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Binge-worthy “Bridgerton” is a Netflix hit

The new Netflix original series, Bridgerton offers the viewer a look into 1813 London during the courting season. The eight-episode drama was created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. The show quickly became a Netflix “Top Ten” and currently remains top four in the U.S. today.

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Michael Bublé: an overrated figure in music

My middle school is known for our jazz band. Definitely not as good as we thought we were, but not bad. My instrument of choice in the band was the flute. Most of the time it sounded like a suffocating bird instead of an instrument, but despite my inability to actually produce music myself, I appreciated jazz band because of how our conductor taught us how to play it. We would listen to it, break all the parts down, and then build it back together with the instruments we had. This construction and reconstruction method taught me to appreciate music for all its parts and complexity. I learned that different artists don’t just play music, they are able to use their voices or their instruments to portray a certain set of emotion and values.

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“Plastic Hearts” is Cyrus at her best

I’ve never been a fan of Miley Cyrus. No, not even during her Hannah Montana days (I was more of a Wizards of Waverly Place kid). I had never paid attention to her early, controversial music career and only a few of her songs entered my radar. What can I say? “Party in the USA” still slaps. 

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Opinion: The fallout from Trump’s social media ban is just beginning

On Jan. 6, thousands of demonstrators, many wearing “MAGA” merchandise and waving Trump 2020 flags, broke into the second floor of the U.S. Capitol building right outside the Senate chamber to stop the certification of the 2020 election results. The riot was the product of weeks of speeches and tweets from former President Trump claiming Joe Biden’s victory was the result of voter fraud and encouraging his supporters to “stop the steal.” 

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College students hold the keys to cultivate civility

As this challenging year comes to a close, the United States looks back on a year of polarization and politicization of public issues between holders of opposing viewpoints. A divisive election and unprecedented global pandemic both accentuated civil discourse pitfalls that have been present among us for years. It’s easy to allow these issues to overwhelm us, but all that does is doom us to fall into repetitive patterns and get caught up in what’s wrong rather than ways to fix it.

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How to stick to your 2021 New Year’s resolutions

Setting new resolutions – goals, specifically – can be daunting and overwhelming. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what you want to improve about your life, and even more difficult to follow through with a new habit, routine or lifestyle change. After the year – more like century – that 2020 was, I think we could all use a fresh start. I’m here to help you make 2021 your best year yet.

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Binge-worthy “Bridgerton” is a Netflix hit

The new Netflix original series, Bridgerton offers the viewer a look into 1813 London during the courting season. The eight-episode drama was created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. The show quickly became a Netflix “Top Ten” and currently remains top four in the U.S. today.