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THE LO-DOWN: What I’m thankful for in 2020

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.
Lauren Vannucci November 25, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” opinion writer Lauren Vannucci shares what she is thankful for this holiday season!

OPINION: Biden needs to bridge the gap between McConnell and Democrats

The McConnell Center welcomed Vice President Joe Biden as a part of the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speakers series Feb. 11, 2011. Biden's relationship with McConnell will be the key to a successful presidency, says opinion writer Jordan Parker.
Jordan Parker November 19, 2020
Opinion writer Jordan Parker talks about why President-elect Joe Biden needs to re-establish a connection with current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance his agenda.

THE LO-DOWN: How to keep your life fun and exciting in the midst of a pandemic

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.
Lauren Vannucci November 19, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren shares how she has kept her life exciting during a pandemic and shares unique ways to spice up your quarantine this winter.

KYLIEBYTES: From tweets to ‘Fleets’, what does this mean for Twitter users?

KYLIEBYTES: From tweets to ‘Fleets’, what does this mean for Twitter users?
Kylie Robison November 18, 2020
Twitter has introduced “Fleets”, a new way to communicate with a 24-hour window before deletion. With unchecked harassment running rampant on this platform, how will Fleets affect the user experience?

REVIEW: ‘Freaky’ is a blast of body-swapping goodness

Kathryn Newton as Millie in Christopher Landon's
Bradley Hinkson November 18, 2020
Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn star in the new body-swapping horror comedy “Freaky,” which is an absolute blast and finds the perfect balance between horror and comedy.

OPINION: Joe Biden was not my first choice for president- I settled

Magaly Muñoz, opinion editor November 16, 2020
Opinion editor Magaly Muñoz went to social media to ask students whether Joe Biden was their first choice as president, or if they settled like she did.

THE LO-DOWN: What it’s like dating with anxiety

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.
Lauren Vannucci November 9, 2020
This week on “The Lo-Down,” Lauren talks about how anxiety has affected her dating experiences and what it’s like to date while managing her mental health.

REVIEW: ‘Cemetery Boys’ is a rich, enthralling spin on tradition and culture

Estefany Nuñez November 4, 2020
“Cemetery Boys” was a joyous and spooky celebration of queer love, diversity, culture with a splendid take on the Día de Muertos holiday. It’s a perfect Autumn read.

KYLIEBYTES: How can we improve voting technology?

KYLIEBYTES: How can we improve voting technology?
Kylie Robison November 4, 2020
The anticipation of election season has the internet in a buzz. With technology being a fundamental aspect of the world today, it’s important to ask, how can we improve voting technology?

THE LO-DOWN: Ariana Grande has saved 2020 with her new album ‘Positions’

Graphic by Makenna Roy. Illustration by Tara Gnewikow.
Lauren Vannucci November 2, 2020
This week on "The Lo-Down," Lauren talks all about the release of Ariana Grande’s new album, “Positions.”
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