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“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Offers a Wholesome Escape From the Real World

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Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, some have chosen to cope by doing activities such as cooking, while others have chosen to venture to a virtual island where they can create their own escape from reality.    “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the newest version of Nintendo’s video ...

Proactive Responses to COVID-19 from Celebrities

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Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

With the new stay at home orders and social distancing rules set in place, people around the nation have been affected physically, mentally and emotionally. With the consequences of this pandemic, there have also been many influential social figures who have taken a step forward to lessen the burdens o...

A Virtual Tour of the Van Gogh Museum is (Almost) as Good as the Real Thing

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Ashlee Kothenbeutel, Illustrator

April 16, 2020

As the wise axiom goes, “Earth without art is just ‘eh’.” If you have been craving art or maybe you’re just bored and looking to expand your intellectual horizons, there are a few virtual museum tours you should put on your quarantine to do list. Perhaps you had planned on going to the Sai...

Nine Ways to Limit Your Screen Time and Make the Most of Your Quarantine

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

There are two ways to look at sheltering in place. One way is that it’s an interruption of what you’d rather be doing. The other way to look at it is that it’s an opportunity to do something you’d like to do without interruption and to grow in the process. However, it’s hard to look at it in th...

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...

Carni’fall’ Welcomes Autumn to Campus

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Leah George, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Last Friday, Oct. 24, Billikens after Dark organized a fun Halloween-filled night called “Carnifall”. The event included various fall activities such as pumpkin painting, spooky snacks, a viewing of Halloweentown, a bouncy house, games, a costume contest and much more.  The event had a great turnout this year as m...

Maggie Rogers Reaches Listeners with “Heard It In a Past Life”

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Cassie Travers, Contributor

January 23, 2019

From small beginnings in a makeshift recording studio slash broom closet to quickly skyrocketing in popularity with her incredibly unique sound, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has established a well-earned spot for herself on the charts. The 24-year-old Maryland native went through a whirlwind of milestones...

A Conversation with Gryffin

A Conversation with Gryffin

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 24, 2018

The University News: Is this your first time at ACL? Gryffin: Yeah. It is. UN: How are you feeling? G: It’s awesome. I always kind knew that ACL was a dope festival but until I got here I didn’t realize how big it is and how awesome the vibe is. So, I’m super happy to be here. UN: ...

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018

Four days. 400,000 people. On Aug. 2-5, Chicago’s Grant Park overflowed with sounds and strangers in its 27th year. The festival began in 1991 as a farewell to the Jane’s Addiction vocalist, Perry Farrell, who had a stage named after him at the festival. Although it began as an alternative rock fe...

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto’s Performance

A Recital in C Minor: Reflections on Peter Miyamoto's Performance

Rebecca LiVigni, Photo Editor

March 9, 2018

The warm light and quietness invited those into the Friday night piano recital out of the stormy night in St. Louis. The architecture of Saint Xavier College Church as a backdrop to the black grand piano made for an incredible vision. Dr. Peter Miyamoto, a professor of piano at the University of Miss...

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic

Ameena Challenger, Contributor

February 14, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, this phrase may be familiar to you. While it hasn’t been added to Merriam Webster quite yet (but “bootylicious” has, so there is hope), it can be defined as a social media movement dedicated to highlighting the extraordinary talents and g...

Halloween Party for Progress

Daytime Television, a surf/indie band, at their debut performance.

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 27, the St. Louis Worker’s Education Society (WES) hosted a punk-rock revolution-themed Halloween party at their headquarters on South Jefferson Avenue with a book sale and flea market.  People came dressed in costumes from popular culture and politics while lights and loud music cam...

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