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Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, let us take a moment to reflect on the hardships that we’ve gone through, as a community and as individuals. Each undergraduate student had a different...

Live Music Prospects are ‘Livening’ Up for the Fall

Mathew Chambers, Contributor May 8, 2021

As more people across the nation begin to get vaccinated, things are looking hopeful for returning to a ‘pre-pandemic’ life. This includes being able to have mass gatherings, more specifically being...

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Chastity is No Joke to these Jokesters

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal of Girl Defined have garnered a lot of enemies with their sugar-coated preachings on purity culture. Among the latest in their list of blocked Instagram accounts is a group...

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Mathew Chambers , Contributor April 23, 2021

As a group, BROCKHAMPTON has been through hell and back. Whether it was the emotional turmoil of kicking a close friend out of the band, family members passing or coming to terms with being ostracized...

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“Godzilla vs Kong” Movie Review: Of Monsters and Men

Mark Burbridge, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

King Kong and Godzilla are without a doubt the two most famous movie monsters of all time. The two colossal titans first battled on-screen in 1962’s “King Kong vs Godzilla,” but since then, fans...

Black History Month and Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Intersectionality of Marginalized Groups

Clarke Taylor, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Black History Month and Women’s History Month fall back-to-back. Black History Month is a mere 28 (sometimes 29) days while Women’s History Month is typically a full 31 days. Both are very important...

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The Hill in Casa de Campo

Jack Johnston, Contributor April 1, 2021

This weekend I visited Casa de Campo, a very large park in Madrid. There were a lot of people there—masked and physically distanced—but all enjoying the spring weather and clear skies. My host mom...

Pictured above: Project Downtown donating $15K to the Jennings School District in North St. Louis County for student laptops.

Photo Courtesy of Photographer Willy Price.

Project Downtown STL: Aiding the Homeless One Meal at a Time

Aman Rahman , Staff Writer March 29, 2021

This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a large disparity between the privileged and less privileged members of society. With homelessness rising in numbers, individuals may feel inclined to...

Keeping the Story Straight: How Will Future Generations View the Pandemic?

Aman Rahman, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Living through historically significant events can be a strange phenomenon. We go about our days realizing, but not fully acknowledging, that someday students will be tested over what we consider to be...

What Would You Do Differently: A Lockdown Reflection

What Would You Do Differently: A Lockdown Reflection

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

As we hit the one-year mark since the beginning of lockdown, students look back at how they spent their time in quarantine. For some, this was a time for personal growth and reflection, but it was also...

Music in the Pandemic: How an Industry Kept Itself Going

Music in the Pandemic: How an Industry Kept Itself Going

Mathew Chambers , Contributor March 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned several industries on their heads, but none quite like the music industry. With most of their primary sources of revenue too unsafe to continue, artists and labels had...

The TV Shows that Kept Us Sane During the Pandemic

The TV Shows that Kept Us Sane During the Pandemic

Mark Burbridge, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

With the current state of the world still under the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have lost a great deal of the things they used to take for granted: the friends they could see regularly,...

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