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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 …

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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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 06.15.20 EDITORS NOTE: The Dynamo is a Student news organization dedicated to bringing Mount Union student and the Alliance community unbiased news. Everything posted in the following story is factual information collected from the Alliance Police Department and the Stark County Criminal Ju…

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On April 2 and 3, 2020, the University of Mount Union Department of Political Science and International Affairs, along with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics from the University of Akron,  will host a political conference entitled, “The Donald Trump Presidency: Legacy and Record…

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King Hall, traditionally a first-year residence hall, has now been repurposed as Raiders Cove. Raiders Cove is an on-campus resource building that students can go to for clothes, food and hygiene products. If you go in through the entrance closest to the quad, the nearby dorm rooms now have …

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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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 As the Browns end their search for a head coach, the Raiders may be just beginning theirs. The news shocked both Mount Union and the entirety of Division III when it was reported that head coach Vince Kehres accepted a job at the University of Toledo. 

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The 2019 Christmas Festival performed by the Mount Union Choir was a huge hit this past weekend.   

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The Lady Raiders got themselves back on track after suffering their first loss of the year in the M-Club Tournament final when they hosted Kenyon on November 26. Mount Union entered the game sporting a 4-1 record, and Kenyon came in sitting at .500 (3-3).  

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The theatre department’s final fall show of the 2019 semester closed earlier this week after its magical debut on Thursday. “Prospero’s Magic Island,” written and directed by Kevin P. Kern, closed Sunday, Nov. 23, following its five-show run.  

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ALLIANCE, OH - Alliance police and campus security are investigating the theft of more than $10,000 of camera equipment from the communication department and Raider Student Media in HPCC after thieves broke into an equipment storage room. 

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Today, November 16, 2019, marks the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Cuba. The city was originally founded by the Spanish, but after two revolutions, the Cubans were finally able to call it their own in the 1950s. This incredible milestone in their history has been a day much ant…

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Commotion struck the Mount Union community this week as a wild animal broke its way into the McPherson Athletic and Academic Complex on Tuesday May 7. Students, faculty and staff all worked together to safely and humanely remove the unexpected guest from the building.

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ALLIANCE, OH- The University of Mount Union held its annual Relay for Life Event on April 12 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. Many students, faculty, and community members attend the Relay for Life event every year to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. On Friday…

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There is a certain feeling of admiration and wonder you get when you are standing in the same room as a legend. Mount Union’s Schooler Lecture Series has been bringing this feeling of awe to students for decades. However, this year that feeling was multiplied as literary celebrity, Margaret …

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Sigma Nu’s all night Basketball tournament returns this Saturday, March 23, at 6pm in the MACC Main Gym.The 34th annual event is celebrated to remember Sigma Nu brother, Mike Hardy, who passed away in a car accident while a student at Mount Union. Hardy and his friend’s competed in a competi…

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Alliance, OH- The University of Mount Union will be hosting their annual Relay for Life event from 6pm on April 12th to 6am on April 13th.

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Mount Union is competing in Recycle Mania, which is the National competition to reduce waste and promote recycling. Week 2 results of our on campus weighing end with Keller Manor, one of the campus housing buildings, still in the lead with 1.96 pounds per person, with an overall 4.36 total p…

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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 …