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A Good Push

A Good Push
November 23, 2020

Is being given a little push in social situations a good thing for introverts? Is a push good for people with social anxiety? As an introvert myself, I can attest to how both can have negative and positive...

Shop small now more than ever

Shop small now more than ever
November 23, 2020

Keeping the doors open is the biggest challenge facing small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yelp’s Economic Impact Report stated that 60 percent of the businesses that had closed by September...

Customizable Quarantine Options

Customizable Quarantine Options
November 16, 2020

UND students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are considered close contacts are sent to Grand Forks hotels, graciously paid for by the school. These students are in isolation and once in their...

Making Connections

Making Connections
November 16, 2020

Why is it important to make connections? What kinds of connections are there?  When I say connections, I mean the kind you make with people on a daily basis. In today's world, it’s no easy task...

Body dysmorphia disorder is being promoted by augmented reality lenses

Body dysmorphia disorder is being promoted by augmented reality lenses
November 9, 2020

Snapchat is notoriously known as the most used app for teenagers looking to alter their appearance. When it comes to filters that reconstruct the users’ features, Snapchat has overpowered Instagram, Facetune,...

Finding meaning in the little things

Finding meaning in the little things
November 9, 2020

We each have many different relationships in our life, whether they be family, friends, romantic, or even professional. Within all of these relationships, we find a greater appreciation for the little...

Avid readers are the most susceptible for academic success

Avid readers are the most susceptible for academic success
November 6, 2020

It is difficult to find successful people who aren’t avid readers. However, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, the percentage of 17-year-olds who choose not to read for pleasure has...

What Makes a Bad Movie Bad?

What Makes a Bad Movie Bad?
November 2, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie that you were really excited about and it just wasn’t what you expected? Are there too many confusing plot points and not enough relatable characters? Is the acting comparable...

Can assuming the identity of a fictional character be considered cultural appropriation?

Can assuming the identity of a fictional character be considered cultural appropriation?
November 2, 2020

Mulan, Moana, Tiana of “Princess and the Frog”, and Jasmine of “Aladdin”, are some of the most beloved and diverse Disney characters created over the last few decades. With Disney constantly...

Gone is the age of customer service

Gone is the age of customer service
October 30, 2020

Cashier positions in physical retail stores are going to be obsolete in the future, as virtual shopping experiences and technological advances reduce the need for customer service.   Online retailers...

Will families be scared into their homes this Halloween?

Will families be scared into their homes this Halloween?
October 26, 2020

As Halloween nears, parents are turning over the idea of allowing their children to go trick-or-treating. A recent Harris poll suggests that 80% of participants plan on honoring Halloween tradition and...

Final Girls

Final Girls
A look at feminist horror
October 26, 2020

Feminist icons have populated horror films for generations, ranging from movies like the downright disgusting Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) to the mind-blowing twists of Scream (1992).  Final girls are...

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