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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Book Review: Strange Apparition

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Book Review: Strange Apparition

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Aiden Bishop has eight days to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. Each morning, he wakes up in the body of a new host, reliving the same day with a different perspective. He’s not the only one trying to escape Blackheath Estate.

Column: Advice for the future SIU graduate

Column: Advice for the future SIU graduate

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With December commencement approaching and upperclassman make the transition to life outside of SIU, they have learned and gathered advice that would be useful to those coming after.  “I think the most important advice anyone could give a incoming student or future graduate would be don't give up, you might surprise yourself,” Dalton Sharrow a forestry major and senior graduating this December.

Letter to the Editor: What you need to know about the board vote on academic reorganization ‘concept’

Letter to the Editor: What you need to know about the board vote on academic reorganization ‘concept’

By Johnathan Flowers, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

"Further, this letter is not intended to demonize the Board or pit the students against the administration: neither the Board nor the administration have ever needed my help in that regard."

Ambush book review: Fast-paced, short lived

Ambush book review: Fast-paced, short lived

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

NYPD detective Michael Bennett is caught in the middle of a drug war and being targeted by an assassin. Determined to find answers, he starts his own investigation into a rash of recent drug-related murders, which seem to be connected to the killer targeting him. The problem is, Bennett doesn’t know who this killer is or what they want. All he can do is hope he can figure it out before they can kill him or harm his family.

Column: Graduate school application tips and tricks

Column: Graduate school application tips and tricks

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Applying to undergrad was a pain, but applying to graduate school is an even bigger pain. For ambitious seniors facing the perils of grad school applications, I've gathered some tips and tricks that would make the process a lot smoother.

Couples Column: A Halloween marathon

Couples Column: A Halloween marathon

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s spooky season which means Halloween is not complete without a Halloween movie marathon. I laid back into Chase’s couch in the same plain room as before when Chase and I spent 12 whole hours watching the Conjuring series. This time it’s a spook-tastic Halloween edition.

Providence book review: Feelings can kill you

Providence book review: Feelings can kill you

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I picked this book up because of its eye-catching cover and brought it home with me because of the stellar blurbs coating the back cover. This book was a strange one. Reading it, I didn’t feel like it fit into any particular genre.

Column: Gus Bode’s top ten ways to survive unofficial Halloween

Column: Gus Bode’s top ten ways to survive unofficial Halloween

By Emily Cooper and Gus Bode, Staff Reporters

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This weekend, SIU’s unofficial halloween. Bars. Houses. Drinks. Half-assed costumes with clever backstories.   While some of us are going to stay in until noon from hangovers or ignoring their roommates that can’t hold their alcohol, some will also be planning smart ways to keep partying.

Sunrise Highway book review: A well-spun web of lies

Sunrise Highway book review: A well-spun web of lies

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 1977, a Long Island high schooler is found brutally murdered. With the help of a troubled kid named Joey T as a witness, the prosecutor on the case is able to put away a high school football star who claims he’s innocent. Forty years later, Joey T is chief of Suffolk County police department. A body washes up on NYPD territory that NYPD detective Lourdes Robles suspects is part of a bigger pattern, one that stretches back over fifteen years and crosses into Suffolk County territory.

Opinion: Vegan options at non-vegan restaurants: Are they any good?

Opinion: Vegan options at non-vegan restaurants: Are they any good?

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Searching for the perfect middle ground where you can have vegan food and your friends still enjoy their non-vegan food, I decided to test the vegan options from non-vegan restaurants.

Book Review: Bring Me Their Hearts: A heartless story full of soul

Book Review: Bring Me Their Hearts: A heartless story full of soul

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The best way I can describe this book is a combination of two other young adult novels I love, Kiera Cass’s “The Selection” and Jodi Meadows’ “The Orphan Queen,” with the best from both and the worst from neither.

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