one thought would last forever, being completely blindsided by a romantic partner(s) of many months/years or being left on read, breakups of any kind can do some serious damage for all parties involved.
It sounds like something out of fictional novel: a young girl leaves her home in the dead of night to pursue her dream of being a writer in a foreign country. However, this story is far from make believe — it’s the story of Myra Lei’s life.
As the newest addition to Greek life on campus, Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity kicked off the fall semester by connecting with SIUE students.
Pulling weeds and cutting down trees can be hard work, but excitement filled the air as several groups converged at a community clean-up in Washington Park, near East St. Louis, to begin transforming a vacant lot into a community garden.
When writing this, I faced a bit of a conundrum: because music is so personal to me, do I really want everybody knowing the songs I’m listening to on repeat? Well, these songs are just so iconic that I can’t keep quiet. Here’s a playlist of songs I’m loving; some are recent discoveries, whi…