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On politics and the coronavirus

March 12, 2020

In 2020 it can be very disheartening to discuss anything remotely related to politics. When in a relationship with someone that has significant political differences, I think there are a couple of ways to work around that situation.

Faculty free time: Horticulture professor has passion for plants

March 11, 2020

David Zlesak is a professor of horticulture at UW-River Falls and has been teaching plant science at the university for 11 years. Before teaching at UWRF, Zlesak was involved in some research at the University of Minnesota as an extension and worked with grower groups, industry members and master gardener volunteers. Zlesak is also an alumnus of UWRF and graduated with a degree in horticulture in 1993.

Maddie’s Mad: Staying home for spring break

March 11, 2020

March means one thing to most college students: Spring Break, duh! I know we are all so excited to have some time off of classes in a little over a week.

We can, we will, we must: A review of Netflix’s documentary series ‘Cheer’

March 11, 2020

Netflix released a documentary series called “Cheer” on Jan. 8, 2020. The six-episode series is about the Navarro College cheerleading team in Corsicana, Texas. The series follows their journey to the National Cheerleading Championship, which is in Daytona, Florida. Navarro College has won 14 national championships since 2000; it also has won five NCA Grand National Championships since 2012.

Single on Valentine’s day? No problem!

February 14, 2020

February 14 has fatally approached, and whether you’ll be spending it alone or with your dog in bed eating chips, it’s important to remember your worth and that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love.

Hi, how are ya?: A review of the Shane Dawson series, part 4 

February 12, 2020

Shane Dawson posted a deleted scenes video from the series, on his second channel account “Shane Glossin.” The video is titled “The End of the Beauty World” and is around 35 minutes long. 

Maddie’s Mad: Valentine’s Day gifts

February 12, 2020

This year for Valentine’s Day, I went out on my own and got my boyfriend a funny and thoughtful gift full of some of his favorite snacks and little gifts that are inside jokes between us. However, when it came time for him to pick something out for me he asked me, “Well, what do you want?”

The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 12, 2020

The reality is finally starting to set in that Kobe Bryant isn’t coming back. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, widely regarded as one of the ten best players in NBA history, died tragically in a helicopter crash two weeks ago in Calabasas, CA. Onboard there were nine people, including one of his four daughters, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant.

2020 Grammy Awards break new grounds

February 12, 2020

The 62nd Grammys Awards was full of great performances and record breakers. The Grammys were on Jan. 26  at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys hosted the event, the only female star to host the show twice.

Dealing with an annoying family

December 12, 2019

As the holiday season is coming into full swing, we start to see a lot more of our family, sometimes more often than we would like.

Global traditions: Chinese deity

December 11, 2019

Joss money, also known as ghost or spirit money, are sheets of paper or paper-crafts made into burnt offerings common in Chinese ancestral worship. Burning joss money is an important custom for Chinese people to commemorate the dead. Chinese believe that the deceased will receive the money and benefit from a happy and prosperous afterlife if you burn it.  

Global traditions: Opera facial makeup

December 11, 2019

A special feature of national cosmetics in China is types of facial makeup in operas. Each historical figure or a certain type of person in the opera has an approximate spectral type, like singing or playing music, and these are the types of facial makeup in operas. The types of facial makeup in operas are based on certain personalities, temperaments or some special types of figures for the use of certain colors. 

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Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud

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Madelyn Markulics

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