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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 ...

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

December 5, 2019

In October, I put out a list of albums that are best suited for the fall. This time, winter’s getting its own treatment. Here are 25 albums that are perfect for the coldest, snowiest months of the year.   Björk - “Vespertine” Björk’s magnum opus, Vespertine is one of the most transcendent piec...

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Chick-fil-a is Ruffling Some Feathers

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been the source of a lot of conflict lately, finding its name among newspaper headlines, Twitter trends and on the tip of most food-lovers’ (and politics lovers’) tongues.   Who knew something as simple as chicken could cause so much controversy?   Unless, of co...

4 Holiday-ish Foods That You Can Make In a Microwave

4 Holiday-ish Foods That You Can Make In a Microwave

Tomi Delp, Contributor

December 4, 2019

As the end of the semester rolls around, the more focus we put on our studies, the less time we might have to care about what we choose to eat. Similarly, the colder the weather gets, the less likely we might enjoy leaving the warmth of our rooms and walking to any food establishment on campus. Want s...

Ford V. Ferrari Review

Ford V. Ferrari Review

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari,” which debuted on Nov. 15, delivers a satisfying and thrilling account of the epic motorsports duel between the two car companies during the 24 hours of Le Mans races during the mid-1960s. The rivalry is told from the perspective of its two protagonists on the Ford side, Carroll Shelb...

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