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The Pageant’s Pandemic

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

On May 15, country-rock artist Travis McCready, lead singer of the band Bishop Gunn, is set to headline what is being branded as the first official social distancing concert in Arkansas. According to the show’s Ticketmaster page, hosting venue TempleLive will reduce its 1,100 seat capacity to 229,...

Fiona Apple’s “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” Is An Unfiltered Expression Of Self

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

It’s fitting for Fiona Apple to open her first album in eight years with the line “I've waited many years, every print I left upon the track has led me here.” It’s been nearly 25 years since her now iconic debut, “Tidal,” and this marks her fifth record. A lot has changed since then, but...

One Direction’s Long-Awaited Reunion is Happening

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Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

With a confirmed One Direction reunion in the process, fans across the world are overjoyed for their comeback.    Following the devastating reaction to the band’s decision to go on a hiatus in 2015, the members vowed to come back eventually. As someone who never quite outgrew their One ...

Five Workout Videos to Try During Quarantine

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Claire Battista, Arts Editor

April 26, 2020

For most of us, our daily routines have been completely altered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As college students, our busy days of classes, extracurriculars, internships and jobs have been replaced by remote learning and working. It can be difficult to find structure and stay motivated when the ent...

The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

The impact of coronavirus on Ramadan

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Ramadan is one of the most sacred months for Muslims, as it is filled with fasting, prayers and reflections on what to be grateful for. This time is also very cherished by communities because it brings together people of all different backgrounds to celebrate one commonality: Islam.    Because o...

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Offers a Wholesome Escape From the Real World

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Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, some have chosen to cope by doing activities such as cooking, while others have chosen to venture to a virtual island where they can create their own escape from reality.    “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the newest version of Nintendo’s video ...

We Are All Struggling with Our Mental Health Right Now: Here’s How to Cope

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Celia Searles, Arts Editor

April 20, 2020

Vivid dreams. Aches and pains. Difficulty concentrating. Feeling alone. Picking fights with the people around you. Upset stomach. These symptoms all may seem isolated on the surface, but when strung together, they point to a larger problem many are facing right now: trouble managing mental health.  &n...

UNews Cookbook: Vegan Edition

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Claire Battista, Sydney Compton, Celia Searles, Daniel Bernas, and Elle West

April 20, 2020

As college students, many of us struggle to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Running to and from class, extracurriculars, meetings, internships and jobs is not necessarily conducive with healthy eating, especially on a college student budget. But now, an abundance of time (and my mother’s well-stocked...

Proactive Responses to COVID-19 from Celebrities

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Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

With the new stay at home orders and social distancing rules set in place, people around the nation have been affected physically, mentally and emotionally. With the consequences of this pandemic, there have also been many influential social figures who have taken a step forward to lessen the burdens o...

A Virtual Tour of the Van Gogh Museum is (Almost) as Good as the Real Thing

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Ashlee Kothenbeutel, Illustrator

April 16, 2020

As the wise axiom goes, “Earth without art is just ‘eh’.” If you have been craving art or maybe you’re just bored and looking to expand your intellectual horizons, there are a few virtual museum tours you should put on your quarantine to do list. Perhaps you had planned on going to the Sai...

Top 5 Best Anime

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

Anime. The guilty pleasure for many is a unique artform that many write off as childish cartoons, but, for those well acquainted, are much more than that. So, I’m writing this list of my top anime to try and force my editors to read it, and then consider watching anime, so my fellow weebs can skip str...

Nine Ways to Limit Your Screen Time and Make the Most of Your Quarantine

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Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

There are two ways to look at sheltering in place. One way is that it’s an interruption of what you’d rather be doing. The other way to look at it is that it’s an opportunity to do something you’d like to do without interruption and to grow in the process. However, it’s hard to look at it in th...

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