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Lynx Crossing’s Plan for the Fall Semester

Campus housing promotes safety Dorm living is a cornerstone of the college experience. From bonding with roommates to grabbing a late-night snack from the dining hall, living on campus offers students the opportunity to meet their peers and expand their independence. In 2020, however, living

Standard testing doesn’t measure real skills

Standardized Exams Should Be Abolished Every year, high school juniors and seniors trudge into some gymnasium, number-2 pencils in hand, to take exams that decide their futures. The SAT and the ACT are cornerstones of the college application process. Except for this year, many colleges

Death Cab for Cutie | Plans | Retro Album Review

Atlantic Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Though it may be the band’s fifth studio album, Death Cab for Cutie’s album Plans is by far the group’s best work. The 2005 classic indie rock album features some of the band’s top-selling songs, each one exuding incomparable dreaminess.  

COVID-19 brings lawsuits against corrections facilities

Local civil rights activists work to keep detainees safe As the novel coronavirus continues to wage war on the country, prisons and immigration facilities are seeing an entirely different level of destruction and fear. In spaces that are already confined, overcrowded, and under-resourced, COVID-19 has

Treating mental health in the time of a global health crisis

Digital resources for those experiencing mental distress Living through a global pandemic makes accessing mental healthcare more important than ever. While seeing a therapist may seem difficult given the circumstances, multiple resources on and off campus are still actively providing desperately needed mental health services.

Owl City | Ocean Eyes | Retro Album Review

Republic Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Owl City’s career may have mostly collapsed after 2012, but his second album Ocean Eyes defined electro-pop music of the early 2010s. Released in 2009, Ocean Eyes contains a myriad of sunshine-y, light, electric pop hits.   Of course, the album would

Get super organized with a bullet journal

The most diverse, creative, customizable planning system As school systems across the country switch to remote learning, most students are becoming even more attached to the digital world. While digital planning and organization systems like Google Calendar may seem most convenient, the physical planning system

Good things that have happened in 2020

Staying positive in times of global crisis   From the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant to devastating wildfires in Australia to the developing COVID-19 virus, 2020 has been a very long, and sometimes terrifying, rollercoaster. While bad news seems to pile up, 2020 has also