By Nicholas Jacquin, Sports Writer
After opening the season with three consecutive wins, the St. Louis Blues have shown some weaknesses over the past three weeks. It has been a rough stretch for the team that reached the Western Conference Finals just a few months ago. One main weakness has been focused on the offense and their inability to score multiple goals consistently.
St. Louis faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Just eight days after Columbus’ 10-0 victory over the Montreal Canadians, it appeared they were about to do it again.
By Doran Grieshaber, Sports Writer
This past weekend, the College Football Playoff picture was turned on its ear by multiple upsets against top ten teams. On paper, this week seemed like it wouldn’t have much of an effect on the national rankings as nearly every team in the top 25 was playing an unranked opponent. However, Saturday was filled with upsets as the second, third, and fourth ranked teams in the country all received their first loss of the year.
By Tito Gomez, Entertainment Writer
The inaugural Sound on Sound festival was held November 4-6 in the Sherwood Forest, about 40 miles outside of Austin, TX. Put on by a new company comprised of the same people who previously held Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and boasting a very expansive selection of music, expectations were set high for this event. There was a certain level of disorganization throughout the festival, but check-in was relatively smooth, as was getting to a camping spot. Sherwood Forest is normally used for a renaissance faire, and all of the infrastructure and buildings from this were still set up. Four stages had been repurposed for the festival, giving each one a unique charm. The main stage, for example, was the Dragon’s Lair, featuring a giant dragon perched on top of it. Some other buildings were open for vendors and some of the carnival games were open and free. Many buildings and areas were not used though, and there was not adequate lighting in a lot of areas. The grounds were quite large so this made it easy to get lost and gave the forest a haunted feeling.
By Mark Farmer, Entertainment Writer
“Arrival” enters theaters this week, directed by Denis Villeneuve (of “Prisoners” and “Sicario” fame) and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as they are brought in to help try and communicate with aliens for the first time in Earth’s history.
By Caroline Newman, Editor
This is a love letter.
This is a love letter to my home.
I guess I should clarify. This is a letter to a city I love. A city in which I have never truly resided, been employed, or paid taxes, but a city that feels more like home than any other. More than Saint Louis, where I was born and spent most of my life. More than Rolla, where I truly found my passions and the friends that became my family. So I guess, technically, this city doesn’t meet any of the criteria for a hometown. But I’ve adopted it as my home anyway.
By Hadley Bjerke, News Writer
Applied Flow Technology has created a software that promises to get you a date and impress your friends, while double checking your work in fluid mechanics and heat transfer courses. Although AFT has a sense of humor when advertising its product, their new AFT Fathom Student seeks to upend engineering courses by improving student understanding of the fundamentals of pipe flow and introducing them to the industry leading tool of professionals.
By Steve Rusakiewicz, News Writer
The Missouri University of Science and Technology Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) began during the Miner football game last Saturday, November 5. Sponsored by Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, along with a host of other on-campus organizations and offices, this week has been dedicated to raising awareness of sexual assault in general, helping support local charities for victims, and reducing the risk of such assaults occurring on campus. Students operated a booth in front of the library on campus all week, handing out free “not on my campus” support bracelets, information resources, and breakfast burritos on Monday. While the free food did not last beyond the first day, the booth itself was an all-week landmark complemented by pie-in-the-face and SeeSAAW-athon fundraisers. Profits from the events are being used to bring The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation (T.A.K.E.) self-defense training to Missouri S&T.
By Alexis Lee, News Writer
Dr. Mun Y. Choi was named as the new president-delegate for the University of Missouri System to succeed Interim Michael Middleton for the upcoming year. Board of Curators Chair Pam Henrickson announced this selection on Wednesday, November 2, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Henrickson had explained: “It is fitting that we begin a new era for the University of Missouri System today in our state’s capitol city, as Dr. Choi is just the individual to lead the university system to new heights in achieving our statewide mission of serving all 114 of the state’s counties.”
By Nick Jacquin, Sports Writer
The Kansas City Chiefs faced another interesting task this past Sunday in its matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Playing without their starting quarterback Alex Smith and leading rusher Spencer Ware, both recovering from concussions, the Chiefs came out with another victory at Arrowhead Stadium versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
By Doran Grieshaber, Sports Writer
For the first time in over a century, the Chicago Cubs can call themselves World Series Champions. The Cubs played the Cleveland Indians in the series, and quickly found themselves down three games to one and on the brink of elimination. However, the Cubs rallied back to force a Game 7 that was memorable no matter who you were rooting for. While the team is content to win this World Series and break their long drought, this young powerhouse team is setup to be a contender for many seasons to come.