I love Cajun food and was very excited to see that Cajun Seduction was on the lineup for this month’s Food Truck Friday. They had multiple menus posted around the truck in case of crowds. I was intrigued by the seafood mac and cheese but I ordered the shrimp and grits for $12, which is cheap…
G Burrito was the only food truck with a variety of Mexican cuisine, whereas other trucks featured solely tacos — so naturally the line was long. Their menu featured burritos, quesadillas and tacos. Each menu item could be customized with your choice of meat. They also had Mexican sodas and …
Although I’m a big fan of both Korean and Mexican cuisine, I had never thought about combining them. With Seoul Taco, I realized the obvious harmony that could be found through putting bulgogi on a taco.
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.
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…
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 …
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 …
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…
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…
Sometimes, I want to try something interesting and different, like combining Asian and Tex-Mex food. But sometimes, I want a few cookies, and a smoothie to help me stay cool.
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.
After not seeing a movie in theaters since 2019, the experience at the movies is quite different compared to the once chaotic scene at a blockbuster movie debut.
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.
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.
The TV show “Scramble” was a project written and directed by Mass Communications Instructor Josh Bovinette with John Patrick Costello being the producer of the show. Filmed in Belleville, Illinois, the show primarily takes place at a golf course and adds comedy and drama to the often serious…
The designation of Juneteenth as a state and federal holiday has been met with both criticism and praise, leading people to discuss next steps toward racial equity.
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…
The Mustard Seed Peace Project Club, is a group of students dedicated to providing access to clean water solutions and currently helping to design and then help build latrines and handwashing stations in Las Mojarras, Guatemala.
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).
“In the Heights’’ is vibrant and exciting, but more importantly, it provides a heartfelt story and showcases the beauty and diversity of Latino American culture. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing delays to production, it was well worth the patience and faith.
Corporations are often criticized during Pride Month for changing their logos or selling Pride-themed merchandise without doing much else to support the LGBTQ+ community. This has led some to label their practices as “rainbow capitalism” or “pride-washing.”
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.
After the success of the first movie, “A Quiet Place Part II” sheds some light into some of the origins of the monsters that ravaged the Earth and the Abbott family. The suspense and thrill of the sequel left more jump scares than expected, but helped keep in mind the horrifying world the ch…
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.
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.
Betty White is the name of the plane that The Flying Penguins will be using in the 2021 Air Race Air Classic Derby, which is a 1969 Cessna 172. Photo courtesy of Anni Huang.
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.
Senior projects can be stressful, but it helps to have a friend by your side. Haley Brashears, from Harrisburg, Illinois, and Miranda Jackson, from Jerseyville, Illinois, are both environmental science majors and best friends who collaborated on their URCA projects.
Soon to be a college graduate and wife, Kristen Ingold, of Freeburg, Illinois, is ready to start a new chapter in her personal and professional lives.
During her time at SIUE, Evan Senat, an anthropology major from Belleville, Illinois, has done many impactful things such as helping create the Little Free Library on campus, but her education will not end with graduation. This summer she plans to study abroad.
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.
Cozy Grove has become a lovely little daily ritual over the last eight days and there are still so many more elements for me to discover.
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.
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.
Netflix’s latest true crime documentary “Why Did You Kill Me?” is a very interesting change of pace from the typical murder documentary.
With the summer semester comes the return of SOC 317 — Sociology of Harry Potter, an elective course that challenges students to view the world of Harry Potter from a sociological perspective.
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.
Experts say it’s best to start teaching kids about consent at an early age to not only lay the foundation for their own boundaries, but also to understand how to respect those of others.
Sacred Grounds Cafe almost didn’t make it through the pandemic, but with a new owner, regular customers were excited to get back in and play chess with old friends and new customers.
Many people, including myself, have been regressing back into childhood interests during the pandemic. I loved Taylor Swift as a child. There are recordings of a little 9-year-old Alex covering her songs floating in the ether somewhere. When “Evermore” was released back in January I started …
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.
From “Fifty Shades of Gray” to “Orange is the New Black,” it’s hard to find media that is not about, or at least associated with, sex. Even though it’s pure fiction, these scenes can impact real life ideas about sex.
Over the past three years, TikTok has been rising in popularity, with roughly 100 million monthly active users in summer 2020, according to CNBC. What does this mean for how TikTok controls sexual content?
Although conversations on preventing sexual abuse have become more accepted, the conversation rarely involves what steps a survivor can take after trauma.
Society does not usually view people with disabilities as people with sexual lives, let alone as people. But, people with disabilities are usually sexually active, just like almost everyone else.