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I honestly don’t know where to start about this incredible place, but I will try to treat you to a good story. There’s a reason why they call the state of Montana, Big Sky Country and The Treasure State, and it is simply because it is said to be The Last Best Place. Now, I was willing to dis…

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My name is Samuel L. Fronsman. I’m a senior integrated media major at The University of Mount Union. I recently finished creating a short film for my Senior Culminating Experience called One Hell of a Ride. It’s a psychological horror/thriller that will be released on YouTube on Monday, May …

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Recently, the Dynamo reached out to the University of Mount Union’s own President Thomas Botzman for a sit-down interview in which a series of questions regarding COVID-19 would be addressed. 

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As we approach the glorious sunny days ahead, I wonder if it ever occurred to us how it just may snow in May!  

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It is April the 14th and I am sitting on a bench in the university fields, facing the fountains that seem to endlessly burst in joy. What a beautiful day it is.  

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The CDC confirmed the first case of COVID 19 on January 21, 2020. By March 13, 2020 schools were shutting down, travel bans were being put into place and President Trump declared a national emergency on the United States. 

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On March 5, Disney released their newest animated feature film, “Raya and the Last Dragon” both in theaters and on their online streaming platform, Disney Plus. If you are still too wary of the pandemic to venture out to a theater to see Disney’s newest film but are still eager to watch it, …

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Ah, the air is changing. The snow is melting, flowers are beginning to bloom and the lakes are thawing out just in time for the infamous Mount Union geese to make their return! If our allergies beginning to act up have not clued us in yet, Spring is making its return to our beautiful campus. 

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On Thursday March 4, while some of the student body were taking their half-semester exams, one adorable canine was climbing into the backseat of a Jeep, not knowing exactly what was in store but excited nonetheless. 

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COVID-19 has drastically changed the way education is handled at colleges and universities across the country. Like most colleges, the University of Mount Union initially switched to an entirely online curriculum at the start of the pandemic during the Spring 2020 semester. A lack of detaile…

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Well folks, Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Stores have put away their giant paper hearts and set up giant paper four-leaf clovers.  

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Even though Valentine’s Day roses have not wilted yet and heart shaped chocolate boxes are still half full, pastel colors and egg-shaped Reese’s cup have taken over the shelves at local grocery stores.   

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. A celebratory day to show your significant other just how much you appreciate them. Can’t you picture the packed movie theaters of couples, old and young? Restaurants with lines out the door of patrons donning “bougee” attire? Drive to an overhang and stare blissfully at…

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The older you get, the more you start to hate winter. The Cold, The Ice, The…Snow. But it has not always been this way. If you were born and raised in the Northern parts of the world, odds are you have experienced one of the true joys of elementary school: the Coveted snow day. No school, no…

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I am a music student with ADHD. This is something I share openly because I am a firm believer in removing the stigma surrounding any mental illness or disability. Granted, my specific case is a unique one because I’ve lived with ADHD my entire life, yet it was just under two years ago that I…

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Nearly one month ago, the owner of Family Video Keith Hoogland announced in a letter on the Family Video website that all stores would be closing.  

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Vinny Camma, senior at Mount Union and General Manager of Raider Student Media, loves working, learning, and building skills within the RSM studio.  

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an average of 29 people die every day in a motor vehicle crash caused by drinking and driving in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 10,511 people were killed in crashes involving drinking and driv…

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Whether you call him Machine Gun Kelly, MGK, Kels, or Colson Baker, the Cleveland bred rapper is back in the thick of the entertainment industry with his Movie/immersive Album Experience “Downfalls High” following a genre shift that earned him his first #1 album of all time in 2020’s “Ticket…

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The Jackson 5 song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is either a childhood favorite or, if you’re like me, it’s a song that made you extremely concerned as a child. He really saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus? Isn’t Santa married? What would Daddy say? Of course, years later it’s easy to surmise…

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My name is Tyler da Silva and I am a junior at Mount Union, a double majoring in both Sports Business and Integrated Media. I have not been seen around the campus or the Alliance area since last semester. Before the semester started, my parents and I were very concerned about going back to A…

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It’s International Education Week 2020, and its arrival brought memories of my time studying abroad rushing back. For three weeks in June of 2019, I was in Havana, Cuba. Throughout my time there, I toured some of the more remarkable areas of the island, took classes in Cuban history and cook…

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While most Seniors choose to graduate in the Spring Semester, some find ways to get ahead, enabling them to graduate at the end of a Fall Semester. To those Seniors, Raider Student Media would like to wish a hearty farewell, See you soon, and Best wishes. Remember that you can download the 9…

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What is it we love so much about the holidays? Getting together with family? Exchanging gifts? Or is it time off from work or school? I personally would like to argue that the best part of any major holiday is the food. Here, I would like to give a complete and unofficial breakdown of the Fo…

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When it comes to holidays, the star of the food-centered show is undeniably Thanksgiving. For most people, this is a day filled with football, family and food. From the big dinner itself, to the dessert after and even to the leftovers the next day, everyone has the dishes they love. What are…

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When the Mount Union community left for spring break in early March of 2020, it is safe to say that very few, if any members of the community would have believed we would not be returning until late August with a brand-new set of guidelines and regulations. The Covid-19 pandemic has so chang…

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Members of the campus community are showing their creative sides by finding ways to celebrate the spirit of Halloween in a safe, precautious, and fun manner.  

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Marching band is usually associated with football seasons, but with the announcement in July that football would be postponed to a later date, the fate of the marching band was in the air. After some time, it was decided that the marching band would still be able to practice in the fall. The…

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While College Punk Reviews is typically a music column, I felt that this week I was presented with an opportunity to cover something just as near and dear to my heart as music is: Food! On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Kirk’s Kitchen Food Truck will be serving students from the hours of 10 a.m.-7 p.m. wi…

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There is an enemy on the horizon at Mount Union. They are growing in numbers, and they are coming for us. For a while, they have been naught but an inconvenience, but their growing presence threatens every one of us. They are much closer than John Carroll, and they are much more annoying. Ge…

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Many people have heard the music of Cleveland’s own Colson Baker, who is better known as the spitfire rapper Machine Gun Kelly. The rapper blew up back in the early 2010s with his hit Single “WildBoy” and has enjoyed a meteoric rise since then, releasing four albums and a handful of EPs. But…

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When Mount Union announced the return to campus, I was both excited and skeptical. On one hand, I was ready to be in person for my classes and return to some form of normal. On the other hand, I wasn’t sure that it was safe for us to return. In the last few weeks of summer I felt optimistic.…

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Earlier this year, whilst the world was in the grips of a pandemic and the nation was in the midst of stay at home order and near total shutdown, everything good about 2020 seemed to be fading away and being canceled. Everything, except for the release of the highly anticipated album by the …

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In May of 2020, it was announced that a director’s cut of the 2017 film, Justice League, would premiere on the streaming service, HBO Max at some point in 2021. This notorious cut of the film, nicknamed the Snyder Cut, was long thought to be just a myth. Why was there such a clamor among the…

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When I left class the day before spring break started, I could not imagine the new reality that would befall not just Mount Union, but also the entire world. As far as I could tell, it was going to be another textbook week in my world. I was set to volunteer at the MAC tournament in Clevelan…

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Finding something fun and safe to do on the weekend is harder than ever. Many people’s plans have been changed by new safety practices implemented due to the Coronavirus. Even though your favorite hangout spots may close early and gathering with all your friends is unthinkable right now, you…

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My summer spent on America’s Roller Coast was such a thrilling ride! My name is Peyton Zamarelli and I am a Junior Public Relations and Music Performance student at The University of Mount Union. For the past two months I have had the privilege of interning at the amusement park Cedar Point …

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Everyone loves a good sandwich. Maybe you enjoy the cheesiness of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak or the crunch of a BLT. Some of us like the spices that go in an Italian or the greasy goodness of a classic Pizza sub. Whether you like a simple Ham and Swiss or the endless possibilities of a Creat…

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Hello to all that are reading- My name is KT and I am a Com Studies major and I am entering my junior year (2020 Fall). I have taken the following Com classes: 101,110,130,140,200,220,225,231 and today I am going to talk about a few experiences from Com 499. The summer internship I took was …

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What was once a bustling campus is now an empty school. Since March, Mount Union has not seen its two thousand students who call it home. In fact, universities across the globe had no choice but to send students home due to the worldwide pandemic caused by COIVD-19. For nearly five months, s…

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As most curfews and stay at home orders have lifted people are out enjoying the weather and started to get life back to normal. However, for me my time at home has just begun.