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    There can be a lot confusion around voting, but when the stakes are high, it’s important to know what’s going on. Here’s a quick guide.

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    In her 2019 book, the comedian beautifully articulates a fascination with the ordinary, which just might be the key to true happiness, especially during the pandemic.

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    Some aspects of school sports lend themselves to disordered eating. It’s time for these programs to reexamine how they care for the mental and physical health of their athletes.

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    Ever wondered what would happen if a theme park had no rules? This documentary is your chance to find out — from a safe distance.

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    By creating an inclusive community with justice at the forefront of their mission, the organization is changing the face of environmentalism.

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    Despite speaking truth to power and providing a much needed Muslim desi presence on television, Hasan Minhaj and his show will not see another season on Netflix.

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    Katy Perry’s latest release is an optimistic album about overcoming adversity, a message that many people need to hear right now.

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    Record temperatures have resulted in rolling blackouts in the western U.S. If you don’t have AC — or even power — here’s how to keep cool.

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    Starring and co-produced by Rob Lowe, the firefighter drama series highlights underrepresented perspectives, but fails to deliver realistic plot lines.

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    Multiple protagonists? Multiple cities? The much-anticipated but highly mysterious GTA VI could be another record-breaking installment of the controversial series.

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    Kacen Callender’s young adult novel features a queer trans person of color amid friendships, love and a heartwarming journey of self-acceptance.

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    Because of her youthful spirit, Siwa is an inspiration to young kids, but people are quick to criticize the superstar for her over-the-top style.

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    In order to adapt to the strict social distancing rules of the pandemic, college clubs will look a little bit different this school year.

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    The incumbent senator may be up in years, but his win against Kennedy proves voters aren’t looking for a youthful candidate — they’re looking for a progressive one.

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    The genre can be fickle with its trends. However, this series seems to have the hang of these new fads with its fresh take on old tropes.

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    Amy Sherman-Palladino’s titular mother-daughter duo continues to make even the worst days just a bit better. The final episode may have aired back in 2007, but fans are still eager to get their fix of life Stars Hollow.

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    Beyoncé’s latest release is a celebration of Black beauty to empower Black women. The project unites African music and cultures in a visual masterpiece.

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    Many people are now relying on social media as their news sources, where misinformation spreads as fast as wildfire.

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    Through phone banking, social media and more, you can advocate for the issues that matter the most to you.

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    The actor had a major impact on Black culture through his portrayal of several Black icons and legendary characters.

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    With stronger peer relationships, more academic feedback and easier parking, many students find that smaller schools have more benefits.

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    These YouTubers will help you have a more efficient school year. Just make sure you don’t watch them as an excuse to procrastinate.

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    Activists, influencers and celebrities are opening up to Jamil about body image, mental health and many other important issues.

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    Thinking about your experiences as a narrative instead of as a rigid path will aid you in leading a happier life.

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    With the pandemic still raging and movie theaters struggling to reopen, streaming services are becoming the main place for watching movies.

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    The Republican National Convention may have been light on national unity, but it did provide plenty of humorous fodder for the internet.

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    While Gen Z and the Baby Boomers hash out petty stereotypes, the new generation is faced with a reality defined by screens, social distance and global risk.

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    Even as those on the social media platform pokes fun, the trend has reminded all those 2000s kids of some of their old favorites.

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    With more people opting for off-campus housing this semester, this list should help those who are making food on their own for the first time.

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    Some say that you can manifest good things by attracting ‘positive’ energy. However, the tenets of this argument don’t add up.

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    The new TikTok trend has students documenting their daily lives while quarantined, but what bigger problems with reopening plans are revealed?

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    The stars of ‘The L Word’ have started a quarantine podcast that embodies what it means to survive a pandemic alongside the wit of your best friend.

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    If your studying efforts are not reflected in the grades you received, psychology might hold the keys to your academic success.

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    Guilty of participating in the biggest fraud in the history of college admissions, Aunt Becky and her spouse will spend only a few months in jail.

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    Ads and social media posts show that women’s fashion is turning away from fatphobia and body stigma.

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    Not everyone on the team will make it out alive, but that was a risk they accepted with the chance to wreak more havoc.

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    Both films use the trope, but their messages reveal what’s changed in the 27 years between their releases.

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    Learn the first stages of becoming a podcaster from an amateur who has already made mistakes, so you don’t have to!

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    College classes are moving online these days. Rather than stick with a subpar school experience, why not choose an alternative path?

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    Athletes continue to promote social change, seen especially with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

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    The original show creators have departed from the Netflix live-action remake, leading fans to speculate on what changes the media company wanted.

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    The author’s second novel, which follows a grandmother and granddaughter, puts family and community at the forefront but lacks balance in its storytelling.

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    HBO’s show offers a crystal clear picture of why communities need new ways to resolve conflicts and combat interpersonal violence.

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    Using her Instagram, Facebook group and blog, she helps those with the chronic gastrointestinal disorder get through the big and small problems alike.

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    ‘Is this your king?!’ Yes, he is. The actor may have played King T’Challa in a movie, but his legacy reminds us he was a king in reality.

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    Service industry workers on the video-sharing platforms are letting users know which stars are kind and which ones are entitled.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has plenty of college kids asking — can you really have fun without alcohol?

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    Usually silent on political issues, the comedian put his family-friendly jokes aside to express his vehement anger toward Donald Trump.

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    Backpacking through nature and sleeping in a tent under the stars isn’t for everyone, but it could be your next adventure.

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    From essential oils to bee sting therapy, this new docuseries explores the validity of many popular health and wellness practices.

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    Over the past few months, EDM artists have been collaborating left and right. Here are some of the most exciting projects released in the age of COVID.

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    The guiding principles provide a framework for enjoying the great outdoors without disrupting the natural cycles of the environment.

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    The board game has long been known for its dangerous ability to escalate tensions. But rather than avoiding this, maybe it’s the point.

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    While this fall may not allow students to participate in sporting events or attend parties, there are still ways for you to interact with your friends.

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    As a senior looking back on my time, I realized five pieces of advice I would have benefitted from as an incoming freshman.

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    Although the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) came under unprecedented circumstances, the messaging was consistent: They don’t like Democrats.

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    Following a professor’s controversial article on Kamala Harris, the university remains unable to take a firm stance against prejudice.

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    Although men and women experience the phenomenon, women face more feelings of fear and inadequacy in their everyday lives — especially Black women.

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    Some universities have already closed due to an influx of coronavirus cases, but the University of Illinois may have found a solution.

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    SafeBeat, an organization working to provide cardiac screenings, helps prevent the death of young individuals from cardiac arrest.

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    The symbol is garnering a racist and hateful history, but that isn’t stopping many people, and even schools, from proudly displaying it.

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    Because of COVID-19 and quarantine, we depleted our environmental resources a little more slowly this year. That’s still not enough though.

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    The campaign has adopted many of the strategies employed in 2016, even though Democrats lost. If they want a win, they need to make changes.

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    The legend of the Crocodile Hunter lives on through his wife and children as they strive to continue his work in animal conservation in their wholesome reality show.

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    Some on the app are roleplaying as Holocaust victims. Regardless of intent, the fad is disrespectful, to say the least.

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    YouTube is the first place most students go to procrastinate, but now the platform might hold the key to productivity.

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    YouTubers, Twitch streamers and even Kentucky Fried Chicken have already jumped on the new game’s bandwagon.

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    Your season may have been canceled, but that doesn’t need to stop you from making strides in both your physical and mental game.

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    These comments might not be explicitly homophobic, but they display the privilege of straight people and trivialize the negative experiences of queer women.

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    Although America is dealing with unprecedented times, the 2020 election still has echoes of the 2008 Obama/McCain race.

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    He’s everywhere. TikTok Willy Wonka is infiltrating the internet and he’s not slowing down anytime soon.

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    Music has become a multisensory experience. Check out a brief history of how music incorporated the two art forms to reimagine visuals and audio united.

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    Former child actors step into an entirely new spotlight in the HBO documentary, in which the interview subjects take the lead in telling their own stories.

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    If you want to succeed in business, you need to know what you’re doing.

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    Oprah Winfrey’s new show provides a space for Americans to understand racial tension through uncomfortable yet eye-opening conversations.

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    While arguments over music may seem trivial to some, learning to accept genres outside of your usual taste can lead to an open mind in other areas of your life.