One of the greatest phenomena of the pandemic has been the trending video games like “Among Us” or “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” In a world where there has been little else to do, students have been using video games to stay connected.
Panelists reflected on their experiences with race in childhood and how it shaped them and their current perspectives on race in the final “So You Want to Be Anti-racist?” session of the semester.
The Edwardsville and SIUE chapters of I Support The Girls, an organization that collects bras and menstrual hygiene products for people in need, have seen a spike in demand for their products due to COVID-19, but cannot use their usual methods of distribution.
As the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion hosts events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, some are calling for the university to better represent Indigenous people year-round.
Dorian Electra’s newest album, “My Agenda,” delivers a unique sound that might split hyperpop fans, while also commenting on the conflict between the incel and LGBTQ+ cultures.
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.
With COVID-19 limiting peer interaction, students are becoming increasingly reliant on other forms of communication. This includes using RateMyProfessors to size up prospective professors and instructors.
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’…
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased social media usage during an election year, creating a perfect storm for misinformation. As tech companies blur the line between information and entertainment, voters are left to piece together what is true and false — at least, to them.
Many members of the LGBTQ+ community are worried that their right to marry hangs in the balance with newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Differing opinions and views are important during elections, and at SIUE, many international students have formed strong and diverse opinions on the matter.
“Remixed and Reimagined: Innovations in Religion, Spirituality, and (Inter)faith in Higher Education” is a new co-edited book inviting readers to re-examine the way higher education has studied religion, spirituality and interfaith.
Those searching for a supernatural experience this Halloween don’t need to look beyond the Metro East — or even leave campus.
With necks snapping, faceless figures and creepy children in the trailer, the producers of “Bly Manor” made the show seem like a horror series. After binging the series last week on Netflix, I found it to be more of an 1800s gothic romance, but mystical nonetheless.
As the fight for equality for LGBTQ+ individuals continues in America, advocates and members of the community remember how far they’ve come, and what still needs to be done.
COVID-19 has affected many small businesses, including those run by SIUE students. While some student business owners benefit from the flexibility of online learning, others miss the structure of in-person classes.
During a typical election year, the walls of Sacred Grounds Cafe in Edwardsville, a popular study spot, are lined with posters of various themes and colors for patrons to take as they wish. This year, the display is hands-off, but the posters are being displayed online.
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.
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month has begun at SIUE, and it’s continuing through mid-October with virtual events like inclusive conversations, a lotería game and Latin American cooking demonstrations.
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.
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.
The Travis Scott Meal packs a big punch in terms of product advertisement, but lacks originality in terms of flavor.
The Student Experimental Theater Organization’s One and Done Play Festival is an annual event that SIUE’s actors and aspiring playwrights look forward to. It is usually performed in person, but due to COVID-19, SETO had to find other options that would keep the audience engaged.
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!
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.
Goshen Coffee, a new coffee shop just across the street from SIUE, offers food and drinks worth the hefty price. Goshen is the closest coffee shop to campus that is not on campus, and has a drive-thru.
The 2020 version of “Mulan” differs from the original in many ways, adding new characters and villains, as well as trying to rectify the animated version’s shortcomings.
The term “study abroad” usually implies world travel, something that has been severely restricted during the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the International Studies program got creative.
The unexpected death of actor Chadwick Boseman is sending shockwaves through social media platforms as fans and stars pay tribute to the “Black Panther” star.
Many undergraduate students struggle with the transition to college life, but “The Gold Book” by Capri Wroten is a guide to make the process easier.
Freddie Dredd released his newest EP, titled “Suffer,” and created a great pastime during the pandemic. Although there isn’t much depth to the album, it’s still very enjoyable and a great example of Freddie in his prime.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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…
Due to the precautions needed to protect against COVID-19, life in the residence halls and Cougar Village will be different than in past years.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Roughly six years ago, Christian Lee gained The Alestle’s attention as a student photographer. Now, he has garnered the recognition from big name publications, most recently, that of Rolling Stone.
As parents are unsure of what the next school year will look like, some are now considering the option of homeschooling their children.
“Hamilton’s” debut on Disney Plus does more than conceive the perfect theatrical-cinematic hybrid. The film revives the age-old trope of freedom and its disagreement with the foundation of American society.
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: