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Lifestyle

Wear your mask, but make it fashion

The novel coronavirus has made an unlikely accessory a normal part of our everyday lives: masks. They are being worn in all sizes, fabrics and colors, and many people have taken the opportunity to express themselves in a new, novel way.  While a mask is technically an accessory, it’s also a necessity. ...

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Lifestyle

Juneteenth: What is it and how can we commemorate it?

At this time, a multitude of national and international protests over police brutality are occurring. This, along with the continuation of systemic racism, is causing the world to seek concrete change. Many people of all backgrounds are looking into ways to best commemorate, celebrate and understand ...

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LGBT musicians you should check out

Look through my Spotify playlists and you’ll find songs by every popular LGBT singer out there. I was so excited when Hayley Kiyoko released “Girls Like Girls” in 2015, and I can guarantee I have downloaded all of Girl in Red’s discography. Mainstream artists, however, cannot always capture ...

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Arts & Culture

Getting started in poetry

In this anxious time of self-isolation, I’ve been finding comfort in mugs of chamomile tea and the words of some of my favorite poets. Literature - particularly poetry - is something I highly encourage everyone to get invested in. However, after years of English classes and analytical essays, it’s ...

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Lifestyle

How to stay busy during a quarantine

With the spread of COVID-19 and everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, it’s important to still keep the same pace that we did when we weren’t in quarantine. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself busy and focused during the quarantine. Make a schedule or to-do list This may work ...

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Arts & Culture

Defining your music taste

On the daily, many people come to me about music and how to find stimulating tunes that align with their own specific taste. As a lover of all types of music, I have cultivated an understanding for a variety of different genres. Learning to define your music taste is like learning a new skill — you ...

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Lifestyle

A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stabilization plan, the largest of its kind in United States history, to provide relief to the Americans facing sudden unemployment or under-employment during the COVID-19 response. Most American adults will receive up to $1200 via direct deposit, ...

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Arts & Culture

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

During this period of self-isolation, many of us are finding hours of entertainment on Netflix, TikTok and online games — and who can blame us? While TV-binging is tons of fun, now is also a good time to get your hands on a new creative hobby. Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, ...

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Arts & Culture

Review: “Locke & Key” is another hit for Netflix

Adapted from the comic series of the same name, “Locke & Key” focuses on the Locke family after the murder of husband and father Rendell Locke, when the family moves into their ancestral home, discovering family secrets that had been hidden for years. The series focuses on the three Locke siblings, ...

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Arts & Culture

Small artists you are big-time missing out on

Whether you’re regularly called “pretentious” by your friends for your preference of underground movies and lavender coffee, or you’re just in the mood for new music, I’ve assembled this list of musicians from a wide variety of genres that you need in your library. Anju Listening to Anju is ...

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Lifestyle

How waking up at 6 a.m. can impact your life

I am far from a morning person. The number of times I’ve considered switching majors or dropping out of Mercer for an 8 a.m. class borders on absurd. I consider 9 a.m. as ungodly early, and I would gladly sleep until noon if I could. Getting up at 6 a.m. everyday is basically my worst nightmare. So ...


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