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Homemade Pasta: Worth the Effort

Homemade Pasta: Worth the Effort

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

One of my favorite books growing up was “Strega Nona,” the story of an Italian witch who owns a magic pasta-making cauldron. Only the “strega”—the Italian word for witch—has the ability to use the magic cauldron. This is a lesson that her helper, Big Anthony, learns too well when he tries t...

Brace for Bachelor Nation

Brace for Bachelor Nation

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

My hand reaches for the black mouse pad on my laptop while my brain screams “No!” One short tap and my life will delve into drama, the drama that “The Bachelor” provides. My hand continues its procession forward toward my laptop as my brain protests. Finally, my fingers tap the mouse pad and ...

Yoga Journeys are 20/20

Yoga Journeys are 20/20

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

During the 2020 Golden Globes, talk mostly centered around the fact that Australia is on fire. We’ve since moved on. Whenever I actually get around to watching the evening news, impeachment dominates the narrative. On twitter, my personal feed centers on the current undoing of voting rights by the...

Little Women Big Impact

Little Women Big Impact

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

January 22, 2020

The new 2019 production of “Little Women” has gained a significant amount of popularity in the film industry. On this 12th adaptation of the iconic book written by Louisa May Alcott, director Greta Gerwig incorporates her own unique touch.   The cast for this 2019 version includes acto...

Parasite: The Gateway to Foreign Films

Parasite: The Gateway to Foreign Films

Celia Searles, Arts Editor

January 22, 2020

“Parasite” is highly deserving of its nomination for best picture for the 2020 Academy Awards and is the first Korean film to be nominated for this prestigious award. It dances the line between comedy and thriller and offers a fresh commentary on power and class in Korea, not dissimilar from clas...

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Sydney Compton, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

“Steph Plant plays guitar, Sarah Vie violin, and together they sing.”    The Leonas are a St. Louis-based group whose music will carry you away. This dynamic duo’s music is an acoustic mix of folk and indie. Their powerful voices are raw and fluid, and their talent with instruments m...

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor

January 22, 2020

Every year on January first, the world goes through a perspective shift. This is not the year that you may have just trudged through. This is not the year that had flown by. This is not the year you got married in or graduated in. The new year is untouched and unknown. With this new sense of hopefuln...

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

  1. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE   Coming up with words for an album like “MAGDALENE” is weird. What are the words to describe an experience so heartbreaking yet so healing, so beautiful yet so uncompromising, so perfect? It’s a record that everyone wanted yet nobody expected the way it ...

2020: A New Year for Change

2020: A New Year for Change

Aman Rahman, Contributor

January 22, 2020

Despite the cold and windy day in St. Louis, thousands of determined protesters attended the fourth annual Women’s March this past Saturday. The theme of the march this year was “Be Counted” in an attempt to motivate more people to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.    People...

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

December 5, 2019

With Christmas nearly approaching, it’s time to get into the holiday mood. Although this time of year may be stressful due to projects, essays and finals, it still important to take a moment to destress and appreciate the festivities on and around campus.    Off Campus: Missouri Botanical Garden B...

Christmas Movies That Will Have You Feeling Extra Santa-mental

Christmas Movies That Will Have You Feeling Extra Santa-mental

Aman Rahman, Contributor

December 5, 2019

Now that December has crept up on all of us, it is only appropriate to begin bingeing holiday movies, if this process has not already started for some. To get into the holiday spirit, what better way is there than to curl up and have a Christmas movie marathon? Scrolling through Netflix to find the per...

A Happy & Sad Holiday

A Happy & Sad Holiday

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Kacey Musgraves is undoubtedly the reigning princess of country music, and it looks like she is trying to expand her territory to other areas of pop culture. Move over Mariah Carey! We have a new Christmas debutant in town. "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show" premiered on Amazon Prime on Nov. 28 and ...

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