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With subject lines like “GET THIS SUMMER JOB” and “free job opening” getting more common in our SIUE inboxes, it’s worrying that SIUE’s filters aren’t catching spam emails more often. Whether it means getting better spam filters or teaching staff and students to be more aware, something need…

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Social media sites like Instagram and Twitter seem increasingly plagued with “bots” — fake social media accounts which are automated and run by software instead of real people. These bots have generated an increasing amount of misinformation and spam messages in recent years, and we at The A…

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Most women who try to obtain a designer body do not realize the consequences for women everywhere and the message that it sends to little girls who observe us. Thin, smooth and voluptuous ideals of women have become the standard that has a negative impact on girls and women.

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As a student newspaper, we at The Alestle have multiple jobs to accomplish, but none of that is possible without the cooperation of the SIUE community being readily available and willing to talk with us.

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To help promote body positivity, people on TikTok have been posting videos dancing to “Folding Chair” by Regina Spektor, mainly to the lyrics, “I’ve got a perfect body / ‘Cause my eyelashes catch my sweat.” The notion that our bodies are perfect because they work is something I’ve seen a lot…

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April grades bring May finals. This month is the month of stress among students and faculty alike across universities. And with COVID-19, the stress only increases. Although we’ve written about stressful group projects in the past (and received some counter-arguments), finals are a very diff…

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“Super-straight” is a sexuality proposed by young men on TikTok to mean sexual attraction to cisgendered people of the opposite sex. In short, some teenage boys were mad about the prospect of being called transphobic for not wanting to be with a trans woman, so they made up a sexuality that …

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Lazy peers, indecision, impossible coordination, an unwelcome time commitment and a classroom full of groaning students. Tack on a deadline and you’ve got yourself a group project. It’s no secret that many students hate being forced to work in a group.

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Winter weather hit the SIUE area hard last week, but not as hard as the state of Texas. The severity of the weather in Texas was only amplified because it’s not what Texans and other Southerners were used to — freezing temperatures and inches upon inches of snow. It’s easy for Northerners to…

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Ruth’s childhood was riddled with surgeries and doctor’s appointments, but she never knew why. When she asked doctors, they never answered. It wasn’t until she hemorraged while having sex decades later that she began to discover the truth. It took breaking into her childhood endocrinologist'…

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In the 2020 presidential election, more than 66 percent of the United States voter population exercised their right to vote. There is plenty of evidence that Hispanic, Black and Asian American populations had a strong impact on the past election, but that isn’t slowing down the use of voter …

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In the year of a pandemic, people across the world have suffered plenty of heartache. A feeling many Native Americans have been experiencing for a long time with their reservations being underfunded by the government and the spiraling effect of it.

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SIUE has updated a lot of their COVID-19 protocol lately. They’ve added rules for testing when returning to campus, and the online COVID Dashboard has been changed and updated quite a bit. There are plenty of rules regarding masks, social distancing and more, but these rules may not be enough.

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One particular sentiment was commonly thrown around in 2020: “I can’t wait for this nightmare of a year to be over, then everything can go back to normal!” Anyone paying attention to the news should know that was a load of garbage, and with a new presidential term starting, we shouldn’t be m…