Tastemade’s ‘Funke’ Portrays Pretentious Pasta Perfection

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Out of the 365 documented pasta shapes in the world, chef Evan Funke can make 188 by hand. Tastemade’s documentary “Funke” follows the chef through a rollercoaster of a career, complete with bankruptcy, instruction from...

Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ Underperforms

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Post Malone recently released his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” While the album has plenty of noise, it is entirely lacking in substance. Despite his harsh exterior, Malone has surprisingly become more of a pop...

Netflix ‘Rom-Coms’ Are Problematic

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

From shy girls to “I’m not like other girls”, Netflix has recently made it a priority to release a romantic comedy at least twice every few months. These “rom-coms” focus on creating narratives for the girls that were...

Strange Donuts Delivers Delightful Desserts

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

Rubbing our eyes, my sister and I trudged into Strange Donuts at 6:15 a.m. on a sleepy Monday morning with one goal in mind: to consume a sugary, empty-calorie-laden dessert for the most important meal of the day. We were in...

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Exceeds Expectations

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Popeyes restaurants across the nation have been sold out of them for days. Some restaurants even sold out on the first day of having them. Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich has been hyped up all over the internet since its arrival. There ...

‘Enter the Gungeon’ Hits Almost All the Marks

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2019

Giant walking bullets with guns of their own were shooting smaller bullets. A massive collection of guns ranged from awe-inducingly cool to “what the heck were these devs on when they thought of all this crap?” That is...

‘DiVE’ Dearly Disappoints

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-chief

August 29, 2019

Black Milk is a complicated artist. On some tracks he’s clever and brings a new bending sound to hip-hop. But his rapping skills are still subpar at best. This leaves “DiVE,” his newest project, in a gray middle place between...

Anticipated Obar Disappoints

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

Nestled in the same strip mall as Edwardsville classics like Pantera’s and El Maguey, Obar seemed to me like a perfect Sunday brunch restaurant. Jazzy music played just below a conversational volume. Homey sofas with a plethora...

Sauce on the Side Serves up Savory Satisfaction

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

Lively, upbeat music, a mouthwatering menu and smiling servers greeted me, a skeptical vegetarian, when I ambled into Sauce on the Side’s St. Louis location for dinner on a Friday night. Not only am I vegetarian, but I am...

Evangelion: a blast from the past with some help from the future

Sydney Hershberger, staff writer

August 22, 2019

Imagine the distant future; the entire world has been shaken by what humans call “The First Impact”, an attack by a group of monsters called Angels. No one knows where they came from, but more of them are showing up. Would...

‘The Highwaymen’ Is a Runaway Failure

Ryan Ash, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Though at times Netflix can produce good original content, its new film, “The Highwaymen,” disappoints at most every turn. Starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as two aged, retired Texas Rangers, the movie is set...

‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ Debases True Crime

Cierra Veizer, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

Nobody wants a child to go missing, especially if it’s his or her child. Netflix released a documentary series on March 15 reliving the investigation surrounding Madeleine McCann. In 2007, 4-year-old Madeleine disappeared...