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College life can be very stressful. At times, it just feels like you are going through the motions from week to week as they seem to blend together. What you could really use is a nice stress reliever, something to give you clarity and a fresh start to each week.  

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Earlier this week, students of the University of Mount Union received yet another email detailing the campus-wide events that will be taking place this week. Mount Union will be celebrating its second round of Spring Relax Days on Wednesday and Thursday. However, there will still be events b…

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This article was originally published in The Dynamo on March 7, 1997.  There have been several complaints issued by students about the lack of parking as well as the safety issues that it causes on Mount Union’s campus this year. 

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It is always amazing to see how many Mount students are invested in philanthropy events and projects. Just last week, Alpha Chi Omega ran a week-long event to raise awareness of and educate students about a topic that is quite often overlooked: healthy relationships. 

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Tuesday February 16 marks the first of several days throughout the spring semester, called “Spring Relaxation Days,” that will take the place of a traditional spring break. No classes will take place on this day, and in their place, Mount Union Counseling Services has planned events occurrin…

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Early Monday morning, the University of Mount Union sent a campus-wide email which detailed a bi-weekly itinerary of daily “wake-up calls” in honor of Black History Month. 

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The Raider Programming Board is presenting an opportunity for students on campus to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their friends on Friday Night, February 12.  

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Although many in the Division III community from coaches and players to fans and administrators had been holding out hope that somehow, there would be an NCAA tournament to look forward to. Unfortunately, the Division III Management Council arrived at the decision to cancel all winter champi…

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The organization, Raider Student Media, is one available to and for all students of the campus community to engage in the world of multimedia. 

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After a 311 day hiatus that felt like an eon, the Purple Raiders finally got to play meaningful basketball again for the first time since defeating York 90-77 in the second round the NCAA tournament when they traveled to Baldwin Wallace to open their season against the Yellow Jackets on Janu…

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In the midst of the pandemic, the performing arts continue to comfort us as an escape from our stressful lives. This weekend, an opportunity to safely view a live performance has arisen. With the many challenges of producing a safe, in-person performance, one senior at the University of Moun…

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Spend your Christmas Eve cozied up next to a radio or the WRMU app. On Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. there will be a special R91 Radio Show on 91.1 WRMU. 

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Just like how in the late summer we started to see football programs and conferences call off for the season, the same pattern is beginning to emerge in regards to Division III basketball and winter sports in general.  

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. There have been many people that have lost their jobs and loved ones. However, through it all, slowly but surely everything began to “open up.” Or so we thought at least. COVID-19 cases have been soaring upwards and it seems as if a second …

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine emphasized taking the COVID-19 pandemic more seriously than ever before.  

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The University of Mount Union is currently sitting at 35 active cases, 79 recovered cases and 114 total cases.  

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RSM staff members are hard at work to bring you live nonpartisan election results. 

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The 2020 election is today. The US Elections Project reported that as of Sunday,  94,315,124 Americans have voted early. Americans have been mailing in and going to the polls to cast their vote early since the beginning of October but it’s not too late to vote.  Today is your last chance to …

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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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In light of Stark County continuing to remain in the red threat level, campus-wide events have yet to come to a halt.  

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As the upcoming 2020 Presidential election is around the corner there are numerous terms being talked about that we as voters may not be familiar with. One of those terms in particular is a “Mil”. A mil is a term that some states use in reference to property tax liability and is equal to one…

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This fall, the team behind Spooky Science at Beech Creek Botanical Garden in Alliance has brought the world of Harry Potter to life. With the cool autumn season in full swing, opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors are quickly vanishing. This weekend, Beech Creek is offering one l…

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Confirmed cases continue to rise as  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine expresses concern in his latest COVID-19 briefing. 

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The 2020 presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 3. There are numerous congress seats and other positions to vote for but the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Vice President Joe Biden is the main event.  

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ALLIANCE, OH: After 25 years in Salem, Virginia at Salem Stadium the NCAA announced that the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl switched venues. In both 2018 and 2019 the game was played in Shenandoah, Texas at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This year and next year were supposed to be played in Canton, Ohio a…

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Stark County has reverted back to threat level three or (red) with the positivity rate of Ohio almost doubling.  

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UMU Theatre Program is masking up to mount a live production. Uneasy thoughts fill student and faculty member’s minds as the academic year ushers in one of the most bizarre semesters on record. Instead of letting the worsening health crisis bring down the pr…

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Mount Union is no stranger to wildlife. Between all the birds, pets, rodents, and insects, the university has quite a wide range of animals that prowl within it. There is an insect, however, that has been popping up over the last week in numbers that I have never seen before. It has a long, …

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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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Upon heavy recommendation from President Botzman, the Dynamo met with John Frazier, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, to discuss questions that were still left after our interview with Botzman. So, who is mandating and enforcing COVID-19 policy? Frazier began,  

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Sports season is upon us. Be it football, basketball, or baseball, there’s something for everyone. Or is there? What if none of these big sports are up your alley? Is there still some sort of competitive event for you to watch? I’d like to introduce you to the world of esports.Esports are ju…

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If you are interested in film, love listening to the radio or find yourself writing stories you should check out Raider Student Media. RSM is the media organization at Mount Union. Raider Student Media works out of the radio station located in HPCC and weekly meetings are held here during UM…

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Hard work pays off! On September 2 during a video announcement, the College Broadcasters Incorporated announced the finalists for their 2020 National Student Production Awards, including the second year of the Visual Media Festival. Raider Student Media Received a finalist nod for Sophomore …

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Students around campus awoke Monday morning to some surprising and unfortunate news. In many residential areas (along Union Avenue), many students found the contents of their vehicles in various states of disarray, some even reported items stolen. Mount Union Campus Security and the Alliance…

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In the wild world of 2020, it still feels like drastic changes are happening every day. Be it new research, new recommendations or new guidelines, each day presents something different.

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One thing is for sure-we are all in need of a good laugh. Luckily, Mount Union already has something planned! Meet Jon Fisher, a “musical comedian” who will be filling (socially distancing) Brush Auditorium with laughter, music, and motivation this Thursday at 7 p.m. during Week of Welcome. …

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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 …