Farewell First Amendment, hello pizza!

Monday was the 12th annual First Amendment Free* Food Festival at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As in previous years, students had to sign away their First Amendment rights in order to receive free pizza and soda on the patio outside Dunham Hall. Once they do, they get a little reminder of what life is like…

SIUE’s Alestle staff wins 17 state awards

The Alestle won 17 awards at the recent Illinois College Press Association’s Convention and Awards in Chicago. The publication ranks third in the top student news orgs in the state — improving upon its position in the most competitive division that it joined two years ago. After a reorganization of ICPA divisions two years ago,…

Webster University journalism students raising money for independent magazine

Guest blog by Layla Halibasic Hi all! I’m Layla Halilbasic, editor-in-chief of The Ampersand, Webster University’s award-winning student magazine. The rest of the staff of The Ampersand and I are seeking out support for student journalism and the production of student media. We’re a group of (mainly) freshmen who are currently trying to revive The…

Congratulations to the SIUE Alestle!

The Alestle wins big in national college media competitions The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student news organization, recently won several national awards during the 102nd annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention. This year marks the most national awards that The Alestle was nominated for and received. For the first time…

2022 SPJ Boot Camp!

  We had one of our best student journalist boot camps ever! Many thanks to the professionals who volunteered their day off to share their expertise with our students, who came from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Louis University, Lindenwood University, Webster University, Lewis & Clark Community College, Northeastern Illinois University – as far away…

You weren’t using those First Amendment rights, were you?

Monday kicked off Mass Comm Week at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the First Amendment Free* Food Festival, co-sponsored by St. Louis SPJ with The Alestle, which is SIUE’s campus newspaper. During the fest, people are offered the chance to temporarily sign away their First Amendment rights to get free pizza and soda. We all…