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.
People tend to lump asexuality into one group of individuals, even though that isn’t the case at all. Asexual is an umbrella term for different groups of people that fall under that category.
“Global” may seem like an overstatement, but racial fetishization is an issue in many parts of the world outside of the U.S.
Chastity is a part of many religions across the world. For example, Christianity and Islam usually restrict the chaste person from having sex until marriage. Some SIUE students practice chastity for a variety of reasons.
Brother 2 Brother and Sister Circle may serve different groups of students who live on campus, but they share the same goal: to retain students of color.
It’s spring in Southern Illinois, and for some people, that means it’s time for Easter celebrations — but with a few changes, thanks to the pandemic.
“Operation Varsity Blues” goes to great lengths to recreate the series of events that led to the breaking of the college admissions scandal in Spring 2019. Interviews, re-enactments and real life footage are spliced together to show the rise and fall of Rick Singer’s scheme to get the childr…
Many scholars argue the way women are presented in the media translates to how they are treated in real life. Given this, it’s important to surround ourselves with media representations of strong, diverse women. Here are some of my favorite books:
The words “fluvial” and “geomorphology” are not “everyday words” for most college students. But, these words are a crucial part of Alexander Kalna’s vocabulary.
With the increasing amount of at-home fitness videos circulating on social media, many students are getting caught up in the latest and greatest fitness products and workouts. Haile Thomas, speaker and health activist, is helping to bring nutrition back into the conversation.
The East St. Louis Cafe of Champions Challenge is giving local restaurants and catering companies the chance to compete for financial prizes, as well as the grand prize of a rent-free, utility-free space in the East St. Louis Higher Education Center.
At long last, I have been reunited with Taco Bell potatoes. After months of potato-less monstrosity for vegetarian and vegan fans, Taco Bell has finally done what is right — and plans to do more in the future.
Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and their accomplishments — but issues surrounding gender roles, the gender pay gap, racial inequities and more still linger.
With their seemingly glamorous lives, it’s often hard to see ourselves in celebrities. But “Framing Britney Spears” reminds us that celebrities are not immune to sexism, and viewers who were socialized as women may find many parts of the program unexpectedly relatable.
With a year full of changing guidelines, SIUE Campus Recreation is looking to welcome students, faculty and fitness center members to participate in their annual triathlon.
It's no secret one of college students' favorite past times is napping. Now, Lovejoy Library is offering dedicated places to do just that in the form of "nap pods."
The Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award was awarded to the professors for their research, which includes $12,500 to be used in a one-year time span.
CJ’s Juicery, named for owner Courtney Jean McLaughlin, opened right before the world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have heard the name George Floyd, whether it be in the news or being cried through a megaphone at a protest. Recently, Floyd’s relatives spoke via an SIUE Zoom webinar, filling in the picture beyond what’s read in headlines.
There are many Black candidates trying to make history as the first people of their race to hold office. The Metro East is no exception, with many Black candidates for mayor and alderman running to make changes and to make history.
In honor of Black History Month, The Alestle reflected on Black figures in SIUE’s history who shaped both the campus and the larger community.
For years, white people have been proclaimed or proclaimed themselves as “allies” for standing side-by-side with oppressed minorities. However, with increasing anti-racist training, some are rejecting the term entirely.
As comic book collectors from across the area gathered in Collinsville, Illinois, this weekend for the Metro East Comic Book Convention, long-time fans could not help but reflect on how far the culture has come since they first started collecting.
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” occasionally stumbles on its path, but ultimately provides a romantic conclusion that’s touching without a conventional fairytale ending.
In honor of President's Day, we should look back at all of America's presidents and their histories. Reading about it in history books can be boring at times, so listen to this musical history of presidents — both well-known and not.
Students can go in person to the Student Fitness Center for Heart Healthy Week, a series of daily fitness events to encourage healthy lifestyles. Featuring basketball challenges, healthy snacks and a chance to win prizes, students can take a break from virtual events while keeping their hear…
Days before entering his junior year of high school, Henry Lu watched as protests erupted just 30 minutes away in Ferguson, Missouri. Even though Mike Brown’s death was the talk of the whole nation, Lu and other Edwardsville High School students were told to keep quiet.