Monthly Archives: May 2017

This beer fights facists: Earthbound and controversy

By: Caroline Newman, Editor-in-Chief

Let’s talk about history.

As a history major, I’m a little more passionate about it than most, especially buildings and bridges and plaques and statues. I’ve always been an outspoken advocate of historic preservation.

Recently, though, I’ve re-examined my views. As a native Saint Louisan, I’d describe myself as familiar with Forest Park, but I never knew that among the many statues and monuments within is a Confederate Memorial. Dedicated in 1914, the granite monument has recently been the subject of a whirlwind of attention.

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S&T student named IEEE honoree

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

A student from Missouri S&T has been named as an honoree for the IEE-USA New Faces of Engineering, College Edition. Katelyn Brinker, a senior double-majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering, has been recognized for her passion and dedication in her pursued fields.

Brinker joined the Mars Rover Design Team her freshman year at the university, and she has gained broad experience throughout her college career. From roles ranging from outreach and public relations to chief technology officer and team lead, she has achieved unique expertise in technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Brinker gave credit of her success to the passionate team of engineers she has gotten to work with over the years.

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EcoVillage to use lead acid batteries

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will add its expertise to a project that aims to create a solar-powered microgrid on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).

The project involves the creation of an EcoVillage microgrid on the university campus in Rolla, Missouri, utilising solar panels in combination with lead battery energy storage units. In past projects, Missouri S&T has used lithium batteries, but is keen to use lead batteries in this project due to their excellent performance, reliability, cost and end of life recycling.

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After Brexit

By: Tim Maninger, News Writer

Last summer the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, held a referendum to decide whether to leave the EU or to remain. Cameron campaigned in favor of remaining a part of the EU, so when the results came in favor of leaving the EU he resigned and was promptly replaced by Theresa May, who pivoted after the referendum to support the movement to leave the EU as the will of the people. Since that point many Brits have come to regret their vote, but PM May is determine to follow through with the Brexit. On March 29 she formally announced to the EU that the United Kingdom planned to leave within two years. At the end of April the EU responded with their terms for the exit.

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Movie Review: The Founder

By: Mark Farmer, Entertainment Writer

John Lee Hancock’s The Founder (released into theaters late last year), starred Michael Keaton as the famous McDonald’s franchise creator Ray Kroc, who helped build the restaurant into the fast-food-giant it is today. The Founder follows Kroc as he meets McDonald’s founders Dick and Mac McDonald (played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, respectively), and inserts himself into their company.

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Movie Review: The Circle

By: Caroline Newman, Editor-in-Chief

I first learned that The Circle, Dave Eggers’s inexplicably popular novel, was being adapted for the big screen in perhaps the most appropriate way: the trailer was advertised on my Twitter timeline. I was immediately horrified and excited. I read The Circle as part of an extra-credit project for a course on American culture, and delighted in ripping the book to shreds (figuratively) in my critique.

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NBA’s Top Teams Advance to Second Round

By: Nicholas Jacquin, Sports Writer

Source: espn.com

The month of May is full of action in the world of sports.  With Major League Baseball in full swing and the NFL draft just being wrapped up, the NHL and NBA Playoffs are on to the second round.  

This year’s NBA Playoffs features many different teams capable of taking home the title.  Could it be LeBron James and the reigning champs, Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Boston Celtics, being led by young star Isaiah Thomas making it out of the Eastern Conference?  Or, will some other team step up and knock them out?

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Anthony Rendon leads Nationals in historic game

By: Doran Grieshaber, Sports Writer

Source: Boston.com

It is no secret that the Washington Nationals have one of the best, if not the number one offense in the MLB thus far this year. The Nats beat up on the New York Mets last Sunday, scoring a whopping 23 runs during the game. While the big names like Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, and Daniel Murphy contributed to the win, the main source of firepower came from third baseman Anthony Rendon. The Nationals offense has been historically good so far this season, and it doesn’t seem like that will change anytime soon.

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