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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks include some of my favorites from over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comments…

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It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a global pandemic. The coronavirus has reached at least 169 countries, and unfortunately, it continues to spread. In times like this, we often pay attention to our physical health, but our mental health is just as important. Many of us are quarantin…

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College is a financially trying time for many. Between student loan debt, textbook prices, or even eating on a day-to-day basis, things can get tough. For one-third of college students, this means turning to credit cards. Whether for financial help or to build credit, credit cards can be eit…

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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend a list of songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks will include some of my favorites over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the com…

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 I have worked with various Model United Nations organizations for the past eight years. The first one was with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. After that, I was with the Mount Union Model United Nations. Lastly, I had the opportunity to serve on staff with Midwest Model United Natio…

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Palm trees, sunny skies and sandy beaches are what many of us picture when we think of a vacation. Beach seekers can get in the car and drive to the east coast or up to the lake for a weekend on the water. But for the more adventurous, consider booking a flight to the Dominican Republic.  

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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks include some of my favorites from over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comments…

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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks will include some of my favorites over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comments…

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As the spring semester is into full swing, many students here at the University of Mount Union are looking forward to stepping out of their winter boots and bulky jackets and instead, slipping on their flip flops and tank tops. There are plenty of places you can visit that won’t break the ba…

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A few months ago, I was sitting in the Mount Union cafe eating lunch with a handful of my friends and acquaintances. I wasn’t actively involved in the conversation until I heard one of the other girls sitting at the table say, “Oh God look at that girl, she isn’t wearing a bra. That is disgu…

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Jon Beilein has reportedly agreed to step down as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. As J.B. Bickerstaff takes over the team, it’s very unclear where the franchise is headed. Examining the Cavaliers direction is difficult; their situation is unlike any other team. 

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 American politics is one of the most controversial topics people talk about these days. Following Trump’s State of the Union Address, his approval rating jumped up to 49%. This is the highest it has ever been since he took office. Less than half of the U.S. population like Donald Trump; how…

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In this series, I pick a different theme each week and recommend five songs within it for you to give a listen. These tracks include some of my favorites over the years, with many being ones I listen to on a regular basis. If you have any theme recommendations, post them in the comments, and…

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The eighth annual Tribe Fest took place this past Saturday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, and yet again, it was a successful day of celebrating the local baseball team’s upcoming season. With thousands of fans and more than 30 players, alumni and coaches in attendance, thi…

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National Championships, All Americans, Regional Award Winners, The M-Club, Track and Field, Football and Basketball. These are often seen as the biggest draws for Mount Union students coming into their freshman year. But step slightly outside the spotlight of Division Three College Athletics…

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Kobe Bryant’s death last week left the world shocked and confused. Now, as many start to feel the reality of the legend's death set in, an entire life is on display. A tragedy like this has allowed the basketball world to reflect and tell stories as the world continues to mourn. The followin…

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Sustainability and affordability are not two terms that most would associate together. In today’s world it seems as if anything and everything good for the planet comes with an extra-large price tag. What is the real price of living a sustainable life though? Is it as expensive as expected; …

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Hey everyone, Trish Kohut here! If you are an active reader of the Dynamo, you may have seen my past series where I offered my opinion on a different album every week. This semester, I still want to bring you all music-inspired stories like I have in the past—but with a bit of a change-up. T…

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On Sunday, February 2, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will meet to crown a champion of the NFL’s 100th season in Super Bowl LIV at HardRock Stadium in Miami, Florida.  

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Twitter provided shock, confusion, tributes, and sadly confirmation Sunday that Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, and Alyssa Altobelli passed away in a helicopter crash. More names are still being released from the incident that continues to dominate national news. …

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Mount Union has watched Marietta win the OAC year after year. Upon receiving the AP vote to win the OAC this year, the Raiders new their game against the Pioneers would hold special meaning. This game brought a blackout themed student section, a packed MAAC, Alumni there to support, and pres…

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It’s that time of the year! Spotify and Apple Music have just released their top artists, songs, and albums of 2019. I figured that in the same spirit, I would show my readers what I’ve been listening to all year. I hope you all enjoy, and I hope you have a blessed holiday season! 

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The end of 2019 doesn’t just mark another year closed. It also marks the end of another decade. The world has changed in so many ways, both good and bad. The Dynamo will now take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2010’s.  

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Do I have time to eat? Will I finish this project on time? How much time do I have to write this paper? Will I be sleeping tonight? And the questions go on. It’s that time of the year for college students, not just at the University of Mount Union, but college campuses across the nation. Hom…

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Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, the indie-rock band Mako Road has been flying under the radar for a few years now. With almost 274,000 monthly listeners, I believe that this band is EXTREMELY underrated based on their shear talent and incomparable sound.  

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Thanksgiving is a holiday where you are reminded everything you are thankful for, whether it is your family, your friends, or something materialistic like your video game system. No matter what you are thankful for, the holiday never fails to provide one thing—food! I am going to provide wit…

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Sometime late Thursday night into early Friday morning, an unknown party entered the Hoover-Price Campus Center at the University of Mount Union and found their way into Raider Student Media. There, they made off with upwards of $10,000 worth of equipment. 

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Last Saturday, Pink Floyd tribute band Wish You Were Here performed live at the Akron Civic Theater to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. I was fortunate enough to attend the event, and they put on a fantastic show. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Trish Kohut, and I am a lover of all things music. One of my favorite things about music is when you find an album where every song is an amazing piece of a great collection. In this series, I discuss my favorite albums, track-by-track, and why you should check the…

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Based out of Chicago, Twin Peaks brings a unique energy to their music, unlike most bands from the modern era. Their sweet-sounding lyrics and heavy garage-rock influence make for a perfect combination that separates them from any band I have ever listened to. I became a fan of their’s when …

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A topic of debate between many people this time of year is when it’s okay to begin celebrating the Christmas season. Some believe it is the conclusion of Thanksgiving, and some say it’s November 1st. I am here to tell you when I believe it is time to begin celebrating the Christmas season. 

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As most would say, Alliance is a college town. Mount Union’s culture is very widespread, even when students leave campus. Many community members come to Mount Union sporting events including football and basketball games to support Mount Union. Students return the favor by going out into the…

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As the temperatures have dropped, and snow has begun to fall, there has been one thing on my mind: What hot beverage will I enjoy today? It’s a serious question, as there are quite a few to choose from, but I decided to rank my personal favorites. Feel free to disagree with my list and submi…

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Before 2017, the name Taika Waititi didn’t cause much of a reaction among many people. That year, though, “Thor: Ragnarok” hit theaters. The film was directed by Waititi, a mostly indie film director up until that point, and became a huge hit, turning one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s m…

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At the end of October, an article titled, “Mount Union has no Identity” was published. Since then, students have voiced their opinions on social media, heavily opposing the bold claim. I decided to take matters into my own hands by respectfully disagreeing with the original article and writi…

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When you’re caught up in homework and classes and working and living that adult life, your mind can kind of wander off, and you forget about the fun stuff you do. This past weekend was Alpha Phi Omega Region H’s regional conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, and being honest, I totally forgot…

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Many call the genre of heavy metal “Satan’s music.” Many call it noise. But I refer to it as beautiful aggression. 

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11.3.19: EDITOR'S NOTE: The Dynamo accepts and publishes opinion pieces from any and all students and majors. Student opinion pieces do not reflect the views of The University of Mount Union, Raider Student Media or its advisors. We encourage you to submit your own opinion piece if you feel …

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Did you know that one in five college students will total their car between their freshman and senior year of college? Well neither did I... until I totaled my 2007 Honda Accord about a month ago! Hi, this is Jarrod Mullen, and I am here to tell how not to stress when buying a car.  

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In early September, a mysterious letter was received here at the University of Mount Union. It had no return address, and the writing was almost completely unreadable. Later that month, another letter came in the mail with equally illegible writing. It still had no full return address, while…

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91.1 WRMU is more than just music to some students. College sweethearts, Jarrett Hylton ‘20 and  Shannon Catanella ‘18 decided it was fitting to get the radio station logo tattooed since it was a pillar in their academic and personal lives.

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A lot has happened in the Country Music World in 2019. New music has been released, summer tours have begun, and artists have announced music that will be released. This is an opinion based review of the Country Music World so far this year.