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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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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. 

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I went to the natural history museum and I was not sure what to expect. My girlfriend Taylor is a big history bug and is in love with the idea of what the past was like when things were not so internet based.

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To my earliest remembrance, I was 8 years old and I wanted to make money because I simply thought it was cool, it seemed easy and I wanted my family to live close together. I was living in Florida with my dad and my 4 other siblings at the time because my mom was struggling to take care of u…

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Recently trending on twitter was the tweet, “what video games would recommend to someone who has not played in five years.” After seeing this tweet, I began to think what three video games I would recommend to someone who has not played any video games over the last five years? In this artic…

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David Ruiz was not just a faculty member of Mount Union. Ruiz found himself as a mentor, a friend, a son, and a beloved friend to everyone he came in contact with. David was an advocate for kindness, and health in all manners not just athletic training. Many who knew David express how in lov…

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Before I went to the OFIC CareerFest last year, people told me “Career fairs lead to internships!” And I was a bit skeptical, thinking That would be awesome, but I don’t think that’ll happen to me.  And then it did! I attended the 2018 OFIC CareerFest in Columbus and found an amazing summer …

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Besides Detroit being known as the Motor City of America and having the first intercountry tunnel between the U.S. and Canada, it reeks.  

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This years Super Bowl was not a very fun game to watch if you’re a fan of offensive shootouts like me. Almost 100 million people tuned in this year to watch a defensive battle with a halftime show that was mediocre at best. One thing that stays constant every year is the effort major busines…

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ALLIANCE,OH- With recently moving into my own house for the first time, I was very excited to say the least. I was moving in with my step brother with the intentions of bringing in other friends to fill all of the rooms. When I first moved in everything was normal and my brother and I were s…

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In an ironic turn of events, four Greek organizations filed lawsuits against Harvard University on Monday, December 3, over a policy which penalizes members of unrecognized single gender social organizations, referred to as USGSOs. The lawsuits, one of which was filed by two sororities at th…

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On December 9, 2018 Mount Union held its annual Moonlight Breakfast. The purpose of this event is to give students the opportunity to get away from studying for finals for a little bit, and come hang out with friends to enjoy a breakfast cooked by the professors.

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As noted in our last installment of this series, Fentanyl is becoming the drug of choice among those addicted to opioids. Fentanyl is between 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine and, in its most popular black market form, looks identical to heroin.

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With this Saturday being the final football game here at Mount Union for this year, it seemed fitting to ask a question. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of the Mount Union Stadium Video Production Team? This quick video takes you behind the scenes by placing the production i…

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The Interfraternity Council of Mount Union, whose membership includes all four social fraternities on campus, elected a new executive board on Monday, November 26. The new board members, made up of brothers from Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu and Alpha Tau Omega, will take over…

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The week of November 12-16, 2018 was Mount Union’s first ever Philanthropy Week on campus, hosted by The Mount Union Fund.

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If you live off campus is can be tempting hop in your car and drive over to campus, even if you only live a 5- or 10-minute walk away. Well maybe you should take another second to think about that. Here are a few reasons walking is better than driving. 

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Thanksgiving is a national holiday for Americans to enjoy food and create holiday traditions with the family. A part of the traditions is what food do a family consume. Traditions varies from family and family. We all the traditional thanksgiving food: Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, grav…

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Black Friday is a chaotic day where people go out shopping for crazy good deals that stores have to offer. The term was first used September 24, 1869 as it was used to describe a financial crises. In today’s world Black Friday occurs on the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

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The lights went out on campus and other areas in Alliance just two weeks ago, leaving many people questioning what to do. We’ll look no further, here is a totally comprehensive list of things to do during a power outage.  

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The end of the semester is fast-approaching, and for many, Christmas break is the light at the end of the tunnel. As the semester winds down, the workload speeds up: papers, exams, quizzes, and presentations all seem to be due the very last days before the semester ends. Assignments can pile…

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As we are well into November and Spooky Season has come to a close, a lot of stores have already transformed their establishments to prepare for the Christmas season. Christmas supplies and gifts are stocked on shelves and music is already blaring through the buildings. With Christmas still …

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“Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself,” said Larry Williams, a rock and roll singer and producer from 1954-1979.

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In high school, before I decided I was going to play basketball at Mount Union, I was always curious about the lifestyle for traveling, practices, games and well basically everything else at certain colleges. What I was most interested in was the thought of, "What is the traveling for games …