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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:

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This Pride Month, The Alestle offers a look back at the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Illinois, and one of the couples that helped pave the way for the LGBTQ community.

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Editor’s Note: Amid social justice demonstrations across the country and locally, we are reviving our “What I Wish You Knew” series. The campaign was selected two years ago to be a part of the national Poynter College Media Project. The goal is to examine misconceptions surrounding social is…

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The sudden shift to solely online learning during the spring semester proved to have challenges for many SIUE students. The pandemic has also made the summer session completely online, leaving some students to fear for their GPAs this summer. 

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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. 

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Between stress caused by fear of contracting — or spreading —  COVID-19, the impacts of the disease on one’s mental health are far-reaching.

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The current pandemic can make it emotionally exhausting to stay informed. Here’s some good news that has occurred while we’ve been trying to flatten the curve.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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. 

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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.