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:
Fans of Dave Chappelle will find his trademark humor is replaced by a hunger to expound on hard truths in his new YouTube special.
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.
“Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” demands the viewer’s full attention from start to finish. Based on the book by James Patterson, John Connolly and Tim Malloy, the limited series follows several survivors of Epstein’s underage sex trafficking ring while still following a linear, narrative style…
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…
SIUE students and organizations remain dedicated to giving back to the community, even as COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit in-person interactions.
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.
As the current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences prepares to retire, Kevin Leonard is set to take over the position beginning July 1.
In the opening scene of “Little Fires Everywhere”, Elena Richardson, played by Reese Witherspoon, watches curbside as her family’s home burns to the ground.
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.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the virtual entertainment industry is thriving – much in part due to the success of TikTok as a new social engagement platform.
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…
One of the groups most affected by business shutdowns are the tattoo artists. With tattoo parlors closed, artists are left with few ways to make money.
While most of SIUE was sent away from campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students, namely those from outside the U.S., were unable to find an affordable way to leave.
Couples who don’t live together are supposed to stay six feet apart under social distancing guidelines, meaning they must find new ways to stay close.
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,…
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…
No matter which branch of social media you follow, almost everyone on there will not shut up about the newest Netflix documentary, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” and it’s for good reason.
Since movie theaters break social distancing rules, many movies have delayed their initial release dates until the stay-at-home order is no longer in place.
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.
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.