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The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

The Joker: Not Your Average Comic Book Film

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Few movies this year have gotten as much buzz as Warner Bros.’ and D.C.’s “Joker.” The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, follows the unknown backstory of the well-known comic book villain, the Joker. The movie is undeniably dark and graphic, showing multiple gory murders, dangerou...

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

When I was tasked with creating a list of the best last-minute Halloween costumes, I did not realize I would be needing my own advice so soon. And yet, two days later, my friends and I needed costumes so we could be properly attired when handing out candy to children in the dorms. Of course, we did no...

6 Cult Classic Horror Films to Stream This Fall

Tomi Delp, Contributor

October 30, 2019

As the air gets colder and the sun sets earlier in the evenings, the opportunities to stay indoors (as well as to see lurking shadows around corners) become more recognizable. For some, this time of year allows us to be our spookiest selves for the sake of fun, whether that be dressing in Halloween c...

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Beyond All Reason, SLU’s only all-female a cappella group, hosted the first ever Aca-Prom on Friday evening in the St. Louis Room. This included dancing, performing and a competition between the various SLU a cappella groups. Friday’s Aca-Prom was the first that SLU had ever seen. SLU currently has five ...

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Nearly two years after his debut album was released, Harry Styles puts out his new hit single “Lights Up” on Oct. 11, 2019. The singer/songwriter/actor gave subtle hints throughout the release week that both excited and confused his fans. Styles began his promotion by tweeting the single word “...

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

The Shirts that are Shaping St. Louis- and the Woman Behind it all

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

October 23, 2019

Take a drive through Forest Park, and you’ll see them. Walk down West Pine during passing period, and they’re there. They come up on Instagram, the Blues are wearing them and even your mom has started pointing them out. Shirts that only two years ago were just an idea, a design on a computer or a ske...

Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Joker challenges viewers. But how much?

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Director Todd Phillip’s new “Joker,” released on Oct. 4, takes a fresh, dark look at the titular DC Comics character. Whereas previous incarnations of the devilish clown portrayed him as the twisted yet funny ultimate foil to Batman, Phillip’s and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is given a more complex t...

Fair Trade: What is it and Why Care?

Fair Trade: What is it and Why Care?

Sydney Compton, Contributor

October 18, 2019

What is fair trade? Walking down the aisles of Trader Joe’s, you spot some coffee with a “Fair Trade” sticker on the label. You know it sounds like a good choice, but why? Fair trade is a worldwide movement to promote people and planet first through businesses, consumers and employees. It means...

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

October 18, 2019

“A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else’s story. Take me, for instance. To look at me now, you would think my birth must have been something special, wouldn’t you? Accompanied by strange portents, and attended by...

‘Twelfth Night’ Review

‘Twelfth Night’ Review

Lenya Goda, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

This weekend, Saint Louis University’s theatre department performed Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and exceeded all expectations. With performances running from Friday, Oct. 10 through the 13th, the department put on quite a show. “Twelfth Night” is a play about miscommunication, identity and ...

Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Aman Rahman, Contributor

October 18, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 4, Tyler, The Creator brought energy, electricity and excitement to St. Louis for his concert, here at the Chaifetz Arena.  Opening for him that night was the rapper GoldLink and the indie rock band Blood Orange. Goldlink was the more popular of the two, causing a mosh circle to for...

Student Organization Spotlight: CreateSLU

Student Organization Spotlight: CreateSLU

Tomi Delp, Contributor

October 18, 2019

CreateSLU is an art club, founded in Feb. 2019 and currently stands as a DSO. A DSO, or Developing Student Organization, is a group that has expressed interest in becoming a Chartered Student Organization at SLU through SGA. (DSOs have the same rights and abilities as chartered organizations but don...

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