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With winter break just a few short weeks away, the SIUE community cannot wait for this semester’s finals to be over and done with. When the time comes, and the snow starts to fall, here’s where you can celebrate the holiday season. 

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With jack-o-lanterns beginning to rot, there is a need for somewhere to dispose of the decomposing gourds. Luckily, Student Government had a solution, with their Pumpkin Smash, which promoted disposal of pumpkins, giving back to nature and community.

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Campus Activities Board, the Alumni Association and Campus Recreation worked together to bring back Tons of Fun, a family-friendly event for alumni, faculty, staff and students, after canceling last year due to COVID-19. The event included a bounce house, games and free food.

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The glow walk is a great way to unite students in SIUE housing under one cause: creating some spooky imagery to be shown in the Gardens. Enjoy these photos from this year’s glow walk.

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At their most desperate, hundreds of people strapped for money are manipulated into a competition to play children’s games for a large cash prize, unknowingly risking their lives in Netflix's number one global hit, Squid Game.

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With costumes on sale, pumpkins on porches and Spirit Halloweens filling up abandoned storefronts, Halloween is just around the corner. Here's a multi-genre playlist to make sure you have a scary good Halloween.

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Located about 34 minutes from SIUE’s campus is Eckert’s Family Farm. It is one of many locations that the Eckert’s family runs, but the Belleville location is the main and original location.

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When we arrived at Rinkel Pumpkin Farm, located off a back road in Glen Carbon, Illinois, I was instantly pleased by the rustic entryway, which was decorated with pumpkins and scarecrows.

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Heritage Farm and Fruit Trees is a cute place, with lots of photo opportunities and fun fall decor. It is a smaller place but has a huge fruit tree selection and a very large pumpkin patch. It is a bit out of the way, off the main road in Godfrey, but the farm had good signage all throughout…

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Relleke Farm in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, opened up for the pumpkin season on Sept. 20 and their Fall Celebrations on the weekends returned on Sept. 25. I was lucky enough to attend on a Sunday during the Fall Celebration, a weekend event that changes weekly.

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After a year fraught with political protests and demands for action and change, and some still demanding change, a documentary like “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” discusses loyalty and how to best achieve desired change.

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The Art of Fashion is both a fashion design contest and a fashion show held annually at the Wildey Theater in downtown Edwardsville. This year’s theme was “Botanical Fashions in Nature” and featured many local boutiques and their models.

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“Candyman” is a reflective horror/thriller movie that makes you think about the effects of oppression and trauma. It has become the first film directed by a Black woman, Nia DaCosta, to open at No. 1. Jordan Peele, director of “Us” and “Get Out”, was a producer for the film and his touch can…